World Turkey: the country in talks with the United States About F-16
Turkish court extends detention of philanthropist Osman Kavala
Kavala’s charges related to Gezi Park protests, 2016 coup attempt could jeopardise Turkey’s Council of Europe standing.The court agreed with prosecutors who said Kavala, 64, should be kept in prison, where he has been since 2017, due to the seriousness of charges against him, and set the next hearing for November 26. Kavala faces life in prison if found guilty.
The Announcement was made Sunday 17 October, by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan . According to him, his country is currently in talks with the United States, about the acquisition of F-16 combat aircraft. Namely that Turkey had previously been excluded from the US F-35 combat aircraft program in 2019, after buying Russian anti-aircraft defense systems S-400. As a reminder, when it was a partner of the American stealthy aircraft program, Turkey agreed to acquire a hundred.
Ankara now calls for compensation for its US program, particularly for the payment of $ 1.4 billion carried out before its exclusion.
As Erdogan set for another tour, Turkey deepens ties with Africa
Over the past two decades, Turkey has sought to present itself as an alternative external power in the continent.These are just some of Turkey’s increasingly growing footprints across sub-Saharan Africa as Ankara has over the past two decades sought to present itself as an alternative player in a continent that has long witnessed fierce competition between traditional European powers and newcomers.
Reply "To the Defense Needs" of Turkey
Video: Turkey denounces "responsibility" of the United States and Russia in the recent attacks on the Syrian border (Le Figaro)
"We raised this question in our interviews. We attach importance to dialogue to find a solution to this problem, "said Journalists Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday at an Istanbul airport, before flying for a tour in Africa. The Turkey Purchase Project F-16 is "Of course linked to the problem of F-35," he said, stating that the United States had proposed to Turkey to sell F- 16 to modernize his aerial fleet.
"We said that we would take all necessary measures to meet the defense needs of our country," continued receP Tayyip Erdogan, adding that Turkey worked at The modernization of its fleet of war aircraft. A sale of F-16s by the United States should, however, be approved by the US Congress in which hostility with regard to Turkey is progressing.
last month,indicated that Turkey still had the project to acquire a second batch of Russian Anti-Differential Defense Systems, which led to a new warning of the United States concerning The risks of a new deterioration of their bilateral relations.
Turkey extends Syria and Iraq military missions by two years .
Turkey’s main opposition CHP voted against the motion, arguing the government failed to explain why it is needed.The motion was first approved in 2013 to support the international campaign against ISIL (ISIS) and has since been renewed annually.