Turkey today – 19.11.19

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s camaraderie with U.S. President Donald Trump continued on Tuesday, as the Turkish president laid the blame for the quandary in U.S.-Turkish relations on Trump’s predecessor Barack Obama and his refusal to sell Turkey Patriot missiles.

Meanwhile, the opening of Istanbul’s giant new airport this year has proven to be a stroke of good fortune for Turkey’s budget airline Pegasus – but only because it is still operating from the existing Sabiha Gökçen airport on the city’s Asian side, Hüseyin Sefa Cavdaroğlu wrote for Ahval.

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