Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan voiced "sadness" on Saturday over the downing of a Russian fighter jet by Turkish forces. "We wish it hadn't happened, but it happened. I hope something like this doesn't happen again, added that both sides should approach the issue in a more positive way, and renewed a call for a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The S-400 Triumf (NATO codename SA-21 Growler) is an anti-aircraft and anti-missile system, which is capable of intercepting all types of modern air weaponry as well as ballistic and cruise missiles at a maximum range of nearly 250 miles. It has a tracking range of over 370 miles, can simultaneously engage as many as 36 targets. Only missile complex in the world capable of hitting targets located beyond the horizon, also protected against electronic warfare.
The Syrian army command made the announcement in a statement released on Saturday, saying that Turkey sends the arms in shipments claiming they are humanitarian aid.
Tensions between Russia and the United States continue to escalate, after Russian President Vladimir Putin accused Washington of handing Ankara details of the flight path of the Russian plane downed by Turkey in Syria on Tuesday. US President Barack Obama signed a defence bill handing over hundreds of millions of dollars to militias fighting Russian-backed forces in Ukraine and Syria.
The French interior ministry said Friday the government was trying to prevent the activists from demonstrating ahead of the COP21 conference, but their lawyers and Amnesty International accused the government of abusing the 'state of emergency' put into effect after the Paris attacks.
Google agreed to strengthen the bilateral relations with Israel’s Foreign Ministry, and build a mechanism of “collaborative work” that would make both parties partners in monitoring the published materials and censoring them.
Obama administration is pressing Turkey to deploy thousands of additional troops along its border with Syria to cordon off a 60-mile stretch of frontier that U.S. officials say is used by Islamic State to move foreign fighters in and out of the war zone.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov: Russia is ready to coordinate practical steps to block the Turkish-Syrian border in cooperation with Damascus; . pointed out that Russia has question about Ankara’s real plans, including those on counter-terrorist efforts.
The federal government has decided that Americans don’t need to know what’s in their food. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said recently that it would not require labeling of genetically modified plants that have been approved for sale.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree imposing a package of economic sanctions against Turkey following its downing of a Russian Su-24 bomber in Syria. The measures include banning several Turkish organizations and the import of certain goods. Employers in Russia will be prohibited from hiring Turkish nationals for work starting January 1, 2016.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu expressed regrets about the incident with downing the Russian Su-24 jet but their statements also contained threats. Erdogan warned Moscow that Turkey would take steps if its warplane was downed by the Russian S-400 missile system in case of violation of the Syrian airspace.
November, 21, right-wing extremists in Ukraine severed the four electricity lines which transmit electricity from Ukraine to Crimea. The terrorist attacks, using explosives, cut domestic electricity service to much of Crimea’s population of 2.3 million.
Turkey has suspended its Air Force flights over Syria in the international coalition campaign in the fight against the Islamic State after the downing of the Russian Su-24 bomber, Turkey’s Hurriyet newspaper reported Friday, citing diplomatic sources.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan criticized Moscow for backing the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad as well as Russia's air raids against the militant groups operating in the Arab state.“We very sincerely recommend to Russia not to play with fire,” Ankara does not want its ties with Moscow to “suffer harm in any way.”The Turkish president said he may hold talks with Vladimir Putin at a climate change summit to be held in Paris, France, next week. Putin’s aide Yuri Ushakov said the Russian head of state refused to contact Erdogan.
Rifle-wielding robots that can launch grenades unveiled in China to help fight terror “The toy-sized robots can coordinate with each other on the battlefield,” scouts for poisonous gases, dangerous chemicals and explosives before transmitting its findings back to base.
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