Turkey has denied claims published in the German newspaper Die Welt that Ankara is seeking to acquire nuclear weapons, the country’s foreign ministry spokesman Tanju Bilgic said yesterday. In a statement Bilgic said: “The claims published in Die Welt on […]
September 19, 2014: Turkey has ordered another 145 American AIM-120C-7 AMRAAM air-to-air missiles along with support equipment in a deal worth $320 million. This order is expected to arrive more quickly than the previous one, which was caught up in […]
MONS, Belgium 18 September 2014 — General Philip M. Breedlove thanked Spain for its recent decision to provide PATRIOT missile batteries and 130 soldiers to augment NATO’s defensive deployment in southern Turkey. The Alliance deployed six batteries in 2013 to augment […]
According to Turkish media sources, Turkey is seeking to work with French-Italian consortium Eurosam instead of Chinese defence company CPMIEC regarding the purchase of the long-range missile system. Mehmet Ocaktan, a columnist from Akşam newspaper who attended President Erdogan’s closed-door […]
Defense Undersecretary claims no decision has been made on high tech defense system but confirms negotiations are ongoing with unidentified supplier. Although admitting existence of a party with which Turkey is negotiating, there is no decision yet on the purchase […]
Turkey has begun talks with French defense contractor Eurosam over a national missile defense system, an indication Ankara will scuttle a previous deal with US-embargoed Chinese defense firm CPMIEC. The new deal is likely to retain lucrative technology-sharing agreements of […]
BEIJING (Reuters) – China said on Tuesday that Turkey would decide in its “own interests” after Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said the country was in talks with France on buying a missile defense system following disagreements with Beijing. U.S. and […]
Reuters) – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey was in talks with France on the purchase of a long-range missile defense system after disagreements with China, which was originally awarded the tender. U.S. and NATO officials have said Turkish collaboration […]
Turkey has resumed talks with France on purchasing a new missile system after negotiations on a controversial deal with a US-blacklisted Chinese company hit a rock, the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was reported Sept. 7 as saying.
ANKARA — Senior government officials and procurement authorities here have distanced themselves in recent days from a disputed air defense deal with a Chinese company under US sanctions.