WASHINGTON — Four key members of Congress, either individually or collectively, have quietly frozen all major U.S. arms sales to Turkey for nearly two years in a move to pressure Ankara to abandon its Russian-built S-400 air defense system
From the playbook of a dictator. Eager for a battle.
Erdogan says Turkey has resumed drilling in eastern Mediterranean
NATO members Turkey and Greece have long been at loggerheads over overlapping claims for hydrocarbon resources.
Erdoğan: Any attack on Turkey’s drillship will cost dearly
The President’s remarks came ahead of an extraordinary meeting of the EU Foreign Affairs Council.
EU ‘extremely worried’ about developments in eastern Mediterranean
Duvar English – Reuters The European Union has said that it’s “extremely worried” about the escalating tensions between
Turkey issued a new Navtex in the Eastern Mediterranean on Aug. 10 for a seismic survey of the vessels Oruç Reis, Ataman, and Cengiz Han through Aug. 10-23.
Defense News – Valerie Insinna, Joe Gould & Aaron Mehta – Aug 12, 8:19 AM
Former United Kingdom (UK) Ambassador to Turkey Richard Moore has been named as the new chief of MI6, the UK’s Secret Intelligence Service (SIS). Moore is known to be a keen fan of Beşiktaş football club in Turkey.