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Turkey accuses Greece of transferring arms to islands | New

Turkish armed forces drones captured footage of Greece transferring armored vehicles to Aegean islands without military status, Anadolu news agency reported. RELATED: Turkey: US military bases in Greece do not target Russia “The ships were revealed to be carrying 23 wheeled armored tactical vehicles to Lesvos and 18 to Samos, …

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September 22 live updates: BoE hikes rates by 50bps, NATO slams ‘sham’ referendums

The British government has lifted a moratorium on fracking for natural gas despite widespread public opposition and several previous failed attempts to launch a national onshore drilling campaign. Jacob Rees-Mogg, the business secretary, said the UK was committed to becoming a net exporter of energy by 2040. He argued the …

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September 21 Live Updates: Fed Hikes Rates 75bps, NATO and Turkey Criticize Russian Tactics

©AP Robert Sarver, the beleaguered owner of the National Basketball Association’s Phoenix Suns and the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury, said he was beginning the process of selling the two franchises a week after the league suspended him for using language racist and misogynistic. The impending sales mark the second time in …

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Turkish-Greek tensions escalate amid NATO-Russia war

After Greek coastguard boats fired warning shots at the Comorian-flagged merchant vessel Anatolian on September 10 in international waters in the Aegean, tensions between Athens and Ankara continue to mount. Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou last week visited the Aegean islands, including Kastellorizo, Rhodes and Carpathos, two kilometers from Turkey. “Greece …

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Greece’s ‘hostile act’ against NATO ally Türkiye is ‘shocking’

ANKARA It is shocking that Greece engaged in a “hostile act” against another NATO ally, Türkiye, during a NATO mission over the Aegean Sea and the eastern Mediterranean, said an analyst and former American diplomat. During the August 23 “harassment” (radar lock) by a Russian-made S-300 air defense system stationed …

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Azerbaijani-Armenian clashes erupt amid NATO war with Russia in Ukraine

Fighting broke out between Azeri and Armenian forces on the night of September 12–13, as Azeri forces crossed the border with Armenia and attacked Armenian positions around the towns of Vardenis, Goris, Sotk and Jermuk. Clashes continued yesterday between the two former Soviet republics, after the immediate breakdown of a …

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Ukraine wants NATO-esque bloc to immediately defend border with Russia

A task force set up by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has called for the immediate creation of a new coalition of key partners, including the United States and several other NATO allies, to provide legally binding security guarantees in Kyiv as it attempts to eject Russian forces from its occupied …

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Tensions between Turkey and Greece could disrupt NATO unity, experts warn

Washington— Turkey and Greece, both members of NATO, have been at odds for decades over territorial and airspace claims in and over the Aegean Sea. As historic rivals intensify their war of words, analysts warn of the risk that the current tension will spill over into NATO affairs at a …

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Turkey’s Erdogan issues new ultimatum to Europe in Black Sea grain battle as he SUPPORTS Putin | World | New

The president added that Putin was right to claim yesterday that grain exported from Ukraine under a UN-backed deal went to rich EU countries, not poor ones. This claim has since been proven to be inaccurate. Speaking at a press conference with Croatian President Zoran Milanović, Erdoğan today said Putin …

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Russia is close to creating ‘NATO Sea’, says Estonian Defense Minister

Sweden’s and Finland’s NATO membership means that the Baltic Sea will be surrounded by NATO states – and Russia. Estonia’s defense minister told Insider he would view it as a “NATO sea” that could deter Russia. This would allow countries in the region to act faster and make better use …

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Macron visits Algeria amid escalating NATO war on Russia

French President Emmanuel Macron paid a three-day visit to Algeria from August 25 to 27 to strengthen the strategic influence of French imperialism in Africa. Amid NATO’s war against Russia in Ukraine, Macron has also demanded energy guarantees from Algeria, Africa’s largest natural gas exporter, as the cutoff of Russian …

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News: A new life for Afghans who worked with NATO, 31 August 2022

A family of 8 Afghan citizens who worked for NATO has just left North Macedonia, where they were temporarily staying, to resettle in the United States. North Macedonia, together with the local Red Cross, provided housing, education and health care for the family, including support during the holy month of …

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Turkey accuses Greece of “hostile action” against its planes | New

Radar of a Greek S-300 missile system based on the island of Crete locked on Turkish fighter jets, according to state media. Turkey said Greece used a Russian-made missile system to harass its F-16 fighter jets carrying out a reconnaissance mission in international airspace in what it called “hostile action”. …

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Czech Republic ratifies NATO accession protocols of Finland and Sweden

The Czech Republic joins the majority of NATO countries in approving the protocols for the accession of Finland and Sweden to the military bloc. The Czech parliament The Czech parliament on Saturday approved the NATO accession protocols of Finland and Sweden by a majority of votes. “On Saturday, 134 of …

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Swedish and Finnish NATO bids put to test as officials meet with Turkish officials

ISTANBUL — Turkish, Swedish and Finnish officials met on August 26 to discuss the June deal on Nordic NATO candidacies, as Turkey doubts they will keep their promises. Stockholm and Helsinki abandoned their longstanding policies of military non-alignment following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February, announcing their intention to join …

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Turkey must behave like a NATO ally, KNEWS

Senator Bob Menendez, Chairman of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee, calls for more action to deepen the multidimensional relationship between Greece and the United States, from defense and security to emerging technologies, economy digital technology, maritime industry and commercial shipping. The point, conveyed in an interview with Kathimerini, is …

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Turkey must behave as a NATO ally

“We cannot ignore Turkey’s trajectory under Erdogan… This week’s latest military activity in Syria is further proof that Erdogan is simply not a responsible actor on the world stage,” the official said. US Senator Bob Menendez at Kathimerini. [Reuters] Senator Bob Menendez, Chairman of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee, …

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A sleepy Greek port becomes a hub for American armaments, as the war in Ukraine reshapes the region

ALEXANDROUPOLI, Greece — It’s an unlikely geopolitical flashpoint: a concrete pier in a small coastal town, barely used a few years ago and still occupied only by seagulls most of the time. But the sleepy port of Alexandroupoli in northeastern Greece has played a pivotal role in increasing the US …

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Latvia and Turkey discuss range of issues / Article

“We appreciate the good bilateral relations, as well as the regular and open dialogue with Turkey. At a time when Russia is waging its war in Europe, close ties between allies have become even more important,” Rinkēvičs said, according to a Foreign Ministry press release. The Minister also thanked Turkey …

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A look at Turkish FM’s recent statement on Syria – Middle East Monitor

Politics is sometimes compared to a game with Machiavellian actors and rogue characters who are only for themselves. A former British Prime Minister, Lord Palmerston once said, “We have no permanent allies, only permanent interests. It’s a saying many still follow in international politics, though it’s worrying that its words …

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Turkey’s reconciliation rhetoric angers rebels

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Syria is a political minefield. The Russians support Bashar Assad’s regime. The Americans want him gone and some of Syria‘s neighbors support the American position. Daesh has sparked violence in parts of rebel-held Syria. Syrian Kurds have fought alongside anti-Assad rebels, but Turkey, which is no friend …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Said Naqvi | Can Imran do in Pakistan what Erdogan did in Turkey?

A foreign policy independent of America is difficult for countries where the elite has herded its offspring into the United States. In Pakistan, this elite will gouge out Imran Khan’s eyes if his anti-Americanism persists. This elite is influential, but numerically small. Imran decided to ignore this coterie and tap …

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Putin thought the war in Ukraine was a missile for NATO. It may be a boomerang | NATO

It is conceivable that by the end of the year NATO’s land mass, GDP and territorial borders with Russia could expand almost as much as they would have if Ukraine had reached its distant goal of eventual membership in the Western defense alliance – if not more. The brutal way …

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Turkey attaches radars to drones to detect errant naval mines

Ankara is successfully integrating domestically-made radar systems into its ANKA drone, according to a senior official, which will help locate and destroy naval mines lost in the Black Sea amid the Russian-Ukrainian conflict. The capabilities of Türkiye’s drone fleet have been proven in combat zones such as Syria, Libya, Nagorno-Karabakh …

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Will NATO allow Ukraine to make peace?

After World War II, the international community created a global management system called the United Nations. Its purpose was to prevent nuclear wars; the first committee created by the main players was the “Nuclear Commission”. Victorious and losing nations jointly and joyously celebrated the establishment of the Commission on Human …

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Turkey’s Cavusoglu says Blinken invited him for first talks in three years

ANKARA, April 7 (Reuters) – Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday his U.S. counterpart Antony Blinken had invited him to talks on May 18 that would mark the first in three years between members of NATO who have been taking steps to improve for a long time. ties. …

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No, the head of NATO’s Allied Land Command was not captured by the Russians in Ukraine

The Russian invasion of Ukraine sparked another baseless internet rumour, this time about the alleged capture of a senior NATO leader in Mariupol, Ukraine. “Unconfirmed Russian military sources: The Russian military has captured US Major General Roger L. Cloutier Jr. … in the besieged Ukrainian camp of Azov in Mariupol,” …

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Church, museum and UNESCO heritage site, mosque – Hagia Sophia of Turkey was all this and more

New Delhi: After decades of being a museum with no religious affiliation, the iconic Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey marks its first Ramadan as a Muslim place of worship. Built during the reign of Byzantine Emperor Justinian I as a Christian cathedral, it was converted into a mosque in 1453 …

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Ukraine-Russia War: Live News and Updates

Farmers spend more to operate their tractors and combines. Shipping and trucking companies are passing the higher costs on to retailers, who are beginning to pass them on to buyers. And local governments are paying hundreds of thousands more to fill school buses. Construction costs may also increase soon. The …

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The cooperation group between Turkey, France and Italy will be reactivated: Draghi

Italy, Turkey and France will make the cooperation group between the three countries functional again, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi said on Thursday. Speaking to the Italian press, Draghi said: “We have decided to reactivate the group between Turkey, France and Italy, one of the cooperation platforms created over the …

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Russian-Ukrainian war continues, Mariupol comes under heavy attack, 2022 South African election winner Peter Malinauskas is sworn in, Kimberley Kitching’s private funeral is held in Melbourne

Andrew Landeryou, the late Senator Kimberley’s husband, said his wife deserved better treatment from a group of Labor figures he described as a “cantankerous cabal”. There has been turmoil within the party since the MP’s death on March 10, with her supporters claiming she was ostracized and bullied by some …

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Turkey’s Russian missiles could defend Ukraine

Russian air defense missile systems in position during a military exercise in Siberia on February 3. Photo: /Associated press Ukraine needs anti-aircraft weapons, and Turkey has one it should get rid of – a Russian-made S-400 system it bought four years ago that sparked a huge backlash from from the …

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German Chancellor Scholz visits Turkey for talks with Erdoğan

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz travels to Turkey on Monday to discuss bilateral relations with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for his first visit to the country since taking office. The trip is expected to be dominated by the war in Ukraine. The two leaders will hold talks in the afternoon followed …

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Turkey and Qatar 1st choice for Kabul airport, according to the Taliban

After months of negotiations over the operation of Kabul Hamid Karzai International Airport after the Taliban took over the country, the interim government has said a deal with Turkey and Qatar is expected soon. Speaking to Daily Sabah, Khairullah Khairkhwa, the Taliban’s acting culture and information minister, said: “Turkey, Qatar …

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Bennett of Israel and Erdogan of Turkey hope to broker peace between Russia and Ukraine

When conflict erupted between Russia and Ukraine in 2014, following Moscow’s support for Donbass separatists and its annexation of Crimea, European powers France and Germany played this role of mediator in what has been called the Norman format. The Belarusian capital became the scene of negotiations which finally led to …

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Turkey, balancing ties with Russia, says drones to Ukraine are sales, not aid – Sabah

A Turkish flag flies next to the NATO logo at the Alliance headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, November 26, 2019. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register ANKARA, March 3 (Reuters) – Turkey‘s drone deliveries to Ukraine are not military aid but rather private sales, a Turkish …

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Indian student killed in Kharkiv bombing; A military column approaches Kiev

Live updates from the Russia-Ukraine war: A 40-mile-long Russian military column approaches Kiev, suggesting a full-scale assault to take control of the Ukrainian capital. This comes as reports suggest Russian nuclear submarines have left for exercises in the Barents Sea and mobile missile launchers roam the snowy forests of Siberia. …

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Sanctions alone won’t end Putin’s invasion of Ukraine

The most bizarre aspect of the current situation in Ukraine is not that Moscow has continued the atrocities, however heinous – after all, it is sad but not uncommon for Russia to flex its military muscle. What is truly frightening is the complete lack of foresight and analysis in Western …

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Latest war in Ukraine: Turkey urges Russia to end invasion as Putin orders new assault

The United States has joined the EU and the United Kingdom in freezing the assets of Russian President Vladimir Putin and his foreign minister, as part of a new sanctions package intended to strengthen the response of the West to Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine. President Joe Biden announced the sanctions …

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Ukraine says more than 40 soldiers and up to 10 civilians were killed in Russian invasion

Russian state television broadcasts an address by Russian President Vladimir Putin on February 24. (Russia 24) Before dawn, just before the explosions began in cities across Ukraine, Russian state television unexpectedly aired a speech by Russian President Vladimir Putin. The two self-proclaimed ‘people’s republics’ of Donetsk and Luhansk, in Ukraine’s …

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Explained: How Ukraine is helping Turkey become a formidable military power

Turkey strengthens defense cooperation with Ukraine, world leader in military engine production New Delhi: In a rare move, a Chinese company Skyrizon filed a petition with the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague at the end of 2021 regarding the failed purchase of Ukrainian Motor Sich, one of the …

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Royal Navy warship HMS Diamond will leave Portsmouth today to join the NATO Task Force in the Eastern Mediterranean amid tensions between Russia and Ukraine

The Royal Navy has confirmed that HMS Diamond is due to leave the city at noon. She will join NATO forces, alongside HMS Trent, in the eastern Mediterranean amid growing tensions between Russia and Ukraine. A Ministry of Defense spokesman said: ‘HMS Diamond is due to leave Portsmouth at 12 …

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US weapons in Ukraine would not stop a Russian invasion

To underscore the potential consequences for Russia, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Mark A. Milley, sent an unequivocal message to his Russian counterpart when they met in late December: yes, said General Milley, the Ukrainian army stands little chance of repelling the larger and better armed …

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The Battle for Sovereignty and Survival in Ukraine

Far from Brussels, it is in Ukraine that an often silent battle for Europe’s future is being fought amid the cacophony of other European crises. The difference is that Ukraine’s battle is not to define the terms of its engagement with Europe, but to get to Europe and separate from …

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United States: Indisputable Greek Island Sovereignty

Amid Turkey’s dispute over Greece’s sovereignty over its eastern Aegean islands, Washington issued a clear and direct rejection of Ankara’s unfounded claims on Friday. “The sovereignty and territorial integrity of all countries must be respected and protected. Greece’s sovereignty over these islands is not in question,” a US State Department …

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No, Kremlin, NATO is not led by one country

On February 8, French President Emmanuel Macron met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow. Almost immediately afterwards, confusion ensued due to conflicting claims by Macron and the Kremlin about what had been agreed. Macron, ahead of his subsequent meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, said Putin had assured there …

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Six Russian warships on their way to the Black Sea for exercises

MOSCOW/ISTANBUL, Feb 8 (Reuters) – Six Russian warships are heading to the Black Sea from the Mediterranean for naval exercises, the Interfax news agency said on Tuesday quoting the Russian Defense Ministry, in what he called it a pre-planned movement of military means. Russia announced last month that its navy …

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Explanation: Russia’s Mediterranean port in Syria

The Russian Defense Ministry said on Friday that six landing ships arrived in the port of Tartous in western Syria, located in the eastern Mediterranean Sea. Syrian state media SANA also reported the story. Landing ships are large warships that can transport smaller warships and amphibious vehicles. The news demonstrated …

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Russia wins China’s support in NATO confrontation against Ukraine | Ukraine-Russia crisis

Russia won China’s backing in its clash with the West over Ukraine as Beijing agreed with Moscow that the US-led NATO military alliance should not admit new members. The demand to halt NATO expansion came after a meeting between President Vladimir Putin and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in Beijing, …

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Russia condemns US troop deployment to Eastern Europe amid Ukrainian tensions

Video transcription Return transcription US sends troops to Poland and Romania The Pentagon said 3,000 additional US troops would help defend NATO allies in Eastern Europe as the buildup of Russian forces on the Ukrainian border threatens stability in the region. The United States will soon move additional forces to …

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Erdogan seeks to cash in on Russia-US clash over Ukraine

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will try to leverage his strategic position in NATO and his relationship with Russia’s Vladimir Putin when he visits Kiev on Thursday in a bid to avert war in Ukraine. The veteran Turkish leader hopes mediation between Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky can avert …

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