Republican and Democratic U.S. lawmakers pressed President Donald Trump on Thursday to impose sanctions on Turkey over its purchase of a Russian missile defense system, saying he should follow a law mandating penalties for doing business with Russia's military.
Tensions are escalating between the U.S. and Turkey, a NATO ally. The Pentagon has stopped selling F-35 warplanes to Turkey after the country bought a S-400 missile defense system from Russia. CBS News State Department reporter Christina Ruffini joins CBSN to explain the latest developments.
Turkish defense companies may face temporary losses after a U.S. decision to remove Ankara from the F-35 fighter jet program but the industry will emerge stronger as a result, the head of Turkey's Defense Industry Directorate said on Thursday.
President Tayyip Erdogan's spokesman expressed "unease" on Thursday in a telephone call with U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton over Washington's decision to remove Turkey from its F-35 program, broadcaster CNN Turk said.
For some U.S. officials, the Trump administration's failure to persuade Turkey not to buy a Russian air defense system may have its roots in a coup attempt against President Tayyip Erdogan three years ago this week.
The United States said on Wednesday that it was removing Turkey from the F-35 fighter jet program, a move long threatened and expected after Ankara began accepting delivery of an advanced Russian missile defense system last week.
ERBIL - The Turkish vice consul to Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region was among at least two people shot dead Wednesday in the regional capital Erbil, police sources said. A police source said that the Turkish vice consul was killed "in an armed attack targeting the consul and the consulate's employees in a restaurant...