"Unfortunately, Turkey's decision to purchase Russian S-400 air defense systems renders its continued involvement with the F-35 impossible," says @PressSec in statement.

Map. History of Turkey conflict

21 September 2019
S400 Triumf component delivery for the seventh day in a row: 15th plane, Russian Air Force 224th Flight unit An124 Ruslan is flying from Mozdok RuAFB to Mürted TurAFB. Only support equipment, tractors, transport, generators and cranes etc are being delivered. No missiles delivered.2 month ago
S400 Triumf component delivery for the seventh day in a row: 15th plane, Russian Air Force 224th Flight unit An124 Ruslan is flying from Mozdok RuAFB to Mürted TurAFB. Only support equipment, tractors, transport, generators and cranes etc are being delivered. No missiles delivered.
2 month ago
Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs on US decision on F-35s: This unilateral step is incompatible with the spirit of NATO alliance and has no legitimate justification
2 month ago
Turkish MFA on US decision on the F-35s: We urge the United States to reverse this mistake that will cause irreparable wounds in our relations
KRG PM Barzani Holds Phone Conversation with Turkish Foreign Minister About Erbil Shooting
The Turkish diplomat killed in Erbil has been identified as Osman Köse.
Lockheed Martin notes that "these actions will limit any future production or sustainment impact and we remain on track to meet our commitment of delivering 131 F-35s this year."
"The F-35 partnership remains strong and Turkey is a strategic partner with the US," concludes Lord.
US spending $500-$600 million in non-recurring engineering costs in order to shift the F-35 supply chain, reveals Lord.
Pentagon says it has worked to find alternative sources for the 900 parts of the F-35 supply chain that came from Turkey. "We expect minimal impact to the program." 9 billion dollars over the life of the program
Should Turkey be kicked out of @NATO? "I'm not going to say one way or another what should happen" per @DeptofDefense's Trachtenberg "That's a decision for the NATO alliance"
Trachtenberg is going out of his way to try and say this isn't a NATO breaking move. But when asked how it's not going to break up NATO and Turkey, he dodges.
"Our strategic partnership continues" with Turkey, says Trachtenberg.
Pentagon's Trachtenberg says Turkey will still participate in exercises in Georgia, Germany, Ukraine
"Turkey cannot field a Russian intelligence platform" in proximity to F-35, per @DeptofDefense Undersecretary Ellen Lord
US, Pentagon "have worked very hard to chart an alternate path" for Turkey to get air defense system and stay in F-35 program, per @DeptofDefense Undersecretary Ellen Lord Turkish decision "will have detrimental impacts" on Ankara's ability to interface with @NATO
"This is a rather unfortunate development" per @DeptofDefense Undersecretary for Policy David Trachtenberg, but says US-Turkey cooperation will continue "across the entire spectrum of our security relationship" other than the F-35 program
Pentagon: Turkey will lose $9 billion cause of losing the F-35 deal
Statement from @StateDept on Erbil attack.
Syrian Observatory: The international coalition has begun to expansion it´s Military base in Kobane airport, at the same time, the US forces is expanding its base in the countryside of the city of Qamişlo.
2 month ago
3 of Six Turkish F-16s, flying in two formations, two and four fighters have violated Greece airspace
2 month ago
This morning a Coalition convoy was sent to the American base in Kobanî. The convoy consisted of closed container semi-trucks, dump trucks, semi-trucks with cement slabs, and semi-trucks carrying pickups. Some camouflaged.
Iraqi Foreign Minister calls Turkish counterpart over Erbil attack
NLF offers Turkey condolences after attack on Turkish diplomatic mission in Erbil, blaming PKK and Syrian PYD
2 month ago
Turkish Foreign Minister: We consult with the Iraqi authorities on the attack of Erbil and we may send a team of Turkish experts
2 month ago
Turkey Erdogan: Our contacts continue with the Iraqi authorities and local officials to find the perpetrators of the Irbil attack
2 month ago
The Turkish president condemns the attack on the staff of the Turkish Consulate in Erbil
PKK denies responsibility for the attack on a Turkish diplomat in Erbil
2 month ago
Turkish presidency vows to retaliate after shooting incident in Erbil.
2 month ago
Iraq Attack: President @RTErdogan Spokesman @ikalin1 responds to the Erbil attack that has killed at least one Turkish diplomat. Says 'the necessary response will be given.'
Turkish vice consul among three dead in shooting incident in Iraq's Arbil: police source to @AFP
2 month ago
Turkish Foreign Ministry confirms the killing of a Turkish diplomat in Erbil
1 Turkish diplomat was killed, 2 others wounded in an armed attack at a restaurant in Iraq's Erbil: Anadolu Agency
Three Turkish diplomats, including the Deputy Consul General, killed in Erbil. Kurdistan
2 month ago
Erbil-Makhour main road is closed following shooting attack on Turkish diplomats in Erbil.
Security forces are currently responding to the incident. The scene is on lockdown. People are being told to avoid the area.
Girê Sipî/Tall Abyad: Syrian Observatory has monitored the border between Syria and Turkey in Girê Sipî (Tall Abyad), denying that separation walls has been removed or that Turkish army has sent intensive reinforcements
Urgent Call by Syriac Military Council, MFS General Command regarding Turkish state preparations to attack northern Syria and native communities. Call to international community, organisations and Christians around the world to stop Turkish aggressions.
2 month ago
Russia and Turkey can discuss the supply of combat aircrafts - Russian Deputy Prime Minister Borisov
Syrian Opposition Sources are saying that Turkey have ordered its loyal groups to prepare for a major military operation in Northern Syria
US State Department: Trump and Pompeo are reviewing options to respond to Turkey's purchase of the S400 system
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