ANKARA – Turkey has yet to receive any new bids to supply a new missile system to rival a controversial multi-billion dollar offer by a US-blacklisted Chinese company, a government official said Friday. “We have asked other companies to present […]
ISTANBUL — US investment banking giant Merrill Lynch has rejected a role as adviser to a major Turkish defense contractor because of the Turkey’s plans to buy missiles from a US blacklisted Chinese company, a local newspaper reported Thursday. Merrill […]
Turkey sent a ripple through the Western defense industry when it recently chose a Chinese company to co-produce a missile defense system—passing on US and European bids in the process. It certainly didn’t help that the Chinese company, China Precision […]
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Dec. 3 (UPI) – U.S. and European defense companies, hard hit at home by shrinking military budgets, are battling to make big-ticket sales in Saudi Arabia and the Persian Gulf monarchies, whose collective defense spending grew by […]
As the recent assignment of Poland’s former chief of general staff as ambassador to Ankara suggests, Poland is eager to establish closer cooperation with the Turkish defense industry. “I think I’ll be very busy with defense issues, and I hope […]
Nov 21 (Reuters) – If Turkey buys a missile defense system from China, it would not be able to integrate it with NATO or U.S. systems and would miss out on decades of training, support and upgrades that come with […]
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 (UPI) — U.S. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said the Turkish government is well aware of the concerns over its options for a compatible missile defense system.”It’s hard to believe we wouldn’t have concerns about a potential […]
WASHINGTON — Turkey would look again at a US bid for a multi-billion-dollar contract for the country’s first long-range anti-missile system providing Washington agrees to produce it jointly, a top Turkish official said Monday. A “final decision has not been […]
The United States will keep two Patriot missile batteries in Turkey for another year to help bolster the country’s air defenses against threats from Syria’s civil war, the Pentagon said Monday.
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu left for Washington on Sunday to start a two-day official visit to discuss bilateral relations and regional developments with top American officials, Today’s Zaman reported.