US approves $3.5 billion Patriot missile sale to Turkey

Map. History of Turkey conflict

18 January 2019
Commander of Operation Olive Branch expected to lead upcoming Turkish offensive
Letter to the President from US Senators. "If our Kurdish partners in the region lose the support of the United States, we run the possible risk of resurgence of ISIS and the possible capitulation or all out destruction of Kurdish resistance in the region."
Shipping from Crimean Ports: Saint Kitts and Nevis based Vision Focus' general cargo ship, Comoros flag Natalia (x-Togo flag Kaptan Hasan Uzun) ran aground in rough seas, near the northern entrance of Bosphorus, en route to Ambarlı from Feodosia carrying Krymsoda produced soda ash.4 week ago
Shipping from Crimean Ports: Saint Kitts and Nevis based Vision Focus' general cargo ship, Comoros flag Natalia (x-Togo flag Kaptan Hasan Uzun) ran aground in rough seas, near the northern entrance of Bosphorus, en route to Ambarlı from Feodosia carrying Krymsoda produced soda ash.
US administration official: Trump did not discuss with Erdogan the decision to withdraw from Syria but told him
4 week ago
FSA-led Syrian National Army 3rd Legion report violent clashes with light and medium weapons to stop an attempt by the YPG to infiltrate causing dead and wounded on the axis of Marea North Aleppo
Russian soldier killed trying to infiltrate Marea front line less than one hour ago
A Department of State spokesperson on @StateDept approval of possible Patriot missile system sale to Turkey: "This notification provides a NATO-interoperable alternative to the S-400: nothing more, nothing less. It has no connection to other policy matters"
The Libyan army: Turkey is trying to destabilize Libya's security and stability by supporting terrorism
Hassan Rouhani, Iran president, visits Turkey to attend intergovernmental conference4 week ago
Hassan Rouhani, Iran president, visits Turkey to attend intergovernmental conference
US approves $3.5 billion Patriot missile sale to Turkey
US official says Washington is acting on Trump's decision reached during phone call with President Erdogan, regarding move to withdraw US troops from Syria - Reuters
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has arrived in Ankara. He will meet with Turkish President Erdogan on Thursday to discuss bilateral ties and regional developments.4 week ago
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has arrived in Ankara. He will meet with Turkish President Erdogan on Thursday to discuss bilateral ties and regional developments.
4 week ago
“If they [Turks] climb onto a rocky island in the Aegean Sea, we will flatten it. And this is a red line, which is embraced by the government “, the Chief of the Hellenic National Defence General Staff (HNDGS) Admiral Evangelos Apostolakis warned during a briefing of reporters.
Turkish FM Mevlüt Cavusoglu has met Libya's interior minister Fatih Basaga.4 week ago
Turkish FM Mevlüt Cavusoglu has met Libya's interior minister Fatih Basaga.
Pentagon response to plans to withdraw from Syria: We will continue to work with our partners in the region
FSA-led Syrian National Army Spox: Rojava Peshmerga numbers are too few to secure the East Euphrates, and the deployment of the Peshmerga was an attempt to circumvent the upcoming military operation and keep an "environment for terrorism"
Washington Post: the decision of withdrawal of all US forces from Syria will be implemented as soon as possible
The decision to withdraw US troops was taken on Tuesday, the Washington Post quoted a military official
Turkey continues to deploy more vehicles to the border with Syria
Planning is underway for a "full" and "rapid" withdrawal of US troops from Syria, decision made by President Trump, a US defense official tells @barbarastarrcnn
4 week ago
PKK claimed sniper attacks against Turkish army in Turkey and Iraq, killed 2 Turkish soldiers
WSJ: US preparing to withdraw all US forces from Northeastern Syria
4 week ago
Russian Rosselkhoznadzor has blocked the supply of 600 tons of Turkish tangerines
Happening now, as people in Tel Abyad town in Northern Syria are protesting against the Turkish operation that is expected to start in days into Eastern Euphrates.
4 week ago
Turkey is planning to buy both Russian and U.S.-made missile-defense systems should Washington agree to sell Patriot batteries to Ankara, according to two Turkish government officials
YPG deploying additional forces at the south of Sere Kaniye/Ras al-Ayn
4 week ago
Kremlin, asked about U.S. approval of Patriot missile sale to Turkey, says Russia's contract to supply Turkey S-400 missile system is being fulfilled regardless
4 week ago
Extreme rainfall caused flooding at New Istanbul Airport's construction site
Kurdish militia dug defensive trenches on Syria-Turkey border to protect Kobane from possible offensive
Hezbollah-tied media releases a map purportedly showing the scope of the upcoming Turkish operation against the YPG-led SDF in Eastern Syria
The US approves the sale of Patriot missiles to Turkey
State Department approves a possible sale to Turkey of Patriot missiles at an estimated cost of $3.5B. Presumably this would be in place of the Russian S-400 missile system - a huge breakthrough for US-Turkey relations.
Libya seizes large cache of ammunition in container coming from Turkey
The Political Commission in Latakia Province ask humantarian organizations in Turkey, the @arableague_gs, the @UN and the Islamic Community to resume aid to areas in Latakia, Idlib and camps near the Turkish borders as winter approaches, complaining about some factions1 month ago
The Political Commission in Latakia Province ask humantarian organizations in Turkey, the @arableague_gs, the @UN and the Islamic Community to resume aid to areas in Latakia, Idlib and camps near the Turkish borders as winter approaches, complaining about some factions
White House spokesman Sarah Sanders in briefing says Trump told Turkey's Erdogan only that "we would take a look" at the possibility of extraditing Gulen but there was "nothing committal at all in that process"
1 month ago
"We would take a look at it," @POTUS told @RT_Erdogan in response to request of Turkey president to extradite cleric who lives in Pennsylvania, says @PressSec.
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