When Russia invaded Ukraine a year ago, the Black Sea was suddenly in the spotlight. Read More
Tag Archives: Turkey
Report to Congress on U.S.-Turkey Relations
The following is the Feb. 15, 2023, Congressional Research Service report, Turkey (Türkiye): Background and U.S. Relations In Brief. Read More
Carrier USS George H.W. Bush on Standby to Assist in Turkey Earthquake Relief Efforts
USS George H.W. Bush (CVN-77) is in the Mediterranean Sea, moving toward Turkey in case the country requests additional assistance, Pentagon Press Secretary Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder told reporters Wednesday. Read More
U.S. Destroyer Operating Near the Black Sea for First Time Since Russia Invaded Ukraine
USS Nitze (DDG-94) stopped on the edge of the Bosphorus Strait, on its way to make a port call in Turkey, USNI News understands. It’s the closest a U.S. warship has been to the Ukraine-Russia war since it started nearly a year ago. Read More
Top Stories 2022: War in Ukraine
This post is part of a series looking back at the top naval stories from 2022.
It has been 10 months since Russia invaded Ukraine and the war is on track to extend into the new year.
Report to Congress on Turkey, U.S. Relations
The following is the Aug. 5, 2022, Congressional Research Service report, Turkey: Background and U.S. Relations In Brief. Read More
First Grain Ship Leaves Ukraine Since Start of Russian Invasion
The first grain ship left Ukraine Monday, departing through Odesa’s port, National Security Council spokesperson John Kirby told reporters. Read More
Russians Building Pontoon Bridge in Kherson, Satellite Imagery Shows
The Russian military is building a pontoon bridge in Kherson along the Dnipro River, according to satellite imagery. Read More
Ukraine Faces Hurdles Before Grain Exports Can Start Under New Deal with Russia, Expert Says
Ukraine still faces hurdles in grain exportation despite an agreement with Russia, brokered by Turkey and the United Nations, to allow shipments of the food stuff to leave the country.
Estonian Defense Minister: Baltic Can Become ‘Internal NATO Sea’ With Sweden, Finland in Alliance
When Turkey dropped its opposition to Sweden and Finland joining the transatlantic alliance this week, it opened up the path to turn the “Baltic [into an] internal NATO sea,” Estonia’s top defense official said Wednesday. Read More