Turkish Space Agency Opens For Business After Presidential Decree – SpaceWatch.Global

Turkish President Erdogan issued a decree on 21 November 2019 that formally establishes the Turkish Space Agency. The presidential decree was published in an official gazette of the Turkish government. The Turkish Space Agency will prepare and carry out the Turkish national space programme in line with the policies determined by the president, the decree …

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Macron: NATO Is Suffering “Brain Death” – Cato Institute

Two developments in recent days highlight NATO’s mounting crisis of relevance. One was French President Emmanuel Macron’s stunning comment that ““What we are currently experiencing is the brain death of NATO.” It was not a casual, off‐​hand comment either. When asked whether he still believed in the Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty, under which an …

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Trump’s Turkey problem – Washington Examiner – Opinion

In what may well have been the shortest duration of sanctions in modern history, President Trump on Oct. 23 lifted all of the sanctions he had imposed on Turkey just nine days earlier for “escalating violence, endangering innocent civilians, and destabilizing the region” with its military incursion into northeast Syria. In his statement, Trump referred …

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How Jay Sekulow Got Involved in US Foreign Policy – Mother Jones

Rudy Giuliani has drawn substantial scrutiny in recent months over his alleged efforts to run a shadow foreign policy for Donald Trump in Ukraine. But the former New York City mayor isn’t the only lawyer for Trump who has become involved in a US foreign policy matter. Last year, Jay Sekulow, while serving as a personal …

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Turkey’s Lobbyists Had Deep Access to Trump White House – Courthouse News

MANHATTAN (CN) – Ballard Partners, the firm dubbed “the Most Powerful Lobbyist in Trump’s Washington,” ended its years-long contract with Turkey’s state-run Halkbank last week, the day after that bank’s indictment in a record-breaking money-laundering scheme. Halkbank’s prosecution comes amid the precipitous withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria following a phone call between President Donald …

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NATO’s Turkey Ties Must Change – Council on Foreign Relations

President Donald J. Trump may have thought that he was doing Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan a favor by agreeing to move U.S. troops out of northern Syria, thereby allowing the Turkish military and allied Arab militias to invade Kurdish-controlled areas. But in so doing, Trump has plunged U.S.-Turkey relations into a greater crisis than …

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