Reports: U.S. halts F-35 shipments to Turkey

Reports: U.S. halts F-35 shipments to Turkey

by WorldTribune Staff, April 2, 2019 The United States on April 1 said it has stopped the delivery of F-35 fighter jet parts to Turkey following the Turkish government’s decision to purchase the Russian S-400 surface-to-air missile system. The U.S. said it was immediately halting the delivery of F-35 parts and manuals as the first […]

On guard: Portland star doesn’t hide views on Turkey’s Erdogan

On guard: Portland star doesn’t hide views on Turkey’s Erdogan

by WorldTribune Staff, March 14, 2019 Enes Kanter, a Turkish national and player for the NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers, says, despite death threats, he will not back down on criticism of the regime of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who Kanter called a “freaking lunatic.” Kanter, a 6-11 center, told Fox 11 TV that he […]

Trump, Erodgan negotiate ‘safe zone’ in northern Syria

Trump, Erodgan negotiate ‘safe zone’ in northern Syria

by WorldTribune Staff, January 15, 2019 Amid recent tension over the fate of American-backed Kurdish fighters in Syria, U.S. President Donald Trump and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Jan. 14 discussed the creation of a “security zone” in north Syria. Trump and Erdogan, in a telephone conversation, “discussed the idea of creating a security […]

‘Cause and effect mission’: Bolton ties Syria withdrawal to Turkey’s restraint

‘Cause and effect mission’: Bolton ties Syria withdrawal to Turkey’s restraint

CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE: Countdown: Top stories of 2018 by WorldTribune Staff, January 6, 2019 Turkey must commit to not target U.S.-backed Kurdish forces before American troops are pulled from Syria, national security adviser John Bolton said on Jan. 6. President Donald Trump’s order to withdraw U.S. troops is a “cause and effect mission” that […]

Bolton to discuss Syria, Iran on trip to Turkey and Israel

Bolton to discuss Syria, Iran on trip to Turkey and Israel

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty WASHINGTON — U.S. national security adviser John Bolton says he will travel to Israel and Turkey to discuss the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria and how Washington and its allies intend to counter Iran’s “malign behavior” in the region. In a tweet posted on Jan. […]

Turkish troops, tanks move into northern Syria following U.S. announcement

Turkish troops, tanks move into northern Syria following U.S. announcement

CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE: Countdown: Top stories of 2018 Turkey sent military reinforcements into Syria on Dec. 22 days after U.S. President Donald Trump said he would withdraw the roughly 2,000 U.S. troops stationed in Syria. “Around 35 tanks and other heavy weapons, carried aboard tank carriers, crossed the Jarablos border crossing in the […]

Guess who is world’s top jailer of journalists? Time’s tribute to ‘Guardians’ made no mention

Guess who is world’s top jailer of journalists? Time’s tribute  to ‘Guardians’ made no mention

by WorldTribune Staff, December 12, 2018 In naming persecuted journalists as its persons of the year for 2018, Time magazine presented an extensive analysis of the state of the free press worldwide. The name of the world’s top jailer of journalists – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan – was not mentioned. Special honors went to […]

Soros foundation pulls out of Turkey

Soros foundation pulls out of Turkey

by WorldTribune Staff, November 27, 2018 Leftist billionaire George Soros’s Open Society Foundations announced on Nov. 26 that it would cease operations in Turkey. The foundation said “baseless claims” in the media “made it impossible” for it to carry out its work in Turkey. Last week, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan slammed Soros for allegedly […]

U.S. media relies on Turkey, world’s top jailer of journalists, for news on Khashoggi case

U.S. media relies on Turkey, world’s top jailer of journalists, for news on Khashoggi case

by WorldTribune Staff, October 19, 2018 In the absence of on-the-record information from government officials and other reliable sources, the U.S. corporate media have turned to state-aligned outlets in Turkey for information on the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The Turkish government, which controls most media in the country, is routinely ranked among the […]

Pompeo dresses down ABC for reporting as fact that he heard Khashoggi tape

Pompeo dresses down ABC for reporting as fact that he heard Khashoggi tape

by WorldTribune Staff, October 19, 2018 U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo slammed ABC News on Oct. 18, denying its report that he had listened to an audio tape of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi being murdered. ABC News, quoting a “senior Turkish official,” reported that “Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has heard an alleged audio recording of […]

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