NATO vs Russia: dangerous games

NATO vs Russia: dangerous games

It appears that it is becoming apparent that the Black Sea has recently become more and more a site of conflict with NATO as well as Russia. Another evidence of this is Sea Breeze, a recently concluded 2021, a large-scale military exercise in the region which Ukraine has hosted, says …

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Explanation: why is Europe carefully monitoring the deepening of Russian-Turkish relations?

Russia and Turkey agreed to strengthen economic cooperation during a meeting held in the city of Sochi, Russia, on August 5. The meeting was viewed with some concern by European countries, at a time when the West has sought to reduce the scope of its economic relations with Russia over …

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British leadership rivals Truss and Sunak pledge support for Cyprus

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US set to arbitrate Turkey-Greece-Cyprus maritime dispute

To help stabilize the Eastern Mediterranean and challenge Russia, President Biden is expected to mediate the maritime dispute between Turkey and Greece-Cyprus. Direct negotiations between Greece and Turkey have stalled indefinitely, weakening NATO and the West, as troops and resources are diverted to push back, rather than deter adversaries such …

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Hard to live, almost impossible to live without – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Ivo Daalder, former US ambassador to NATO, is chairman of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and host of the weekly “World Review with Ivo Daalder” podcast. One day last month, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan stood hand in hand with Russian President …

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Hezbollah Reveals Strategic Weapon, Intensifies Stance Against Israel

A senior Hezbollah figure announced that the party had a “strategic weapon”, which Israel could not prevent it from obtaining. The official did not specify the nature of the weapon. The party has raised the possibility of using its military arsenal to prevent Israel from extracting oil and gas from …

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US calls for tighter control of Turkish TB2 drones

This story was originally published by ProPublica. As countries around the world add armed drones to their arsenals, federal lawmakers are urging the Biden administration to investigate how American parts and technology ended up in what has quickly become one of the models most popular on the world market: the …

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Home Secretary welcomes EU funding to improve facilities for irregular migrants

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Turkey continues its drone war in northern Syria

A member of the Tal Tamr Military Council of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) was killed by a Turkish drone strike in Tal Jumaa on Thursday. Areas east of the Euphrates have seen an increase in Turkish drone attacks, which have killed prominent leaders and fighters of the People’s Defense …

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Why the Turkish-Greek island dispute erupts again and again | European | News and current affairs from across the continent | DW

Saber noises in the Mediterranean can seem confusing. After all, Turkey and Greece are members of the same defense alliance: NATO. And this alliance was established to come together and defend any member against a common enemy. But nevertheless, these two neighbors often seem to be on the verge of …

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Stand tall, beloved Armenia. “Pause” talks with Turkey.

Republic Square, Yerevan, April 2010 (Photo: Tony Bowden/Flickr) The “no preconditions” phase in normalization talks with Turkey is officially over. The emphasis is on the word officially, because we should know that the day when Turkish officials could no longer behave and play by the rules was long overdue. In …

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Country sheet: World Vision – Syria – Syrian Arab Republic

Attachments World Vision Syria Response has been operating in Syria, Jordan and Turkey since 2011. We provide lifesaving protection, education, WASH and health services to refugees and local communities, affected by the ongoing conflict which is in its 11th year. The war has left 6.5 million Syrian children in need …

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Champions League knockout round draw

NYON, Switzerland (AP) — Champions League knockout round draw: Path of Champions first leg August 16-17 Qarabağ (Azerbaijan) or Ferencváros (Hungary) against Sheriff (Moldova) or Viktoria Plzeň (Czech Republic) Bodø/Glimt (Norway) or Žalgiris (Lithuania) against Ludogorets (Bulgaria) or Dinamo Zagreb (Croatia) Maccabi Haifa (Israel) or Apollon Limassol (Cyprus) against Red …

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Erdoğan to visit Putin in Sochi under threat of Syria offensive

Turkey strives to maintain ties with Russia while condemning its aggression Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is expected to be the first NATO leader to visit Russia since the invasion of Ukraine when visiting President Vladimir Putin on Friday. Russia and Turkey are heavily involved in Syria, with Moscow supporting …

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Russia adopts updated maritime doctrine; Lists US and NATO as top threats

US authorities have accused a Russian national of recruiting political groups in the United States to sow discord, spread pro-Moscow propaganda and interfere with US elections. The Justice Ministry said on July 29 that Aleksandr Viktorovich Ionov had been named in an indictment accusing him of working on behalf of …

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Cyprus plan to develop Aphrodite gas field pots angers Israel

Plans to be part of a regional grouping of countries to develop energy in the Mediterranean have soured on Cyprus’ intention to go ahead with its Aphrodite field on waters touching Israel’s maritime borders. Cyprus and California-based Chevron said they were moving forward despite a decade-long dispute between Cyprus and …

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Despite warnings, Turkey continues to assassinate Kurdish leaders

Over the past few days, Turkish forces have expanded their operations against Kurdish militants, both senior leaders and fighters, in a clear message that there is no longer any safe haven for them, whether in Iraq, Syria, in the cities or on the top of the mountains. Turkey said on …

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Turkey’s imperial vision and its ramifications

One sultan that President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is a fan of is the empire’s ninth sultan, Selim I, under whose rule the Ottomans grew from a regional powerhouse to a huge empire. Sometimes, to understand global geopolitical currents on a slightly deeper level, all you need is a set of …

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At least 17 dead in rare clashes in southern Syria

Majority Druze in Sweida remain largely untouched by bloody conflict in Syria At least 17 people have been killed and dozens injured in Syria’s southern Sweida province in clashes between armed residents and gangs aligned with security agencies, local media and government officials said Thursday. activists. The province’s majority Druze …

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Iranian actress Nazanin Bahrami arrested after signing statement against sexual violence

AL-MUKALLA: The Iran-backed Houthis have brutally tortured and placed abducted model Entesar Al-Hammadi in solitary confinement in Sanaa, government officials have warned. The Houthis abducted the model and actress early last year after abducting her and a friend from a Sanaa street. After her abduction, the militia tortured Al-Hammadi, subjected …

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North Cyprus Lottery image error commemorates ‘wrong’ side

Posted: July 26, 2022, 11:17 a.m. Last update: July 26, 2022, 12:47 p.m. Lottery tickets are causing a political stench in the de facto state of Northern Cyprus. This is after a lot designed to commemorate the Turkish Cypriot resistance inadvertently depicted enemy Greek Cypriot fighters rejoicing with a captured …

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Turkey preselects Rafale fighters for its air force as US Congress unlikely to authorize F-16 sales – Top Commander

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reportedly expressed interest in buying Rafale fighter jets from France during a phone call with French President Emmanuel Macron. No J-20 match: Chinese military analyst destroys new KF-21 fighters; Said incomparable even to China’s second stealth jet On July 16, the Turkish Communications Directorate said …

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Biden angered by Turkey’s stance on Russia, calls it a ‘headache’ for Washington

US President Joe Biden has described Tukey as “a source of substantial irritation” to his administration, The New York Times reported. Ankara’s position on the Ukraine crisis is part of a wider range of issues, the newspaper quoted a source as saying, referring to Biden’s comments. The US commander-in-chief’s remarks …

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Turkey plans to drill gas off Cyprus in August

Turkey has said it plans to resume gas drilling off Cyprus in August, which could spark a row with Brussels. The European Union has considered imposing sanctions on Turkey in 2020 for investigating disputed territory in the eastern Mediterranean for natural gas. Turkey had drilled near the territory claimed by …

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Syria builds three new bases to counter Turkish aggression

Syria, backed by Russian forces, is building new bases in northern Raqqa with new equipment in a bid to counter any possible Turkish aggression in the area. Three new Syrian military bases have been built around the village of Al-Tarawziya Three new Syrian military bases have been built around Al-Tarawziya …

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Why are Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Turkey considering joining the group? – Analysis – Eurasia Review

By Sinem Cengiz* At a time when organizations involved in global and regional cooperation seem to have lost momentum in their efforts to find tangible solutions to the conflicts, poverty, climate emergencies and food crises facing many countries around the world, BRICS seek to expand and introduce alternative global governance. …

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Spotlight on Iran (July 7, 2022 – July 21, 2022)

Spotlight on Iran (July 7, 2022 – July 21, 2022) – Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center Spotlight on Iran (July 7, 2022 – July 21, 2022) – Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center House Countries Iran Insight On July 19, the Iranian, Russian and Turkish presidents held …

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Tourists killed by NATO strikes in Turkey in Iraq: Yazidis suffer

Tourists killed by NATO strikes in Turkey in Iraq: Yazidis suffer Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Time Turkish armed forces killed tourists in northern Iraq. At least eight tourists – including a very young child – are known to have been killed by artillery fire. The death …

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Cypriot President: Turkish Cypriot proposals aim for partition

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The proposals put forward by the leader of Cyprus’ dissident Turkish Cypriots are an “unacceptable” new offer for the permanent partition of the ethnically divided island, the country’s Greek Cypriot president said Wednesday. President Nicos Anastasiades said in a statement that he viewed the ideas as …

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The FDS announce a general mobilization in anticipation of a Turkish attack

The military councils of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on Monday declared a general mobilization in areas under their control in northeastern Syria. They also announced the sending of military reinforcements near the borders with Turkey as Ankara continues to threaten to carry out a new offensive in the region. …

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Turkey threatens to ‘freeze’ Finland and Sweden’s NATO candidacies | News | DW

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday he would freeze Finland’s and Sweden’s bids to join NATO if they failed to fulfill promises they made last month to win Turkey’s backing. . Applications from Sweden and Finland – which decided to join NATO after decades of neutrality following Russia’s …

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Commemoration of the 48th anniversary of the Turkish invasion of Cyprus

WHITESTONE, NY – July 17 at the Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church in Whitestone, the Federation of Cypriot American Organizations (FCAO), in cooperation with the Justice for Cyprus International Organizing Committee (PSEKA) and the Consulate General of Cyprus in New York, organized the commemoration of the 48th anniversary of the …

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Turkey, Iran discuss preparations for upcoming Syria summit

Senior Turkish and Iranian diplomats held a phone call on Saturday regarding preparations for an upcoming high-level meeting, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Saturday. Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu and his Iranian counterpart Hossein Amirabdollahian held the call after the Iranian Foreign Minister paid an official visit …

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Erdoğan, Macron discuss Istanbul talks on Ukrainian grain exports

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan discussed with French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday the establishment of a coordination center in Turkey for grain exports via the Black Sea, as well as bilateral relations and regional issues. In a phone call with his French counterpart, Erdoğan told Macron that it had been …

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TUR vs CYP Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Dream11 Team, Playing XI, Pitch Report, Injury Update – ICC T20 World Cup Europe Qualifier A

TUR vs CYP Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Dream11 Team, Playing XI, Pitch Report, Injury Update of ICC T20 World Cup Europe Qualifier A Match between Turkey and Cyprus. TUR vs CYP ICC T20 World Cup Europe Qualifier A Match 15 Details: The 15the ICC T20 World Cup Europe Qualifier …

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MEL Assistant – Syrian Arab Republic

Do you want to work for an organization where your personality, skills and time are worth investing in? Are you looking for an exciting job with clear goals? Welcome to Welthungerhilfe! We are one of the largest and most respected private organizations for development cooperation and humanitarian aid in Germany. …

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Time heals all wounds. But will it work with Saudi Arabia and Turkey?

Source: MENA July 14, 2022 • 11:25 a.m. ET Time heals all wounds. But will it work with Saudi Arabia and Turkey? By Pinar Dost and Jonathan Panikoff Does time erase resentments or do national interests triumph over friendships and enmities? This seems true for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan …

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Deep Platform IFRC Turkey Project Secondary Data Review (SDR) Studies Series #1 – Economic Participation of Refugees in Turkey in Times of Covid-19: Secondary Data Review (SDR) Report, August 2021 – Türkiye

Attachments OBJECTIVES AND METHODOLOGICAL NOTES There are four million refugees in Turkey, living side by side with the host community, actively participating in the same economy, formal and informal, both as employers and employees (UNHCR, 2021). IFRC Turkey, in close partnership with TRC, is making a major contribution to their …

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Anastasiades seeks other areas of beneficial cooperation with the United States

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Could the purchase of Greek F-35s cause a flare-up in US-Turkish relations?

Hellenic Air Force F-16 aircraft share a ramp with the U.S. F-15E Strike Eagle during INIOCHOS 22 at Andravida Air Base, Greece, April 4, 2022. (US Air Force/Staff Sgt. Alexandra M. Longfellow) WASHINGTON: The tables have turned for regional rivals Greece and Turkey over fighter jet acquisition plans, with Greece …

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Turkey’s UN aid to Syria likely allowed until January, vote Tuesday

An internally displaced Syrian woman walks as she holds a bag of humanitarian aid in opposition Idlib, Syria June 9, 2021. Picture taken June 9, 2021. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register UNITED NATIONS, July 11 (Reuters) – The UN Security Council appears ready to …

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Could Turkey block Finland and Sweden from joining NATO? : NPR

It appears that Sweden’s and Finland’s pledges to fight militant groups have caused Turkey to drop its objections to those countries joining NATO. But this is not quite a closed subject in Turkey yet. MILES PARKS, HOST: At the end of June, NATO invited Sweden and Finland to join the …

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Fitch downgrades Turkey’s debt rating from ‘B’ to ‘B’

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Turkey, Syria and Iraq are accused of failing to prevent and punish Daesh’s genocide

On July 6, 2022, a group of international human rights lawyers published a report accusing Turkey, Syria and Iraq of failing to comply with their obligations under the United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (the Genocide Convention) in relation to the genocide of …

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Ahmed: NATO will lose a lot due to its dependence on a fragile state – ANHA | HAWARNEWS

Ilham Ahmed assessed Turkish threats to northern and eastern Syria and the risks of its expansionist policy in the region. She also criticized NATO’s alignment with the anti-Kurdish Turkish state. Ahmed also spoke about the state of emergency that was declared in northeast Syria on July 6 and explained that …

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Turkish charities reach out to the world for help from Qurban Bayram

Qurban Bayram, also known as Eid al-Adha, is the second annual Muslim holiday where worshipers are mandated to engage in charitable deeds. Charitable organizations in Turkey are taking the opportunity to channel special humanitarian aid across the country as well as around the world. This year, they will travel to …

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Turkish security forces fire on migrants, killing one child and injuring 12

Turkish Gendarmerie forces opened fire on a vehicle carrying migrants in the eastern town of Van, on the Iranian border, killing a child and injuring 12 other immigrants. The entire political and media establishment is relentlessly campaigning against refugees and bears political responsibility for this incident. It happened shortly after …

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Swedish PM condemns MPs posing with PKK flag amid Turkish row with NATO

Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson on Wednesday condemned a group of leftist MPs who posed with Kurdish militant flags as the country’s NATO bid faces Turkish pressure on such groups. NATO launched membership procedures for Sweden and Finland on Tuesday after an agreement was reached with Turkey, which had prevented …

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Turkey’s high birth rate keeps it ahead of aging Europe: Stats

As the world ages, so does Turkey. But the figures show that Turkey still has an advantage over European Union countries. On Wednesday, the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat) released figures on the country’s population ahead of World Population Day, which will be celebrated on July 11. The figures highlight that …

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Exclusive: Kyiv asks Turkey to investigate three more Russian ships that allegedly transported stolen grain

ISTANBUL, July 5 (Reuters) – Ukraine has asked Turkey to help investigate three Russian-flagged ships as part of Kyiv’s effort to investigate what it claims was the theft of grain from the territory occupied by Russia, according to official documents. In a June 13 letter, which has not been previously …

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Neophytou unveils a 100-point plan to modernize Cyprus

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Nordic deal boosts Turkish power in NATO, but pitfalls ahead | NATO News

Istanbul, Turkey – The last-minute deal between Turkey, Sweden and Finland to pave the way for Nordic countries to join NATO has been described as Ankara standing firmly with its Western allies in the face of aggression from Russia. In recent years, the debate has raged over whether Turkey is …

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Russian journalist accused of discrediting army sent to psychiatric hospital

Russian forces stepped up their attack on Ukraine’s Donetsk region on July 3, bombarding the key city of Sloviansk after claiming earlier in the day that they had taken all of the territory in neighboring Luhansk region. Sloviansk Mayor Vadim Lyakh reported in a Facebook post that his city had …

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Russian President Vladimir Putin’s war in Ukraine helped NATO

When Finland and Sweden recently announced a deal with Turkey to join NATO, it underscored just how ill-conceived Russia’s war against Ukraine was from the start. Previously, the two Nordic countries had been stalwarts of neutrality, if not somewhat suspicious of the American-led alliance. But Russian President Vladimir Putin’s war …

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Turkish Cyprus offers cooperation with Greek Cypriots on resources

The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) on Friday presented the United Nations proposals for cooperation with the Greek Cypriot administration on hydrocarbons, electricity, renewable energies and water on the basis of a solution to two states. TRNC President Ersin Tatar received Miroslav Jenca, Under-Secretary-General for Europe, Central Asia and …

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The United States would act in the Aegean confrontation

It was the custom of American presidents to have breakfast at the Willard Hotel in the 1930s, a block from the White House. The lobby was always full of people who wanted a few moments of their time to raise all sorts of issues – and that’s how lobbyists were …

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With Turkey’s economy in crisis, Erdoğan struggles abroad – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article ISTANBUL — Restaurants have invested in easy-to-clean menus so they can update their prices daily. Taxi drivers are asking passengers to increase their fares to cope with rising fuel prices. A cappuccino that cost 20 lira earlier this year now costs 30 lira. …

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June 29 live updates: Central bank chiefs call for end to low-rate era, US signals new opening to sell upgraded F-16s to Turkey

U.S. consumer goods group General Mills raised its dividend as price hikes helped lift its quarterly sales and profits amid soaring inflation and continued supply chain disruptions. The Minneapolis-based company, whose portfolio includes Häagen-Dazs ice cream and Yoplait yogurt, said it would increase its quarterly dividend by 6% to $0.54 …

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Greece orders investigation into Turkey’s ‘Turkegean’ trademark claim

Almost six months after the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) approved the use of the term “Turkegean” as a trademark by Turkey for its tourism campaigns, the Greek Minister of Development and Investments Adonis Georgiadis ordered one investigation into the matter following a local outcry. Specifically, Georgiadis ordered an …

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What Turkey gained with its leverage from NATO

quick thinking June 28, 2022 What Turkey gained with its leverage from NATO By Atlantic Council JUSTIN The door is open again. After weeks of tension, Turkey finally dropped its objection to Finland’s and Sweden’s bids to join NATO as the alliance kicked off its summit in Madrid on Tuesday. …

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Is Greece deliberately keeping the Cyprus issue unresolved?

Athens has long harbored ambitions to make Cyprus part of Greek territory like Crete and other Aegean islands, hampering the resolution of old territorial issues with Ankara, experts say. After Turkish military intervention in 1974 prevented Greece from taking over Cyprus in a military coup, the Mediterranean island’s Turkish and …

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The Bayraktars fall! Turkey’s ‘high-profile’ TB2 drones falter against Russian missiles as Ukraine limits their use

There are signs that the hype surrounding the lethality of Turkish TB-2 Bayraktar drones is being shattered. Cracks have emerged in the Ukrainian military over their continued use after upgraded Russian air defenses shot down dozens of Bayraktar drones. This manifests in the reluctance to use the US-made $10 million …

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US appreciates Turkey’s efforts to export grain from Ukraine

ANKARA The United States expressed appreciation for Turkey’s efforts to allow Ukrainian agricultural products to reach world markets through the Black Sea. class=”cf”> The issue was raised during a telephone conversation between US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu in late June, the Foreign Ministry said …

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Our view: Our commitment to EU values ​​begins and ends with Turkey

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Turkey neutralizes 7 PKK/YPG terrorists in northern Iraq and Syria

ANKARA Turkey has neutralized seven PKK/YPG terrorists in northern Iraq and northern Syria, the Ministry of National Defense announced on Saturday. “5 PKK/YPG terrorists were neutralized by our Turkish Armed Forces in the (Operation) Euphrates Shield area in northern Syria and 2 PKK terrorists in the Operation Claw-Lock area in …

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Greece have game plan ready against Turkey in NATO showdown

ATHENS – A NATO meeting in Madrid on June 29-30 is shaping up to be a heavy game between Greece and Turkey with all eyes on Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the ring – s ‘they speak. Erdogan says Mitsotakis ‘doesn’t exist’ for him and …

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Israel helps fight wildfires in Turkish-backed northern Cyprus

NICOSIA, Cyprus — Israel on Thursday sent two water-dropping planes to help fight a large wildfire that burned at least 10,000 acres (4,000 hectares) of forest in the foothills of the Pentadaktylos mountain range in the escaped to ethnically divided northern Cyprus. The two Israeli planes joined two other planes …

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“QUEST” Initiative for Refugees and Displaced Persons – Syrian Arab Republic

June 20, World Refugee Day Launched by the State of Qatar in 2016, QUEST is an initiative that aims to provide multi-sectoral support to conflict-affected Syrians inside and outside Syria. In its early days, Quest sought to ensure that children and young people, who have suffered the consequences of the …

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Ukraine News: Kremlin calls 2 captured Americans ‘soldiers of fortune’

Victory Square in Kaliningrad, Russia last year. The Russian enclave is nestled between Lithuania and Poland on the Baltic Sea.Credit…Emile Ducke for The New York Times Russian authorities on Monday threatened NATO member Lithuania with reprisals if the Baltic country did not quickly reverse its ban on transporting certain goods …

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Turkey has done its part in the refugee crisis; now it’s west

– The author is an associate professor in the Department of Politics and Public Administration at Kilis 7 Aralik University, studying the representation of refugees in the media and political discourses, the implementation of migration policies and the integration of refugees in higher education. ISTANBUL Globally, mass migration and refugee …

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The Earl and Countess of Wessex will highlight links between the UK and Cyprus

Placeholder while loading article actions NICOSIA, Cyprus — The Earl and Countess of Wessex met the President of Cyprus on Tuesday as part of a three-day visit to the former British colony to highlight close bilateral ties and meet soldiers serving in a peacekeeping force peace officers and those stationed …

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NATO summit ‘no deadline’ for talks between Finland and Sweden: Turkey | NATO News

Jens Stoltenberg said the talks between Turkey, Sweden and Finland were “constructive”, but Turkey made it clear there was still work to be done on NATO bids. Discussions between Turkey, Finland and Sweden over the Nordic countries’ NATO bid will continue, and an alliance summit in Madrid next week is …

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Anastasiades: If electoral expedients are set aside, the parties could agree on reforms

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Truce ends clashes between Turkish-backed rebels in northwest Syria

Members of the Syrian National Army, known as the Free Syrian Army, drive an armored vehicle in the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar in Sanliurfa province, Turkey, October 11, 2019. REUTERS/Murad Sezer Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Jihadist HTS enters areas controlled by Turkish-backed rebels Fighting …

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EU: Turkish Cypriots must curb arrivals of migrants in Cyprus

Nicosia, Cyprus — Dissident Turkish Cypriots in ethnically divided Cyprus must do their part to stem the arrival of migrants, a senior European Union official said on Saturday, as the number of asylum seekers has risen dramatically to present this year. European Commission Vice-President Margharitis Schinas said Turkish Cypriot authorities …

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Turkey arrests Kurdish journalists and politicians and prepares to invade Syria

Sixteen of the 20 Kurdish journalists detained in Diyarbakir on June 8 were arrested and sent to prison on Thursday, as the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan steps up attacks on press freedom. The World Socialist Website condemns these attacks and demands the release of all journalists. Faced with …

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Instead of waiting for the F-16s, Turkey should acquire the Eurofighter Typhoon

The sounds of fighter jets and helicopters cut across the sky above the Aegean Sea as the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) carried out their biennial military exercise named EFES 2022 in the coastal city of Izmir last week. Alongside the roughly 10,000 personnel from 37 countries taking part in the …

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EU-GCC Strategic Partnership – Modern Diplomacy

The Russian invasion of Ukraine united NATO in a way not seen since the Cold War. At the same time, he exposed cracks within NATO, particularly in relations between Europe and Turkey. While the current problem facing NATO and Turkey is the entry of Sweden and Finland into the NATO …

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Absence of Russian tourists due to EU sanctions costs Cyprus 600 million euros

NICOSIA – With its dependence on Russian tourists, Cyprus is perhaps the European Union country most affected by sanctions for the invasion of Ukraine which prevent Russian airlines from entering the block. Long a haven for Russian investors and the wealthy hiding – critics say laundering – their money in …

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As Ukraine crisis rages, Erdogan targets Kurdish northern Syria

While international attention is focused on the war in Ukraine, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan seems to be in a good geopolitical position to launch a new military operation against the Kurds in northern Syria. Despite US warnings, Erdogan has threatened an offensive on two strategic Syrian towns near Turkey’s …

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Turkey rejects NATO offer of trilateral talks with Sweden and Finland

Turkey has rejected NATO invitations to participate in trilateral talks with Finland and Sweden aimed at finding a solution to Ankara’s opposition to Nordic countries’ bids to join the Western military alliance. Ankara demanded concrete proposals from Helsinki and Stockholm to address its terrorism concerns before agreeing to high-profile talks, …

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Turkish defense chief rebukes Greek parliamentarian for comment on Cyprus

Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar has pointed out that the country “prevented a massacre” during its 1974 peace operation after a Greek lawmaker accused Ankara of occupying the northern part of Cyprus. Akar said Türkiye “has always and persistently stated that we are in favor of resolving issues through international …

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Turkey threatens to delay NATO membership for Sweden and Finland for a year | NATO

Turkey has said it is ready to delay NATO membership for Sweden and Finland for more than a year unless it receives satisfactory assurances that the two Nordic countries are ready to provide their support for Kurdish groups which they consider to be terrorist organisations. The issue threatens to derail …

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“The talks in Cyprus can only take place if 2 states are treated equally”

If negotiations ever take place between Turkish and Greek Cypriots, they will take place between two sovereign states rather than between two communities, said Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, while criticizing the Greek Cypriot administration for trying to “dilute “negotiations on the Cyprus issue by repackaging and selling the issues they …

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NATO chief says he had ‘no reason to believe’ Turkey would block Nordic membership

The NATO secretary general insisted he had ‘no reason to believe’ that Turkey would block Finland and Sweden’s attempts to join the military alliance when he promised the countries Nordic countries a fast accession process in April. Jens Stoltenberg told the Financial Times that it was still possible to overcome …

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Turkey has ‘legitimate concerns’ about terrorism

HELSINKI — NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Sunday that Turkey has “legitimate concerns” about terrorism and other issues that need to be taken seriously. Turkey has accused Finland and Sweden of supporting Kurdish militants and said it would not support the two Nordic countries joining NATO until they …

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Qarasu: Without NATO support, Turkey would be defeated by democracy and fighting forces – ANHA | HAWARNEWS

Qarasu’s speech came in the second part of his private interview with the ANF news agency. Here is the text of the interview: * Iraq currently lives in a state of chaos and political vacuum, and there are attacks against Şengal and self-defense areas. What does that mean…? Iraq does …

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Iran and Turkey prepare to clash in Syria

Separated by opposing regional interests, Turkey and Iran seem to be heading for a confrontation in Syria, with Tehran explicitly opposing Ankara’s plan for a new military operation against Kurdish-held areas, wary of the risks to its own position in the region. Turkey has failed to get the green light …

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NATO Ships Train With Japan’s Maritime Self-Defense Force in the Mediterranean Sea – Eurasia Review

Ships from Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2) conducted joint training exercises with ships from the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) in the Mediterranean Sea on June 6, NATO announced on Thursday. The Italian Navy ITS Margottini (flagship of SNMG2) and the Turkish Navy TCG Salihreis met the two Japanese …

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Forgotten Horrors of Cyprus: The Fate of Cypriot Prisoners of War and Kidnapped Civilians

This year marks 48 years since the inhumane Turkish invasion of Cyprus which displaced more than 162,000 Cypriots from their homes. The island was divided along ethnic lines, with Turkish Cypriots north of the UN Demilitarization Zone with the continued illegal occupation by the Turkish military and Greek Cypriots and …

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Turkey urges Russia to reach agreements to rid northern Syria of terrorists

Turkey expects Russia to respect the commitments made in Syria against terrorist organizations and respect the agreements signed in 2019, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said on Wednesday, reiterating Ankara’s call for the north Syria, near the Turkish borders, is rid of terrorist groups threatening security and stability in the region. …

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Turkey’s Islamist leader uses NATO to gain carte blanche and punish US allies

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! Recip Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s authoritarian Islamist leader, is increasingly using NATO to leverage his own national interests at the organization’s expense. Over the past few weeks, he has honed his swordsmanship by preventing Sweden and Finland from joining the organization, and is …

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Saudi Arabia and Cyprus establish joint trade council

The Saudi and Cypriot Chambers of Commerce today announced the establishment of a new organization to boost trade between the two countries. The Federation of Saudi Chambers of Commerce and the Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry have signed an agreement establishing the Saudi Cypriot Business Council. The council’s aim …

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Ukraine and Syria top Lavrov’s agenda in Turkey

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is due to visit Turkey on June 8 as Ankara seeks a Russian or American nod to push forward a new military intervention against Kurdish-held areas in northern Syria. Although Lavrov’s talks in Ankara are expected to focus on the war in Ukraine and its …

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The debate in 10 questions on Turkish politics

A list of 10 questions, addressed last week by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, the main chairman of the Republican People’s Party (CHP) in his address to the caucus of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) , sets the framework for the 2023 Election Campaign. Above all, …

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Fragments of a lost world

What are cookies As is common practice with almost all professional websites, https://cyprus-mail.com (our “To place”) uses cookies, which are small files downloaded to your device, to improve your experience. This document describes what information they collect, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. …

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The Impact of COVID-19 on Syrian Businesses in Turkey: Navigating to Recovery – Turkey

Attachments Refugee businesses navigate Turkey’s COVID-19 recovery COVID-19 has had a significant impact on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) around the world, including SMEs in Turkey owned by and employing refugees. Over the past two years, they have faced government-imposed mobility restrictions and closures, supply chain disruptions and depression of …

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Greek ambassador to Turkey summoned over PKK concerns

ISTANBUL (AP) — Greece’s ambassador to Turkey has been summoned to the Foreign Ministry over concerns about the activities of the banned Kurdish Workers’ Party in his country, according to the official Anadolu news agency. Turkish officials complained to Ambassador Christodoulos Lazaris that the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK, was …

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Cypriot opposition criticizes government for hosting Israeli military exercises

Cyprus’ main opposition party has criticized the government for hosting recently concluded Israel Defense Forces military exercises, calling it a “dangerous development for Cyprus”. The IDF concluded a major military exercise in Cyprus on Thursday, simulating a military ground offensive into the heart of Lebanon in a potential war against …

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When it comes to Turkey, NATO must consider divorce – Chicago Tribune

This week, I’m getting married in France. I should be writing my vows, but instead I’m writing this column, even though the concept of marriage is still on my mind. Being a foreign policy nerd, it occurs to me that the closest approximation to marriage in international affairs is a …

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