Friday, 19 July 2019

Tag Archives: Turkey

Fitch downgrades Turkey’s sovereign debt by one notch

WASHINGTON: Ratings agency Fitch downgraded Turkey’s sovereign debt by one notch to ‘BB-‘ with a negative outlook, after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sacked the governor of the central bank. The firing of Murat Cetinkaya last weekend for failing to follow government instructions “risks damaging already weak domestic confidence,” Fitch said ...

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Erdogan claims ex-Egyptian president was killed

ISTANBUL: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has claimed that former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi didn’t die of natural causes, but that he was killed. During a speech in Istanbul, Erdogan cited as evidence that the deposed Egyptian president allegedly “flailed” in a Cairo courtroom for 20 minutes Monday and nobody ...

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US issues ultimate warning to Turkey amid fears S-400 to ‘compromise’ NATO jets

WASHINGTON: US will stop its manufacturing support for F-35 fighter jets in Turkey if Ankara continues to pursue plans to acquire Russian long-range S-400 surface-to-air missile systems,  acting Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan told reporters. “If Turkey decides that the S-400 is a decision they want to go forward with, then we have to move work out of Turkey”, he ...

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US-Turkey deadlock over S-400 deal shows no sign of resolution

ANKARA: Turkish Finance Minister Berat Albayrak said after his talks with Donald Trump in Washington that the US President has demonstrated “a reasonable approach” toward Ankara’s purchases of Russian S-400 air defence systems. The US and Turkey have failed to resolve an impasse in talks over Ankara’s plans to deploy Russian-made S-400 missile systems, ...

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Turkey ‘disappointed’ over EU’s local elections remarks

ANKARA: Turkey was “disappointed” over European Commission’s first vice president’s remarks on local elections, the country’s foreign ministry spokesman said.  “Turkish people went to the polls on March 31 with a participation rate that is seen in European countries rarely, and they once again showed their commitment to democracy. “Nevertheless, ...

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Turkey to face ‘grave consequences’ for acquisition of Russian S-400: Pentagon

WASHINGTON: Turkey’s military relationship with the United States will face serious consequences if Ankara takes possession of the Russian S-400 air defence system, Defence Department spokesperson Charlie Summers told reporters. “If Turkey takes the S-400, there would be grave consequence in terms of our military relationship, and the Patriots and the F-35s,” ...

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Turkey, Iran preparing joint operations against Kurdish militants

ANKARA: Turkey and Iran are preparing to hold joint operations against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), which is considered by Ankara to be a terrorist organization, Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said on Wednesday. “Turkey and Iran are preparing joint operations against PKK terrorists,” Soylu told Anadolu news agency. According to the ...

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