Turkey and the US

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Erdogan: Turkey can buy U.S. Patriot systems

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he had proposed to U.S. President Donald Trump that Turkey buy U.S. Patriot defense systems at terms similar to Turkey’s deal for the S-400 systems. …

Turkey and U.S. hold 2nd safe zone patrols in Syria

U.S. and Turkish troops conducted their second joint ground patrol today within a planned safe zone in northern Syria, along the Syrian-Turkish border, according to the Turkish Defense Ministry. A convoy of four armored Turkish …

Trump and Erdogan hold phone talks

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan discussed Turkey-U.S. bilateral relations, regional developments and Syria in a phone call with his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump yesterday, according to the Turkish Presidency of …

Turkey, U.S. conduct joint patrols in northeastern Syria

Turkey and the United States on Sunday have begun joint patrols in a planned safe zone in northern Syria under a roadmap that was agreed last month, Ahval reported citing pro-Kurdish Mezopotamya agency. "The joint patrol, which is …

Turkey to create a buffer zone in Syria

Turkey will launch its own operation to establish a “safe zone” in Syria if talks with the United States fail to give Turkish troops control of the area within a few weeks, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday, Reuters …

U.S. offer to sell Patriot system to Turkey expires

Washington's offer to sell Raytheon Co’s Patriot missile defense system to Ankara has expired, following Turkey’s decision to accept Russian S-400 systems, a State Department official said. The official said the …

Turkish drones start operating in Northern Syria

Turkish drones have started operating in northern Syria where the U.S. and Turkey have agreed to create a safe zone, Turkey's Defence Ministry said. Washington and Ankara agreed last week to set up a joint operations center …

U.S. delegation arrives in Turkey's Sanliurfa

A U.S. delegation has arrived in Turkey’s province of Sanliurfa to start work on the establishment of a joint operations center to coordinate a planned safe zone in neighboring Syria, Turkish authorities said. Work to …

Pompeo hails U.S.-Turkey talks over Syria issues

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday commended recent talks between Washington and Ankara over the security of northeastern Syria, saying "important progress" has been made, Xinhua reported. "Pleased that talks …