Akar digs in his heels on S-400s, says Ankara responds to Greek ‘illegal actions’ ‘through diplomacy, on the ground’
Ankara has systematically encroached on the Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZs) of Cyprus and Greece, including through the 2019 Libya-Turkey agreement on the delimitation of the two countries’ maritime zones, that has been condemned internationally.
Biden, Erdogan take first, small step toward repairing tattered US-Turkey relations
Ankara’s geopolitical shift toward Moscow and the accompanying threat to the cohesion of NATO, in which Turkey has the second largest army, lies at the core of US-Turkey problems.. Washington would like to bring Turkey back into the fold, but not on Ankara’s terms.
Erdogan confronted with deepening US-Greece strategic relations, tattered ties with Washington
The expanded US-Greece strategic relationship as reflected in the revised Mutual Defence Cooperation Agreement is by all accounts another step – after the Greece-France defence accord – toward shielding Greece against Turkish threats.
Turkey braces for US sanctions over S-400’s, expects Trump’s support
Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said Turkey was fulfilling its responsibilities in the F-35 project and expected the program to continue as planned. He said buying the S-400s was only meant to meet Turkey’s defense needs and posed no threats.