Cyprus set to receive more EU aid to cope with increased migrant flows (updated)

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We fear more war, we fear more drought – Syrian Arab Republic

Climate and conflict hit the agrarian poor in Syria The summer of 2021 has seen record levels of rainfall and a sharp drop in water flow in the Euphrates and other rivers in northeast Syria. In a new report titled “We Fear More War, We Fear More Drought,” PAX conducted …

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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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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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US weapons in Ukraine would not stop a Russian invasion

To underscore the potential consequences for Russia, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Mark A. Milley, sent an unequivocal message to his Russian counterpart when they met in late December: yes, said General Milley, the Ukrainian army stands little chance of repelling the larger and better armed …

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Ballard Partners sets up in Turkey

One of Capitol Hill’s biggest businesses is heading to the city of Seven Hills. Ballard Partners announced on Tuesday that she is moving to Istanbul, Turkey, and former Amb. Matt Briza – the company’s latest hire – was tapped to run the office. Former US Representative. Robert WexlerWho leads the …

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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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Report: Humanitarian aid in Syria, a “perverse cycle”

Beyond the diversion of aid, those directly responsible for human rights violations would benefit Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s manipulation of aid is a unique and persistent form of control that must be tackled, according to a report by the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Based on interviews with UN …

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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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The Battle for Sovereignty and Survival in Ukraine

Far from Brussels, it is in Ukraine that an often silent battle for Europe’s future is being fought amid the cacophony of other European crises. The difference is that Ukraine’s battle is not to define the terms of its engagement with Europe, but to get to Europe and separate from …

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Saudi Foreign Minister in Cyprus for working visit

The Foreign Minister of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud, is in Cyprus for a working visit, it was officially announced on Sunday. He first met President Nicos Anastasiades at the Presidential Palace before the Prince held talks with Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides, with whom …

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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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Russia’s experience in Syria informs Ukraine and NATO’s approach

Six Russian landing ships from the Baltic and Northern Fleets, which had earlier arrived at the Russian Tartous naval base in Syria, were transferred to the Black Sea on February 8 to participate in military maneuvers of the Russian army and navy. The passage through Tartous once again demonstrated the …

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United States: Indisputable Greek Island Sovereignty

Amid Turkey’s dispute over Greece’s sovereignty over its eastern Aegean islands, Washington issued a clear and direct rejection of Ankara’s unfounded claims on Friday. “The sovereignty and territorial integrity of all countries must be respected and protected. Greece’s sovereignty over these islands is not in question,” a US State Department …

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why Biden went cold on Mediterranean gas pipeline from Israel

While serving as vice president under Barack Obama, Joe Biden became a strong supporter of the Eastern Mediterranean Gas Pipeline that would link Israel’s offshore gas reserves to Europe. The long-planned project that would run from Israeli waters to Cyprus and Greece and then Europe had bipartisan support in the …

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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 and Finland seek peaceful solutions to conflicts: FM Haavisto

Turkey and Finland strive to find peaceful solutions to regional and global conflicts, Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto said. In an interview published by Anadolu Agency (AA), Haavisto assessed bilateral relations and regional issues during his visit to Turkey during which he met with Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu. “Both countries …

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No, Kremlin, NATO is not led by one country

On February 8, French President Emmanuel Macron met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow. Almost immediately afterwards, confusion ensued due to conflicting claims by Macron and the Kremlin about what had been agreed. Macron, ahead of his subsequent meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, said Putin had assured there …

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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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Migrant repatriations key to reducing overcrowding – CBS17.com

Job : February 9, 2022 / 2:45 PM EST / Update: February 9, 2022 / 2:45 PM EST Migrants stand outside the Pournara migrant reception center in Kokkinotrimithia, outside the capital Nicosia, Cyprus, Wednesday February 9, 2022. Cypriot Interior Minister Nicos Nouris said Wednesday that the continued influx of migrants …

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After the leader’s assassination, “the Islamic State is probably planning revenge operations”

(February 9, 2022 / JNS) The February 3 assassination of Islamic State leader Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi in northwestern Syria represents an undeniably severe blow for the terrorist organization, but it is also likely to trigger a campaign of “revenge” operations, a terrorism expert has warned. US media said in …

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Six Russian warships on their way to the Black Sea for exercises

MOSCOW/ISTANBUL, Feb 8 (Reuters) – Six Russian warships are heading to the Black Sea from the Mediterranean for naval exercises, the Interfax news agency said on Tuesday quoting the Russian Defense Ministry, in what he called it a pre-planned movement of military means. Russia announced last month that its navy …

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The problem with the Mediterranean diet we need to talk about

You are probably familiar with the Mediterranean diet. It’s consistently ranked as the healthiest diet, and numerous studies have linked it to a lower risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes, as well as a lower risk of premature death (1). But while there’s a …

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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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Why is India’s S-400 case different from Turkey’s?

The S-400 Triumph air defense system is produced by the Almaz Central Design Bureau in Russia. It is an upgrade of the old S-300 defense system. It is capable of firing three types of missiles at short, medium and long range, which creates a layered defense. These missiles work in …

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Explanation: Russia’s Mediterranean port in Syria

The Russian Defense Ministry said on Friday that six landing ships arrived in the port of Tartous in western Syria, located in the eastern Mediterranean Sea. Syrian state media SANA also reported the story. Landing ships are large warships that can transport smaller warships and amphibious vehicles. The news demonstrated …

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Audacity breeds tyrants | Cyprus courier

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46,000 brick houses delivered to displaced people in Idlib, Syria

The construction of nearly 52,500 of the 63,500 briquette houses intended for the Idlib region, the last opposition stronghold in northwest Syria, has been completed and 46,000 houses have been delivered to families in need , Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu said on Saturday. Accompanied by Rahmi Doğan, governor of the …

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Russia wins China’s support in NATO confrontation against Ukraine | Ukraine-Russia crisis

Russia won China’s backing in its clash with the West over Ukraine as Beijing agreed with Moscow that the US-led NATO military alliance should not admit new members. The demand to halt NATO expansion came after a meeting between President Vladimir Putin and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in Beijing, …

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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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This ain’t the pipeline, silly!, KNOWS

by Endy Zemenides In 1992, the Clinton campaign adopted the slogan “It’s the economy, stupid” to identify the candidate’s signature question. The controversy over America’s “non-paper” EastMed pipeline and the series of public relations fiascos and laughable explanations that followed is a storyline one might expect to see in the …

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Ankara calls for a united stance against all terrorist groups

Turkey called on the international community to oppose all terrorist groups without discrimination, noting that it is unacceptable to join forces with one terrorist organization in the fight against another. Turkey believes that all terrorist organizations must be fought without discrimination in order to ensure international peace and security, President …

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Russia condemns US troop deployment to Eastern Europe amid Ukrainian tensions

Video transcription Return transcription US sends troops to Poland and Romania The Pentagon said 3,000 additional US troops would help defend NATO allies in Eastern Europe as the buildup of Russian forces on the Ukrainian border threatens stability in the region. The United States will soon move additional forces to …

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Heathrow & Gatwick: latest travel advice for Turkey, Cyprus, Morocco and Tunisia

With hopes of the final ‘Freedom Day’ set for March, many Britons are eager to start traveling again under potentially easier rules. And for those looking to go abroad, that certainly sounds promising, but it’s sure to be a lot harder if you’re not fully vaccinated yet. But while the …

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Islamic State strikes back, aided by power vacuum in Iraq and Syria

Security forces jostle for control of parts of Iraq and Syria Rivalries undermine security and play into activists’ hands Islamic State launches a series of major attacks, including on the prison Armed forces in the region say the group will no longer be a major threat Locals fear it will …

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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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Erdogan seeks to cash in on Russia-US clash over Ukraine

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will try to leverage his strategic position in NATO and his relationship with Russia’s Vladimir Putin when he visits Kiev on Thursday in a bid to avert war in Ukraine. The veteran Turkish leader hopes mediation between Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky can avert …

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Cyprus streamlines migrant returns with EU help – CBS17.com

Job : 1 Feb 2022 / 3:14 PM EST / Update: 1 Feb 2022 / 3:14 PM EST NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The European Union and its border agency Frontex have helped Cyprus streamline return procedures for migrants whose asylum claims have been rejected amid growing numbers of arrivals, Cyprus …

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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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Kansas mom went from ‘remarkable’ college student to suspected ISIS leader

Allison Fluke-Ekren seen in a recent photo provided by police (L) and an undated photo (R) from when she was a teenager. Photos courtesy of Alexandria Sheriff’s Department and Larry Miller A Kansas mother, once described as an “outstanding student” by a former teacher, appeared in US court on Monday …

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The American strategic error in the Mediterranean

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

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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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Turkey walks a fine line in Ukraine standoff

NNA | Update: January 31, 2022 08:38 STI By John SolomouNicosia [Cyprus], Jan 31 (ANI): As Europe heads into its worst security crisis in decades, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said he will try to bring together Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky soon.Turkey, however, could …

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Turkish court acquits three in murder of Syrian teenager

The family of a Syrian teenager who was beaten to death in a market in Turkey said they would appeal after a court acquitted three brothers charged with his murder and sentenced a fourth to less than four years in prison. Hamza Al Ajjan, 17, was beaten to death in …

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

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

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Turkey’s Erdogan threatens media with retaliation for ‘harmful’ content

President Tayyip Erdogan today threatened Turkish media with reprisals if they broadcast content that undermines the country’s core values, which could be the prelude to further censorship in the sector. In a notice published in the Official Gazette, he said measures were needed to protect Turkey’s “national culture” and prevent …

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America’s failed grand strategy | Column

Having failed to establish a unipolar world order, the United States could not determine its course in the post-Cold War era. During her tenure as Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton said the United States would shift its focus from the Middle East to the Asia-Pacific region. Due to the status …

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EU to fund power cable linking Israel, Greek Cyprus and Greece

The European Union has earmarked 657 million euros ($736 million) for the construction of a 2,000 megawatt undersea power cable that will link the power grids of Israel, Cyprus and Greece, said Greek Cypriot Energy Minister Natasa Pilides on Thursday. Pilides told reporters that the funding is the biggest investment …

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For the US military and the Syrian Kurds, a tangled history as allies

For US forces in Syria, a recurring alliance is back. The fighting around Sinaa prison in Hasaka, a city in northeast Syria, has shone a light on the predominantly Kurdish region and also renewed questions about America’s role there. The Syrian conflict dates back to 2011, when a popular rebellion …

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

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

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Why did the first direct flight from Turkey to Larnaca in 59 years take off? — Timetables of Greek cities

Turkey’s first direct flight to the unoccupied areas of Cyprus, from an airport in Istanbul to Larnaca, has taken place, it became known on Tuesday. According to Phileleftheros, the special direct flight was made for humanitarian reasons as they are not operated from Turkey to the Republic of Cyprus since …

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Thousands stranded as snow wreaks travel chaos in Turkey and Greece

Flights are slowly resuming in Istanbul Thousands evacuated from Athens highway Snow on Antalya beaches for the first time in 29 years ISTANBUL/ATHENS, Jan 25 (Reuters) – Some flights from Istanbul airport resumed on Tuesday after nearly 24 hours of cancellations as heavy snow clogged roads and brought thousands of …

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

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

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Cyprus wants more barriers on the occupied Turkish Cypriot Green Line

NICOSIA – A number of crossing points on the Green Line separating the legitimate Cypriot government side of the capital Nicosia from the occupying Turkish Cypriot side should be supplemented with more barriers, Interior Minister Nicos Nouris has said. He told state broadcaster CyBC that there was a need to …

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Another ‘polar’ winter storm hits Jordan, Syria and Turkey

Amman Snow 2022 Another polar storm will batter Syria and Jordan on Sunday through the week into Saturday, bringing shallow temperatures, heavy rain and snowfall later in the week. The storm emerged through a new atmospheric low centered over southern Turkey, storming northern and central parts of Jordan and Syria …

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Spanish warship sets sail for Black Sea amid Ukrainian tensions

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

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F-16 sale could mend US-Turkey ties, but tension with Russia creeps in

The Biden administration is weighing a Turkish proposal to buy a fleet of F-16 fighter jets that Ankara officials say would mend the breakdown in security ties between the countries, but the sale has come up against opposition. opposition from members of Congress who are critical of Turkey’s growing ties …

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Turkish Defense Ministry targets France and US on anniversary of military operation in Syria

Levent Kenez/Stockholm The Turkish Ministry of Defense published a series of messages on its social media accounts and on its website on the occasion of the anniversary of a unilateral military operation called “Operation Olive Branch” carried out in the north of Syria against the People’s Protection Units (YPG), the …

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NATO Is the Antithesis of National Security – Colorado Daily

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

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Russia and Ukraine warm to Turkey to ease tensions

Russia and Ukraine are open to the idea of Turkey play a role in easing tensions between the two countries, as proposed by Ankara in November, Turkish diplomatic sources said Thursday evening. Turkey is also in talks on organizing the next meeting of the OSCE Minsk Group, during which Ukraine’s …

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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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Child recruitment leaves parents heartbroken in northeast Syria

Late last year, members of a youth group held an introductory computer course in the Syrian town of Amuda. It was no ordinary extracurricular activity: its purpose was to recruit children for military service, and during the course the organizers convinced two local girls to leave the house and take …

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

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

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Greece receives the first Rafale fighter jets from France

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Sparta Woman Pleads Guilty to Concealing Material Support for Foreign Terrorist Organization | USAO-MDTN

NASHVILLE- A Sparta, Tennessee, woman pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court today to concealing material support and resources intended to be provided to a foreign terrorist organization, U.S. Attorney Mark H. Wildasin said. for the Central District of Tennessee. Georgianna AM Giampietro, 36, was indicted by a federal grand jury …

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

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

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Greek Cypriots accused of ignoring Turkish Cypriot gas offer

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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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‘Age Resistance’ continues to confront occupation and genocide – 1 – ANHA | HAWARNEWS

At the beginning of the Syrian crisis, several forces on the scene, at the global level; The United States of America and Russia have emerged, regionally; Iran and the Turkish occupying state emerged. Each force has intervened for its own internal and external motives and with different agendas, but the …

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Is NATO ignorant? | Opinion

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

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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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Tales from the Coffeeshop: Our Ministry of Foreign Affairs is a great producer of mega paphite opportunists

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Germany has sentenced a Syrian colonel to life for crimes against humanity. Will others suffer the same fate?

Human rights activists applaud a German court conviction of a former Syrian intelligence officer to life in prison for crimes against humanity committed at the start of the Syrian conflict. A former colonel in Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s army, Anwar Raslan, 58, has been found guilty of murder, sexual assault …

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What arms India also arms the United States

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

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Where is the United States? Military base and energy are the real prices in Libya.

Source: MENA January 14, 2022 • 8:12 a.m. ET Where is the United States? Military base and energy are the real prices in Libya. Through Matthew Zais It was no surprise to many that Libya’s long-awaited elections scheduled for December 24, 2021 were postponed. As the elections approached, the basic …

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Diplomatic restoration for Turkish foreign policy

Over the past decade, Turkish diplomacy has faced many complex foreign policy issues and problems. There are ongoing civil wars and tensions in Syria, Iraq and Libya, unresolved maritime issues in the Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean region, minor tensions with some Gulf countries and tensions in Ukraine -Russia or NATO-Russia …

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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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State Department recap: January 5-12, 2022

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

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The resignation of the Cypriot Minister for Foreign Affairs

“A confederation requires the recognition of a separate state in the occupied territories, which by extension unrecognized the Republic of Cyprus,” Christodoulides said. Without being drawn into the intricacies of the development of the internal politics of Cyprus, not to mention those which take place within the party in power, …

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Turkey’s new economic model and future projection

Turkish inflation climbed to 36% in 2021, almost doubling expectations. There are several reasons that trigger inflation. First, Turkey was hit by an economic crisis in 2018 due to political conflicts over the past 10 years such as the Gezi protests, terrorism in Syria and the attempted coup on July …

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

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

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Royal Caribbean adds new summer cruises to Cyprus

Royal Caribbean International has announced two additional sailing seasons from Limassol, Cyprus, in 2022 and 2023. The cruise line has revealed that after successful summer sailing from Cyprus, Rhapsody of the Seas will offer a range of seven-night Greek Islands cruises that will make a round trip from Limassol in …

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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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ISIS Commander Obtains Clemency In Turkey Trial And Receives Reduced Sentence

[ad_1] Abdullah Bozkurt / Stockholm A Tajik jihadist who worked with Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the former head of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), obtained leniency at sentencing hearing for his trial in Turkey , receiving less than a third of the imprisonment requested by prosecutors. Ahmad Suleiman …

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

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

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Defense Minister warns Greece not to test Turkey’s patience

[ad_1] Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar says Greece should refrain from testing Turkey’s patience in the face of provocations, including with a threat to extend its territorial waters into the Aegean Sea Through SUZAN FRASER Associated Press 8 January 2022, 14:35 • 4 minutes to read Share on FacebookShare on …

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A new American ambassador arrives in Turkey

[ad_1] Jeff Flake, the new American ambassador to Turkey, arrival in Ankara today. Flake’s tenure as ambassador will officially begin after he presents his credentials to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, state agency Anadolu reported. Flake previously served in the US Senate from 2013 to 2019. A moderate Republican, he …

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

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

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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

[ad_1] 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”> …

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A solution in Cyprus is far away

[ad_1] Recently, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced the appointment of Canadian diplomat Colin Stewart as his new Special Representative for Cyprus and Head of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus. Stewart then arrived on the island, succeeding Elizabeth Spehar, the former head of the same mission. Certainly, the …

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UK charged with “targeted assassination” after drone strike on ISIS arms dealer | Islamic state

[ad_1] Britain has been accused of reviving a policy of “targeted killings” after it emerged that the RAF killed an IS-linked arms dealer in a precision drone strike in Syria at the end of October. Reprieve, a human rights charity, asked “what are the criteria” used to justify who can …

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Report on US-Turkish relations – USNI News

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

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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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Ankara upsets some in the north with the appointment of a “justice attaché”

[ad_1] What are cookies As is common practice with almost all professional websites, https://cyprus-mail.com (our “Site“) uses cookies, which are small files downloaded to your device, to improve your experience. This document describes what information they collect, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. …

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Dark future awaits young Syrians in Turkey | Alexandra de Cramer

[ad_1] Turkey graciously agreed to house its Syrian neighbors as they escaped an excruciating civil war, but a decade later things are very different. This temporary accommodation has been transformed into a permanent stay. The fear recently shown in Turkey that the Syrians are starting to settle is not misplaced, …

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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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