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Senators push for Turkey sanctions after reports Ankara used Russian system to detect US-made jets – TheHill

A bipartisan pair of senators is pushing the Trump administration to sanction Turkey amid reports that it is testing a Russian-made missile defense system using U.S.-made jets. For years, U.S. lawmakers have raised concerns about NATO ally Turkey’s purchase of the Russian-made S-400 air defense system and have urged sanctions that are required by U.S. …

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Turkey tensions should be dealt with at The Hague, says Cyprus’ Foreign Minister – Euronews

Cyprus’ Foreign Minister suggests taking Eastern Mediterranean tensions with Turkey to arbitration at The Hague, as the question of sanctions has soured discussions in Brussels. “Only dialogue can bring a solution and in this context, we have asked from Turkey to discuss our maritime borders in the North and West of Cyprus. And they refused,” …

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EU sanctions Turkish firm over Libya arms embargo violations – AP

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Monday slapped sanctions on three transport companies for violating the U.N. arms embargo on Libya, including the Turkish shipping firm that operates a vessel at the center of a naval standoff in the Mediterranean Sea between Turkey and France three months ago. At talks in Brussels, EU foreign …

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Venezuela Fuels an Amazon Gold Rush With Petrodollars Drying Up – Bloomberg

 Mining area has more than tripled since March 2019, NGO says. Officials redouble work on mining camps as oil output plummets  U.S. sanctions and a collapsing oil industry are prompting Venezuela to step up its push into gold mining, including in protected areas of the Amazon. The amount of land used for mining has more than …

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Trump Should Teach Erdogan a Lesson in Law, Not Corruption – Defense One

The president offered to help Turkey’s strongman beat U.S. courts, John Bolton has revealed. It only helps Iran. Donald Trump’s puzzling relationship with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has long perplexed policy watchers. Things have become much clearer after the release of The Room Where It Happened, the new book from former National Security Advisor John Bolton, which reveals new …

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