Turkey’s government aims to pass an economic legislation package ahead of next month’s renewed Istanbul mayoral election, the Hurriyet newspaper reported on Friday, including the transfer of the central bank’s legal reserves to the Treasury.
Turkey is discussing with the US setting up a working group to assess the impact of its purchase of Russian missile defenses systems, but will not delay their delivery, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Wednesday.
Turkish security forces have arrested dozens of former police officers on suspicion of affiliation to a movement led by US-based opposition cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom the Ankara government accuses of having masterminded the July 2016 coup attempt against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Turkey’s High Election Board started evaluating on Monday an appeal by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s AK Party to annul and rerun elections in Istanbul that saw the opposition win control of the country’s largest city, local TV broadcasters said.
Turkey will never bow to US sanctions over its agreement to purchase Russian S-400 surface-to-air missile defense systems, Vice President Fuat Oktay said on Sunday regarding a deal that has strained ties between the NATO allies.
Turkey is expecting the US to not implement a decision to terminate the country’s preferential trade treatment under a program that allowed some exports to enter the US duty free, the Turkish embassy in Washington said in a statement on Friday.
Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad says the Damascus government “will not allow Turkey to control even one centimeter of the Syrian territory,” stressing that Ankara should know that “Damascus will not accept the survival of militant groups” in Syria’s northwestern province of Idlib.
The chief executive of Russia’s state-owned hi-tech industrial development conglomerate, Rostec Corporation, says his country is “ready to cooperate” to sell Turkey Sukhoi Su-57 fighter jets in case Ankara is excluded from the F-35 fighter jet program with the United States.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday that a US F-35 fighter jet project without Turkish participation was bound to collapse and would be an injustice to exclude Ankara over its plans to buy Russian air defense systems.
The chief executive of Russia’s state-owned arms trade company Rosoboronexport says Turkey has expressed great interest in the acquisition of Russian military hardware other than advanced S-400 air defense missile systems.
Turkish Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Mehmet Cahit Turhan said on Monday that Washington's unilateral sanctions against Tehran will be ineffective in harming the close ties between Iran and Turkey.