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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“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

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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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Cyprus: 34 out of 100 residents have a firearm in their possession

Cyprus ranks seventh among the top 10 civilian gun-owning countries with 34 out of every 100 residents estimated to have a gun in their possession, according to a BBC report this week. The calculations were carried out by the Small Arms Survey, a cutting-edge research project based in Switzerland. However, …

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Turkey says Syrian military operation will target Tal Rifat, Manbij | News from the Turkey-Syria border

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the military operation would target two SDF-held towns in northern Syria. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said Turkey will target Kurdish armed groups in two towns in northern Syria in an upcoming military operation. “We are taking another step by establishing a 30 kilometer security …

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Erdogan asks Turkey to rid Syria’s Tal Rifaat and Manbij of terrorists

A Turkish flag flies over a military vehicle at the border of the city of Manbij, Syria, November 1, 2018. REUTERS/Rodi Said Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register ANKARA, June 1 (Reuters) – President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday Turkey would rid Syria’s northern Tal Rifaat and …

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Russian propagandists feast on NATO wrath in Turkey

Russia’s quest for global disorder sees every diplomatic dispute as an opportunity. The argument between the Nordic NATO aspirants and Turkey is a case study. Turkey’s rift with the rest of NATO over Sweden’s and Finland’s membership in the alliance is the kind of conflict that Russian propagandists dream of: …

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The Bermuda Diplomatic Triangle | eKathimerini.com

There is a Greek song that says “love is for two”. It could have been written about Greek-American relations, except that there always – but always – seems to be a third wheel somewhere. Not just today, but for about 65 years. No US official, not even the President, wants …

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Syrian rebels say they are ready to support the Turkish operation in the northeast

Syrian rebels said on Sunday they were ready to join Turkish troops in a possible new offensive threatened by Turkey against Kurdish YPG fighters in northern Syria to retake Arab-majority towns and villages held by the forces. run by the Kurds. Two senior commanders said orders had been given to …

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Cyprus removes all Covid-related entry requirements

Share the article Last update 7 minutes ago Cyprus is set to remove all of its Covid-19-related entry restrictions from the start of next month. The popular island, located south of Turkey in the Mediterranean Sea, has become the latest country in the world to announce the lifting of its …

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On the impact of the SDF, Turkey clashes, northeast Syria comes to the fore

Enab Baladi – Hassan Ibrahim The scale of skirmishes and clashes has increased between the Turkish-backed Syrian National Army (SNA) and the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on the frontlines dividing the two sides in the northern countryside and east of Aleppo and the cities of Ras al-Ain and Tal …

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Turkey’s plan to forcibly relocate Syrian refugees gains momentum | Turkey

Turkey’s plan to expand a buffer zone in northern Syria and use it to move large numbers of refugees gained momentum after authorities approved a military push that analysts say two countries, will force demographic changes inside Syria. Although a timetable has not been decided, military and political leaders have …

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Cypriot president sees parallel between Turkish and Russian ‘revisionism’

Published on: 05/26/2022 – 19:18 Cypriot President Nikos Anastasiadis gave an interview to FRANCE 24 from the capital Nicosia. The northern third of the Republic of Cyprus has been under Turkish rule since 1974. Anastasiadis said Russia‘s invasion of Ukraine uses “exactly the same arguments that Turkey used to invade …

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Turkey finds potential evidence to use against Sweden’s NATO membership

Turkish security forces have discovered Swedish anti-tank weapons used by the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), according to reports, bolstering Turkey’s resolve to block Sweden’s NATO membership. As part of Operation Claw-Lock, Turkish soldiers were able to attack caves they suspect were used by the PKK in northern Iraq on Tuesday, …

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Federal Jury Convicts High-Level ISIS Member of Providing Material Support to Foreign Terrorist Organization, Including Two Counts Resulting in Death | Takeover bid

A New York man has been found guilty by a federal jury in Brooklyn, following a three-week trial before U.S. District Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis, of one count of conspiracy to supply material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), and five counts of material support to …

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Erdoğan says he is cutting all ties with Greek PM, dashing hopes of talks | Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

The Turkish president’s promise to cut all ties with the Greek prime minister – and the suggestion that Kyriakos Mitsotakis was dishonorable and lacking in character – have raised fears of renewed tensions between the two NATO members. Calling off talks between the countries, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan accused Mitsotakis of …

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Syrian refugees in Turkey left behind

Sanliurfa (Turkey) (AFP) – Samira hears the same message from Turkish politicians day and night on television: Syrian refugees like her must return home. But her home near Damascus is still not safe, she said. The 44-year-old man from Ghouta is one of hundreds of thousands of refugees in the …

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New step for the Turkish drone Akinci “Next-Gen”

Turkey’s most advanced and sophisticated drone, the Akinci Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), has made an unprecedented flight from northwestern Turkey to Azerbaijan, which would be among the first countries to receive the drone advanced combat. Two Akıncı drones took off from Çorlu district in northwest Tekirdağ on May 21, one …

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Why Turkey does not want Sweden and Finland to join NATO

When Finland and Sweden announced their interest in joining NATO, the two Nordic states had to be quickly accepted as members of the defense alliance. But joining NATO requires the consensual approval of all existing members, and Turkey – one of the group’s most strategically important and militarily powerful members …

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Turkey’s plan to develop stealth fighters gets British boost; UK to lift arms embargo on Ankara – reports

Ismail Demir, head of Turkey’s top defense body, confirmed on May 20 that Britain had lifted all restrictions on arms exports to Ankara. “It was more positive to see that positive steps promised earlier have been taken, implemented and removed, especially regarding some restrictions imposed on Turkey,” said Demir, head …

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Turkey blackmails NATO, being the only country to benefit from the war in Ukraine

NNA | Update: May 22, 2022 4:07 p.m. STI By John SolomouNicosia [Cyprus] May 22 (ANI): Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, acting on the orders of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, at least temporarily spoiled what would have been the biggest historic shift in European security in decades, stalling last Wednesday …

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“Turkey and the United States must put aside their differences and focus on their common interests”

Ankara and Washington must put aside their differences and focus on areas of common interest after years of tumultuous relations, experts from the two countries stressed on Saturday. Relations between Turkey and the United States were discussed during a panel organized by the Directorate of Communications in New York. The …

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Latest news on the Russian-Ukrainian war: live updates

President Biden on Saturday signed a new $40 billion military and humanitarian aid package for Ukraine as the country braced for a long war of attrition in its eastern regions, vowing he would not stop to fight until all Russian forces are expelled. Yet on Saturday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky …

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Ferry services between Hatay and Turkish Cyprus begin

HAAY Ferry services between the southern province of Hatay and Turkish Cyprus have started with veterans of the Cyprus peace operation on board. class=”cf”> The ferry service was launched by HADO, a company owned by the municipality of Hatay, after obtaining international authorizations, four years of work and a presidential …

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Sandstorms pose serious risk to human health, says WMO

ANKARA: The withdrawal of tens of thousands of Russian troops from Syria to bolster its forces in Ukraine could mark a turning point in the Syrian conflict and lead to a race between Tehran and Ankara to fill the vacuum left by Moscow in the country, leading suggest analysts. Russia, …

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Analysis: Why is Turkey a problem for Finland and Sweden’s desire to join NATO?

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday that Turkey planned to reject offers from the two nations to join the alliance, after earlier accusing them of being “like guesthouses for terrorist organizations”. “We have told concerned friends that we will say no to Sweden and Finland joining NATO and we …

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HABANOS, SA HAS PRESENTED COHIBA 55 ANIVERSARIO EDICIÓN LIMITADA WORLDWIDE

the presentation took place in the distribution area of Phenicia TAA Cyprus and held in a hybrid format with on-site events in 9 countries (Cyprus, Greece, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and Nigeria ), and virtually for all aficionados around the world who wanted to experience the …

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A French cement factory will be accused of complicity in human rights violations

A French court on Wednesday handed down an unprecedented decision that will allow Lafarge, one of France’s largest companies, to be charged with aiding and abetting crimes against humanity after being accused of financing terrorist groups, including the Islamic State, while operating in Syria during the country’s bloody civil war. …

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Siege of Mariupol appears complete as Ukrainian defenders emerge from ruins

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Rise in Russian property purchases in Turkey, NATO’s weak link

Foreign buyers snapping up property in Turkey is nothing new, but the volume of purchases by Russians has nearly tripled year-on-year. Questions are being asked about Turkey’s relationship with Russia, given the number of oligarchs who have parked their yachts along the country’s southern coast and Turkey’s tough talks about …

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Erdogan says Swedish and Finnish delegations shouldn’t bother to come to Turkey

By Ali Kucukgocmen ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that the Swedish and Finnish delegations should not bother coming to Ankara to convince it to endorse their NATO bids. The Swedish government has officially decided to apply for NATO membership, Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson said on …

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Turkey sets demands, does not oppose Finland and Sweden’s NATO candidacy | NATO News

NATO expects that the Nordic countries’ candidacy for membership will not be hindered by Ankara, whose concerns will be taken into account. NATO and the United States say they are convinced that Turkey will not prevent Finland and Sweden from joining the Western military alliance, despite Ankara’s reservations. Turkey made …

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Cyprus slips away from new EU sanctions against Russia

NICOSIA – Already upset by the European Union’s ban on Russian airlines following the invasion of Ukraine that cost Cyprus a key tourist market, President Nicos Anastasiades has indicated he will not accept more penalties if they don’t work. “Some concerns have already been raised by the Cypriot government regarding …

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Turkey expels the first group of Syrian refugees from the Girê Spi border post – ANHA | HAWARNEWS

The human rights organization, Afrin – Syria, said on its official page on virtual networking sites that the Turkish occupation authorities have deported the first group of Syrian refugees to be deported to Syria, indicating that they expelled about 100 people from the city gate of Girê Spi / Tal …

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Turkish leader opposes Finland and Sweden joining NATO

HELSINKI — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday that his country was “not in favor” of Finland and Sweden joining NATO, indicating that Turkey could use its membership in the military alliance West to veto the admission of the two countries. “We are following the developments regarding Sweden …

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The Eni-Total joint venture will start drilling in the Cyprus EEZ at the end of this month

Cypriot Energy Minister Natasa Pilides said on Thursday that the next drilling by the Eni-Total joint venture in the exclusive economic zone of Cyprus will likely take place this month once the drilling rig has completed its work. in Egypt. In statements on the sidelines of the Famagusta Business Forum, …

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Ancient Neo-Assyrian Rock Art Discovered in Turkey

ANKARA, TURKEY—Live Science reports that researchers study a subterranean complex consisting of an entrance chamber and an upper and lower gallery carved into the limestone rock in what is now the village of Başbük in southeastern Turkey. Although the looters first entered the structure through a hole dug in the …

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Does NATO contribute to peace? – Latest News – The Nation

In my article today, I will present a brief history of NATO, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, also known as the North Atlantic Alliance. We talk a lot about it these days, especially in relation to the Russian war in Ukraine, and in our region, also in relation to Afghanistan …

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President Anastasiades meets visiting Croatian Prime Minister

The President of the Republic, Mr. Nicos Anastasiades, met today, at the Presidential Palace, the Croatian Prime Minister, Mr. Andrej Plencović, who is on an official visit to Cyprus. The Croatian Prime Minister arrived in the morning at the Presidential Palace where he was officially welcomed by the President. A …

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Donors well below UN target for Syria aid

BRUSSELS (AP) — International donors on Tuesday pledged $6.7 billion to help Syrians and neighboring countries hosting refugees, but fell well short of the UN target for assistance to millions of people in conflict-torn Syria who depend on aid to survive. European Neighborhood Commissioner Oliver Varhelyi has acknowledged that the …

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Why Turkey won’t abandon Russia

In his pre-election speech, President Joe Biden proclaimed that the role of the United States is to defend freedom and democracy and that NATO is the bulwark of the liberal democratic ideal: an alliance of values. This was clearly demonstrated by two events. First, when the United States took the …

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Visit of Turkish Foreign Minister to Israel

Israeli and Turkish representatives are both expected to attend the May 10 spring meeting of the International Palestine Donor Group (AHLC). But apart from the discussion expected this week in Brussels, Ankara has been reluctant lately to make public reference to the Palestinian question. On the contrary, he is focusing …

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Erdogan promises to send 1 million refugees back to Syria

NNA | Update: 09 May 2022 06:58 STI By John SolomouNicosia [Cyprus] May 09 (ANI): Last Tuesday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, reversing his previous policy, said his government was working on a project for the “voluntary and honorable return of one million Syrian refugees” to their homeland.Erdogan claimed that …

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Turkey’s Restored Armenian Church Hosts First Sunday Mass

Turkey’s Armenian community flocked to the country’s southeastern province of Diyarbakır on Sunday for the first service at Surp Giragos, a church restored and reopened after seven years. Dubbed the largest Armenian church in the Middle East, Surp Giragos was one of the victims of the PKK terrorist group’s bloody …

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Media Note: U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield visits Brussels

United States Mission to the United NationsOffice of Press and Public DiplomacyFor immediate releaseMay 7, 2022 Revised Media Note: U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield visits Brussels US Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield’s scheduled trip to Turkey on May 9 has been postponed. Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield will …

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The EU expects a loss of more than 3 million Russian tourists this year – Germany, Greece and Cyprus remain the most affected

European countries are expected to lose around three million Russian tourists in the coming months, based on the number of seats expected on inbound flights between February and August 2022. According to data published by Statista, the country that will lose the most Russian tourists to Turkey – provided that …

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Disturbing New Details Revealed About Turkey’s Major Role in Global Drug Trafficking — Greek City Times

Turkish Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu said on April 16 that 258 kilograms of drugs had been seized in the Turkish port of Mersin. The operation was carried out by the provincial command of the gendarmerie. The police arrested three people. Turkey occupies a leading position in the region on the …

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Europe’s quest to replace Russian gas faces many hurdles

“What the invasion of Ukraine has done is take one of the world’s top three natural gas producers out of future planning,” said Charif Souki, executive chairman of Tellurian, a gas company building an export terminal in Louisiana. . “No one will rely on Russia in the future. Now the …

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Dr Oz’s vote in 2018 Turkish elections renews criticism

As Dr Mehmet Oz embarks on a bid for the US Senate, the TV star has been largely reluctant to discuss his ties to Turkey, where he retains his citizenship, and dismissed criticism from political opponents that he is hosting any so-called “dual loyalties”. “ But a photo of Oz …

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How Turkey’s Bayraktar went from killer drones to weapons of hope

From the first days of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Turkey became one of the central players in the conflict. Ankara has explicitly criticized Moscow, closed the Bosphorus and the Dardanelles to warships, and continued to provide essential political and military aid to Ukraine. Moreover, Turkey’s constant support for Ukraine’s …

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Turkey’s foreign policy reset – The Hindu

The war in Ukraine has encouraged Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to quickly restore relations with his West Asian neighbors so that he is better placed to deal with the serious geopolitical challenges emerging from the conflict. This course-correcting process began when Israeli President Isaac Herzog visited Turkey on March …

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Cyprus targets 2026 to export gas, EU recognizes island’s energy role

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Turkey urges Latin American leaders to convince Putin and Zelensky to discuss ending the war — MercoPress

Turkey urges Latin American leaders to convince Putin and Zelensky to discuss ending the war Monday, May 2, 2022 – 09:23 UTC Bolsonaro is ready to negotiate a group of leaders to facilitate things for Zelensky and Putin to negotiate an end to the Ukraine crisis, Çavuşoğlu says …

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Politicians: Turkey seeks expansion plan at expense of Iraq and Syria – ANHA | HAWARNEWS

The Turkish occupation state is intensifying its attacks with heavy weapons and drones on the northern and eastern regions of Syria and on areas of southern Kurdistan, with the aim of undermining the project of a democratic nation in the northern and eastern areas of Syria and in Shingal, and …

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No payment problems for Russian tourists in Turkey

Istanbul: Turkey wants to boost tourism revenue to pre-pandemic levels this year and revive a struggling economy after a currency crash wiped out half the value of the lira. This is easier said than done, as Turkey is heavily dependent on Russian energy, trade and tourism. In 2019, the trade …

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Traveling to Spain, France, Italy, Portugal, Greece, Cyprus and Turkey – what are the latest Passenger Locator Form rules?

This summer will mark the first time in more than two years that many Britons will feel comfortable going on holiday abroad. The Covid pandemic has not only seen the UK plunged into a series of lockdowns and restrictions as the virus swept the world. But while things have returned …

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Last free cinema showings in Larnaca

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analysis-hampered by economy, Erdogan travels to Saudi Arabia to restore ties after Khashoggi U-turn | world news

By Tuvan Gumrukcu and Jonathan Spicer ANKARA (Reuters) – Three and a half years after accusing Saudi leaders of murder and staging a show trial for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan plans to visit the Gulf kingdom on Thursday to restore ties . Khashoggi, a …

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Latest face mask rules for Spain, Portugal, France, Italy, Greece and Turkey

Traveling abroad is now much easier as many holiday hotspots around the world have dropped Covid rules. Many countries have now returned to pre-Coronavirus life, with little or no restrictions in place. It means millions of Britons will be flying out for some much-needed sunshine this year. But, while the …

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Turkey hits PKK and YPG in Iraq and Syria

Last week, Turkey announced an invasion codenamed “Claw-Lock” into areas of northern Iraq controlled by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). Airstrikes and raids by special forces have targeted the Kurdish nationalist Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). While Turkey has declared more than 50 militiamen dead, the PKK claimed to have killed …

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Granting citizenship to Syrian refugees could tip the scales in Turkey’s elections next year

By John Solomou | Update: April 25, 2022 07:55 STI Nicosia [Cyprus] Apr 25 (ANI): The issue of granting citizenship to refugees from Syria and Afghanistan is gradually becoming a contentious issue in Turkey, as the leader of the main opposition Republican People’s Party, Kemal Kilicdaroglu , openly accuses President …

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The Turkish Orthodox community celebrates Easter Sunday

Turkey’s Orthodox Christian community, mostly made up of Greek and Armenian Turkish nationals, observed Easter Sunday in the early hours of the day with religious services. In Istanbul, the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Fener, which has millions worldwide among its congregation, held an Easter Mass led by Patriarch Bartholomew at …

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Turkey closes its airspace to Russian planes

Turkey has closed its airspace to Russian civilian and military aircraft heading for Syria, Turkish media reported on Saturday, citing Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu. So far, the announcement is seen as one of the strongest responses from Turkey, which has close ties with Moscow despite its NATO membership, to the …

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End of the AHEPA excursion to Greece, Cyprus and Constantinople

ATHENS – The official delegation of AHEPA’s annual family leadership excursion to Greece, Cyprus and Constantinople returned home after a series of informative meetings that put into perspective the various crises facing the homeland and the Greek Diaspora – as well as the world as a whole. . The trip …

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Turkey’s refugee toll: From warm welcome to grave concern

Turkey’s refugee toll: From warm welcome to grave concern The warm reception of the flow of Syrian refugees to Turkey has become a serious concern. (AFP/File) Turkey’s response to the Syrian refugee crisis over the past decade has been laudable on ethical and humanitarian grounds, but it has also posed …

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Russia’s long-standing quest for hot water, writes RK Raghavan and Ajay Goyal

As of this writing, a Russian offer to surrender to surrounded Ukrainian troops in Mariupol has expired without a massive capitulation. Russia says the city has been cleared of resistance and a few thousand Ukrainian army soldiers and ultra-nationalists are now surrounded in a sprawling Azov steelworks. Ukrainian President Zelensky …

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Obituary: Charlie Euripides

Family and friends gathered at Saint Katherine’s Greek Orthodox Church on April 18 to pay their respects to Charlie Euripides, a community leader, US Navy veteran and longtime owner of the Royal Restaurant. Euripides died on April 14 at the age of 89. The tributes to Euripides all echoed the …

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A rare Syrian NGO created to defend the LGBT community

Homophobia remains prevalent in parts of the Middle East and North Africa. Most countries in these regions do not recognize the rights of the LGBT community and homosexual acts are criminalized. LGBT people in Syria, in particular, face discrimination and violations on a daily basis under policies and legal provisions …

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Turkey abolishes visa requirement for Polish citizens

Polish citizens will no longer need a visa to visit Turkey after the government of the latter approved visa-free travel for Polish citizens. The decision was confirmed by a statement published on April 19 by the Official Journal, reports SchengenVisaInfo.com. In this regard, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan signed a …

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Russian gas cut, Greece-Cyprus-Israel Also think about electricity

ATHENS – The energy ministers of Israel, Greece and Cyprus discussed at a tripartite meeting in Jerusalem on April 11 the effects of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on energy markets and agreed advance specific investment plans in natural gas and electricity projects that will help reduce dependence on Russia. …

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