In high school, Jamal Khashoggi had a good friend. His name was Osama bin Laden.
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
Israel’s relationship with its near neighbor Turkey is complicated. The two countries have seen diplomatic relations cool since the 2010 Mavi Marmara incident. Things took a turn for the worse when Israel’s ambassador to Turkey was expelled earlier in the year following violence at the Israel-Gaza border crossing. However, there are some signs that there… Read more »
The $717 billion National Defense Authorization Act includes a bipartisan measure honoring a decade-long memorandum of understanding between America and Israel, giving $3.8 billion annually to the Jewish state, while also also temporarily blocking the U.S. delivery of the F-35 fighter jets to Turkey.
The Turkish lira plunged as much as 11% against the dollar, hitting a record low, before recovering some of its losses in volatile trading. The lira had already plummeted more than 20% last week as a political clash with the United States intensified and investors fretted about the Turkish government’s lack of action to tackle the problems… Read more »