Turkey to oppose NATO plan if it fails to recognize terrorism threats: Erdogan
Turkey to oppose NATO plan if it fails to recognize terrorism threats: ErdoganRelations between Turkey and its NATO allies have been strained over a host of issues, ranging from Ankara's decision to procure Russian air defense systems to Syria policy. Several NATO members condemned Turkey's decision to launch an offensive into northeastern Syria against the Kurdish YPG militia.
Turkey ’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Wednesday that the United States could be barred from using two strategic air bases in retaliation for possible US sanctions, the state-run Anadolu Agency reported. The comments came amid reports that US lawmakers had agreed on a
The Turkish government has said it will not allow US air force to use its air bases military but will allow overflights to Iraq. Mr Erdogan did not mention what use the United States could make of its warplanes at the Incirlik airbase , whichis currently used by around 50 US and British jets to patrol the
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's foreign minister suggested Wednesday that the United States could be barred from using two strategic air bases in retaliation to possible U.S. sanctions against his country, the state-run Anadolu Agency reported.
Mevlut Cavusoglu comments came amid reports that U.S. lawmakers had agreed on a defense bill that also includes calls to sanction Turkey over its decision to proceed with the purchase and deployment of Russian-made S-400 missile defense systems.
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ANKARA, TURKEY (AP) — Turkey has deported 11 French nationals who are suspected of being members of the Islamic State group, the Interior Ministry said Monday. © AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici Turkey's President and leader of Justice and Development Party Recep Tayyip Erdogan looks around before addressing the members of his ruling party at the parliament in Ankara, Turkey, Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. A brief ministry statement said 11 "foreign terrorist fighters" were returned to their home country.It did not provide details or identify the suspects.
Pentagon spokesman Col. John Dorrian said a Turkish expulsion of US forces from the base would be “disastrous” for the war, insisting that “the entire world has been made safer” by US warplanes being Why Anericans should allowed to use Turkey bases since they can ’t contribute nothing to Turkey ?
Continued US use of the airbase at Incirlik could depend on Washington’s support for Syrian Kurds, according to a pro-government Turkish newspaperChris Hondros/Getty Images. Turkey could shut off Washington’s access to a key air base in response to its continuing support for the Syrian Kurds, a
"In the event of a decision to sanction Turkey, the Incirlik and Kurecik airbases can be brought to the agenda," Anadolu quoted Cavusoglu as saying.
He said: "Congress members must understand that it is not possible to get anywhere with sanctions."
Incirlik airbase in southern Turkey has been a main base for U.S. operations in the Middle East and more recently in the fight against the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq, while Kurecik, in eastern Turkey, is a key NATO base.
Turkey's decision to proceed with the purchase of the Russian system has added to growing tensions between the two NATO allies. Washington says the Russian system poses a threat to NATO and has removed Turkey from the U.S.-led F-35 stealth fighter jet program.
Tensions were raised further after Turkey launched an incursion into northeastern Syria to drive away Syrian Kurdish forces that had partnered with the U.S. in the fight against the Islamic State group. Turkey considers the Kurdish fighters as terrorists because of their links to outlawed Kurdish rebels fighting inside Turkey.
Erdogan says Turkey will retaliate against possible U.S. sanctions .
Erdogan says Turkey will retaliate against possible U.S. sanctionsU.S. Congress has moved to impose sanctions on Turkey over its purchase of S-400 defense systems from Russia and related to Russia's TurkStream pipeline, which will carry Russian gas to Turkey.