North Atlantic Treaty Organisation seeks new ways to counter Russian Federation 'aggression'

Pompeo also pressed Causoglu about Turkey´s plans to buy the S-400 missile defence system from Russian Federation, which Washington has warned could put Ankara at risk of U.S. sanctions, the State Department said in a statement.

"I expect we'll solve the problem so that they have the right defence equipment in terms of Patriots and F-35s", Shanahan told reporters at the Pentagon. Washington has sought to persuade Turkey to purchase the Patriot defense system, instead of S-400s.

Ankara is also planning to purchase 100 F-35 fighter jets from the USA and its pilots are now training on the weapons platform at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona.

Turkey has continued to maintain that it has the right under global law to defend against national security threats including any potential danger posed in northern Syria.

Turkey expressed irritation with the State Department Wednesday over its description of a meeting between Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Turkish Foreign Minister Çavuşoğlu earlier this week.

U.S. lawmakers also have expressed alarm over Turkey's planned purchase of the Russian system.

Senior U.S. military leaders were optimistic on Tuesday that Turkey would receive America's next-generation fighter jets, despite Ankara's threats to purchase a Russian-made missile-defense system that could reveal critical information about the U.S. jets.

On Monday, the Pentagon announced the United States has halted shipments of F-35 parts to Turkey in response to the Turkish/Russian deal.

More news: 3 things learned as Manchester United suffer crushing defeat to Wolves

Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti, NATO Supreme Allied Commander and the head of U.S. European Command, said the issue is of broader concern outside the U.S. and Turkish relationship.

Work between Turkey and the United States to implement an agreement over the Syrian town of Manbij is proceeding more slowly than desired, Turkish military sources said.

A senior State Department also said this week in a briefing that Ankara could face USA sanctions if it goes ahead with the S-400 deal.

Last week, Sens. James Lankford, R-Oklahoma; Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H.; Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland.; and Thom Tillis, R-N.C., introduced legislation over concern Turkey's planned S-400 purchase would pose a risk to USA national security.

A pair of RAF F-35B Lightning stealth jets over the English Channel during Operation Point Blank, which featured aerial capabilities from the British RAF, United States Air Force and French Air Force, November 27, 2018. Turkish pilots are receiving training on two aircraft at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona.

"Turkey was on board the F-35 program from day one", says Loren Thompson, CEO of the Lexington Institute, a public policy think tank that receives some of its funding from F-35 manufacturer Lockheed Martin.

Turkey has also allowed the US and other North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies to use its bases and airspace for carrying out operations in the Middle East, a linchpin of NATO's defense strategy. "We have to shoulder responsibility in order to continue safeguarding it, in our own interest", he said.

(Copyright © 2015. All Rights Reserved.)

Dozens of Trump aides given security clearance despite warnings
Jordan complained Cummings scheduled the meeting with her on a Saturday and didn't tell the Republicans until the day before. First, she alleges that there were 25 clearances given to officials, against the recommendations of her and her colleagues.

Faulty MCAS system may be cause of Boeing 737 MAX crash
But it still proposes that qualified 737 pilots would not need time on flight simulators to safely operate the aircraft. Such a malfunction is believed to have been at play in the Lion Air crash after a sensor was poorly maintained.

Alonso set for Formula One testing return
That auto will be driven by Sainz and Lando Norris on Tuesday before Norris has the vehicle to himself on Wednesday. After quitting Formula One at the end of last season, Fernando Alonso has suggested he would be open to a return .

Varadkar: EU must be open to new UK Brexit proposals
Macron said France and Ireland, as the UK's neighbours, were the two countries most affected by a potential no-deal exit.

Avengers: Endgame Tickets Go Up For Sale, Crashes Ticketing Sites
On Atom Tickets , " Avengers: Endgame " has sold three time more tickets in the first hour of sales than " Infinity War " did previous year .

UK Parliament seeks new options on Brexit
A long delay raises the chances of an early British election, which could rearrange Parliament and break the political deadlock. The Brexit impasse has alarmed businesses, who say the uncertainty has deterred investment and undermined economic growth.

Late show demonstrates Liverpool resilience - Robertson
Liverpool are two points clear of Manchester City at the top of the table having played one game more than Pep Guardiola's team. It is a big thing against a rival but we need to keep going and let's see where it takes us any way'.

Kristaps Porzingis Accused Of Rape, FBI Investigating ‘The Accuser’s Extortionate Demands’
She told cops Porzingis promised to give her $68,000 to pay for her brother's college tuition, but then reneged, the sources said. We made a formal referral to federal law enforcement on December 20th, 2018, based on the accuser's extortionate demands.

‘The View’ unloads on decision to drop all charges against Jussie Smollett
The initial news of the attack had prompted widespread sympathy for Smollett and outrage over the nature of the alleged crime. Henson , was accused of masterminding a hoax attack in downtown Chicago to gain publicity and secure a bigger paycheck.

Shardul Thakur’s Stunning Catch To Dismiss Rishabh Pant
The BCCI has been cautioning franchisees against overburdening India's key pacers to avoid injuries with the World Cup in mind. Yuvraj also told reporters that last 2 years has been up and down for him and talking to Sachin Tendulkar has been a big help.

Warnock seething as Chelsea come back to beat Cardiff
Sarri was on the end of hostile chanting from sections of Chelsea's away support while his side were behind against Cardiff. It's unlikely that we'll see Sarri drop Jorginho, so the Italian should line up alongside N'Golo Kante .

Lauren London Issues First Public Statement Since The Death Of Nipsey Hussle
The girlfriend of gundowned rapper Nipsey Hussle has spoken out about the heartbreaking loss of her boyfriend. Police on Tuesday arrested the man suspected of fatally shooting rapper Nipsey Hussle , authorities said .

Real Madrid to Demand €500m for Manchester United & Juventus Target Raphael Varane
We had a tough time in the middle of the season where we had to fight. "To talk of a clearout, for me, is a lack of respect". I don't think he has fully made a decision to leave Real Madrid , but he is thinking about it.

Ethiopian crash could be largest non-war aviation reinsurance claim
Reports indicate that shortly after take-off at about 137M above the ground, the plane's nose began to pitch down. Boeing has redesigned the software so that it will disable MCAS if it receives conflicting data from its sensors.

Trump claims he wasn't seeking pre-election health care vote
Central to the Republican replacement of Obamacare is going to be protecting people with pre-existing conditions. John McCain's "no" vote that killed the repeal-and-replace effort.

More News

More News