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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Obituary: Charlie Euripides

Family and friends gathered at Saint Katherine’s Greek Orthodox Church on April 18 to pay their respects to Charlie Euripides, a community leader, US Navy veteran and longtime owner of the Royal Restaurant. Euripides died on April 14 at the age of 89. The tributes to Euripides all echoed the …

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A rare Syrian NGO created to defend the LGBT community

Homophobia remains prevalent in parts of the Middle East and North Africa. Most countries in these regions do not recognize the rights of the LGBT community and homosexual acts are criminalized. LGBT people in Syria, in particular, face discrimination and violations on a daily basis under policies and legal provisions …

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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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Russian gas cut, Greece-Cyprus-Israel Also think about electricity

ATHENS – The energy ministers of Israel, Greece and Cyprus discussed at a tripartite meeting in Jerusalem on April 11 the effects of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on energy markets and agreed advance specific investment plans in natural gas and electricity projects that will help reduce dependence on Russia. …

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Former US senator and ambassador to Turkey accused in Turkish parliament of betraying Trump

Levent Kenez/Stockholm The US ambassador to Turkey was insulted during a meeting of the Turkish Parliament’s Foreign Relations Committee on April 7, which included a discussion of the growing number of political appointments to the Turkish Foreign Ministry. After opposition MPs criticized the appointment of Deputy Foreign Minister Yavuz Selim …

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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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It’s time to make a big decision on Cyprus

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Ukraine works with Turkey and includes parallel ties with Russia, says Ukrainian diplomat

Turkish and Ukrainian flags wave during a welcoming ceremony for Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan before his meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy in kyiv, Ukraine February 3, 2022. Ukrainian Presidential News Service/Handout via REUTERS Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register ISTANBUL, April 16 (Reuters) – Ukraine is …

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End of the fishing season in Turkey – Türkiye News

ISTANBUL Turkey’s fishing season ended on April 15 with a nationwide ban in effect until September 1, but some fishermen around the Black Sea ended their activities even earlier this year due to the threat of floating naval mines. class=”cf”> The ban is introduced in order to allow fish to …

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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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Anastasiades: If Turkey is sincere about the talks, it must recognize Cyprus

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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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Diving into a Troubled Past: A Journey to Iraqi Kurdistan

Celebration of Nowruz with the inhabitants of the village of Akre. Dan Brotman recounts his trip to Kurdistan. “DDig a hole in Kurdistan,” our local guide said, “and you’ll find a mass grave, oil or antiquities.” My previous associations with Iraq were Saddam Hussein and war, but I landed in …

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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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Archbishop Chrysostomos II denounces Russian invasion of Ukraine

NICOSIA — Heartbreaking in another Orthodox country, the Archbishop of Cyprus, Chrysostomos II, has ended Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, the beleaguered city of Mariupol home to some 150,000 ethnic Greeks. Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill, a staunch Putin supporter, blessed the conflict, essentially backing the deadly invasion that …

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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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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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Pro-Russian rally in Cyprus attracts support and against protesters

Pro-Russian protesters in Cyprus. Credit: Video screenshot A pro-Russian rally in Limassol, Cyprus, garnered both support and counter-protesters on Saturday. Members of the city’s Russian community showed their support for their home country. While much of the world has rallied behind Ukraine, which was brutally invaded by Russia in late …

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How the US and Turkey can get their relationship back on track

How the US and Turkey can get their relationship back on track Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has created the greatest geopolitical crisis in the transatlantic region since World War II. It is not surprising that NATO is rethinking its role in the world in light of the new reality in …

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Varosha of Cyprus, where time stood still in 1974

Published on: 08/04/2022 – 16:24Amended: 08/04/2022 – 16:30 Occupied by Turkish soldiers for nearly half a century, the former Cypriot resort town of Varosha lies in ruins. Known as Marash in Turkish, the city is located in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, an entity recognized only by Ankara. It …

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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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Ukraine is a US wake-up call for Germany and Turkey

With Russia’s invasion of Ukraine now well into its second month, the US foreign policy establishment offers criticism of how two of NATO’s biggest powers, Germany and Turkey , react to Russia. Any such effort must recognize the radically different roles these two nations played before the invasion. For years, …

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A French tourist hospitalized after being hit by a car

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More than 68,000 Ukrainians take refuge in Turkey: UN agency

As the Russian-Ukrainian war continues, more than 68,000 Ukrainians have fled to Turkey, an official with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has said. Speaking to Anadolu Agency (AA) after a recent event in the central province of Konya, UNHCR’s representative in Turkey, Philippe Leclerc, said the agency …

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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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Anastasiades calls visit to Montenegro ‘historic’

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Analysts: Russia won’t let go of Syria amid war in Ukraine

An Israeli soldier prepares a Merkava tank for training exercises on Wednesday in the Israeli annexed Golan Heights near the Syrian border. What Israel expects above all from Russia is to limit Iran’s influence and presence in Syria, according to experts. Photo by Debbie Hill/UPI | License picture BEIRUT, Lebanon, …

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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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Nuland will visit Cyprus, Greece and Turkey

[Reuters] US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland will travel to Turkey, Greece and Cyprus in the coming days. According to a State Department statement, she has already started her European trip in France and will also visit Germany. The full statement from the State Department follows: …

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Syrian mercenaries deploy to Russia en route to Ukrainian battlefields

A first contingent of soldiers has arrived in Russia for military training before heading to Ukraine, according to a Western diplomat and Syrian government ally based in Damascus. It includes at least 300 troops from a Syrian army division that worked closely with Russian officers who traveled to Syria to …

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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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Russia and Ukraine hold peace talks in Turkey

Peace talks between Russia and Ukraine were held in Istanbul on Tuesday March 29, with Russia promising to reduce its military operations around kyiv and northern Ukraine. The talks, hosted by Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan at a palace in Istanbul, came as Russia’s invasion was halted on most fronts by …

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Cyprus will not be a Hellenic island: Turkish Cypriot President

Cyprus will not be a Hellenic island, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) President Ersin Tatar said on Tuesday, reiterating that Turkish Cypriots will not give up their right to an equal and sovereign state. Speaking to the Turkish Cyprus Agency (TAK) on the anniversary of the start of the …

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Turkey, mediator in Ukraine, mends its own ties with its neighbors | Russia–Ukraine War

Istanbul, Turkey – The sight of Russian and Ukrainian negotiators meeting in Istanbul for direct peace talks highlights the position in which Turkey finds itself as a perceived neutral party in the war in Ukraine. Turkey could have found itself in an embarrassing situation as two would-be allies fought a …

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Map of Hawar News Agency Center 2022-03-30 – ANHA | HAWARNEWS

Residents of Al-Qanayeh district in the western countryside of Kobani march on the occasion of the birth of leader Abdullah Ocalan, at 11:00 a.m. (photos and videos attached). A member of leader Abdullah Ocalan’s defense committee, lawyer Khaled Omar, explained that the prevention of meetings with leader Ocalan is a …

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Beer giants Heineken and Carslberg join exodus from Russia

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El Shafee Elsheikh hostage-taking trial begins in Virginia

He is in federal court in Alexandria over the deaths of four Americans who covered or supported victims of the Syrian civil war – journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff and aid workers Peter Kassig and Kayla Mueller. Prosecutors say he is also involved in the deaths of British, Japanese …

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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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Erdogan: Turkey’s position on the purchase of Russian S-400s unchanged

TurkeyThe company’s position on its acquisition of Russia’s S-400 missile defense systems is unchanged and the deal is “done,” President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday. He also said talks with Washington on new F-16 jets and kits are going well. The United States imposed sanctions on a NATO member TurkeyAnkara’s …

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Turkey ‘neutralizes’ two YPG/PKK terrorists in Syria and Iraq

Turkish forces have “neutralized” two YPG/PKK terrorists in Syria and Iraq, the Ministry of National Defense announced on Friday. One terrorist was neutralized during an infiltration attempt in the area of ​​Operation Euphrates Shield in northern Syria, while the other was targeted in the area of ​​Operation Pence-Yildirim in northern …

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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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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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Cyprus will mark the anniversary of independence from Greece with parades and events

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A new tourist sea voyage will be opened between Libya, Turkish Cyprus and southeastern Turkey – LibyaHerald

Turkey plans to attract tourists from Libya and other southern Mediterranean countries to its southern shores via a soon-to-be-opened shipping route, Turkish newspaper Daily Sabah reported on Sunday. The Hatay Sea Bus (HADO), which will also serve as a maritime border gate, is expected to begin its journeys at the …

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Turkey’s sanctions evasion has huge impact on Cyprus – KNEWS

Source: Announcements The President of the Republic, Mr. Nicos Anastasiadis, took part today in a preparatory teleconference convened by the President of the European Council, Mr. Charles Michel, with a view to the next summit in Brussels which will address, among other things, the situation in Ukraine , the issue …

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Turkey’s state news agency finds Iran the biggest obstacle to Iraq’s stability

Turkey’s state-run news agency published an opinion piece on Monday claiming that Iran is the biggest threat to Iraq’s stability. The article describes the state-linked Popular Mobilization Forces – which Iran helped set up in the fight against the Islamic State group – as a means of bolstering Iran’s military …

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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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The president of DISY officially candidate of his party in the presidential elections of 2023

The Supreme Council of the ruling Democratic Rally party (DISY) has unanimously ratified the candidacy of party chairman Averof Neofytou for the presidency of the Republic. As party leader George Lysandrides said, no other nominations were submitted. Board members verified Neofytou’s candidacy by a show of hands. Neofytou accepted the …

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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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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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Cyprus, Turkey and Thailand: The best vacation spots are feeling the fallout from the war between Ukraine and Russia

Russians aren’t the greatest vacation planners, says Mikhail Ilyin, a priest and tour operator in Pattaya, Thailand. While most Europeans book their holidays a year or two in advance, Russian tourists tend to be more spontaneous. This is of course a generalization, but trends like these fuel domestic and international …

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War in Ukraine recalls trauma for survivors of Aleppo siege

FILE – In this January 20, 2017 file photo, a man carries a baby as he walks past rubble in the once rebel-held neighborhood of Salaheddine in eastern Aleppo, Syria. Tuesday, March 15, 2022 marks the 11th anniversary of the Syrian revolution that became a civil war. This year, many …

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Can Russia’s war against Ukraine bring Turkey and the West to reconciliation?

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine shocked the world and changed the European landscape. President Vladimir Putin was upset by the dissolution of the Soviet Union, and he made several efforts to regain territory he thinks Russia has “lost”. While why it decided to attack Ukraine at this particular time may remain …

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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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Climate change could devastate the Middle East. Here’s how governments should deal with it.

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is part of the most vulnerable places in the world to climate change. the UN highlighted the devastating toll that climate change will have on the region’s water supply and food production systems, and its potential to create breeding grounds for terrorism and …

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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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Turkish Cypriot Airspace? What airspace?

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Interest in Turkish defense industry growing, official says

Sevil Erkus – ANTALYA On March 12, the head of the Defense Industries Presidency (SSB), İsmail Demir, said that the demand for Turkish defense industries was increasing in the face of growing tensions in the region. class=”cf”> He pointed to the fact that the recent escalation between Ukraine and Russia …

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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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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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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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A Russian victory over Ukraine could deal a serious blow to Turkey’s drone programs

If Russia succeeds in overthrowing the government of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, it would be a major setback for Turkey’s drone programs, as well as other military aerospace projects. Ankara and Kyiv had big plans to expand their cooperation to build drones together. Turkey has sold Ukraine at least 20 …

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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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Powers vie for Ukraine’s role but no ‘miracle’ in sight

Published on: 03/11/2022 – 15:44Amended: 03/11/2022 – 15:42 Paris (AFP)- The powers are jostling to play the lead role in finding a diplomatic solution to Russia’s war in Ukraine, but such attempts risk being a sideshow unless President Vladimir Putin shows genuine interest in a negotiated settlement. Turkey on Thursday …

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Anastasiades reiterates Cyprus’ support for Ukrainian refugees

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Explained: Turkey’s stakes in the war

The foreign ministers of Ukraine and Russia are due to meet on Thursday for talks on the sidelines of the Antalya Diplomatic Forum in Turkey. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said the talks would be held in a “trilateral format”, i.e. with Turkey present in the room as a mediator. …

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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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The Big 4 accounting firms cease their activities in Russia

The world’s four largest accounting firms, aka “The Big Four”, began pulling out of Russia following Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine. PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), KPMG, Ernst & Young and Deloitte have each issued statements that they will cease operations or withdraw their member firms in Russia. “We all continue to be shocked …

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A first step towards the normalization of Turkey-Israel relations?

Israeli President Isaac Herzog is planned to visit Ankara on March 9 and meet with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, aiming to start a process of normalizing relations between Israel and Turkey. It comes after more than a decade of shaky relations as Erdoğan tries to shift Turkey’s foreign policy …

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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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The Ukrainian crisis and Cyprus

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Reviews | Where is Turkey in a new cold war? It shouldn’t be complicated.

Although it happened on a left-leaning opposition channel sensitive to Russia’s Ukraine narrative, the sentiments of the pro-government media seemed no less anti-Western. Government-sanctioned mainstream network analysts framed the war as a confrontation between NATO and Russia, as opposed to an unlawful attack on a sovereign nation. And while there …

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The new government of Turkish Cyprus and its busy agenda

Snap general elections were held in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) on 23 January. The centre-right National Unity Party (UBP) won the elections with 39.6% of the vote and obtained 24 deputies. After the UBP, the centre-left Turkish Republican Party (CTP), which won 31.9% and obtained 18 deputies, …

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Municipal school charity worker pictured assembling guns in Syria

Trustees of a charity that ran a controversial Birmingham school have been banned by a watchdog – after a worker was allegedly photographed assembling weapons in war-torn Syria. The picture was discovered during a raid by the West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit. Government inspectors had previously highlighted concerns over extremism …

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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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Cypriot and Israeli presidents condemn war in Ukraine, stress need for diplomatic solution

Cypriot Presidents Nicos Anastasiades and Israeli President Isaac Herzog on Wednesday condemned the war in Ukraine, expressed their deep sadness for the Ukrainian people and stressed the need to end the crisis quickly through diplomatic means and dialogue. Herzog paid an official visit to the island and held consultations with …

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Idlib woman shot dead by Syrian jihadists, sparking protests, dies

The death of the 28-year-old has sparked further protests against the jihadist group. Fuel smuggling is just one of many informal means used by Syrians in poverty-stricken northwestern Syria. [Getty] A woman who sparked protests in opposition-held northwest Syria after she was shot in the head by the radical Islamist …

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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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“Russian tourists will go to Turkey instead” — Greek City Times

Stanislav Osadchiy, Russian Ambassador to Cyprus, said in an interview with local media that the Republic of Cyprus and other European countries imposed sanctions on his country following its invasion of Ukraine. They have shot themselves in the fwhore.’ Osadchiy informs his interviewer that Russian tourists will not show up …

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Europe welcomes Ukrainian refugees, others less so

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) – They are depositing in neighboring countries by the hundreds of thousands — refugees from Ukraine holding children in one arm, belongings in the other. And they are warmly welcomed by the leaders of countries like Poland, Hungary, Bulgaria, Moldova and Romania. But while the hospitality was …

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Two great Russian billionaires speak out against the invasion of Ukraine | Russia

Russian billionaires Mikhail Fridman and Oleg Deripaska have become two of the country’s first businessmen to speak out against Moscow’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine. Fridman, who is one of Russia’s richest men, controls private equity firm LetterOne and was one of the founders of Alfa Bank, Russia’s largest private bank. …

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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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Life-changing photography contest for Syrian refugee father and son

Turkish photographer Mehmet Aslan captured an emotional image of a father playing with his five-year-old son in January 2021. It quickly became an international sensation and drastically changed the lives of the couple and their family. Munzir El Nezzel, the man pictured, lost his right leg when a bomb fell …

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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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Turkey’s correct position on the Ukrainian war

We are witnessing the brutal invasion of Ukraine by Russia, a country trying to free itself from the shadow of Moscow. It is very sad to see how the whole world is watching a country being bullied and ruined. It is unacceptable. It leads to a serious questioning of solidarity, …

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Greece approves its biggest naval modernization in 20 years | News

Athens, Greece – Greece’s opposition parties have joined the government in approving the country’s biggest naval modernization in 20 years. Over the next four years, Greece will spend 2.26 billion euros ($2.53 billion) to buy three Belharra frigates built by the French naval group, considered state-of-the-art in the arsenal western. …

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Russia’s invasion of Ukraine raises dilemmas for the Middle East and India

The Ukraine crisis has confronted three Middle Eastern countries – Turkey, Israel and Iran – as well as India, with serious political dilemmas. For different reasons, they face the conundrum of how to strike a balance between opposing Russia’s aggression against the sovereign state of Ukraine and maintaining good relations …

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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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Greek PM to represent Cyprus at EU meeting on Ukraine

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SRTF approves €2 million Emergency Response Plan (ERP) to support displaced people in northern Aleppo – Syrian Arab Republic

Turkey – Wednesday 23 February 2022 – The Syria Recovery Trust Fund (SRTF) has announced the approval of a €2 million Emergency Response Plan (ERP) to help alleviate the suffering of thousands of internally displaced people ( IDPs) in northern Aleppo. The ERP will be implemented in partnership and collaboration …

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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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Double standards dangerous | eKathimerini.com

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken (left) meets with Cypriot Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides (right) at the State Department in Washington on February 1. [Pool via Reuters] Advocating Justice for Cyprus in Washington, DC requires levels of commitment and endurance that most people do not appreciate. Listen administration after administration …

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Baykar secures Turkey’s autonomy in drone technology as orders surge

Turkey has completely abandoned its external reliance on unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technologies and is now producing some of the best platforms in the world, the chief technology officer (CTO) of drone mogul Baykar said in a recent interview. . Selçuk Bayraktar, in an interview with Qatar-based Al Jazeera TV, …

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Amid potential thaw in relations with Turkey, Herzog announces visits to Greece and Cyprus

President Isaac Herzog will leave on Thursday for a state visit to Greece, his spokesperson’s office announced on Sunday, at the invitation of Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou. His office also announced a state visit to Cyprus next Wednesday, March 2, during which he will meet his Cypriot counterpart, Nicos Anastasiades. …

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Assad lashes back Syrian land stolen from ayatollahs

Assad lashes back Syrian land stolen from ayatollahs An innovative initiative has been launched to denounce Syrian crimes against humanity before the International Criminal Court. For the first time, the focus is on the guilt of Iran and its proxies. The lawyers said Tehran’s support for Assad came “at the …

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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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Three trapped, nine missing after flames engulf Greece-Italy ferry (Update 4)

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The third age of Erdoğan’s foreign policy

Turkey has been forced to adopt a new foreign policy, providing the United States and Europe with a valuable opportunity. We must seize it, and quickly. Turkish foreign policy under President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has seen a number of sharp turns since 2003, with Erdoğan taking stock of global and …

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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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