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Turkey warning to Russia as Erdogan orders return of ‘occupied’ land

Turkey has issued a huge warning to Russia after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ordered Vladimir Putin to return all “occupied” land – including Crimea. Olga Lautman, an analyst and researcher with a focus on the Kremlin who is also a Senior Fellow at the Center for European Policy Analysis, took to Twitter to share the […]

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Turkey’s Erdogan caught repeatedly ‘dozing off’ in press conference

President Erdogan repeatedly seemed to be on the verge of falling asleep as Turkey’s leader listened to President Vucic address the media in the Serbian capital Belgrade. Footage taken at the press conference was shared widely online as viewers spotted Mr Erdogan “dozing off.”  Abdullah Bozkurt, Director of the Nordic Research & Monitoring Network shared […]

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Turkey’s Erdogan says wants grain from Russia to be exported too

The president added that Putin was right in his claim yesterday that grains exported from Ukraine under a UN-backed deal have gone to wealthy EU countries, not poor ones. This claim has since been proven inaccurate. Speaking at a news conference with Croatian president Zoran Milanović, Mr Erdoğan said today that Putin was uncomfortable with […]

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Erdogan says Greece will ‘pay a heavy price’ in islands row

Mr Erdogan has demanded Athens stop militarising Greek islands near Turkey and warned Turkish troops could appear overnight if Greece were to go too far. Athens meanwhile has accused Ankara of increasing its violations of Greece’s airspace. Günter Seufert, of the German Science and Politics Foundation, explained part of what is fuelling the row: “For […]

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Erdogan tells Putin Türkiye can play facilitating role on Ukraine nuclear plant

Erdogan tells Putin Türkiye can play facilitating role on Ukraine nuclear plant Anadolu Agency | English Source link

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Erdogan pulls rug from under Putin as Turkey in crunch talks over Russia’s worst nightmare

The move could clear the way for the nordic countries to join the defence alliance and help fight the threat from Russia. Finland’s Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto said the first meeting between officials would aim to establish contacts and set goals for cooperation that the three countries agreed to by signing a memorandum of understanding […]

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Turkey’s Erdogan says return of Crimea to Ukraine is a requirement of international law

US Ambassador to NATO Julianne Smith speaks during a news briefing on the eve of a meeting of alliance defence ministers in Brussels, Belgium, on February 15. (Johanna Geron/Reuters/File) A top US diplomat has told CNN that despite the difficulties expected in the coming months — from a global cost-of-living crisis to energy shortages during a brutal European […]

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Erdogan sends Ukraine nuclear warning for TODAY as Putin gives workers ‘unexpected’ leave

The plant – Europe’s largest – has been under Russian occupation since March, and has been the source of international concern as reports emerged of Vladimir Putin’s men storing live ammunition there. They have been accused of using the installation to shield military supplies from Ukrainian missile strikes in an area of tactical significance to […]

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Turkey strikes major new deal with Ukraine as Erdogan, Zelensky and UN plot to END war

UN Secretary General António Guterres also attended the meeting. Turkish President Erdogan said that the three discussed ways to end the war in Ukraine. He cited the positive atmosphere surrounding the UN-led grain export deal to establish peace between Russia and Ukraine. President Erdogan has been seen as a go-between to help to end the […]

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Erdoğan backs peace talks between Kyiv and Moscow

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said he is ready to support peace talks between Kyiv and Moscow after he met President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Lviv. Erdoğan, who has acted as an intermediary between Moscow and Kyiv, on Thursday made his first trip to Ukraine since Russia’s full-blown invasion on February 24 and said he […]