Ukraine’s Zelenskyy visits Turkey, where Erdogan is expected to press for negotiations to end war

ISTANBUL (AP) — Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky was in Istanbul on Friday for talks with the Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoganwhose NATO member state has sought to balance its close ties with both Kiev and Moscow and has repeatedly offered to act as a peace mediator between them. During the talks in Istanbul, Erdogan was … Read more

Why is Erdogan so obsessed with Israel? Expert reveals explanation

Following recent reports of Turkey’s arrest of alleged Mossad collaborators, Maariv spoke with Dr. Eitan Hai HaCohen Yanorjak, an expert on Turkey, who explained what caused Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to change his rhetoric on Israel. “Erdogan is once again facing internal political challenges in Turkey, and the easiest way to appeal to … Read more

Senators warily allow F-16 sale to Turkey as part of NATO expansion agreement. ‘A deal’s a deal’

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. senators declined Thursday to block the treaty sale of F-16s to Turkey, despite expressing deep contempt for Turkey’s behavior as an ally. They held out at one unofficial bargain that Turks would get the fighter jets if they stopped blocking Sweden’s accession to NATO. “A deal is a deal,” said Sen. … Read more

American allies brace for a bumpy ride ahead of possible Trump-Biden rematch

LONDON (AP) — As chances rise of a Joe Biden-Donald Trump rematch in the U.S. presidential election race, America’s allies are bracing for a bumpy ride. Many worry that a second term for Trump would be an earthquake, but tremors already abound — and concerns are rising that the U.S. could grow less dependable regardless … Read more