NATO vs Russia: dangerous games

NATO vs Russia: dangerous games

It appears that it is becoming apparent that the Black Sea has recently become more and more a site of conflict with NATO as well as Russia. Another evidence of this is Sea Breeze, a recently concluded 2021, a large-scale military exercise in the region which Ukraine has hosted, says …

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Biden appoints former senator Flake ambassador to Turkey

[ad_1] US President Joe Biden on Tuesday appointed former Republican Senator Jeff Flake Ambassador to turkey, calling for a political candidate for a critical post as ties between the two NATO allies remain strained. “In view of the strategic importance of the United States’ relationship with our longtime NATO ally, …

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

[ad_1] 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 …

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Turkey urges Greece to avoid provocations, calls for common sense

[ad_1] 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 …

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Afghanistan to support Turkish mission at Kabul airport

[ad_1] 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 …

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Germany backs Turkey in Aegean against EU ally Greece

[ad_1] Portuguese Navy U-214 type submarine, Credit: Pedro Vilela / Wikipedia CC BY 2.0 Greece has denounced Germany for supporting Turkey after Berlin’s decision to sell six new submarines to Ankara, even after the country’s hostile rhetoric. In June, Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias called on Berlin to stop arming …

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Bringing the EU and Turkey together

[ad_1] 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 …

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The Turkish opposition suffers from qataphobia

[ad_1] The Republican People’s Party (CHP) and the Good Party (IP) have claimed for some time that a tank factory has been sold cheaply to the state of Qatar. Visiting this factory on Friday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip ErdoÄŸan explained that the factory remained the property of the Treasury. It …

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PKK recruits in Europe abandon terrorists in 20 days

[ad_1] Europe’s PKK supporters who join the terrorist group’s ranks in northern Iraq and other areas end up leaving within 20 days, as the PKK continues to lose power amid successful counterterrorism operations of the Turkish army. According to intelligence sources, the terrorist group’s efforts to recruit new members have …

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Turkey’s tough choices after NATO and EU summits

[ad_1] 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 …

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Turkey plans more drilling off Cyprus

[ad_1] Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu threatened on Thursday that Turkey would start seismic surveys and drilling inside Cyprus’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). In addition, the representative of the ruling AK party officially announced the visit of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to Cyprus on July 20, which also coincides …

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Turkish opposition must fight to face new realities in Syria

[ad_1] Turkish opposition must fight to face new realities in Syria Kemal Kilicdaroglu, main leader of the Turkish opposition, the Republican People’s Party (CHP), Tuzla, Istanbul province, Turkey, July 7, 2017 (Reuters) Developments in the Kurdish Autonomous Region in war-torn northern Syria in mid-2012 resurfaced the Kurdish issue, Turkey’s thorniest …

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Cyprus and Serbia sign disaster protection agreement

[ad_1] Cyprus and Serbia signed a cooperation agreement in the field of disaster protection on Friday. Interior Minister Nicos Nouris also took advantage of his talks in Belgrade to brief his Serbian counterpart Aleksandar Vulin on the challenges Cyprus faces in terms of irregular migration. Speaking to media in Belgrade, …

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Turkey’s expectations of the European Union

[ad_1] Relations between Turkey and the European Union have been strained for some time due to disagreements over Cyprus, Europe’s failure to support Turkey’s membership application, its insufficient response against migration irregularity and criticism from Turkey on the state of its democracy. The Turkish-Greek escalation in the eastern Mediterranean was …

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Turkey’s safe zone is key to regional stability

[ad_1] Turkish President Recep Tayyip ErdoÄŸan has coined a new phrase to describe Turkey’s national security strategy. After his last trip to Azerbaijan, he told reporters that Ankara was creating a “safe zone” to protect himself. ErdoÄŸan added that Nagorno-Karabakh was one of the components of this area. This is …

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The best beaches in Cyprus

[ad_1] Konnos Beach, Cyprus. Credit: Kallerna / Wikimedia Commons /CC-BY-SA-4.0 The island of Cyprus has long been known for the exquisite beaches that line the country’s beautiful shores. Cyprus, located on the edge of Europe in the eastern Mediterranean, is also home to an ancient history that dates back thousands …

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

[ad_1] 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 …

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Athens gets improved Turkey project at EU summit

[ad_1] German Chancellor Angela Merkel (front) chats with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis (left), next to Bulgarian President Rumen Radev (second from left) and Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis (right) during the ‘an EU summit at the European Council building in Brussels, Belgium, Thursday. [Pool via Reuters] Greece obtained improvements …

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Shusha declaration cements Azerbaijani-Turkish alliance

[ad_1] 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 …

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Tatar announces 344 IPC Varosha requests to date

[ad_1] Turkish Cypriot authorities say they expect 3,000 Greek Cypriots to file applications with the Property Commission (IPC) in the north for their properties in the fenced area of ​​Varosha. There was initial confusion over the exact number of refugees from Varosha who applied to the IPC after Turkish Cypriot …

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

[ad_1] 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 …

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Turkish court accepts revised indictment to ban pro-Kurdish party

[ad_1] 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 …

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A new page turned in Turkey – US relations: Erdoğan

[ad_1] “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 …

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Mitsotakis and Sissi discuss Cyprus at meeting in Cairo

[ad_1] The Cyprus issue, Turkey’s position on the Eastern Mediterranean, gas cooperation and the situation in Libya dominated Monday’s meeting between Greek Prime Minister Kyriacos Mitsotakis and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi in Cairo. According to AIIC, Sisi highlighted the cooperation between Egypt, Greece and Cyprus through the system of …

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Humanitarian crisis in Syria

[ad_1] Sir, – It is important to remember, as Ireland and Norway, as well as other states on the UN Security Council (UNSC), try to reach agreement on the renewal of Resolution 2533 of the UNSC, that more than 6.5 million displaced people could be left without any assistance. The …

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Turkish drones to boost Ukrainian military power, FM says

[ad_1] 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 …

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Elections in Syria: forgetting old resentments?

[ad_1] At the NATO summit held in Brussels on June 14, issues of strategic importance were discussed, such as Alliance member states’ relations with China and their attitude towards the President’s Russia. Putin. Member states’ positions on these issues were not unambiguous and diplomats struggled to find the right wording …

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“I sometimes regret being born”

[ad_1] THE YEARS OF living show a melee on the face of Shofa, a mother of five who was forced to flee her home in Syria to seek refuge in Turkey eight years ago. Shofa is one of 3.7 million Syrian refugees who have crossed the border with Turkey since …

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NATO seeks base to train Afghan forces in Qatar

[ad_1] 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 …

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Turkey asks for US support to keep troops in Afghanistan

[ad_1] Brussels, June 15 (AP) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said his country would need “diplomatic, logistical and financial assistance” from the United States if it were to maintain troops in Afghanistan to protect and manage the Kabul International Airport, following the withdrawal of other NATO troops. Speaking to reporters …

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Turkey’s confused approach to Palestine

[ad_1] As the Holy Land emerges from a new round of clashes, Turkey ratified a comprehensive cooperation agreement with the Palestinian administration that was signed in 2018. As Turkish media tout the deal as an “important milestone “, experts believe that the agreement will have limited practicality. Besides its flashy …

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A sea of ​​change | Cyprus Mail

[ad_1] June becomes a crucial month for the Eastern Mediterranean and its geopolitics involving Turkey, Greece and Cyprus By Charles Ellinas In a recent Senate hearing, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said ratifying the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) would work in the United …

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AHI: Biden must respond to provocations against Greece and Cyprus with Erdogan | archive, community, associations

[ad_1] WASHINGTON, DC – American Hellenic Institute (AHI) President Nick Larigakis wrote to President Joseph Biden, Jr., ahead of the President’s June 14 meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan described the meeting as an opportunity for ‘significant differences’, and Larigakis presented a set of …

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Artillery attacks in Syria kill 13

[ad_1] Posted: June 13, 2021, 12:29 p.m. At least 13 people were killed and several injured in two separate artillery attacks on the northern Syrian town of Afrin, local medical sources and the Turkish government said. The first attack hit a residential area, while the second hit a hospital soon …

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Visit of President Erdoğan to Belgium and Azerbaijan

[ad_1] 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, …

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Turkey is preparing to become an energy hub

[ad_1] Turkey has dreamed of becoming an energy hub for decades, and as offshore energy projects in the Eastern Mediterranean expand, it looks like that dream is coming true soon. With the discovery of new offshore gases in the region, Ankara has stepped up its aggressive approach to become a …

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