Russia excluded from an international conference for the fight against cybercrime
© Archives Ouest-France / Marc Ollivier A man consults a PC whose screen is carried by Cyber Attack. According to private cybersecurity experts, many gangs using rankongicials - viruses that block computers until a ransom - operate from Ukraine and Russia. Russia was not invited to participate in a virtual meeting bringing together 30 countries organized by the United States and on the fight against cybercrime , said a manager of the US administration.
© Reuters - Osman Orsal Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Sunday, October 17 that his country was in talks with the United States for the acquisition of F-16 combat aircraft (image of illustration).
Sunday, before taking off for his trip to Africa, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said his country was in talks with the United States for the acquisition of F-16 US combat aircraft. Turkey had been excluded from the F-35 aircraft program after purchase Russian anti-air defense systems.
The Turkey Purchase Project F-16 is "Of course linked to the F-35 problem," said Journalists Erdogan on Sunday, 17 in an Istanbul Airport, before. To fly for a tour in Africa, stating that the United States had proposed to Turkey to sell F-16 to modernize its air fleet.
Turkey: The ambassadors of ten countries summoned after their support for Osman Kavala
© Handout Anadolu Culture Center / AFP Osman Kavala has been imprisoned in Turkey since October 18, 2017. A dozen Western embassies have claimed its release. The Turkish Foreign Ministry has summoned the ambassadors of ten countries, including the United States, Germany, Canada and France, who had claimed in a common statement the release of the philanthrope Osman Kavala. The latter, regularly targeted by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has been imprisoned for four years.
Turkey, which was partner of the US stealthy combat aircraft program F-35 at its launch and intended to acquire a hundred, was excluded from Washington in 2019 after buying Russian anti-aircraft defense systems S-400 .
"It is clear that Turkey is in an unstable equilibrium"
a sale of F-16 by the United States should, however, be approved by the US Congress in which hostility in respect of Turkey is in progress.
"It is clear that Turkey is in a situation of unstable equilibrium vis-à-vis these matters of arms acquisition and vis-à-vis its role in NATO, Analysis General Jean-Paul Palomeros, former head of staff of the Air Force and former NATO Commander for Transformation. We feel that there is an attempt at reconciliation and Turkey tries to negotiate a kind of balance. But I do not see NATO countries and, in the first line the United States, come back on this issue that is fundamental, central, of these Russian systems, whatever the wages that can try to give the Turks saying : "They are disconnected". "
Turkish central bank lowers key interest rate radical than expected
Despite a very high inflation rate, Turkish central bank has drastically reduced its key interest rate. She apparently gives the pressure of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. © Karl-Josef Hildenbrand / DPA Despite the high inflation rate, Turkish central bank has drastically lowered its key interest rate. , contrary to the general teaching, believes that the country's suffering from high inflation can be cranked with lower interest rates.
All this is" political "
" It does not work like that, continues Jean-Paul Palomeros. We live in a world of connection, weapon systems are all connected. And anyway, the worm will be in the fruit vis-à-vis the mission of NATO and the protection of its airspace. I think it's an attempt to try to mitigate this big problem posed by the abandonment of the F-35 for the Turks. They do not need F-16, they already have. So it's rather a measure I would call "policy" that a military measure, because one can expect one day or another to what they also go to the Russians, why not, since 'They if they buy S-400, they can also acquire Russian planes.
last month, Recep Tayyip Erdogan had indicated that Turkey still had the project to acquire a second batch of Russian antimissile defense systems, which led to a new US warning on the United States. risks of a new deterioration of their bilateral relations.
The "Social Truth" of Donald Trump Affole Wall Street .
© Chris Delmas AFP A mobile application entitled "Truth Social" is well available in pre-order on the App Store of the Apple firm, but impossible to know if it is Free or paying. A little less than a year after being banished from Facebook and Twitter, Donald Trump is preparing to launch his own social network called "Social Truth".