Turkey turn into Russia

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krzepice1976
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Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:08 pm

Russian-Turkish cooperation has reached "a strategic level," Russian President Vladimir Putin said on July 3.

Speaking at a ceremony to receive the letter of credentials from new Turkish Ambassador to Russia Mehmet Samsar, Putin said he is in "constant contact" with his Turkish counterpart.

"Our partnership with our neighbor Turkey has reached a strategic level. We are in constant contact with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. In April, a meeting of the High-Level Cooperation Council between Russia and Turkey was successfully held in Moscow," he said.

Putin praised as "major" and "most important" Russian-Turkish construction projects such as the Akkuyu nuclear plant and TurkStream gas pipeline.

"We have many other interesting projects and joint initiatives. A significant factor in international stability is the coordinated efforts of Russia and Turkey to normalize the situation and launch the peace process in Syria," Putin added.
http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/putin- ... ion-144665

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Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:13 pm

The Trump administration still plans to impose sanctions on Turkey and remove it from a critical fighter jet programme if the NATO ally acquires Russian air defences, despite the Turkish president's assurances to the contrary.

After meeting US President Donald Trump at the G20 summit in Japan over the weekend, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Ankara would be spared the sanctions once Russia's S-400 air defence system starts arriving in Turkey in coming days.

Trump appeared sympathetic to Erdogan at the talks and reluctant to publicly commit to sanctions despite being repeatedly asked by reporters.
But US government officials told Reuters news agency that, at least so far, the administration intends to impose sanctions on Turkey and pull it from the F-35 fighter jet programme if it takes delivery of the Russian S-400 system as expected.

The United States has consistently and clearly stated that Turkey will face very real and negative consequences if it proceeds with its S-400 acquisition, including suspension of procurement and industrial participation in the F-35 programme and exposure to sanctions under the Countering America's Adversaries through Sanctions Act (CAATSA)," a State Department spokesperson said.

At the Pentagon, spokesperson Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Mike Andrews said: "Nothing has changed."

"Turkey's purchase of the Russian S-400 air and missile defence system is incompatible with the F-35 programme. Turkey will not be permitted to have both systems," Andrews said.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/07/ ... 29439.html

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