Tagged: Turkey

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Trump defends chaotic Syria pullout saying it was ‘no surprise’ – and warns ISIS if it hits the U.S. they are ‘doomed!’ – just hours after claiming the terrorists had already been defeated

Trump defends chaotic Syria pullout saying it was ‘no surprise’ – and warns ISIS if it hits the U.S. they are ‘doomed!’ – just hours after claiming the terrorists had already been defeated The president suddenly announced the pullout Wednesday on Twitter He also touted it in a video from...

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Mueller ARRESTS Trump’s disgraced national security adviser Mike Flynn’s business partner and indicts him and another associate over ‘illegal lobbying plot’

Two ex-business associates of President Donald Trump’s former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn have been indicated The charges come out of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation  Bijan Kian, Flynn’s Number 2 at his lobbying firm, and Turkish businessman Ekim Alptekin were charged with a conspiracy to violate federal lobbying rules ...

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‘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...

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In Khashoggi murder case, Trump is torn between 2 tyrants

With “friends” and allies like Turkey and Saudi Arabia, the Trump administration must wonder: Who needs an actual enemy like Iran in the Middle East? Almost from the moment that Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi  — a legal resident of the U.S. and a contributor to the Washington Post —...

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‘We were told that he did not play a role’: Trump continues to defend Saudi Crown Prince over murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi despite CIA concluding that he WAS behind brutal execution

Trump reiterated uncertainty over Crown Prince’s involvement in the murder But CIA has reportedly determined that bin Salman did order hit on Khashoggi President says he expects to receive a briefing from CIA sometime on Saturday Khashoggi was murdered inside Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2  By ASSOCIATED PRESS and KEITH GRIFFITH...

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ERDOGAN’S NEWSPAPER CALLING the USA TERRORIST STATE

US establishes five terror bases in Iraq’s Sinjar for PKK as Turkish troops advance The US builds five new military bases in Iraq’s Sinjar in order to protect PKK terrorists in northern Iraq The United States, which is seemingly in efforts to eradicate terror elements by putting multi-million dollar bounties...

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Trump claims ‘rogue’ killers could have murdered Jamal Khashoggi after Saudi king ‘firmly denies’ any part in disappearance of dissident journalist as the president immediately dispatches Mike Pompeo to the Middle East

Trump tweeted that he has spoken to Saudi King Salman, 82, about the missing Washington Post columnist’s disappearance   Journalist Jamal Khashoggi went to Saudi consulate in Istanbul on 2 October  He has not been seen since and Turkish officials fear he has been murdered  Saudis deny allegations and have ordered...

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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...

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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...

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White House rejects Turkey’s offer on detained pastor Andrew Brunson: WSJ

The White House rejected Turkey’s offer to release detained American pastor Andrew Brunson in exchange for the U.S. dropping an investigation into Turkish bank Halkbank, a senior White House official told the Wall Street Journal on Sunday. Ankara offered to drop terrorism charges against Brunson if the U.S. pulled back the billions of dollars in...

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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...

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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....