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Tensions over Turkey's S-400 missile system have subsided amid the coronavirus pandemic, but the US Congress remains poised to act.

In response to US Senate passing a bill recognising the Armenian genocide, Turkish President Erdogan has threatened to recognise the killings of Native Americans by European settlers.

Turkey threatens Washington if US ends Cyprus arms embargo

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Turkey threatens Washington if US ends Cyprus arms embargo

The Turkish foreign ministry has vowed to respond to 'initaitives against Turkey' as the US congress votes to end an arms embargo on Cyprus.

Trump claims Armenia massacres were not 'genocide'

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Trump claims Armenia massacres were not 'genocide'

In the statement on the anniversary, Trump said the US honoured victims of 'one of the worst mass atrocities of the 20th century' but did not ...

US demands explanation over Turkey's threat to close bases

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US demands explanation over Turkey's threat to close bases

US Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Monday he wants an explanation from Ankara over threats to close two strategic military bases used by the ...

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Erdogan could shut major Turkish base housing US nukes

Turkey could shut down its Incirlik air base, which hosts US nuclear warheads if the US imposes sanctions over senate resolutions to recognise the Armenian genocide.

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Turkey says it will retaliate against possible US sanctions

Turkey said on Wednesday it would retaliate against any US sanctions over its purchase of S-400 Russian defence systems.

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Concerns mount over US nukes in Turkey amid offensive

Frayed relations with Ankara over its military offensive into Syria has brought into question the American weapons stored in southern Turkey.

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Turkey downs unidentified drone on Syria border

Turkey's air force downed an unidentified drone on the Syrian border after it breached Turkish air space six times, the defence ministry said.

Who did what to defeat the Islamic State group

Paul Iddon

Who did what to defeat the Islamic State group

Analysis: Given the multitude of nations and groups that contributed to the defeat of the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria, Paul Iddon ...

Bashdar Ismaeel

Turkey, Trump and the new geopolitics

Comment: Fraught relations between Washington and Ankara speak of a wider story in the Middle East, writes Bashdar Ismaeel.

Is this the end of Syrian-Kurdish aspirations?

Thomas Essel

Is this the end of Syrian-Kurdish aspirations?

Comment: Facing geopolitical chaos in Syria, the US will likely quietly withdraw its support for Kurdish militants in the country's north, ...

US move from Qatar, Turkey air bases 'fake news'

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US move from Qatar, Turkey air bases 'fake news'

The US military has quashed rumours that it plans to move from two major regional air bases in Turkey and Qatar.

Turkey arrests dozens of 'IS-linked' foreigners headed for Syria Turkey arrests dozens of 'IS-linked' foreigners headed for Syria

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Turkey arrests dozens of 'IS-linked' foreigners headed for Syria

Istanbul police have arrested 83 foreigners planning to go to Syria and suspected of links to IS as Turkey continues a string of anti-terror ...

US, Turkish military relations good amid spat, says Mattis US, Turkish military relations good amid spat, says Mattis

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US, Turkish military relations good amid spat, says Mattis

The diplomatic spat erupted last week when Turkey arrested a Turkish employee of the American consulate on suspicion of links to the group ...

Paul Iddon

How long will the US stay in Syria?

Analysis: The Pentagon has invested significant resources in northern Syria, and doesn't seem to be in a rush to leave, notes Paul Iddon.

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Turkey detains Russian 'planning drone attack on US warplane'

Turkish authorities detained a Russian suspected member of the Islamic State for allegedly plotting a drone attack on an American warplane at a ...

Paul Iddon

Russia's next half-century in Syria

Analysis: Legal immunity is guaranteed for Russian troops in Syria for decades to come, notes Paul Iddon.

Robert Cusack

Turkey signs missile agreements with Russia and Europe

Turkey signed non-binding agreements with NATO members France and Italy, whilst also continuing an agreement with Russia over its S-400 missile ...

Tensions high after Turkey 'blocks' German MPs base visit

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Tensions high after Turkey 'blocks' German MPs base visit

Turkey asked the legislators to postpone a scheduled visit next Monday to a NATO base in Konya, the German foreign ministry said, adding that it ...

Paul Iddon

Has the US established de-facto no-fly zones in Syria?

Analysis: Washington has shot down aircraft threatening its allies in Syria, and will likely shoot down more, writes Paul Iddon.

The Saudi-led blockade on Qatar could backfire for Riyadh

Paul Iddon

The Saudi-led blockade on Qatar could backfire for Riyadh

Analysis: Keeping up the pressure could drive Doha closer to Turkey and Iran, writes Paul Iddon.

Germany moves closer to withdrawing troops from Turkish airbase

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Germany moves closer to withdrawing troops from Turkish airbase

Germany's cabinet backs the relocation of 230 troops from Turkey following a row between Ankara and Berlin over access to the soldiers.

German, Turkish foreign ministers to meet over airbase row

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German, Turkish foreign ministers to meet over airbase row

The airbase in southern Turkey has been at the centre of a bilateral row since Ankara earlier this month blocked a German parliamentarian visit ...

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