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Turkiye to wait until Sweden’s NATO Process is Completed
Defence Politics Regional / Strategy Air

Turkiye to wait until Sweden’s NATO Process is Completed

The U.S. State Department underlined that Turkiye’s F-16 acquisition process would wait until Sweden’s NATO admission process is completed.

US Lifts Defence Restrictions on Greek Cyprus for 2024
Bilateral Relations

US Lifts Defence Restrictions on Greek Cyprus for 2024

US State Secretary approved lifting defence trade restrictions to Greek Cyprus for one year. The permission will be valid for 2024.

Greek Diaspora to Intercept Turkish F-16 Programme
Bilateral Relations

Greek Diaspora to Intercept Turkish F-16 Programme

Greek diaspora sent a letter to US Secretary of State in order to prevent this country from modernising Turkish Air Force.

Invisible Ties in the Congress Between F-16 sale and Sweden's, Finland's admission to NATO
Air Bilateral Relations Regional / Strategy

Invisible Ties in the Congress Between F-16 sale and Sweden's, Finland's admission to NATO

US Ambassador to Turkiye Jeffry Flake made statements about the sale of the F-16 and Sweden and Finland's membership step in NATO.

India, US to Strengthen Defence Relations amid CAATSA Discussions
Bilateral Relations

India, US to Strengthen Defence Relations amid CAATSA Discussions

Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Foreign Affairs Minister S Jaishankar met with Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin.

North Korean Missile Tests Force ROK and Japan to get Closer
Regional / Strategy

North Korean Missile Tests Force ROK and Japan to get Closer

North Korea’s military tests force two rival countries, the Republic of Korea (ROK) and Japan, to get closer.

US Denies $130M in Military aid to Egypt
Bilateral Relations

US Denies $130M in Military aid to Egypt

The US State Department will withhold Egypt $130 million in military aid due to the country's record on human rights abuses.

U.S. and Greece renew defence deal to advance stability in Eastern Mediterranean
Bilateral Relations Regional / Strategy

U.S. and Greece renew defence deal to advance stability in Eastern Mediterranean

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias signed an extension of the Mutual Defence Cooperation Agreement (MDCA).