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Bearing in mind subsequent changes (including the 2020 phase-out currently in the works), a 2013 press release by Northrop Grumman said: Turkish Aerospace Industries, Inc. (TAI), a subcontractor to Northrop Grumman, delivered its first F-35 Lightning II center fuselage to Northrop Grumman and Lockheed Martin at a ceremony held at TAI's facilities in ...


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The best I could confirm from official sources is this US CENTCOM tweet: Within 24 hours of the phone call between U.S. SECDEF and Turkish MINDEF to discuss security in northeast Syria, the SDF destroyed military fortifications, Aug 22. This demonstrates SDF's commitment to support implementation of the security mechanism framework.


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According to Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) One of the most complex structural sections of the aircraft, "F-35A Center Fuselage" is produced by TAI as a second source. Second source means "a company that is licensed to manufacture and sell components originally designed by another company (the first source)"


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The F-35 made by Lockheed Martin is a joint venture by multiple countries; among others, USA, Canada, Italy and Turkey. Turkey was part of the deal and they helped funding the development of the jet. They were expelled from the program after the deal to buy the Russian S-400 missile defense system. Ellen Lord, Pentangon acquisition chief, commenting on the ...


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See this article which includes pictures of the removal of fortifications. photo caption reads: A US service member observes as Syrian Democratic Forces remove military fortifications along the Turkey-Syria border, August 22, 2019. Image: US Army/Spc. Alec Dionne


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This appears to be an urban legend. Using some keywords in the story I searched for the following string: Şehzade Camii 1.990 restorasyon Which returns a number of hits (about 122,000 results); however, it also appears that most of the pages were written between 2010 and 2012 which is a hint that this might be a recent occurrence as opposed to an older ...


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Whether or not the mass-killings of the Armenians are legally considered 'genocide' or 'democide' (or another legal jargon term) is a geo-politically contentious issue. Wikipedia explains: Turkey, the successor state of the Ottoman Empire, denies the word genocide as an accurate term for the mass killings of Armenians that began under Ottoman rule in 1915....


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See Turkey, US agree to set up operation centre for Syria safe zone 7 August 2019: A joint statement by the Turkish defence ministry and the US embassy in Ankara said the two sides had agreed to set up the Turkey-based operations centre "as soon as possible" and that the safe zone "would become a "peace corridor", without providing futher details. More-...


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According to Le Monde, a French daily newspaper and one of the most important and widely respected newspapers in Europe, the response is yes: watch the video (shorter than that of the Daily News) and listen from 0:18 to 0:28. I translated a part of the article: We don't know if this hostility was directed towards the Greek prime minister or the ...


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There is a video online that is not translated that supposedly contains the statement. However, some translations available online do not contain the phrase "Do you want to be a martyr?" A video clip of the event was uploaded to Youtube on 24 February 2018 containing an event matching the descriptions provided by several different news outlets. The video ...


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It's possible, but unless you have an incredible appetite, there's little evidence that it would have any effect. Large amounts1 of tryptophan have been shown1 2 to reduce sleep latency (the time it takes to fall asleep), however the data is less clear on whether it causes drowsiness or has any effect on the length or quality of sleep. Though tryptophan is ...


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The source of this claim is this tweet by Ankara based Reuters corespondent Ece Toksabay who wrote: Istanbul fans boo minute of silence for Paris attacks, chant "Allahu akbar" before Turkey vs Greece soccer friendly [But Reuters didn't publish any report based on the tweet above.] Further, according to this deadspin.com report and this The Blaze report, ...


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Seem crazy, but the justice minister himself said yes... and was apparently backed up the prime minister. AP reports: “There is no doubt that this $1 bill has some important function within the Gulenist terror organization,” Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag recently told the A Haber television channel. “Prosecutors are asking as they investigate what these ...


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The mistake in the article in the OP is the date, "1963-1964 Cyprus crisis". The problem occurred in 1974 and did relate to a/the Cyprus crisis. According to U.S. Nuclear Weapons in Europe at page 25: A prolonged congressional debate and a series of internal Pentagon reviews in 1973 and 1974 led to a conclusion that there were an excessive number ...


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It seems it was faked. He's missing a leg and an arm and everyone else has stretched arms. Further, while not on either of those blog posts this very infamous picture is exhaustively talked about and analyzed in The Saga Surrounding a Forged Photograph from the Era of the Armenian Genocide Demonizing and Vilifying a 'Cruel Turkish Official': A part of `the ...


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In case anyone is coming here from Google, here is the usual way this legend is repeated in copy-and-paste files: 1178: A Chinese document known as the Sung Document records the voyage of Muslim sailors to a land known as Mu-Lan-Pi (America). Mention of this document is contained in the publication, The Khotan Amirs, 1933. I have no idea where this ...


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Short answer: Yes, but it wasn't as forceful as described, and his view has changed a lot in the past five months since this video was recorded. The Wall Street Jounal reported in June 2016: ISTANBUL—Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called for Donald Trump’s name to be removed from a Turkish franchisee’s towers in Istanbul’s business district due ...


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The Bloomberg article was 15 October 2015. Yes, the US armed Kurds in the air drop mentioned in the article, but it was false that "the White House announced the U.S. had dropped 50 tons of ammunition to Syrian Arabs". Instead, before the drop, as explained in the 9 October 2015 article Pentagon plans major shift in effort to counter the Islamic State in ...


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For your first question, Did Turkey actually warn the Russians? And if so, how was it that Turkey warned Russia for a full five minute if the plane was in Turkish airspace for only 17 seconds, at most? Turkey explained this in its statement to the UN Security Council This morning (24 November) 2 SU-24 planes, the nationality of which are unknown ...


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The video Turkey PM Erdoğan's Nephew Threatens Police To Torture Teacher Under Arrest was published 23:59:24 on Dec 23, 2013, so I think it's the video you're looking for. The video quality is horrible, but it at least contains a transcript in English (warning: language): ALİ ERDOĞAN: man .... still you say, You cannot let them sit. POLICEMAN: man ......


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The primary source of the claim is this article written by Flynn. He wrote: Gülen portrays himself as a moderate, but he is in fact a radical Islamist. He has publicly boasted about his “soldiers” waiting for his orders to do whatever he directs them to do. If he were in reality a moderate, he would not be in exile, nor would he excite the animus of Recep ...


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