Tagged: Recep Tayyip Erdogan

0

Trump declares victory over ISIS in Syria as military prepare for full withdrawal from civil war – leaving massive Russian presence unchallenged

‘We have defeated ISIS in Syria’ declared President Trump Said fight against the terror group was the ‘only reason’ for being there The U.S. intervened years ago in part to protect rebels who were under assault from the Assad regime and counter terror insurgents Russia soon stepped up its own...

0

‘It’s a mean nasty world’: In statement on Khashoggi murder, Trump says relationship with Saudi Arabia most important

By MARIAM KHAN In an extraordinary statement, President Trump on Tuesday defended Saudi Arabia in the face of mounting pressure over the slaying of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. “Representatives of Saudi Arabia say that Jamal Khashoggi was an “enemy of the state” and a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, but my decision is in...

0

Turkish court FREES American Christian pastor Andrew Brunson whose arrest for terrorism and treason enraged Trump – meaning he can leave the country

Andrew Brunson faced life in jail if convicted of terror charges and espionage The pastor, originally from North Carolina, has lived in Turkey for 20 years  President Donald Trump has said on Twitter that Turkey must free Brunson, 50 Trump’s tariff on Turkish steel and aluminum imports triggered a currency crisis...

Turkey calls US 'wild wolves', vows to abandon dollar in trade 0

Erdogan Declares War With Trump: Turkey calls US ‘wild wolves’, vows to abandon dollar in trade

BISHKEK (KYRGYZSTAN) (AFP) –  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday vowed Ankara would pursue non-dollar transactions in trade with Russia and other countries, accusing the US of behaving like “wild wolves.” Both Turkey and Russia are reeling from punitive economic measures imposed by Washington. “America behaves like wild wolves. Don’t...

0

Trump says he is ‘very disappointed in Erdoğan’ over pastor Brunson

President Donald Trump has said he felt personally let down by President Recep TayyipErdoğan over his refusal to release an American evangelical pastor after the U.S. had helped a Turkish citizen detained in Israel. “I’m disappointed in him,” Trump said on Aug. 30 in an Oval Office interview with Bloomberg News, after initially declining to comment because the...

0

Turkey’s credit rating slashed amid lira’s ‘extreme volatility’

Turkey’s credit rating has been slashed further into “junk” by both Moody’s and S&P Global Ratings as the lira exhibited “extreme volatility” and as policy-making in the country became less predictable. S&P cut the country’s long-term local currency rating to BB-, four notches below investment grade, and reduced its long-term foreign currency sovereign...

0

Trump Is the First President to Get Turkey Right

Good riddance to the so-called strategic relationship between Washington and Ankara. BY STEVEN A. COOK Last Friday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan published an op-ed in the New York Times outlining his country’s grievances toward the United States. The Turkish leader raised valid concerns about U.S. policy that genuinely vex Turkish leaders and citizens alike....

0

The story of Pastor Andrew Brunson: How did a smalltime pastor in Turkey find himself at the center of international diplomacy

In 1995, Pastor Andrew Brunson moved to the port city of Izmir to start a church. His congregation, after more than 20 years, reached 25 people. Brunson did not pose any threat to Turkey’s government or stability. Fast forward to the summer of 2016, Turkey finds itself struggling to deal...

0

Congress officially blocks F-35 fighter shipments to Turkey

Congressional defense lawmakers officially barred deliveries of the fifth-generation F-35 Joint Strike Fighter to Turkish forces, inserting the ban into the final version of the Pentagon’s budget blueprint for the upcoming fiscal year. House and Senate conferees adopted the legislation, which prohibits shipments of the advanced, multi-role jet fighter to...