With new focus on China, NATO patches up stormy summit

By |december 5th, 2019|5G, Boris Johnson, burdensharing, China, Donald Trump, Eastern Flank, Emmanuel Macron, Huawei, Jens Stoltenberg, Nato, NATO summit, News, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan|

NATO leaders wrapped up their acrimonious 70th-anniversary meeting in relative harmony on Wednesday (4 December), bridging a series of intense internal divisions and agreeing to focus more on the challenge of China's "growing international influence" a...

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NATO Summit 2019 – Day #1

By |december 4th, 2019|Angela Merkel, Boris Johnson, China, Donald Trump, Emmanuel Macron, NATO summit, News, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Russia, Turkey|

EURACTIV gives you an insight into the big talking points at this year’s NATO Leader’s meeting in London. In case you missed it, here’s Day 1 in a nutshell. Trump hits out at Macron, Macron hits out at Trump. As...

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Spooked by internal feuds, NATO summit threatens to go down in disarray

By |december 2nd, 2019|Donald Trump, Emmanuel Macron, France, NATO summit, News, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Turkey, United States|

NATO leaders descend on London this week to mark the Alliance's seventy years of existence and attempt to mend the widening cracks in the Western military pact. But as the celebration could easily turn into a family feud, here are a couple of issues to...

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Turkey and Azerbaijan mark completion of TANAP pipeline to take gas to Europe

By |december 2nd, 2019|Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, News, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Southern gas corridor, TANAP, TAP, Turkey, Turkish Stream|

Turkey and Azerbaijan formally marked the completion of the Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP) on Saturday (30 November), a milestone in a major project to help reduce Europe’s dependence on Russian gas.

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Russia balks at Turkish idea of new Syrian military operation

By |november 20th, 2019|Kurds, Mevlut Cavusoglu, News, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Russia, Syria war, Turkey, YPG|

Russia said on Tuesday (19 November) it was bewildered by a Turkish pledge to conduct a new military operation in northern Syria if the area was not cleared of people Ankara calls terrorists, warning that any such move would damage efforts to stabilise...

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Despite ‘wonderful’ meeting, Trump and Erdogan fail to resolve conflicts

By |november 14th, 2019|Donald Trump, F-35, Islamic State, Kurds, Nato, News, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Russia, S-400, Syrian war, Turkey, YPG|

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday (13 November)  pushed Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan to walk away from the purchase of a Russian missile defence system, calling it a “very serious challenge” to bilateral ties, even though he described a meeting between the two leaders as “wonderful.”

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Trump impeachment hearings focus on Ukraine pressure campaign

By |november 14th, 2019|Democrats, Donald Trump, Gordon Sondland, impeachment, News, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskiy|

The top US diplomat in Ukraine, testifying on Wednesday (13 November)  in the first televised hearing of the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, linked him more directly to a pressure campaign on Ukraine to conduct investigations that would benefit...

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EU slams Turkey over re-arrest of journalist

By |november 14th, 2019|Fetullah Gulen, human rights abuses, News, press freedom, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Turkey|

The European Union on Wednesday (13 November) criticised Turkey over the re-arrest of the journalist and novelist Ahmet Altan, saying the move damaged the credibility of the judiciary.

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Syria operation reveals cracks among Turkish opposition

By |november 13th, 2019|CHP, HDP, Kurds, News, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Syria war, YPG|

Turkey's military incursion in Syria has given President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan a bump in opinion polls and exposed potential cracks in an informal political alliance that claimed surprise victories over his ruling party in local elections this year.

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Turkey starts ‘sending home’ detained foreign fighters

By |november 12th, 2019|Daesh, Denmark, Florence Parly, foreign fighters, France, Germany, Horst Seehofer, Islamic State, Kurds, News, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Syrian war, terrorism, Turkey|

Turkey said on Monday (11 November) it had deported two captives from Islamic State, a German and an American, starting a programme to repatriate detainees that has caused friction with its NATO allies since it launched an offensive in northern Syria.

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