Articles Tagged: Turkey

After Delicate Negotiations, U.S. Says It Will Pull Patriot Missiles From Turkey

The United States said Sunday that it would withdraw two Patriot missile-defense batteries from southern Turkey this fall, a sign that the Pentagon believes the risk of Syrian Army missile attacks has eased since the Patriots were deployed in 2013. Officials said the antimissile systems would be needed elsewhere to defend against threats from Iran and North Korea.

Russia blamed over Turkish Stream delay

Turkey’s Energy Minister Taner Yildiz said Tuesday that the delay in the Turkish Stream project is due to factors from Russia. The pipeline project to carry Russian gas to Europe, with Turkey as a transportation hub, was caused because the Russian side was late in delivering the coordinates for the construction route, Yildiz said.

NATO Split: Germany Wants to Withdraw Patriot Missiles From Turkey

Military expert of the German CSU party Florian Hahn called for the withdrawal of German Patriot missiles from Turkey due to attacks carried out by the government forces against the Kurds, DWN reported.

Erdogan in China Amid Tensions on Uighurs, Missile System

Turkey’s president is meeting top officials in China to strengthen ties that have been strained over the delayed sale of a Chinese missile system and Beijing’s treatment of its Turkic-speaking Uighur minority. After landing in Beijing Wednesday, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with Chinese Premiere Li Keqiang and is also expected to confer with President Xi Jinping following a formal ceremony.

The Energy Security Dilemma of Turkish Stream

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s bombshell decision in December 2014 to suspend the South Stream gas pipeline, which was to link Russia to Southeastern Europe, and replace it with a new project under the tentative name of Turkish Stream has caused more than a few raised eyebrows in Brussels.

Turkey’s Erdogan says open to improved bid from China in missile defense tender

Turkey is open to an improved bid from its preferred bidder China in a long-range missile defense system tender, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday ahead of a visit to Beijing.

Turkey could choose China’s missile defense system by end of year: report

Turkey will likely end up choosing China’s long-range missile system and complete a deal by the end of the year if US and European arms manufacturers continue to refuse amending their offers to meet Ankara’s demands, reports Turkey’s Daily Sabah. In 2013, Turkey accepted a bid from the China Precision Machinery Export-Import Corporation (CPMIEC) for its first anti-missile system at a pricetag of US$3.4 billion, though the agreement is yet to be signed.

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