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    “Here’s what I think”: Feeling sympathy for a politician

    It’s not often I feel sympathy for politicians. On the whole, they’ve got it made: a prestigious and high-paying job, power (to a greater or lesser extent)...

    Turkish FM, US counterpart discuss F-35, S-400 by phone

    Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and his U.S. counterpart Mike Pompeo had a phone conversation on Saturday, in which they discussed the F-35 fighter jet program and...

    Sanctioning NATO ally Turkey terrible precedent: Expert

    Losing Turkey, the nation with the second-largest army in NATO, would be a significant geopolitical blunder, warned James Stavridis, a former U.S. naval admiral. Opposing potential U.S. sanctions...

    Turkey Has Abandoned the West.

    In an opinion piece, Bloomberg's editorial board writes that Turkey is an increasingly erratically that is no longer worth the risks. ''For the past few years, as Turkish...

    Ousting Turkey from F-35 to ‘adversely’ affect NATO

    Turkey's removal from the F-35 fighter jet program would also have “adverse” effects on NATO's power, particularly on its southern flank, the country’s defense minister said on...

    Could NATO expel Turkey?

    The drumbeat to expel Turkey from NATO has been building steadily since Ankara began accepting S-400 deliveries from Russia last week. U.S. officials warned Turkey for more than a year...

    Nato chief calls on Russia to save INF nuclear missile treaty

    Time is running out to save a key nuclear missile treaty with Russia, Nato Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has told the BBC. Mr Stoltenberg pledged a "measured, defensive" response...

    Turkey’s role much broader than F-35: NATO chief

    NATO’s secretary-general on Wednesday praised Turkey’s role in the alliance hours after the U.S. formally initiated the process to expel it from the F-35 fighter jet program. Speaking...

    “Here’s what I think”: The Cyprus Problem and “any day now”

    Having this column scheduled to be every Monday was always going to create an enormous elephant in the room if one of Cyprus’ “anniversaries” ever happened on...

    Trump is the wildcard as U.S. officials push for Turkey sanctions

    U.S. President Donald Trump, whose personal relationship with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has made for some unexpected policy shifts, will be decisive on U.S. sanctions against...
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