Turkey’s Armenians

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

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

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

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

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Turkey’s Restored Armenian Church Hosts First Sunday Mass

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

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

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

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Turkey’s foreign policy reset – The Hindu

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

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The Turkish Orthodox community celebrates Easter Sunday

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

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Campaign calls for ‘no planes for Turkey’

A new campaign was launched on Thursday urging the US not to sell US F-16 fighter jets and upgrade kits to Turkey ‘until they comply with US and international law. “. Using the hashtag #NoJetsForTurkey, the campaign is urging American citizens to ask their senators to oppose Turkey’s request. “Turkey …

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Turkey’s normalization with rivals gains momentum (FM)

NURAY BABACAN-ANKARA Turkey’s attempts to normalize relations with its enemies will gain momentum through major visits and meetings with Israel, Egypt and Saudi Arabia, Turkey’s foreign minister reportedly told Party lawmakers. Justice and Development (AKP) in power. class=”cf”> Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu briefed AKP lawmakers on the government’s continued efforts to restore …

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500,000 Syrians return thanks to Turkey’s efforts in the safe zone

About 500,000 Syrians have voluntarily returned to their country thanks to Turkey’s efforts to establish a safe environment in the war-torn north, Savaş Ünlü, head of Turkey’s Migration Management Directorate, said on Saturday. Thanks to Turkish efforts, “500,000 Syrians have voluntarily returned to their country. We have created an appropriate …

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Turkey’s jab drive is running out of steam, warns expert

ISTANBUL Turkey’s vaccination campaign has lost momentum as people become more complacent about falling COVID-19 cases, an expert has warned. class=”cf”> “Fewer and fewer people are visiting vaccination clinics, and the slow vaccination campaign is expected to continue during the summer months,” said Professor Alper Şener, member of the Scientific …

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US appreciates Turkey’s mediation in Ukraine crisis

SERKAN DEMIRTAŞ – ANKARA The United States appreciated Turkey’s efforts to find a diplomatic solution to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine following the Russian military operation, the US envoy said, citing Turkey as a key ally with the second largest army and the second largest F-16 fleet. class=”cf”> “I just …

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Why the war in Ukraine could cripple Turkey’s ‘game-changing’ Bayraktar drones and its ambitious national drone project

Ukrainian forces claimed that Turkish Bayraktar TB2 drones had inflicted heavy damage on invading Russian troops, destroying their artillery and tanks over the past few days. Perhaps buoyed by this success, drone maker Baykar claimed on March 12 that the first prototype of its new combat drone, officially called the …

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Turkey’s influence is expanding, says EU’s top diplomat

ANTALYA Turkey is an important geopolitical player and its influence extends to Africa, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell told a panel at the Antalya Diplomatic Forum, adding that Brussels should step up its cooperation with Turkey as the war continues in Ukraine. class=”cf”> The EU’s top diplomat attended the …

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Testing continues on Turkey’s Togg despite freezing cold

The process of testing Turkey’s first all-electric car is continuing successfully under harsh winter conditions at accredited test centers, Turkey’s Automobile Joint Venture (Togg), the consortium developing the car, said on Sunday. “We continue to deliver successful, heart-warming results at the world’s leading accredited test centers in challenging track conditions …

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US Ambassador Invites Companies Leaving Russia to Visit Turkey! — Timetables of Greek cities

The exhortations of the new US Ambassador to Ankara, Jeff Flake, were published in the Cumhuriyet newspaper by Mehmet Ali Yalçındağ, Chairman of the Turkey-US Affairs Council (TAİK) operating under the Economic Relations Council of Turkey (DEİK). . According to the Turkish version of the Independent and republished by Olympia, …

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Turkey’s current account will register a gap of $7.25 billion in January

Turkey’s current account is estimated to have recorded a deficit of $7.25 billion in January, the highest since late 2017, as energy imports widen the deficit, a survey showed. The trade deficit, a major component of the current account balance, jumped 235% in January to $10.3 billion, as Turkey’s monthly …

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EU should carry out targeted assessment of Azerbaijan and Turkey – MP Anna Grigoryan – Public Radio of Armenia

The European Union should carry out a targeted assessment of Azerbaijan and Turkey, said Armenian National Assembly Member Anna Grigoryan, speaking to EuroNewst Parliamentary Assembly. “Security issues in our region remain acute as Azerbaijan believes that conflicts can be resolved through war. Almost two years ago, Azerbaijan decided that it …

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Norovirus behind mass hospitalizations in Bilecik, Turkey

Authorities have announced that norovirus has caused the hospitalization of hundreds of people in the western province of Bilecik in recent weeks. An investigation found that the virus, whose symptoms include vomiting, diarrhea and upset stomach, came from the city’s drinking water. Health Ministry teams discovered that unfiltered water from …

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Turkey’s Fatih begins drilling for gas at third Black Sea well

Turkey’s Fatih drilling vessel has started drilling its third exploration well in the Sakarya gas field in the Black Sea region, Turkey’s Minister of Energy and Natural Resources announced on Wednesday. The vessel will carry out its natural gas exploration for 2.5 months at a depth of 5,000 meters (16,404 …

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As Turkey’s Inflation Rate Climbs, Workers Strike for Wage Rises | News on workers’ rights

Istanbul, Turkey – Organized labor in Turkey is experiencing a moment. In January, after more than two weeks on strike, journalists at the BBC bureau in Istanbul won a 32% pay rise from management. Paid in Turkish liras, the workers walked off after rejecting the company’s offer of a 20% …

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Two earthquakes hit the Caucasus, spreading panic in northeast Turkey

ISTANBUL Two back-to-back earthquakes that hit Georgia and Armenia have caused panic among residents of Turkey’s northeastern border provinces. class=”cf”> The first earthquake of magnitude 5.3 shook the town of Shirak, an Armenian settlement on the border with Turkey, late on February 13, according to initial data from the Euro-Mediterranean …

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“Latin American and Caribbean countries are strong partners for Turkey”

Turkey is working to develop its relations with Latin American and Caribbean countries, the head of the Turkish parliamentary delegation attending a regional meeting said on Saturday. “The Turkish Parliament strives to strengthen friendship and cooperation between Latin American countries and Turkey through friendship groups and the structural relations it …

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The Turkish Museum of Troy will be introduced in a digital environment

As part of a new project to be prepared in cooperation with Wikipedia, an informative digital resource will be created for the Troy Museum, which is physically located in the province of Çanakkale in northwestern Turkey. The Trojan Museum is located in the village of Tevfikiye at the entrance to …

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Turkey’s unemployment rate down slightly to 11.2% in December

The number of unemployed in Turkey fell slightly in December, official data showed on Thursday. The unemployment rate fell by 0.1 percentage point from the previous month to stand at 11.2% in December, the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat) said. On the other hand, a seasonally adjusted measure of labor underutilization …

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Foreign Minister Çavuşoğlu discusses Turkey’s efforts in Ukraine with Blinken

Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu spoke by telephone with his American counterpart Antony Blinken on Tuesday to discuss several issues, including Turkey’s diplomatic efforts to resolve Russian-Ukrainian tensions. Çavuşoğlu spoke to his counterpart about Turkey’s attempts to reduce tension between Russia and Ukraine through dialogue, according to a Foreign Ministry statement. …

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Over 50 US representatives call on Biden administration to stop selling F-16s to Turkey – Public Radio of Armenia

A bipartisan group of more than 50 U.S. representatives joined Congressional Armenia Caucus Co-Chair Frank Pallone (D-NJ) and Hellenic Caucus Co-Chair Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) to lobby the State Departments and of Defense to block the sale of the next American first-generation F-16 fighter jets and upgrade kits to Turkey, the …

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Accelerating diplomacy to usher in a new era in Turkey’s foreign trade

After stepping up its diplomacy to mend strained ties, Turkey is opening the door to foreign trade cooperation with several regional players, building on its new economic strategy that could mark a new era and yield positive results in bilateral relations. Accelerated talks between Turkey and the United Arab Emirates …

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Turkey’s dialogue with Russia and Ukraine continues: Defense Minister

Turkey’s dialogue with Moscow and Kyiv continues amid tensions between the two countries, Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Monday, stressing that Ankara also assumes its responsibilities within NATO in this framework. “The status of the straits (concerning the rules for the passage of ships from the Black Sea and …

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Lessons for Europe – European Council on Foreign Relations

Few analysts predicted the dramatic change in the Libyan conflict in April 2020. In less than ten days, forces loyal to the Government of National Accord used Turkish-made Bayraktar TB2 drones to halt Marshal Khalifa Haftar’s assault on Tripoli. The drones wiped out Haftar’s Russian air defense systems and pushed …

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Turkish diplomacy prioritizes ‘normalization with regional rivals’

NURAY BABACAN – ANKARA Turkey’s near-term foreign policy priority will continue to normalize strained ties with regional rivals, including Armenia, Israel and Gulf countries, the Hürriyet daily has learned from sources. class=”cf”> A comprehensive assessment of Turkey’s foreign policy and its priorities was made during a briefing held at the …

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“Armenia aims to establish diplomatic relations with Turkey”

Armenia wants to establish diplomatic relations with Turkey without any preconditions, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinian said on Monday, indicating that the country could participate in the Antalya Diplomatic Forum. Speaking at a press conference, he said: “Our special representatives have met. If the process continues like this, it is …

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Turkish pop queen incurs sudden ire over five-year-old lyrics

Sezen Aksu, Turkey’s unrivaled queen of pop, has invoked the ire of Islamist nationalist groups in the country with a song she wrote five years ago that allegedly insults the biblical Adam and Eve. With Turkey’s challenges piling up from a faltering economy, political divisions ahead of the upcoming elections, …

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US Once Again Abandons Greek Interests With EastMed Pipeline To Appease Turkey – Greek City Times

The United States has informed Greece, Cyprus and Israel that it no longer supports the Eastern Mediterranean Gas Pipeline (EastMed) project for both environmental and financial reasons, in addition to the excuse that the project is causing tensions in the region. The EastMed agreement was signed by Greece, Cyprus and …

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Turkey’s Jewish community bids farewell to former leader

A large crowd attended the funeral ceremony in Istanbul of Bensiyon Pinto, honorary and former leader of the Turkish Jewish community, who died last week at the age of 85. Pinto had been hospitalized with COVID-19 and was battling multiple illnesses. A ceremony was held at the cemetery of the …

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Turkey ‘regrets’ Greek president’s comments on Pontic Greeks

Turkey said on Thursday it regretted Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou’s “baseless claims” at an event to present the design of the new “Hall for Global Pontic Greeks in Sourmena”, where she describes the killings of Pontic Greeks as Genocide. “These allegations do not change the very fact that it was …

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Turkey’s Archaeological Institute Reveals Anatolia’s Archaic History

A new archaeological institute in Gaziantep, southeastern Turkey, is set to shed light on Anatolia’s ancient history. The new Turkish Institute of Archeology and Cultural Heritage will provide insight into the rich past of ancient Turkish lands, where countless civilizations have sprung up and perished throughout history. The institute was …

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Turkey’s first preventive intelligence vessel to enter inventory on January 14

The Turkish Naval Forces Command will receive the A-591 Ufuk test and training ship on January 14, the country’s first intelligence collection vessel developed and built with domestic resources and capabilities. The delivery ceremony to be held at Istanbul Shipyard is expected to be attended by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. …

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Turkey TAV plans to increase investment for Almaty Airport

Turkish airport operator TAV, which owns Almaty Airport in Kazakhstan which has been engulfed by mass protests in recent days, will not withdraw from the former Soviet country but instead plans to invest a total of 200 million dollars (2.7 billion TL) in two or three years, its CEO said …

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Horse-drawn sleighs generate interest in eastern Turkey

KARS Lake Çıldır, the second largest lake in eastern Turkey, has caught the eye with several winter activities, as the lake turns into a natural ice rink in this cold season, ideal for ice sports and nomadic activities. such as horse-drawn sleigh, javelin and archery races. class = “cf”> Since …

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Heavy snowfall covers eastern Turkey and closes schools

ISTANBUL A relatively warm spell covered Istanbul and Turkey’s western coasts, but the country’s east and some northern provinces were battling heavy snowfall that has already blocked roads in remote areas. class=”cf”> A total of 798 roads leading to villages in the eastern provinces were reportedly blocked by heavy snowfall, …

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Turkey’s environmental management in 2022 and beyond

Turkey has massively stepped up its “green development revolution” by ratifying the 2015 Paris climate accord to minimize the devastating effects of climate change. The environmental disasters of the summer of 2021 and European Union lobbying have pressured President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s government to take urgent substantive action to tackle …

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What is Turkey’s political agenda in 2022?

I wish everyone a happy and peaceful New Year, so allow me to share some of my predictions for Turkey’s political agenda in 2022. The opposition will continue to demand early elections in 2022, while the current government will want to wait for the country’s new economic model to begin …

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Opportunities, challenges before Turkey’s regional detente

The year 2021 saw Turkey seek warmer relations with several countries in the region and long-standing enemies after many tumultuous years. Experts point out that the new US administration’s lack of commitment to the Middle East, the COVID-19 pandemic and the Al-Ula summit have paved the way for regional normalization. …

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Yerevan’s choice between Turkey’s “carrot” and the Armenian diaspora’s “stick”

December 16, 2021 6:23 p.m. (UTC + 04:00) 1,086 By trend The brilliant victory of Azerbaijan in the 44 days of the Second Karabakh War opened the way for many new opportunities in the region, among them the restoration of communications and the normalization of Armenia-Turkey relations. The normalization of …

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Famous wetland home to one-third of Turkey’s bird species

ISTANBUL A year of bird research and monitoring studies in the Gediz Delta shows that more than a third of the bird species that breed in the country are born in the famous wetland in western Turkey. class=”cf”> Sharing the details of their findings, Şafak Arslan, the Nature Association’s Biodiversity …

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Health workers in Turkey go on strike

IZMIR, Turkey – Turkish health care workers in the Aegean coastal city of Izmir, furious that a December 1 bill to increase doctors’ pay ignored them, threw copies of their diplomas in the trash in protest against what they call insufficient and discriminatory legislation. Nurses, orderlies, lab assistants and other …

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British-Indian couple choose rural Turkey as wedding destination

MUĞLA A British groom and an Indian bride, who became the latest foreigners to choose Turkey as their wedding destination, tied the knot in a 48-hour wedding ceremony held in Muğla province in the southwest of the country. class=”cf”> However, 30-year-old Alex Hampson and 25-year-old Jas Pavit stand out among …

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Golden Butterfly goes to the best of the entertainment world in Turkey

ISTANBUL The 47th Pantene Golden Butterfly Awards, the longest-running awards ceremony that takes the pulse of the country’s film, television and music world, took place in Istanbul on December 5. The winners selected by the votes of the public and the jury received their awards in different categories during the …

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Beauty and distress as cold weather grips eastern Turkey

A cold front has settled in the eastern regions of Turkey, where the winter is particularly harsh compared to other regions due to its climate. From Erzurum to Kars, temperatures dropping to zero degrees and below, along with thick fog, are disrupting daily life. A view of frozen waterfalls in …

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Nakhichevan Corridor to Boost Turkey’s Trade with Azerbaijan and the Caucasus

When the Nakhichevan Corridor opens, transportation from Turkey to Azerbaijan and other markets in the Caucasus, as well as the Turkish republics, will be facilitated by the Caspian country, allowing Ankara to trade much more comfortably with Baku, according to Turkish businessmen. Mehmet Hilmi KaÄŸnıcı, Head of the Konya Province …

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Logic of Turkey’s diplomatic activism

There has been increased activism in Turkish foreign policy over the past two weeks. This activism is the natural result of the committed and consistent efforts of Turkish diplomats, foreign policy makers and economic actors since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. Turkish policymakers are trying to adapt to the …

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Australian government passes first-ever motion to recognize Armenian, Assyrian and Greek genocides

Six speakers unanimously debated Australia’s first-ever motion calling on the Australian government to recognize the Armenian, Assyrian and Greek genocides. The motion categorically calls on the federal government to recognize genocide. The result of the motion represents the will of the Australian Parliament House of Representatives, and it is the …

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Silvan from Turkey fascinates with history and culinary delights

The southeastern districts of Diyarbakır Province, which have hosted many civilizations over the millennia, are notable for their many historical attractions. Silvan in particular has recently become a favorite spot for visitors thanks to its rich culture and one famous dish in particular. Silvan is home to Malabadi Bridge, which …

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Turkey’s Foreign Policy Balancing Law

It is often claimed that Turkey broke with the West for good in the 2000s after the Justice and Development Party (AKP) came to power. The argument is that by changing direction internally, Ankara turned away from what the West hoped to achieve in terms of relations with Turkey. Since …

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Turkey’s National Security Council assesses economic targets

ANKARA On November 25, Turkey’s National Security Council assessed the country’s goals and challenges for its economy. class = “cf”> “The challenges and threats that Turkey has faced and may face in the process of implementing economic policies focused on investment, production, employment and export in accordance with its objectives …

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Libya elections may hinge on Turkey’s next move

As controversy over the upcoming Libyan elections threatens to reignite clashes between warring factions, the strategy Turkey follows in the run-up to the vote will be of greater importance. Libyan Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah announced his presidential bid on November 21 for the December 24 presidential election, joining other …

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“Greece does not support Turkey’s key role in regional stability”

Greece is unable to support Turkey’s crucial role in its region and immediate surroundings to ensure peace and stability, Turkey’s foreign ministry said on Sunday. Greece maintains a provocative and antagonistic stance towards Turkey while talking about dialogue, the ministry said in a written statement. The ministry’s statement comes after …

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World Bank official praises Turkey’s GDP growth

Sevil ErkuÅŸ – ANKARA World Bank Vice President for Europe and Central Asia Anna Bjerde welcomed the positive growth of Turkey’s economy during the 2020 pandemic, but also warned of the consequences of the inflationary trend from which the whole world suffers. class = “cf”> “2020 has been a very …

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Turkey Asisguard equips mini-UAV with grenade launcher

Turkish defense company Asisguard has equipped its new mini unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with a 40 millimeter (1.6 inch) grenade launcher. After securing a 5.56-millimeter cannon, the company pushed the drone, called Songar, a little further, said Barış Düzgün, the company’s general manager at Anadolu Agency (AA) at the SAHA …

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Taking stock of Atatürk’s achievements, Turkey’s roadmap today: Erdoğan

ANKARA Turkey is approaching its goals of successfully overcoming the global crisis, the country’s president said on November 10 in his speech commemorating Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of modern Turkey, noting that the result of his achievements is “the Turkey’s roadmap”. class=”cf”> “Remember him [Atatürk] is, of course, important, …

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Copiers of Brexit: advantageous for Turkey’s accession to the EU

Whether anyone voted for or against Brexit, there is growing dissatisfaction with the way Brussels is handling the day-to-day business of the European Union and this public sentiment is spreading more and more beyond the EU. British electorate. Could Poland launch the next wild card to become the second country …

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Energy prices threaten to worsen Turkey’s economic woes

Turks woke up to a huge hike in natural gas prices on November 1, the latest in a series of energy price hikes that threaten to fuel further inflation and popular frustration with economic management from Ankara. The price of natural gas used by power plants increased by 46.8% and …

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Jordanian MP hails Turkey’s ‘support’ stance towards Arab states

A Jordanian lawmaker hailed Turkey as the country most favorable to Arab causes. In an interview with Anadolu (AA) agency in his office in the capital Amman, Saleh al-Armouti said the country has good relations with Turkey. “Turkey supports us (Jordan) on the Palestinian question, and its position towards Jordan …

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Amazon founder Bezos’ luxury yacht sits on Turkey’s Aegean coast

The 18th longest luxury motor yacht in the world, “Flying Fox”, owned by Jeff Bezos, the founder of US e-commerce giant Amazon, was sighted on Sunday on a blue cruise in the bays of the Aegean province of MuÄŸla in Turkey, according to the Anadolu agency. . Jeff Bezos’ 136-meter-long …

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Turkish parliament votes to extend the mandate of troops in Iraq and Syria

Amid rumors of a Turkish military offensive in northern Syria, Turkey’s parliament today ratified a motion extending the government’s mandate to conduct cross-border operations in Iraq and Syria by two years. In a surprise gesture an hour before the General Assembly, the main opposition party, the Republican People’s Party (CHP), …

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Turkey’s African policies are not only business-oriented, but also human-oriented

Turkey, in its relations with the African continent, is not only business-oriented, but also people-oriented, Nur Sağman, senior official of the Turkish Foreign Ministry for Africa, said on Sunday. “We want to grow together. We want to support them and stand by their side,” Sağman told Anadolu Agency (AA), on …

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Turkey’s Erdogan stirs the Iran-Azerbaijan pot

Iran is unable to “target Azerbaijan” in its relations with Israel for fear of its own Azari population, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said. Referring to a journalist’s question on whether recent Iranian military maneuvers “would degenerate into a searing crisis” in the Caucasus, Erdogan said he had “no such …

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The pearl of the Turkish Black Sea region: Artvin

When planning a trip to Turkey, most people focus on the country’s much-loved southern regions, the spectacular Aegean and Mediterranean coasts with their beautiful beaches, canyons and historic sites. Without a doubt, everyone should visit these places at least once in their life. However, not everyone knows that Turkey has …

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Turkish government sends grim message on press freedom

CPJ’s recent press freedom mission to Turkey got off to a disappointing start. International organizations led by the International Press Institute, including Reporters Without Borders, Human Rights Watch and Osservatorio Balcani Caucaso Transeuropa, a think tank focused on seven European countries, met in Ankara and Istanbul to discuss our concerns …

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Will the Turkish opposition miss a golden opportunity to beat Erdogan?

The leader of Turkey’s main secular opposition, Kemal Kilicdaroglu, gave an October 18 deadline over the weekend to members of Turkey’s sprawling bureaucracy. They had to stop engaging in illegal and “mafia” activities. If they ignored his pleas, they would not be exonerated on the grounds that they were acting …

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Locally made COVID-19 jab in Turkey approved as booster injection

Turkey’s highest drug regulatory authority has given the green light for the use of Turkovac, a vaccine against the coronavirus developed using local means, as a third dose or booster shot against the deadly disease, reported on Friday. the media. The vaccine is not yet available to the public, but …

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Lake in southern Turkey dries up completely

ANTALYA Lake Avlan, a major lake in the Mediterranean province of Antalya in Turkey, has completely dried up due to the effects of global warming and irresponsible agricultural irrigation. class=”cf”> Lack of rainfall and irresponsible agricultural irrigation have turned the 850-hectare freshwater lake in Antalya province, Elmalı district, into a …

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A badge with the Great American Seal blows the spirits at Zerzevan Castle in Turkey

As archaeologists continue excavations at the 3,000-year-old Zerzevan Castle, a site once used as a military settlement during the Roman Empire in Turkey’s southeastern Diyarbakır province, recent studies have led to the discovery of a badge bearing the design of the Great Seal of the United States. Excavation work first …

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Former Turkish envoy to Tashkent appointed TURKPA general secretary

Mehmet Süreyya Er, former Turkish Ambassador to Tashkent, was appointed Secretary General of the Parliamentary Assembly of Turkish Speaking Countries (TURKPA) on Tuesday. Er was given the post on the recommendation of the Speaker of the Turkish Parliament Mustafa Åžentop. He will serve for four years. Speaking to the Anadolu …

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Turkey’s Stone Hills will shed light on Neolithic settlements

Archaeologists examine ancient artifacts to learn more about the people who made and used them so long ago. Although we have detailed information on Classical Antiquity and the Middle Ages through their work, the prehistoric era still remains a mystery in some respects as we have little or no records …

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Turkey’s Uyghur Dilemma in the Context of China’s Belt and Road Initiative · Global Voices

Illustration by Giovana Fleck, used with permission Turkey has traditionally been an ally of the Uyghurs because of its strong linguistic, cultural and religious ties. Yet Ankara’s political and economic alliances with Beijing, including the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), have complicated these historic ties, divided Turkish public opinion, and …

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Turkey’s priority in Syria is the protection of civilians (UN envoy)

Turkey’s priority in Syria has always been the protection of civilians through security and humanitarian aid, Ankara’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations at the Geneva office, Sadik Arslan, said on Thursday. Speaking about a 46-page report prepared by the United Nations Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian …

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Turkey turns a blind eye to jihadists, worsens situation in Syria

After losing three soldiers in a bombing in Idlib, the last stronghold of Islamist rebels in Syria, Turkey shelled Syrian Kurdish targets last week, sending a deceptive message of revenge to its audience. The episode highlights Ankara’s predicament in Idlib, where jihadist forces are targeting Turkish troops even as the …

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Syrian Kurds in Afrin continue to pay the price for Turkish occupation

Zeinab, a 73-year-old Syrian Kurd, had lived at her home in Afrin, in northwestern Syria, for 13 years. She was alone. Her husband has just died and she has no children. But then, in 2018, Turkish forces entered his city during their military invasion of northern Syria. Unlike other residents …

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HTS enters Turkish plot against Kurds

It may not have been planned or coordinated, but the efforts of Middle Eastern states to ease tensions serve as an example of what happens when the interests of the great powers coincide. It also provides evidence of the potentially positive fallout from a lower US profile in the region. …

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“The ball is in Turkey’s court, it must act without expecting anything from Armenia” – Estukian from the daily Agos

YREVAN, SEPTEMBER 3, ARMENPRESS. The ball in terms of normalizing Armenian-Turkish relations is in Turkey’s court, and it is Turkey that must take action on this path, the editor-in-chief of the Armenian section of the Agos-based daily told Armenpress. in Istanbul, Bagrat Estukian, commenting on the recent so-called exchange of …

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Russia ready to help improve relations between Armenia and Turkey – Zakharova – Armenian public radio

Moscow is ready to further promote the improvement of relations between Ankara and Yerevan and sees positive signals between the countries, official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, told reporters today. “We recorded the recent exchange of positive signals between Yerevan and Ankara, I mean we recorded them …

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Egypt against Turkish influence in Mali via Al-Azhar

As Egypt intensifies its efforts to strengthen its influence on the African continent, Al-Azhar on August 2 announced a training course for 23 imams and preachers from Mali to fight radicalism. Hassan al-Saghir, president of the Al-Azhar International Academy, said in a statement: “The objective of the training is to …

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2,300-year-old columns in Turkey’s Temple of Apollo to be restored

Restoration and repair works have been launched to strengthen three columns of the Temple of Apollo in Didim district in southwestern Aydın province. The Temple of Apollo, located in the district of Hisar, is considered one of the best preserved temples of antiquity. The temple was completely unearthed and partially …

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Turkish development aid increases in Azerbaijan

It has been 27 years since the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) established an office in Baku, Azerbaijan. Today, Turkey’s main development aid agency has more than 1,200 projects and events carried out since its arrival in the Caucasus country. The two countries, which pride themselves on their ethnic …

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