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Erdogan in Biden’s Sights as Turkey faces US Sanctions

Erdogan in Biden’s Sights as Turkey faces US Sanctions

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Full Text of President Joe Biden’s Inaugural Speech

Full text of Joe Biden’s inaugural speech, released by the White House: This is democracy’s day. A day of history and hope. Of renewal and resolve. Through a crucible for the ages America has been tested anew and America has risen to the challenge.

Biden cold shoulders Erdogan as request for call left unanswered

With just seven days until Joe Biden assumes office, the US president-elect is yet to respond to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s offer of a phone call, an unusual snub for a powerful Nato ally. Three people familiar with the issue told Middle East Eye that Erdogan’s office requested a call with Biden last month, but weeks later no conversation has been arranged.

Biden appoints staunch Turkey critic Brett McGurk to National Security Council

US President-elect Joe Biden nominated Brett McGurk, an outspoken advocate of American military presence in Syria and staunch detractor of the Turkish government, as Middle East coordinator on the National Security Council. McGurk, a veteran of the national security establishment who served in various capacities under successive Democratic and Republican administrations, has frequently criticised the Turkish government over its role in Syria and broader regional policies.

U.S. secretary of state nominee Blinken says Turkey not acting like an ally

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden’s choice for secretary of state on Tuesday accused NATO member Turkey of not acting like an ally and said Washington would review if further sanctions are required on Ankara over its acquisition of a Russian air defense system.

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January 22, 2021

Just reading your headline and the associated sources, I predict thee will be another war in the Middle East with Turkey being involved. Oh dear, it’s so predictable.

Jonathan Jarvis
Jonathan Jarvis
January 23, 2021

Turkey.. the pretentious self important vacillating so called partner of whichever side suits him at that moment…so deliberately tardy re Idlib and still supporting and encouraging militant rebels and terrorists in Idlib…still attacking Syrian army…..still looting. Will not do as he is told in regard to the USA coalition in Syria…..even if there is any communication. USA getting frustrated but most determinatedly trying to create a separate northeast Syria and Erdo getting in the way purposely.Sabotaging the OSCE with his independant scheming for a pan Turcic crescent …. actions to lead Azerbaijan against Armenia and still trying to get into… Read more »

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