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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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The American strategic error in the Mediterranean

As tensions between the Kremlin and NATO over Ukraine highlight Europe’s strategic dependence on Russian gas, a critical gas pipeline crossing the Mediterranean finds itself at the center of competing geopolitical forces . The EastMed pipeline was supposed to diversify and increase European gas supplies, thereby enhancing the continent’s energy …

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What is NATO and what role does it play in the Russian-Ukrainian crisis?

The main demand of President Vladimir Putin is at the root of the diplomatic impasse between Russia and the West: he does not want Ukraine ever to be allowed to join NATO. Formed in the aftermath of World War II with the aim of achieving lasting peace and providing collective …

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Ex-Senator Flake becomes U.S. Ambassador to Turkey

Former Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) walks through the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., October 19, 2021. REUTERS/Elizabeth Frantz Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register ANKARA, Jan 26 (Reuters) – Former Republican U.S. Senator Jeff Flake officially became U.S. ambassador to Turkey on Wednesday at a critical time …

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The betrayal of the West: root of the faults of NATO, hostility of Russia

The world sits with its eyes wide open in anxiety, fearing the impending invasion of Ukraine as 100,000 Russian troops surround the country. As of January 20, US officials confirmed that US President Joe Biden’s administration has now authorized several NATO allies to send weapons, including anti-tank weapons, to Ukraine. …

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Spanish warship sets sail for Black Sea amid Ukrainian tensions

A Spanish warship and around 200 sailors set sail for the Black Sea on Saturday to bolster NATO’s presence in the region amid heightened tensions on the Ukrainian border. The ship was originally scheduled to join the NATO mission in about three weeks, but its departure was accelerated as the …

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NATO Is the Antithesis of National Security – Colorado Daily

One of the greatest contributions to world peace would be the complete abolition of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). NATO is a military alliance created in 1949 on the initiative of the United States, supposedly to prevent Soviet aggression in Europe. In reality, the Soviet Union, which had lost …

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The United States and its allies promise unity over Russia; do what is not so clear

French President Emmanuel Macron leaves after delivering a speech at the European Parliament on Wednesday January 19, 2022 in Strasbourg, eastern France. Macron on Wednesday called on the European Union to quickly draw up a new security plan containing proposals to help ease tensions with Russia, amid growing concern that …

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Why did Putin withdraw ‘Russian NATO’ soldiers from Kazakhstan?

Protests in Kazakhstan that erupted after fuel prices rose in early January have raged despite the resignation of the Kazakh government and the cancellation of the price hike, as clashes ensued between police and protesters. In this context, Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokaev appealed to Putin to help him activate the …

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Is NATO ignorant? | Opinion

Editor: The Cuban Missile Crisis happened 60 years ago this October. Joe Biden has no idea of ​​the underlying issues in the story, or his administration could learn a lesson. Our senior diplomat in charge of Russia, Anthony Blinken, was 6 months old at the time, so he may be …

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What arms India also arms the United States

In an article published this week in Foreign Policy (bit.ly/3fqZubo), Jerad Harper and John Nagl of the US Army War College argue for a new strategy in how the US develops military partnerships. They state that in its most well-resourced overseas efforts, the United States “creates partner forces as appendages …

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State Department recap: January 5-12, 2022

STATE DEPARTMENT – Here’s a look at what US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and other top diplomats have been up to this week: United States, Russia, Ukraine The United States and its North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) allies speak with one voice to urge Russia to defuse tensions along …

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In talks on Ukraine, US and Russia standoff over NATO enlargement

GENEVA – The United States and Russia emerged from seven hours of urgent negotiations on Monday and took seemingly irreconcilable positions on the future of the NATO alliance and the deployment of troops and weapons in Europe from the ‘Is, now the tensions high amid fears of a Russian invasion …

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Turkey calls for fight against “acts of provocation” ahead of US-Russian talks

ANKARA: Turkey on Saturday warned against “provocative acts” ahead of talks between Russia and the United States next week to ease tensions over Russia’s military build-up on the Ukrainian border. NATO, of which Turkey is a member, has warned of the real risks of Russia invading Ukraine after Moscow amassed …

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How Russia uses crises in its regional environment – European Council on Foreign Relations

What a difference a year makes! In the fall of 2020, Russia’s position appeared to be deteriorating in many former Soviet states. Large-scale protests in Belarus seemed to herald the end of the Alyaksandar Lukashenka era. Maia Sandu’s loss to Igor Dodon as President of Moldova deprived Russia of its …

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Report on US-Turkish relations – USNI News

The following is the December 30, 2021 report from the Congressional Research Service, Turkey: Background and US Relations at a Glance. From the report US relations with Turkey take place in a complicated environment with several national bilateral, regional and Turkish considerations. Recent tensions have raised questions about the future …

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Failure of China’s zero-COVID policy tops 2022 geopolitical risk list: Eurasia Group

Two years after the first occurrence of COVID-19 in China, the potential failure of the country’s “zero-COVID” policy poses the greatest global risk of 2022, threatening to exacerbate disruptions to the global supply chain and inflationary pressures, warned Eurasia Group, a political risk-consulting firm. “For rich countries, the end of …

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India to fully deploy 1st S-400 Missile System Regiment next month

Russian S-400 missile defense system India will likely complete the deployment of the first Russian-made S-400 air defense missile system regiment next month, Indian military officials say, a move aimed at boosting the country’s air defense capabilities without the risk of ‘possible US sanctions. The Saturday, The hindu, one of …

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Turkey transfers head of highest NATO readiness force to France

The Turkish delegation handed over the head of NATO’s highest military force to France on Saturday, the bloc announced on Wednesday. France will take the leadership of the Very High Level Preparedness Joint Force (VJTF) from January 1, 2022, NATO announced in a statement. “The Very High Readiness Joint Task …

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New US envoy to Turkey Flake to take office on January 7

Former Senator Jeff Flake, the new US Ambassador to Turkey, is expected to arrive in the capital Ankara on January 7 and officially take office after presenting his credentials to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. US President Joe Biden, who took office on January 20, 2021, announced in July that the …

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“The United States is ready for diplomacy with Russia from the beginning of January”

The United States is ready to engage in diplomacy from early January through multiple channels, a senior administration official Biden said on Thursday. Speaking to reporters via teleconference, the official said the engagement would be carried out bilaterally as part of the United States’ strategic stability dialogue with Russia, and …

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Turkey considers pact with Azerbaijan and Pakistan to develop next-generation stealth fighters

Amid frayed ties with NATO and the United States, Turkey, which seeks to pursue an independent policy under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, is exploring fifth-generation fighter jets developed in the country. As part of this initiative, Ankara plans to cooperate with its Azerbaijani and Pakistani allies. “Our doors are open …

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Former Ukrainian President Poroshenko summoned for questioning for buying charcoal from Donbass – world

KIEV, December 20. / TASS /. Ukraine’s fifth president, European Solidarity faction lawmaker Pyotr Poroshenko, was summoned for questioning in a case of assisting a treason and terrorism group on December 23 over his potential involvement in the expeditions of coal from the self-proclaimed Donbass republics, said Ilya Novikov, Poroshenko’s …

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Not Just China and Russia, US Ally Turkey Says “Many Question” Biden Democracy Summit

While the main rivals of the United States, China and Russia, have been at the forefront of international criticism of President Joe Biden’s Democracy Summit, which was held virtually among more than 100 countries earlier this month. , U.S. ally Turkey said many others expressed skepticism about the rally. “The …

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White House urges Senate Republicans to end blockade of Biden Ambassadorial Choices

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Joe Biden unveiled two other appointed ambassadors on Wednesday, but the White House and Democrats have warned that moves by some Senate Republicans to block almost all diplomats and other national security appointees seriously hampered American efforts. around the globe. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has …

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Ilham Aliyev and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met in Brussels

At the invitation of NATO Secretary General, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev met Alliance Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg greeted President Ilham Aliyev at NATO Headquarters in Brussels. They then posed for official photos. During the meeting, the NATO Secretary General said Azerbaijan is …

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Hard numbers: COVAX race against time, gas problems in Europe, Turkish lira plunges in nose, Ghana condemns airlines

That said, we know they work very well in preventing hospitalizations and deaths. And that’s not just true for mRNA vaccines. This is true for other vaccines as well. And besides, this is true even before having received a reminder. In other words, if you’ve just had two injections of …

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Is India realigning with the Kremlin?

By purchasing the S-400 missile system, New Delhi has placed the United States in a difficult but interesting situation where Washington must manage the buffer relationship with New Delhi and try to save face as well, as the United States has imposed sanctions against Turkey in 2017 for the same …

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Emmanuel Macron’s EU army plan in tatters – NATO slaps French leader’s calls | Politics | News

Europe does not need new structures linked to the European Union’s defense strategy, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Friday, a day after French President Emmanuel Macron called for rethinking the defense of the EU. President Macron said on Thursday that the EU must define a new defense strategy …

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Turkish currency, living standards plummet as pandemic rages

The depreciation of the Turkish lira and the sharp rise in the prices of basic necessities affecting tens of millions of people are creating a deep economic and political crisis, as the raging pandemic infects tens of thousands and kills hundreds every day . The Turkish lira has lost half …

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Greece-Russia: Expectations and obstacles | eKathimerini.com

In the 22 years that Vladimir Putin, now 69, has dominated Russian politics and played a leading role in international developments, he has met and to some extent worked with all Greek prime ministers. I remember very well his smirk when he heard, in 2003, the harsh remonstrance against his …

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Who grants the United States the right to define democracy?

American Democracy Illustration: Liu Rui / GT The next Virtual Summit for Democracy scheduled by US leaders on December 9 and 10 will focus on three themes, namely defense against authoritarianism, the fight against corruption and the promotion of respect for human rights. There are 110 guests at the event. …

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Can the decline of democracy be reversed? – OpEd – Eurasia Review

By Dr Alon Ben-Meir * The Democracy Summit that President Biden is spearheading in December, which many countries will attend, is certainly timely and necessary. I do not expect revolutionary and immediate measures to be adopted at the summit to save democracies from their rapid erosion in so many countries. …

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Turkish-Polish friendship has deep roots (Speaker of Parliament)

The Turkish-Polish friendship and alliance have deep and historical roots that span six centuries, Turkish Parliament Speaker Mustafa Şentop said on Wednesday. The visiting Turkish parliament speaker met the Polish president and his counterpart in Warsaw on Wednesday. Speaking to reporters following his meeting with Polish President Andrzej Duda, he …

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Greece has both anxious eyes on bellicose Turkey now – Breaking News, Greece, Cyprus, Hellenic Diaspora News

ATHENS – Further provocations from Turkey, even belligerent speeches renewing fears of a potential conflict in a dispute over the seas worry Greek officials and wonder what President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s next move will be. Relations between the countries are entering uncharted and more turbulent waters and bringing a lot …

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Why sting the bear if you are not a grizzly?

Writing for Sputnik International, British journalist Finian Cunningham describes the actions of US Under Secretary of State Karen Donfried as “stinging the bear.” The recently rehabilitated neoconservative of the George W. Bush era said that “all options are on the table regarding Russia’s policy towards Ukraine.” “As you can understand, …

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The policy of the new German government towards Turkey

The Social Democratic Party (SPD) will probably strive to establish a constructive relationship with Turkey. This, in turn, will lead to tensions within the German coalition government, Daily sabah writing. During Angela Merkel’s time, there were a few highs and many lows in German-Turkish relations. In the period of the …

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US invites 110 nations for democracy summit, with China, Turkey missing

United States President Joe Biden has invited 110 countries to a virtual democracy summit scheduled for December 9-10, 2021. While his main Western allies, India, Israel, African nations and Taiwan, feature on list, China was not invited. for the same. The State Department released the list of participating countries on …

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Kursk disaster caused by a NATO submarine

MOSCOW (AP) – A retired Russian admiral alleged that the 2000 Kursk submarine disaster was caused by a collision with a NATO submarine, an unproven claim that defies the official conclusion that the country’s worst post-Soviet naval disaster was triggered by a faulty torpedo. Retired Admiral Vyacheslav Popov, who was …

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Can the decline of democracy be reversed?

Posted on Saturday, November 20, 2021 at 9:47 a.m. Join AFP’s 100,000+ followers on Facebook Buy an AFP subscription Subscribe to AFP podcasts on iTunes and Spotify News, press releases, letters to the editor: augustafreepress2@gmail.com Advertising requests: freepress@ntelos.net Alon Ben Meir The Democracy Summit that President Biden is spearheading in …

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Will India get a CAATSA exemption?

Russia said it has started delivering India-ordered S-400 missile defense systems, although it is not clear if it has actually been delivered. And that’s an important distinction to make because the actual, physical delivery will trigger an American legal instrument that seeks to punish Russia by scaring off its military …

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Syrian musician Omar Souleyman detained for terrorism in Turkey | Turkey

Syrian musician Omar Souleyman, who has performed at festivals around the world, was reportedly arrested in Turkey on terrorism charges linked to his alleged membership of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). The singer and DJ was arrested by agents who raided his home in the southeastern province of Şanlıurfa, his …

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