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Will Turkey buy American F-16?

Turkey’s request from the United States for 40 F-16 fighter jets and 80 modernization kits for its existing aircraft caught many by surprise last week, coming amid a lingering crisis between the two NATO allies over Ankara’s purchase of Russian S-400 air defense systems and its apparent intention to advance military cooperation with Russia

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Biden's next move - withdrawal from Syria?

America’s withdrawal from Afghanistan has made its Kurdish allies in eastern Syria nervous. The White House was quick to reassure the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) that it would not initiate a …

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Dispute over Nord Stream 2 nears completion

German Chancellor Angela Merkel called Russian President Vladimir Putin tonight to talk about Nord Stream 2 and Ukraine. According to the Kremlin press service, the leaders are satisfied with the approaching completion of the gas pipeline

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Nord Stream 2: Ukraine must face the truth

Former Ukrainian ambassador to the United States and France, Oleg Shamshur, commenting on the results of the meeting between US President Joe Biden and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Nord Stream 2, said that Kyiv should prepare for a …

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Kim Yo Jong pours cold water on hopes for re-engagement with US

Pyongyang and Washington have shown different interpretations of Kim Jong Un’s latest remarks about possible talks with the Biden administration. Since Kim Jong Un, the North Korean leader, urged his country to be prepared for both “dialogue and confrontation” with the new U.S. administration

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Saudi Arabia pours money into domestic arms industry

One of the world's largest weapons importers, Riyadh wants at least half of its arms purchases to be from local sources by the end of the decade. Saudi Arabia plans to hugely expand its modest arms industry over the next decade, but doing so amid low oil prices and a pandemic-battered economy could prove challenging for the kingdom

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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

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Will Erdogan accept Biden's proposal?

The current relationship between the United States and Turkey has been deteriorating. The most visible evidence of the two nations’ icy relationship is Turkey’s acquisition of Russia’s S-400 anti-missile defense system, amid resistance from the US and NATO

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Biden's North Korea strategy kept in secret for now

The Biden administration contacted North Korea last week to explain the results of its review of U.S. North Korea policy, according to local news reports. After Joe Biden took office in January, the U.S. began a review of its North Korea policy, but Pyongyang ignored suggestions to return to the negotiating table

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Putin-Biden summit could be held in Baku

Politico has published a list of possible venues for hosting a meeting between Russian leader Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Joe Biden. Earlier, the newspaper noted that the authorities of a number of European countries have already …

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Joe Biden authorizes direct US aid to Azerbaijan

Joe Biden's administration extended the suspension of Amendment 907 to the Freedom Support Act, which means direct US assistance to Azerbaijan is allowed, The Hill reports. Earlier, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken informed …

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