Category Archives: FP Issue: Turkey

What Sunday’s Elections Mean for Turkey’s Foreign Policy and the US (Post #12)

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Turkey had elections earlier this month and The Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) won in a landslide victory.  The party was not expecting the win since they lost their parliamentary majority in the June elections. Some believe this election will not do anything to change the way Turkey has been interacting with other countries, such … Continue reading What Sunday’s Elections Mean for Turkey’s Foreign Policy and the US (Post #12)

U.S. Deploys 6 F-15 Fighter Jets to Turkish Air Base + $70M Smart-Bomb Sale (Post #11)

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The United States deployed 6 F-15 fighter jets to Turkey’s southern Incirlik Air Base to help Turkey defend its air space. This is most likely an American warning to Russia, which has violated Turkey’s air space in the past.  This is also NATO’s way of saying it will be protecting Turkey from further intrusion. In … Continue reading U.S. Deploys 6 F-15 Fighter Jets to Turkish Air Base + $70M Smart-Bomb Sale (Post #11)

US deploys ground-attack A-10 planes to Turkey (Post #10)

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Although the relationship between the US and Turkey seemed to be shaken by the US support of the YPG and the Kurds, a recent actions by the US has confirmed that the two nation’s are still working together to fight ISIS in Syria and Turkey.  US forces established their presence at the Incirlik Air Base … Continue reading US deploys ground-attack A-10 planes to Turkey (Post #10)

Turkey summons U.S. envoy amid reports of weapons aid to Syrian Kurds (Post #9)

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The US has growing ties with the Kurdish population in Turkey, and the Turkish government is not pleased with this. The US is mainly working with the Kurds in an attempt to get rid of ISIS militants in Turkey and Syria. Turkish PM Davutoglu said that armed Kurds in Syria could cooperate with Kurds battling … Continue reading Turkey summons U.S. envoy amid reports of weapons aid to Syrian Kurds (Post #9)