Turkey strongly denounced on Sunday Israel for continuing its “aggressive” policies after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced plans to annex parts of the West Bank following the upcoming elections, state-run Anadolu Agency reported.
The Russian Defense Ministry said the second phase of delivery of S-400 air defense system components to Turkey was completed on Sunday.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s announcement of his intention to annex areas of the West Bank following next week’s elections shows Israel is becoming a “racist, apartheid regime”, Turkey’s foreign minister was quoted as saying on Sunday.
The initial parts of the system were delivered to Ankara in July despite warnings about possible U.S. sanctions over the purchase.
- Turkey says delivery of second S-400 battery complete (Reuters: Sep 15, 2019 at 10:10 AM)
The second stage of Russia’s deliveries of S-400 missile systems to Turkey has been completed, Turkey’s Ministry of National Defense announced on Sunday.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that he will discuss buying U.S. Patriot missiles with U.S. President Donald Trump this month, despite statements that the U.S. offer is not on the table anymore, local media reported Saturday.
The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) will hold an extraordinary meeting on Sunday to discuss Israel’s announcement of its intention to annex areas of the West Bank, the Turkish foreign ministry said on Saturday.
Chakrabati visited Turkey to mark EBRD’s 10 years of work in the country and met with Treasury and Finance Minister Berat Albayrak.
In the three-year purge since the coup attempt, more than 77,000 people have been jailed pending trial and about 150,000 civil servants, military personnel and others have been sacked or suspended from their jobs.
Turkey has many advantages as geographical position, large market and very diverse economy that make it an attractive country for investment, President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) Suma Chakrabarti said during his visit to Ankara this week.