Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has refused to back down from Ankara's planned purchase of a Russian S-400 missile defense system that the United States has said would compromise the security of the F-35, the most advanced US fighter aircraft.
Other U.S. officials have stopped short of threatening Turkey's underlying relationship with America or North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, but there have been growing calls for swift action, including sanctions, against Ankara to stop the S-400 purchase.
Germany was the only country out of these major powers to say they were more unwilling than willing to defend the US, 43 per cent to 32 per cent; by contrast, 54 per cent of Americans think they should defend Germany should she find herself attacked by Russian Federation.
Turkey will not turn back from a major arms deal with Russian Federation despite the U.S. suspension of Ankara from the F-35 fighter-jet programme, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Wednesday.
US President Donald Trump admitted that the previous US administration headed by Barack Obama had made a mistake not selling the Patriot surface-to-air missile system to Turkey, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said in Washington on Wednesday. Washington has sought to persuade Turkey to purchase the Patriot defense system, instead of S-400s.
"Should Turkey procure the S-400", acting chief Pentagon spokesperson Charles Summers says in his announcement suspending deliveries to stand-up the program in Turkey, "their continued participation in the F-35 program is at risk".
The United States has already suspended all F-35 shipments to Turkey as a result of the conflict.
"We will agree on new measures of support for our close partners Georgia and Ukraine", NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told reporters ahead of Thursday's session.
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has warned Turkey and Germany about their dealings with Russian Federation, telling Ankara it is "reckless" and warning Berlin it risks becoming a "captive" of Moscow.
"Turkey must choose - does it want to remain a critical partner of the most successful military alliance in the history of the world, or does it want to risk the security of that partnership by making reckless decisions that undermine our alliance?"
During a visit to the air base, Turkey's two F-35s were visible, each with a Turkish flag painted on its tail.
Turkish President Recep Tayip Erdogan is showing no signs of yielding to the United States. Sources familiar with the F-35's intricate worldwide production process and the U.S. thinking on the issue last week said Turkey's role can be replaced. "This is not a choice for us", he said.
Kudlow, the Director of the National Economic Council, cautioned that the president has not made any final decisions . One auto industry analyst estimates that a shut down could halt auto production in most US factories within a week.
It represents another expression of North Korean displeasure following the collapse of the Kim-Trump summit in Hanoi last... The North said it "is pulling out with instructions from the superior authority", according to the ministry.
A destroyed auto is seen amid the destruction provoked by the passage of the cyclone Idai in Beira, Mozambique, on March 17, 2019. In a related development, Zimbabwe National Water Authority (Zinwa) said its supply stations have been affected by flooding.
But a Game Of Thrones promo released on Monday showed Jon Snow and Arya Stark reunited finally in the Godswood of Winterfell. Last month, Sophie Turner , who plays Sansa Stark, revealed she ruined the show's ending for her fiancé Joe Jonas.
Every game in every week, we have to win. "Playing every three or four days will be tough", Gundogan said. I'm pretty sure that after the effort today, in the next game our pace will be a little bit better.
Puerto Rico renewed its push for statehood previous year after Hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated the island in 2017. In an exclusive interview with CNN , Rossello said: "If the bully gets close, I'll punch the bully in the mouth".
Nine Brits were among the casualties when flight ET 302 came down 38 miles southeast of the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa. After the software update is approved, it would take about a day to deploy and an hour to upgrade each aircraft.
Apple says that signups will be handled directly from iPhones, with quick approvals and access to device-specific card numbers. Finally, one percent will be added for all purchases paid for with the physical Apple Card (more on that in a minute).
Professional sports handicapper Kelly Stewart on the rise of sports betting and her predictions for the NCAA Tournament . On Selection Sunday, the Blue Devils and their star player took the top overall seed in the NCAA Tournament bracket.
Lamar Alexander said on the Senate floor Monday. "This is about our constituents and all of our lives", said Ocasio-Cortez. King, who caucuses with Democrats, joined three other Democrats who voted with the Republican majority.
Overseas, "Us" launched with $16.7 million from 47 worldwide territories for a global start of $86.95 million. The female-fronted tentpole added another US$34 million, taking its domestic tally past US$320 million.
Trump asks federal authorities to review Smollett case
Foxx then called Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson to ask him to let the FBI investigate the alleged attack. Tina Glandian, one of his defense lawyers, told NBC News on Thursday that she was not concerned by the review.
Day 5 match recaps: WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play
Yet after Woods played out sideways and knocked his third from 205 yards to 25 feet, McIlroy hit an bad second shot. Woods won back-to-back holes with birdies at the fifth and sixth as McIlroy's putting frailties began to show.
Purdue, Virginia Sent To Overtime On Miraculous Play
Diakite hit an unbelievable buzzer-beater to send his Virginia team's Elite Eight game against Purdue to overtime. Virginia outscored Purdue 10-5 in overtime to win the South Region and earn a spot in the Final Four.
Federer Survives Albot Test In Miami
South Africa's Kevin Anderson continued his return from an arm injury with a 6-4 7-6 (8-6) win over Joao Sousa of Portugal. Also setting up an intriguing fourth round clash today were youngsters Stefanos Tsitsipas and Denis Shapovalov .
Thai vote results delayed, anti-junta party seeks leadership
Thais voted for a 500-member parliament, which along with a 250-member junta-appointed Senate will decide the next prime minister. The Shinawatras say they have simply recognised the economic and democratic aspirations of Thailand's majority.
Men's basketball: Wisconsin folds in 72-54 loss to Oregon
The Badgers eliminated the Ducks in the round of 32 in back-to-back seasons en route to Final Four appearances in 2014 and '15. The victor of the East regional game will play the victor of Michigan State, a 2 seed, and Bradley, the 15 seed.
Ichiro To Retire After Thursdays Game In Tokyo
Ichiro paved the way for more players than we will ever know and his influence will be felt for generations after his career ends. He became one of the most important figures in baseball history, and not just because of his stats and awards.
Packers bid farewell to Randall Cobb, Clay Matthews
Longtime Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb has agreed to a deal with the Dallas Cowboys , according to media reports. Hurns was new to the team, coming to Dallas in free agency after an injured season with the Jacksonville Jaguars.