Meeting with Biden looms as critical test for Erdogan

Bracing for a make-or-break meeting with his US counterpart Joe Biden, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan remains squeezed between an imposing need for a thaw in his fraught ties with Washington and the task of selling it to his fold at home, where anti-American sentiment is running high

U.S. removes Turkey from F-35 fighter jet programme

The United States has officially notified Turkey that it has been removed from the F-35 fighter jet programme, state-run Anadolu news agency reported, citing a Pentagon official. Washington removed Turkey from the F-35 …

Ankara hopes that Turkey-Russia accord would be template for Biden

Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday. This week’s transfer of power presents followers of Turkish-American relations with a crucial question: Under Biden’s watch, what lies ahead for bilateral relations, Daily Sabah writes in the article Turkey and the United States: So-called strategic partners? 

U.S. pushes F-35 fighter sale to UAE

The Trump administration has accelerated a push to sell the F-35 stealth fighter and advanced armed drones to the United Arab Emirates, according to American officials familiar with the discussions. Administration officials in …

Could NATO expel Turkey?

The drumbeat to expel Turkey from NATO has been building steadily since Ankara began accepting S-400 deliveries from Russia last week. U.S. officials warned Turkey for more than a year that the S-400 batteries posed a threat to …

"Turkey to be stronger after F-35 removal"

Head of Turkey’s Defence Industry Directorate Ismail Demir said that Turkish defence industry will be stronger after a U.S. decision to remove Ankara from the F-35 fighter jet programme. Speaking to …