Daily Archives: September 14, 2020

Turkish main opposition deems return of Oruç Reis vessel to base ‘a compromise’

Duvar English Turkey’s main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has deemed the return of seismic research vessel Oruç Reis to waters near the southern province of Antalya “a compromise.” The CHP’s Central Executive Board (MYK) has also called on the … Continue reading

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Research vessel at heart of east Med row back near Turkey shore

Greek government calls the departure of the Oruc Reis from disputed area after weeks of tension ‘a positive step’. from Al Jazeera English https://ift.tt/2FfU6JZ

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Cyprus blocking EU sanctions on Belarus

Cyprus is holding hostage EU sanctions on Belarus in return for a new Turkey blacklist, as Greek and Turkish ministers traded harsh words in the EU parliament. from News from EUobserver https://ift.tt/33mt2k0 via CHPBrussels

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Turkish main opposition headquarters to work virtually starting on Sept 14 due to surge in COVID-19 cases

Duvar English Turkish main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) will be temporarily shutting down its Ankara headquarters due to a surge in COVID-19 cases, the party announced on Sept. 11. “Considering the increasing number of cases and the state of … Continue reading

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A third of forestland in Black Sea province of Ordu to be allotted to mining activities

Duvar English  Hundreds of mining sites around Turkey placed on tender A third of the forestland in Turkey’s Black Sea province of Ordu is slated to be allotted for mining activities.  According to main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) Ordu … Continue reading

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Moody’s hits Turkey with downgrade to all-time lowest rating in unscheduled move

Moody’s hits Turkey with downgrade to all-time lowest rating in unscheduled move Turkey’s Moody’s grade is at its lowest level since the country received its first rating from the agency at the beginning of the 1990s. (Chart by @e507)By Akin … Continue reading

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Greece to buy new fighter jets and warships from France

Greece is to buy six new and six second-hand F18 Rafale fighter jets from France as well as new frigates, Greek prime minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced this weekend, amid heightened tensions with Turkey. He praised as a “positive first step” … Continue reading

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On the Erdoğan-Macron spat

French President Macron’s Turkey strategy is “win-win” on his behalf. “Win-win” is perfectionism and more often than not, no diplomatic henceforth political solution is perfect. Mr. Macron’s message without exactly uttering those words is that Turkey is not part of … Continue reading

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