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Turkish – U.S. Relations to Regain Momentum
Bilateral Relations

Turkish – U.S. Relations to Regain Momentum

U.S. Ambassador to Turkiye, Jeff Flake, wrote an article about bilateral relations at the Deseret, where he focuses on defence industry relations.

Greece Asks Royal Navy to Grant Minesweepers
Navy / Maritime

Greece Asks Royal Navy to Grant Minesweepers

The United Kingdom may grant retired minesweepers to Greece as Turkiye has not allowed them to cross the straits due to the Montreux Convention.

West Wants to Violate the “Montreux Convention”
Navy / Maritime

West Wants to Violate the “Montreux Convention”

The United Kingdom and Norway tried to break the Montreux Convention that blocked the entry of foreign military vessels into the Black Sea.

The U.S. Global Hawk Monitored Ukraine Borders and Russia controlled areas in the Black Sea
Air Unmanned Systems

The U.S. Global Hawk Monitored Ukraine Borders and Russia controlled areas in the Black Sea

The U.S. Air Force's strategic unmanned aerial vehicle RQ-4 Global Hawk patrolled the Ukrainian border over Donbas and Crimea. In addition, U.S. surveillance aircraft monitored regions of naval drills restricted by Russia in the Black Sea.

Bulgaria to Acquire Second-Hand Submarines
Navy / Maritime Regional / Strategy

Bulgaria to Acquire Second-Hand Submarines

Bulgaria is considering acquiring submarines due to the Russia- Ukraine tension.

US and Turkish Navy in the Black Sea
Navy / Maritime Bilateral Relations Regional / Strategy Defence Politics

US and Turkish Navy in the Black Sea

Turkish Defence Ministry announced from its official internet site that Turkish naval forces and US navy components conducted a passing exercise in the Black Sea.

Two US Destroyers in the Black Sea
Navy / Maritime Bilateral Relations Defence Politics

Two US Destroyers in the Black Sea

US Navy sent two destroyers and a replenishment oiler to the Black Sea just days after President Biden confronted Vladimir Putin about Russian policy. For the first time in three years, the US has sent three ships into the Black Sea.