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Bipartisan letter from US senators urges Pentagon to stop buying F-35 parts from Turkey: report

A bipartisan group of US lawmakers is urging the Pentagon to more quickly stop buying F-35 fighter jet components from Turkey, the DefenseNews website...

US to seek clarification of Erdoğan’s threat to close İncirlik Airbase: report

US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper has said he needs to speak with his Turkish counterpart to understand how serious President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was when...

US defense secretary urges Turkey to stop holding up NATO readiness plan: report

US Defense Secretary Mark Esper urged Turkey on Monday to stop holding up support for a NATO defense plan for the Baltics and Poland as Ankara...

Turkey should be held accountable for alleged war crimes in Syria, US defense secretary says

US Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Tuesday said Turkey should be held accountable for alleged war crimes committed by Turkish-backed rebel forces against the Kurds in Syria,...

Turkey could possibly rejoin F-35 program if S-400s removed from country: Pentagon

The Pentagon would consider allowing Turkey to rejoin the F-35 stealth jet program only if the Russian S-400 air defense system is completely removed from Turkish...

Turkey, US agree to launch first phase of Syria safe zone plan

The Turkish and US defense chiefs on Wednesday spoke over the phone and agreed to launch the first phase of a Syria safe zone plan, the...

Any Turkish operation into northern Syria ‘unacceptable’: Pentagon chief

US Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Tuesday any Turkish operation into northern Syria would be “unacceptable” and that the United States would prevent...

Trump’s defense secretary nominee says Turkey’s Russian S-400 purchase ‘disappointing’

US President Donald Trump’s nominee to become the next secretary of defense called Turkey’s decision to buy Russia’s S-400 air defense system “disappointing,” in remarks that...

US reiterates sanctions if Turkey proceeds with S-400 purchase

Acting US Defense Secretary Mark Esper has made clear to Turkey that it will face economic sanctions if it goes ahead with the purchase of a...

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