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US hails Turkey’s “constructive role” in Afghan security

The United States expressed its appreciation on Monday for Turkey’s assistance in the rapid withdrawal of US and NATO troops from Afghanistan ahead of the new August deadline. “We certainly welcome Turkey’s constructive role with regard to the withdrawal and the broader safety and security situation in Afghanistan,” State Department …

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Turkey urges Greece to avoid provocations, calls for common sense

ANKARA Defense Minister Hulusi Akar reiterated Turkey’s offer to resolve all existing issues with Greece through dialogue and diplomacy, urging his Greek counterpart to refrain from provocation and rhetoric. In an interview with state agency Anadolu, Akar criticized a recent statement by Greek Defense Minister Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos, who accused Turkey …

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Afghanistan to support Turkish mission at Kabul airport

The Afghan government will support the mission that Turkey plans to undertake at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul after the complete withdrawal of US troops from the country, Afghan Ambassador to Turkey Amir Ramin said on Thursday. “Thank you to fraternal Turkey as our most loyal friend for continuing …

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Bringing the EU and Turkey together

Since the migration crisis of 2015, cooperation in the field of migration has become an important pillar of EU-Turkey relations. At the same time, a number of high-profile conflicts in their neighborhood have fueled tensions between them. The 2016 migration agreement succeeded in curbing irregular migration and preventing humanitarian tragedies …

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Turkey’s tough choices after NATO and EU summits

Turkey’s tough choices after NATO and EU summits Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan holds a press conference during the NATO summit at Alliance headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, June 14, 2021. (REUTERS file) Turkey faces tough choices after two important summits that took place last month. The first was the NATO summit …

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What’s next for Turkey after the NATO World Summit?

As the Alliance unites to refocus on Russia and China, Turkey will face a choice over which countries it has been able to balance so far. After four years of occasional criticism of NATO under President Trump, President Biden took office fully supporting the alliance, declaring that NATO and its …

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Shusha declaration cements Azerbaijani-Turkish alliance

Turkish President Erdogan (left) and Azerbaijani President Aliyev sign Shusha’s statement (Source: Trend News) On June 15, Turkish President Recep Tayyip ErdoÄŸan paid an official visit to Karabakh to meet with his Azerbaijani counterpart, Ilham Aliyev, becoming the first foreign leader to visit the region after last year’s 44-day war. …

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Erdoğan-Biden’s talks with NATO were good, but now what?

It is true that there are still great expectations of a summit between the Turkish and American leaders. The presence of significant problems and uncertainties in relationships makes peaks defining moments for relationships. Diplomacy between the leaders of the two countries plays an essential role in bilateral relations and this …

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Turkish court accepts revised indictment to ban pro-Kurdish party

ISTANBUL – Turkey’s second opposition party, the pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (HDP), faces a threat of closure once again after the country’s Constitutional Court accepted an indictment aimed at banning hundreds of members from political office on terrorism grounds. The original version of the indictment was filed earlier this year …

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A new page turned in Turkey – US relations: Erdoğan

“We turned a new leaf on Turkish-American relations at the NATO summit,” President Recep Tayyip ErdoÄŸan said in a statement on Monday evening after the cabinet meeting, referring to the meeting between the Turkish and American delegations. and the chief-to-chief talks at the NATO summit that just ended. “Our relations …

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Turkish drones to boost Ukrainian military power, FM says

Turkish drones will boost Kiev’s military might, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said, praising drones and their deterrent capabilities. Speaking to reporters in the southern province of Antalya, Kuleba said: “Strategically, we want to do two things: we want Turkish drones to be equipped with Ukrainian engines and we want …

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NATO seeks base to train Afghan forces in Qatar

NATO-led officials are asking Qatar for permission to use a military base to train Afghan special forces after the US and NATO withdraw from Afghanistan, Reuters reported. “We are in talks to reserve a base in Qatar to create an exclusive training ground for senior members of the Afghan forces,” …

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Visit of President Erdoğan to Belgium and Azerbaijan

President Recep Tayyip ErdoÄŸan will travel to Brussels on June 13-14, 2021 to attend the NATO Heads of State and Government Summit to be held on June 14, 2021. The fundamental elements of the NATO 2030 process, launched for the adaptation of the NATO Alliance over the next decade, will …

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US Navy warship crosses Bosphorus and enters Black Sea

ISTANBUL – Agence France-Presse On June 11, a US Navy destroyer crossed the Bosporus and entered the Black Sea, Turkish news agency Anadolu reported, as tensions simmering around Ukraine. The USS Laboon crossing was reported as US President Joe Biden met with Western leaders at the G7 summit in England. …

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NATO summit seeks to get serious with Biden

US President Joe Biden delivers remarks during a visit to Tidewater Community College in Norfolk, Virginia, United States, May 3, 2021. REUTERS / Jonathan Ernst NATO leaders will reassure US President Joe Biden on Monday that after four years of denigration by his predecessor Donald Trump, the alliance can count …

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Biden to defend democracy on first overseas trip – world

Sebastian Smith (AFP) Washington, United States ● Tue, June 8, 2021 2021-06-08 9:45 a.m. 0 c78papa32e3af0945bdb46490a806107f 2 World Joe-Biden, Russia, United States, foreign-affairs, foreign-policy, democracy, Vladimir-Putin Release Joe Biden will lead what he calls a “definitive” battle for democracy on his first presidential trip abroad, meeting key US allies in …

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Greek and Turkish leaders will meet alone

The meeting between Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on June 14, on the sidelines of the NATO summit, will be intimate, with at most one senior official on each side, according to Kathimerini. According to officials involved in the preparation of the meeting, the …

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US watches Greece, Turkey seek to break deadlock

The Erdogan-Mitsotakis meeting at the next NATO summit is crucial for both countries. US and EU support will only increase security in the Eastern Mediterranean. Since Greece gained independence in 1821, Turkish-Greek relations have been dominated by crises and wars, with the exception of short-lived periods of reconciliation. The events …

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Turkey feels the great Washington freeze

Turkey feels the great Washington freeze Frank Kendall III addresses the Senate Armed Services Committee in Washington. (File / Getty Images) There are several stages in Ankara’s understanding of the United States’ shift in attitude towards Turkey. During the days of former US President Donald Trump, Turkey hoped that President …

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Risks, opportunities in visiting Turkish FM

Greece believes that Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu’s visit carries both risks and opportunities and could pave the way for the meeting between Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the summit. NATO on June 14 in Brussels. According to analysts, discussions between Greek Foreign Minister …

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Turkey: a state sponsor of terrorism?

Turkey functions as a sponsor state of terrorism (SST), fueling Islamist extremism nationally and deploying jihadist mercenaries in Syria, Libya and Nagorno-Karabakh. Turkey’s list as an OSH should not be taken lightly. The SST designation requires mandatory sanctions on the part of the United States, which would profoundly harm U.S.-Turkish …

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Turkish and US officials to hold political talks in Ankara

Turkish Deputy Foreign Minister Sedat Önal is due to meet his American counterpart in the Turkish capital Ankara on Thursday, according to an official statement on Wednesday. Önal and US Assistant Secretary of State Wendy Sherman will hold political consultations, Turkey’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement. Sherman’s visit is …

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Lithuanian, Turkish Presidents and US Secretary of State congratulate Georgia on Independence Day

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken congratulated Georgia on Independence Day. Nauseda tweeted that “Lithuania supports your aspiration to build a democratic, prosperous and secure European state!” Congratulations @Zourabichvili_S and the Georgian people on Independence Day.Lithuania supports your aspiration to …

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Right-wing gangster Sedat Peker accusations rock Turkish government

In recent weeks, far-right gangster Sedat Peker has released videos making detailed allegations of links between the Mafia and the Turkish political establishment. He shakes up the Justice and Development Party (AKP) government of President Recep Tayyip ErdoÄŸan, already discredited by his political criminal record in the COVID-19 pandemic. Far-right …

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Senior US diplomat reaffirms importance of Turkish-US relations

WASHINGTON The senior American diplomat stressed on Saturday the importance of Turkish-American relations. “Continuing cooperation with our NATO ally Turkey on common priorities is of the utmost importance,” Antony Blinken wrote on Twitter after having a phone call with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu. He reiterated US support for talks …

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Why is Al Qaeda attacking Turkish forces?

Al Qaeda has suffered greatly in Syria due to Turkey’s presence in Idlib, Syria, and is seeking to retaliate. On March 10, a Turkish soldier, Osman Alp, was killed in a attack by Al-Qaeda in Idlib, northern Syria. He and four of his wounded comrades were deployed to the region …

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How Turkish miniature rockets work for mini drones

An Ankara-based defense company uses magnesium to produce tiny, lightweight rockets that have the potential to support Turkey’s fight against terrorism in dense urban neighborhoods. A Turkish defense company called Troy Teknoloji Savunma has successfully developed 40-millimeter mini rockets for small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Founded in 2004 in Ankara, …

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Georgian Defense Force chief visits NATO headquarters – Civil.ge

Georgian Defense Force Chief Major General Giorgi Matiashvili on a May 18-19 trip to Brussels today attended the NATO Military Committee meeting, bringing together 30 Allied Defense Chiefs, along with their Georgian and Ukrainian counterparts, at NATO Headquarters. Major General Matiashvili briefed his colleagues on the security environment in the …

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Turkey fails to convince Russia to lift flight ban

A delegation of senior Turkish officials failed to persuade Russia to lift a month-and-a-half-month ban on flights to Turkey that had been instituted by Moscow at the end of May amid soaring cases of COVID-19. The move dealt a blow to the Turkish tourism industry, which under normal circumstances accounts …

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US clears Turkish-made attack helicopter to Philippines for sale

The United States has approved export licenses to Turkey for the sale of its T129 Tactical Attack Reconnaissance and Attack Helicopter (ATAK), powered by an American engine, in the Philippines, a company official said on Monday. manufacturing. Washington had released the required documents regarding the sale of an initially designated …

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YPG / PKK sympathizers attack US military vehicles in Syria

YPG / PKK terrorist supporters attacked US military vehicles with stones in northern Syria in Azaz, Anadolu Agency (AA) reported on Tuesday. YPG / PKK supporters demonstrated against Turkey’s ongoing operations in northern Iraq and chanted slogans in support of jailed PKK leader Abdullah Öcalan. According to video footage released …

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A minefield for the region and the world

The great cliché on Turkey, often expressed by outside commentators, tends to focus on its strategic geography: east-west divide, north-south ditto, Europe meets Asia, cultural crossroads, etc. The central artery of this idea runs through Istanbul in the form of a waterway, the Bosporus. Historically and even today, you couldn’t …

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The coming crisis in Idlib

On July 10, 2021, Bab al-Hawa, the last border crossing between Turkey and the rebel Syrian province of Idlib, could close while Russia plans to veto an extension of United Nations Security Council Resolution 2533. For Idlib’s 3.4 million civilians – more than 2 million of them displaced from elsewhere …

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