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Erdoğan says course of talks on Mediterranean dispute to depend on steps taken by Greece

Duvar English Turkey, Greece agree to resume talks after four years in Istanbul Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg held a phone call on Sept. 23 and discussed the situation in the eastern Mediterranean. The phone … Continue reading

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Pompeo warns Turkey that Huawei presence threatens military cooperation with US

Duvar English U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said that Turkey’s growing reliance on Huawei and other Chinese companies could complicate Washington’s military cooperation Ankara. “They make it more difficult,” the Secretary of State told the Washington Examiner. “The fact that … Continue reading

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US pharma firms might abandon Turkish market over failure to pay debts, ambassador warns

Reuters The U.S. ambassador to Turkey said on Sept. 23 companies will consider abandoning its market if it fails to fully meet debt payments to American pharmaceutical firms, and he criticized a new Turkish law clamping down on big social media sites. … Continue reading

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EU sanctions Turkish company accused of breaking Libya embargo

Duvar English / Reuters The European Union imposed sanctions on Sept. 21 on a Turkish shipping company accused of breaking a U.N. arms embargo on Libya and whose vessel was involved in a naval incident between NATO members France and … Continue reading

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European Parliament calls on Turkey to ‘end illegal drilling activities’ in Eastern Mediterranean

Duvar English Members of the European Parliament on Sept. 17 adopted a resolution expressing “full solidarity” with Greece and Cyprus against Turkey’s actions in the Eastern Mediterranean. MEPs call on Turkey to ‘end illegal drilling activities’ in Eastern Mediterranean MEPs called on Ankara … Continue reading

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Macron says EU wants to reengage a dialogue with Turkey over Eastern Med crisis

Duvar English / Reuters After a summit of Mediterranean leaders, French President Emmanuel Macron has said that Europe wants to renew dialogue with Turkey amid heightened tensions over the Eastern Mediterranean. Erdoğan warns EU to ‘behave responsibly’ in Eastern Mediterranean … Continue reading

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Netflix removes Designated Survivor episode in Turkey after media watchdog demand

Duvar English Conservatives in Turkey furious at Netflix for bringing a new show said to have LGBT characters Netflix has removed an episode of “Designated Survivor,” in which a fictitious Turkish president is portrayed as a villain, from its service … Continue reading

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US ‘deeply concerned’ with reports on Turkey’s efforts to turn on Russian missiles

Reuters Turkey repeats working group offer to US to solve row over S-400 purchase from Russia The United States continues to object “strenuously” to Turkey’s purchase of Russian missile defense systems and is “deeply concerned” with reports that Ankara is … Continue reading

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Turkey ‘supplies medical equipment to Israel to help with fight against coronavirus’

Duvar English NATO Secretary General praises Turkey for aiding Spain, Italy in fight against coronavirus Turkey is reportedly supplying medical equipment to Israel, including face masks, protective overalls and sterile gloves to help the country fight the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, … Continue reading

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NATO to meet under Article 4 to discuss Syria at Turkey’s request

Duvar English – Reuters NATO ambassadors will meet in Brussels at Turkey’s request on Feb. 28 to hold consultations about developments in Syria, the alliance said after the killing of 33 Turkish soldiers in a Syrian air strike in the Idlib … Continue reading

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Idlib attack on Turkish troops was carried out despite coordination with Russia, Turkey says

Duvar English Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar has said that the attack on Turkish troops in Idlib were carried out despite coordination with Russia. Russia accuses Turkey of violating Sochi deal “The attack took place even though the locations of … Continue reading

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NATO allies looking for what further can be done to support Turkey

Duvar English – Anadolu Agency NATO has already provided political and practical support to Turkey and the allies are looking to make further contributions, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has said. “The NATO allies offer the deepest condolences for the … Continue reading

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NATO shares solidarity video with Turkey

Duvar English NATO has shared a solidarity video with Turkey on Twitter, saying “Turkey is NATO.” The video shared with the hashtag #WeAreNATO on Feb. 20 features Turkey’s process of joining the alliance and the country’s roles in it. “Our … Continue reading

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“A rupture between Ankara and Moscow possible”

The U.S. think tank RAND Corporation’s last report on Turkey published last month, focuses on the disruptive developments of the recent years between Ankara and Washington which increasingly led the Turkish government to seek a strategic partnership with Moscow. However, … Continue reading

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US-Turkey: On a collision course at full speed

Duvar English Journalist Murat Yetkin has penned a piece on the possible effects of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s remarks on shutting down U.S. air base İncirlik in the southern province of Adana on the relationship between the two NATO allies. … Continue reading

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London Summit an endurance test for Turkey’s relations with the West

Duvar English Turkish journalist Murat Yetkin has penned an analysis on why the upcoming London Summit of the NATO will be a true test of endurance for Turkey’s relations with the West. In his piece, Yetkin points at a verbal … Continue reading

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