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Israeli PM Speaks With Leaders of Turkey, Egypt, Jordan, Palestinian Authority Ahead of US President’s Arrival

Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid continues his round of phone calls with regional leaders ahead of US President Joe Biden’s trip to Israel and Saudi Arabia on July 13-16. On Sunday, the Israeli PM spoke with both Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. Lapid and …

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Cavusoglu, Lavrov discuss Ukraine, food security ahead of G20 meeting

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov have a thorough exchange of views on international and regional affairs with particular emphasis on the situation in Ukraine. Turkish and Russian foreign ministers have held a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the G20 ministerial meeting in Bali, …

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Ukraine’s Turkey ambassador: strategic ties intact but public unhappy over Turkish stance on Russia

Turkey’s ambassador to Kyiv has been summoned to voice Ukraine’s displeasure over its grain stolen by Russia and shipped to Turkish ports. Turkey’s relations with Ukraine are showing increasing signs of strain five months into Russia’s invasion of its Black Sea neighbor. The brewing friction stems from Ukrainian allegations that …

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Turkey under pressure to crack down on Russian shipments of stolen Ukrainian grain

Ukraine’s growing pressure on Turkey to act against Russian shipments of “stolen” Ukrainian grain highlights the importance of establishing a safe export corridor under UN auspices. Turkey’s balancing act between Russia and Ukraine may have raised its diplomatic profile in the war, but not without dropping some hot potatoes in …

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Bakan Bozdağ: İsveç ve Finlandiya’ya teröristlerin iadesine ilişkin yazı gönderildi

Adalet Bakanı Bekir Bozdağ, İsveç ve Finlandiya’ya bu ülkelerde bulunan teröristlerin iadesine yönelik talepleri hatırlatan yazının Dışişleri Bakanlığına gönderildiğini, buradan da ilgili ülkelere iletileceğini açıkladı. Adalet Bakanı Bekir Bozdağ, Haber Global televizyonundaki canlı yayında soruları yanıtladı, gündeme ilişkin değerlendirmelerde bulundu. Türkiye, İsveç ve Finlandiya arasında imzalanan üçlü muhtıranın hatırlatılması üzerine …

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Turkey’s runaway inflation soars to near 79%

The Turkish government’s continued failure to stabilize the battered lira raises the prospect of inflation topping 100% in the fall. Consumer prices in Turkey rose 4.95% in June, bringing annual inflation to 78.6%, the highest reading since 1998, according to official data released Monday. The spiraling inflation — fueled mainly …

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Turkey: Erdoğan Fishing for Trouble in the Aegean Sea – Again

Various opinion polls put [Erdoğan’s] popularity at less than 30%, compared to the 52% with which he won re-election in 2018. Many Turks, although starving, are nevertheless proud that they have a leader who can confront the “infidel West” — including their traditional rival and neighbor, Greece. It is precisely …

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Madrid sonrası yeni NATO, Batı’nın ayrık otu Türkiye

Erdoğan, Türkiye’nin “Batı ve Rusya arasında” denge politikası sürdürmeye devam edeceğini söyledi. 2022 NATO Stratejik Konsepti’nden sonra bu mümkün değil, olamaz… Türkiye, yeni Avrupa Güvenlik Mimarisi gibi tarihi bir gelişmenin önüne geçebilir miydi? Bundan sonra geçebilir mi? NATO’nun Madrid Zirvesi geride kaldı. Madrid, İttifak’ın yetmiş yılı aşan tarihindeki en önemli …

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Iran Intervenes To Stop Turkish Invasion of Northern Syria

Syrian Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad thanked Iran Saturday night for helping to reduce tension between Damascus and Ankara. Turkey has been threatening in recent weeks to invade northern Syria, launch a military operation against Kurdish militias in the area, and establish a 30-kilometer buffer zone along the border by removing …

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Recap: Kurds Move to Confront Turkish Threats

Turkey, Finland and Sweden have signed a memorandum “that addresses Turkey’s concerns.” Did Turkey receive a green light to launch an operation in Northern Syria? Ankara’s unexpected decision to welcome Sweden and Finland into NATO led many observers to believe that it got tacit approval from western countries for an …

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