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Sen. Cruz: ‘Why is President Obama selling AMRAAM missiles to Turkey but blocking Hellfires for Israel?’

Sen. Ted Cruz

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The United States, despite concern from Congress, has defended arms sales to Turkey. Officials said the administration of President Barack Obama would maintain U.S. weapons exports to Turkey amid concerns that the NATO ally was […]

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Who armed ISIL? Former Soviet bloc nations aided by Turkey, sources say

ISIL fighters

Special to WorldTribune.com MOSCOW — Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant has received weapons shipments from the former East Bloc. Diplomatic sources said ISIL has been ordering anti-tank weapons, rockets, mortars, body armor and communications through fronts in Europe. […]

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Turkish opposition charges government knew of ISIL training, recruiting

Sezin Tanrikulu

Special to WorldTribune.com ANKARA — Despite assurances to the West, Turkey has retained the presence of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Opposition sources said ISIL has continued to operate in Turkey amid the Al Qaida wars in neighboring […]

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Turkey declines to provide U.S. ‘any kind of support’ against ISIL

Turkish Defense Minister Ismet Yilmaz

Special to WorldTribune.com ANKARA — Turkey has disassociated itself from the U.S. war against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Officials said the government of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has ruled out cooperation with the United States in […]

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U.S. report ties pro-Erdogan media to anti-Semitic trend in Turkey

U.S. President Barack Obama with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the White House in Wasington on May 18, 2013.  /AFP

Special to WorldTribune.com Geostrategy-Direct.com WASHINGTON — The United States has linked Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to rising anti-Semitism in Turkey. A State Department report asserted that Erdogan and his supporters consistently sought to blame Jews for unrest in Turkey. […]

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Congressmen warn Erdogan’s ‘anti-Semitic’ comments endanger U.S.-Turkey’s ties

Turkish Prime Minister and presidential candidate Recep Tayyip Erdogan.  /Sedat Suna/EPA

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — For the first time, supporters in Congress warned Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan that his behavior threatened U.S. relations with Turkey. Four House members sent Erdogan a letter that protested the prime minister’s vituperative attacks […]

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Erdogan government admits ISIL recruiting in Turkey, offering lucrative salaries


Special to WorldTribune.com ANKARA — The government of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has acknowledged significant recruitment of Turkish nationals by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Officials have told Turkey’s parliament that at least 1,000 Turks were fighting […]

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NATO reassures Turkey: U.S. radar won’t be used to help Israel

Gen. Philip Breedlove.  /AP

Special to WorldTribune.com ANKARA — NATO has confirmed to Turkey that a ballistic missile defense radar won’t be used to protect Israel. NATO’s supreme commander Gen. Philip Breedlove said the Western alliance’s facility near the Turkish town of Kurecik would […]

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Report: Turkey has made seven deliveries of jet fuel to Israel this summer


Special to WorldTribune.com ANKARA — Turkey is denying reports its suppliers have been selling jet fuel to Israel. A Turkish daily said the NATO member has been delivering jet fuel to Israel amid the war with the Gaza Strip. The […]

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Turkey sends reinforcements to Syrian border in fight with Kurdish fighters


Special to WorldTribune.com ANKARA — Turkey has expanded operations to the Kurdish enclave in neighboring Syria. The Turkish Army has deployed reinforcements along the border of the Kurdish enclave in northern Syria. Officials said the reinforcements were meant to stop […]

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