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UNITED STATES OF ISLAM ARMY
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THE TRUMP REGIME AND USA ARROGANCE ON DICTATING WHAT A SOVEREIGN COUNTRY CAN OR CAN'T PURCHASE WITH IT'S OWN MONEY IS NOT ONLY A GROSS VIOLATION OF TURKEY'S DEFENCE AND FOREIGN POLICY BUT SOVEREIGNTY. THIS CHAPTER HIGHLIGHTS THE NEED TO UNCOVER THE POLITICS OF HOW THE US MILITARY INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX COERCES NATIONS TO BOLSTER AND UNDERWRITE ITS WAR ECONOMY. SUFFICE TO STATE THAT IF THE USA BELIEVES THAT THIS IS A RED LINE WHICH HAS BEEN CROSSED BY TURKEY'S PURCHASE OF THIS ANTI-AIRCRAFT MISSILE TECHNOLOGY UNDERMINING NATO DEFENCE AND THE NATO ALLIANCE. IT LOOKS AS THOUGH A PARTING OF WAYS HAS ARRIVED AND TURKEY NEEDS TO JOIN TO CREATE A NEW DEFENCE AND MILITARY ALLIANCE WHICH SECURES IT'S INTERESTS. FROM AN ISLAMIC MILITARY PERSPECTIVE THIS IS GOOD NEWS AS IT IS LONG OVERDUE AS TURKEY AND MUSLIM NATIONS MUST NOT DEPEND ON OTHERS FOR THEIR DEFENCE. THE LEGACY OF ATATURK AND KEMALISM NEEDS TO BE DISCARDED.    


ANKARA SLAMS US HOUSE RESOLUTION ON TURKEY 
https://www.trtworld.com/turkey/ankara-s...rkey-27388

The resolution criticised Turkey's procurement of Russian S-400 missile defence systems and expressed concerns over the two countries ties.  The US House of Representatives agreed on Monday on a resolution criticising Turkey's procurement of Russian S-400 missile defence systems and expressed concern over the Ankara and Washington alliance.


The House resolution entitled "Expressing concern for the United States-Turkey alliance" underlining concerns about Ankara's foreign policy and the country's judicial system is not acceptable, Turkey's foreign ministry said in a statement. "[The resolution] does not fit the deep-rooted alliance and friendship between the US and Turkey," the ministry spokesperson Sami Aksoy said.



US Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel, on Monday, discussed the resolution and underscored the importance of the US-Turkey bilateral relationship, but also warned of the consequences if Turkey pursues the purchase of S-400 anti-aircraft missiles from the Russian Federation. The Turkish Foreign Ministry underlined the importance of resorting to "dialogue" and showing "respect" in order to resolve a difference of opinion between allies. "Instead [of seeking dialogue], taking non-binding decisions that don't serve of building mutual trust, the language of threats and sanctions and the deadlines are not acceptable," the statement said.



The United States and Turkey have been at loggerheads for several years due to Washington's Middle East policy. But due to Ankara's planned purchase of Russia's S-400 missile systems, which Washington says are incompatible with the NATO defence network and would pose a threat to Lockheed Martin's F-35 stealth fighter jets which Turkey also plans to buy, the relations between the two NATO allies have been at a historic low. The US has said that the F-35 jets will not be provided to Turkey unless it cancels the Russian purchase.  US officials said on Monday the training of Turkish pilots on F-35 fighter jets had come to a faster-than-expected halt at an air base in Arizona, as Ankara's involvement was wound down over the S-400 purchase.  Turkey has said it would consider alternatives to the Russian system if an appropriate offer was made. However, Ankara has pointed out, the US has not done so as yet.


ERDOGAN: NO STEP BACK FROM S-400 DEAL WITH RUSSIA
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/06/e...57003.html
Turkish president says US offer to sell Patriot missiles to Ankara is not as good as Russia's S-400 offer

Ties between Turkey and the US have been strained over the decision to buy the S-400 missile system 

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said his country would not step back from an S-400 missile deal with Russia - again defying US threats. Last week, a top Pentagon official said the consequences would be "devastating" for Turkey's joint F-35 fighter programme and its cooperation with NATO if the country went ahead with plans to buy the Russian anti-aircraft weapon system.

"There is an agreement. We have determination. It is out of the question to take a step back from it," Erdogan told reporters in Istanbul on Tuesday. He also said an offer from the United States to sell Patriot missiles to Turkey was not as good as the Russian offer. Ties between the NATO allies have been strained over Ankara's decision to buy the S-400 missile system, which Washington says could compromise its F-35 fighter jets that Ankara is also set to buy.



US officials urged Turkey to buy Patriot missiles rather than the S-400 from Moscow, arguing it is incompatible with NATO weapons systems. Ankara responded saying it was the US refusal to sell Patriots to Turkey that led it to seek other vendors, adding Russia offered a better deal, including technology transfers.


Punish the purchase
Kathryn Wheelbarger, acting US assistant secretary of defence for international security affairs, said the planned S-400 purchase would damage Turkey's ability to work with NATO. She said the US administration, even if it does not want to punish Turkey for the purchase, could be forced to do so by a Congress unsympathetic to Ankara. 

Turkey has suggested the two countries form a working group to assess the potential effect of the S-400s on F-35 aircraft, which was reportedly accepted by Washington. Turkey plans to buy 100 US F-35s and some Turkish pilots have already started training with counterparts in the United States. Erdogan said on Tuesday he told Washington that Ankara would take steps to buy the Patriots only if its conditions of delivery were as positive as Russia's. "But unfortunately we haven't received a positive proposal from the American side on the subject of Patriots like the S400s from Russia," he said.




Economic threats
The US has threatened to impose sanctions on Turkey if it goes through with the purchase of the Russian missile system, a move that would further damage Turkey's economy. Turkey's currency the lira has declined about 14 percent this year in part because of concerns over the potential US sanctions.Erdogan and US President Donald Trump are expected to meet on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan, at the end of June.  In addition to the issue of the S-400, Turkish-US ties are already under strain over American support for a Syrian Kurdish militia in Syria - viewed as "terrorists" by Ankara.



RUSSIA CONDEMNS US ULTIMATUM TO TURKEY OVER S-400 MISSILE DEAL 
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/05/r...53344.html

Moscow denounces reported US sanctions threat towards Ankara over its intention to buy Russia's missile defence system.

Russia has condemned an alleged US ultimatum to Turkey designed to force it to cancel a deal to buy Russian S-400 surface-to-air missile systems and purchase American Patriot batteries instead, calling it "unacceptable".

Moscow on Wednesday was responding to a report by CNBC that said Washington had given Turkey two weeks to scrap the Russian arms deal and do one with the United States instead or risk severe penalties. Turkey's push to buy the S-400s has further strained the already tense relations with the US, which has repeatedly warned Ankara of the risks, including sanctions, if it goes ahead with the purchase.


Turkey and the US have been at odds on several fronts, including Ankara's decision to buy the S-400s, which cannot be integrated into NATO systems. Washington says the Russian deal, if it goes ahead, would jeopardise Turkey's role in building and buying Lockheed Martin F-35 fighter jets.


'Unacceptable'

"We regard this extremely negatively," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said when asked about the CNBC report by reporters. 
"We consider such ultimatums to be unacceptable and we are going on the many statements made by representatives of Turkey's leadership - headed by President [Recep Tayyip] Erdogan - that the S-400 deal is already complete and will be implemented."





Turkey's defence minister said earlier on Wednesday that Ankara was preparing for potential US sanctions over its purchase of the Russian missile system, even though he said there was some improvement in talks with Washington over proposals to manufacture and purchase the American F-35 fighter jets. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday said the S-400 deal with Russia was done and wouldn't change.

"There is absolutely no question of [Turkey] taking a step back from the S-400 purchase. That is a done deal," Erdogan said. He also said Turkey and Russia would jointly produce S-500 defence systems after Ankara's controversial purchase of the S-400s from Moscow.





F-35 JET PROGRAMME DOOMED TO FAILURE IF TURKEY EXCLUDED ' – ERDOGAN 

https://www.trtworld.com/turkey/f-35-jet-programme-doomed-to-failure-if-turkey-excluded-erdogan-26284


Tensions between US and Turkey have worsened in recent months with Turkey set to begin receiving the S-400 Russian surface-to-air missile system, which the US says will jeopardise Ankara's role in the F-35 fighter jet programme.



President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks during the 14th International Defense Industry Fair (IDEF'19) at Tuyap Fair and Exhibition Center, in Istanbul, Turkey on April 30, 2019. (AA) 


The US' F-35 fighter jet programme is "doomed to complete failure" if Turkey's contributions are excluded, Turkey's president warned on Tuesday. "Turkey did not and will not accept any impositions in the defence realm, just as in the areas of politics, diplomacy and the economy," Recep Tayyip Erdogan told the 14th International Defence Industry Fair (IDEF'19) in Istanbul. He decried attempted "impositions" concerning the F-35s, referring to the US threats to cancel the sale over Turkey buying Russian S-400 missile defence. "We think that those who try to exclude us on an issue where we are a project and production partner can’t see beyond the end of this. "I am saying explicitly that the F-35 project is doomed to complete failure if Turkey is excluded," Erdogan said.



US-Turkey tension
Tensions between the US and Turkey have worsened in recent months with Turkey set to begin receiving the advanced S-400 Russian surface-to-air missile system, which Washington says will jeopardise Turkey's role in the F-35 fighter jet programme and could trigger congressional sanctions. Erdogan also said Turkey has reduced its foreign defence industry dependence from 80 percent to 30 percent and it now exports defence industry products. He added that the country is also making advances in unmanned aircraft worldwide.
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