Turkish PM criticizes U.S. bill to block sale of F-35 jets: Haberturk

Turkish PM criticizes U.S. bill to block sale of F-35 jets: HaberturkThe U.S. Senate’s decision to pass a bill prohibiting the sale of Lockheed Martin’s F-35 jets to Turkey is unfortunate and against the spirit of strategic partnership, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Tuesday. The U.S. Senate passed a $716 billion defense policy bill on Monday, backing President Donald Trump’s call for a bigger, stronger military, which includes an amendment prohibiting sales of the jets to Turkey.


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Turkish envoy to Washington returning to U.S. amid Jerusalem row: Turkish official

Turkish envoy to Washington returning to U.S. amid Jerusalem row: Turkish officialTurkey’s ambassador to Washington is returning to the United States after being recalled for consultations two weeks ago over a U.S. decision to move its Israeli Embassy to contested Jerusalem, an official in the Turkish foreign ministry said on Thursday. Serdar Kilic was recalled to Ankara amid a dispute with Israel and Washington over the killing of dozens of Palestinian protesters by Israeli forces on the Gaza border earlier this month.


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