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Turkey's Erdogan to discuss US missile purchase with Trump

Turkey's Erdogan to discuss US missile purchase with Trump

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he will discuss buying US -made missiles with President Donald Trump this month despite ongoing tension with Washington sparked by Ankara's purchase of Russia 's S-400 missile defence system. In an interview with Reuters news agency on Friday, Erdogan said he discussed buying the surface-to-air Patriot missiles

Exclusive: Turkey's Erdogan says to discuss with Trump buying U.S. Patriot missiles

Exclusive: Turkey's Erdogan says to discuss with Trump buying U.S. Patriot missiles

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said he will discuss buying U.S. Patriot missiles with President Donald Trump this month, saying his personal bond with the U.S. leader could overcome a crisis caused by Ankara buying Russian air defense systems. Turkey’s purchase of the Russian S-400 missile system in July raised the prospect of

U.S. won't send more troops to Syria for joint Turkish patrols

U.S. won't send more troops to Syria for joint Turkish patrols

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The U.S. military will not increase troop levels in Syria to carry out joint patrols with Turkish forces, a top general said on Friday, adding that his goal was to eventually reduce the number of U.S. forces in the country. U.S. troop levels in Syria, which number around 1,000, have been under intense scrutiny since President Donald

Exclusive: Turkey's Erdogan says to discuss with Trump buying U.S. defenses

Exclusive: Turkey's Erdogan says to discuss with Trump buying U.S. defenses

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said he will discuss buying U.S. Patriot missiles with President Donald Trump this month, saying his personal bond with the U.S. leader could overcome a crisis caused by Ankara buying Russian air defense systems. Turkey’s purchase of the Russian S-400 missile system in July raised the prospect of

Russian, Turkish, Iranian presidents to discuss Syria’s Idlib at Ankara summit on Monday

Russian, Turkish, Iranian presidents to discuss Syria’s Idlib at Ankara summit on Monday

The presidents of Russia, Turkey and Iran will meet at a summit on Syrian settlement in Ankara on Monday and will discuss the situation in the Idlib region, Syria, the Turkish leader told the national NTV channel. “Idlib will be in the focus of our attention at the trilateral meeting in Ankara. Opinions will also be exchanged on [Turkish] observation

US Efforts on Safe Zone in Syria Fail to Meet Ankara's Expectations - Erdogan

US Efforts on Safe Zone in Syria Fail to Meet Ankara's Expectations - Erdogan

"We discussed with [US President Donald] Trump a zone along our borders with Syria up to 30 kilometres wide. Our military is negotiating with American colleagues. Our and American helicopters are on duty there together. But that is not enough. We expect further actions from the United States against terrorists in the security zone, and we do not yet

Russia, Iran and Turkey to discuss Syria's Idlib at Monday summit: Kremlin

Russia, Iran and Turkey to discuss Syria's Idlib at Monday summit: Kremlin

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The leaders of Russia, Turkey and Iran will discuss the difficult situation in Syria’s Idlib province when they meet in Ankara early next week for a summit, Yuri Ushakov, a senior Kremlin aide, said on Friday. Russian President Vladimir Putin, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani are due to

Lavrov: War in Syria ended, only hotbeds of tension remain

Lavrov: War in Syria ended, only hotbeds of tension remain

Syria is returning to peace, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said, adding that only separate hotbeds of tension remain in the country. “The Syrian war has ended indeed. The country is returning to normal peaceful life gradually. Separate hotbeds of tension only remain on the territories uncontrolled by the Syrian government, for example,