Wednesday, 17 July 2019
Jakarta
--:--
Tokyo
--:--
Hongkong
--:--
New York
--:--
Erdogan Does Not Expect US Sanctions on Turkey Over Russia Deal
Thursday, 20 June 2019 23:46 WIB | GLOBAL |Global

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday he did not expect the United States to impose sanctions on Turkey over its planned purchase of a Russian missile defense system, but would retaliate if it did.

Speaking at a rare news conference for foreign media in Istanbul, Erdogan repeated that the purchase of Russian S-400 systems was a 'done deal' and said the United States should think carefully before imposing sanctions on Turkey, a NATO member.

Turkey has been at loggerheads with the United States for months over Ankara's planned purchase of the Russian missile defense system, which Washington says is incompatible with NATO's defense network and could compromise its F-35 fighter jets ” an aircraft Turkey is helping build and planning to buy.

The United States is threatening to impose sanctions on Turkey unless it scraps the plan to buy the Russian S-400s. Erdogan has refused to back down. On Thursday he said deliveries are likely to start within the first half of July.

Ankara has been pinning hopes on Trump to waive sanctions. Erdogan said while he enjoyed good ties with Trump, he could not say the same about relations between Ankara and other U.S. officials.

Source : VOA News

RELATED NEWS
US-South Korea Drills Could Impact Nuclear Talks, Says North...
Tuesday, 16 July 2019 23:41 WIB

North Korea has criticized U.S. plans to hold a joint military exercise next month with South Korea, suggesting the drills could negatively impact upcoming working-level nuclear talks with Washington....

EU Slaps Sanctions on Turkey Over Gas Drilling Off Cyprus...
Tuesday, 16 July 2019 17:06 WIB

European Union foreign ministers on Monday turned up the pressure on Turkey after approving an initial batch of sanctions against the country over its drilling for gas in waters where EU member Cyprus...

Huawei Plans Large-scale Layoffs in the US...
Tuesday, 16 July 2019 11:43 WIB

Chinese technology giant Huawei Technologies plans to conduct massive layoffs in its business operations in the United States in the midst of a US buying problem asked for the telecommunications equip...

China's Economic Growth Cools Further...
Monday, 15 July 2019 23:39 WIB

China™s economic growth slowed to its lowest level in a decade last quarter amid a tariff war with Washington, adding to pressure on Beijing to reverse a deepening slump. The world™s second-large...

Trump Tweets About Non-White Lawmakers Prompt Fresh Outrage...
Monday, 15 July 2019 17:22 WIB

In a series of Sunday morning tweets quickly deemed racist and xenophobic by critics, U.S. President Donald Trump has provoked fresh controversy with taunts at several new members of Congress. Trump ...

LATEST NEWS
Hong Kong stocks finish with gains (Review)

Hong Kong stocks ended higher on Tuesday in quiet trade as investors took a step back after recent gains, while looking ahead to the start of corporate earnings season. The Hang Seng Index added 0.23 percent, or 64.74 points, to 28,619.62. The...

U.S. stocks end lower on concerns about bank earnings, trade

Wall Street stocks edged lower on Tuesday as quarterly results from banks added to concerns about lower interest rates dampening profits, while comments from U.S. President Donald Trump on trade also weighed on investor sentiment. The Dow Jones...

U.S. Oil at Lowest in Over a Week as Pompeo Says Iran is Ready to Talk

Oil futures settled sharply lower Tuesday, following reports that U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Iran is ready to enter negotiations over its missile program, easing concerns about tensions between Washington and Tehran that had put the...

POPULAR NEWS
Gold prices settle at nearly two-week peak
Tuesday, 16 July 2019 01:55 WIB

Gold futures edged higher on Monday, settling at their highest in almost two weeks as prices extended recent gains scored on the back of...

Wall St. Leans Neutral/Sideways On Gold Prices, Main St. Bullish
Monday, 15 July 2019 13:42 WIB

Wall Street traders and analysts are undecided or else look for gold prices to be sideways this week, while Main Street remained bullish, according...

Gold Steadies as Market Weighs China, Bullish Bet Cut
Monday, 15 July 2019 17:33 WIB

Gold steadied amid signs that China's economy is stabilizing and after hedge fund managers reduced bullish bets on the metal. Gains in Chinese...

Gold Prices Little Changed as China Growth Data Matches Expectations
Monday, 15 July 2019 13:20 WIB

Gold prices were little changed on Monday in Asia after data showed China™s second-quarter growth data slowed to a 27-year low but matched...