Tensions have escalated between two NATO allies after Washington gave Ankara two weeks to decide on its S-400 deal with Russia threatening to remove the country from the F-35 program. But Turkey has so far dismissed the threats.
Duties levied on aforementioned US products will be reduced from $521.2 million to $260.6 million, trade minister Ruhsar Pekcan says.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says a joint effort is needed to combat terrorism in the region.
Speaking at a news conference with his Polish and Romanian counterparts, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Turkey is taking the utmost care to ensure that the S-400 system is under full Turkish control.
Taliban fighters have killed 12 more Afghan troops in the siege of a government building that has continued into its second day.
The US move to prohibit Turkey from acquiring F-35 jets can be a major setback to NATO, as other world powers race to catch up.
"Tremendous progress has been made and NATO's much stronger," Trump told reporters at a White House meeting with NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg ahead of the alliance's 70th anniversary celebrations in Washington.
There's no further details available and the names of the service members are being withheld until next of kin are informed.
US President Donald Trump hints at the possibility of Brazil joining the military alliance between American and European countries as he hosted the far-right President Jair Bolsonaro for security talks at the White House.
The Republic of North Macedonia is facing a constitutional crisis over the country's name change as the outgoing president Gjorge Ivanov says he will not sign documents bearing the name of North Macedonia.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says the pressure against Ankara's purchase of S-400 air defence system is because "Turkey takes action with its own will regarding the regional developments, particularly Syria."
In Washington, the message for Turkey seems to be to choose either the S-400 missile system or the NATO alliance. For Turkey, however, it’s not a binary, both are necessary for security
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