Pentagon chief sees role for Turkey in Mosul battle
Oct22

Pentagon chief sees role for Turkey in Mosul battle

US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter said Friday he was confident that Turkey would take part in the operation to retake the Iraqi city of Mosul from the Islamic State group. “I think there is agreement there in principle,” he said after a visit to Turkey, following tensions between Ankara and Baghdad that have alarmed Washington. “Iraq understands that Turkey as a member of the counter-ISIL (IS) coalition will play a...

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Pentagon chief in Turkey as Mosul tensions grow
Oct21

Pentagon chief in Turkey as Mosul tensions grow

US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter arrived in Ankara today for talks with the leaders of Turkey, a crucial but sensitive ally in the fight against the Islamic State group. The Pentagon chief was due to meet with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Prime Minister Binali Yildirim, as well as Defence Minister Fikri Isik. Washington is worried by tensions between Turkey and Iraq as the long-awaited battle to retake Iraq’s...

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Kremlin: Putin in talks on Mosul with Turkish, Iraqi leaders
Oct19

Kremlin: Putin in talks on Mosul with Turkish, Iraqi leaders

Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke by telephone with the leaders of Turkey and Iraq about battle for Mosul, where Iraqi forces are fighting to oust the Islamic State group, the Kremlin said today. Putin “wished the Iraqi army and its allies complete success in their objectives,” the Kremlin said in a statement on his conversations with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi. He...

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“Turkey ‘positive’ about puchasing Russian air defense systems”
Oct14

“Turkey ‘positive’ about puchasing Russian air defense systems”

Turkey and Russia are discussing likely guidelines for cooperation in the military-technical sphere, Turkish presidential representative Ibrahim Kalyn told the media today. He recalled that bilateral cooperation in the military-technical sphere was discussed when Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin met in Istanbul on October 10. “The negotiations in Istanbul achieved agreement on the...

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Russia, Turkey may pool efforts in combating international terrorism
Oct11

Russia, Turkey may pool efforts in combating international terrorism

Russia and Turkey may pool their efforts to counter international terrorism as they have enough room for cooperation in this sphere, a Russian lawmaker told TASS on Monday commenting on the results of talks between the two countries’ presidents, Vladimir Putin of Russia and Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey. “International terrorism is indeed an enemy, a cancerous growth located right at the Turkish borders. And Turkey’s...

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