Trump laments U.S. prohibition on selling F-35s to Turkey

Reuters | Jul 16, 2019 at 6:35 PM

President Donald Trump on Tuesday signaled reluctance to punish Turkey over its acquisition of a Russian air defense system, saying it was “not fair” that the United States would now be prohibited from selling Ankara billions of dollars worth of F-35 stealth fighter jets.

Ankara: No change to drilling policy

Japan News | Jul 16, 2019 at 4:30 PM

European Union decisions to curb contacts and funding for Turkey over its drilling for gas and oil off Cyprus will not affect its determination to continue energy activities in the region, the Turkish foreign ministry said on Tuesday.

EU sanctions Turkey over drilling off Cyprus

Japan News | Jul 16, 2019 at 4:00 PM

European Union foreign ministers on Monday turned up the pressure on Turkey after approving an initial batch of sanctions against the country over its drilling for gas in waters where EU member Cyprus has exclusive economic rights.

Ten Turkish sailors seized by pirates off Nigerian coast – shipping company

Reuters | Jul 16, 2019 at 3:34 PM

Ten Turkish sailors were taken hostage by armed pirates who attacked a Turkish-flagged cargo ship off the coast of Nigeria, the vessel’s owner said on Tuesday.

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