US and EU step up pressure on Turkey over Russia sanctions

Source:Financial Times Date:15Sep2022

Tipping my hat to Laura Pitel. Excellent investigative journalism. To casual followers of Turkey, the article means Erdogan’s hopes of luring Russian money to Turkey to bankroll the

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Alarm mounts in western capitals over Turkey’s deepening ties with Russia

Source:Financial Times Date:07Aug2022

Western capitals are increasingly alarmed about the deepening economic co-operation between Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Vladimir Putin, warning of the mounting risk that the Nato

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U.S. federal court has already prepared second indictment against Halkbank – columnist

Source:Ahval News Date:11Nov2018

The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York is said to have prepared a second indictment for Turkey’s state-run bank Halkbank accused of violating sanction on Iran, columnist Cansu

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U.S.-Turkey relations: from meltdown to low simmer

Source:Ahval News Date:08Sep2018

A very important commentary from a veteran journalist:  White House  might be switching to a more patient approach towards Turkey:  For the moment, the heat is not melting down the saucepan, nor

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Understanding the Failed Deal With Turkey That Sparked Trump’s Fury

Source:New York Times Date:08Aug2018

Pressingly, the United States must ensure that Mr. Brunson, other American citizens and the Turkish staff of the United States embassy who are in prison are freed immediately. The longer it holds

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Turkey on Trump Blacklist as Sanctions Spell Trouble for Economy

Source:Bloomberg Date:04Aug2018

The clergymen wars  between Turkey and US is moving into Freddy’s Nightmares territory:  The U.S. could follow the pattern it applied in Russia, and blacklist “major industrialists who are

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Why the White House just announced sanctions on Turkey

Source:Vox Date:02Aug2018

And the first shoe drops. The president is “not happy with Turkey’s decision” to continue to detain the man who has been held for nearly two years, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said

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What Turkey’s Political Changes Mean for U.S.-Turkish Relations

Source:Center for American Progress Date:01Aug2018

Some startling conclusions:  Still, such a change in perspective—from viewing Turkey as a democratic ally to viewing it as an authoritarian state important to U.S. foreign policy—inevitably will

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Final defense bill looks to block F-35s to Turkey, going against Mattis

Source:The Hill Date:24Jul2018

This is significant for two reasons. First it means, Congress defies the pleas of Sec’t of Defence Mattis. Secondly, it is the first of several such proposals on the docket.   The

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Washington warns Ankara not to buy S-400 systems

Source:PA Intelligence Date:27Jun2018

A top U.S. State Department official warned Turkey on Tuesday that its purchase of Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jets would be jeopardized if it does not drop a plan to buy S-400

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