Ties between NATO and Russia are at their most difficult phase since the Cold War, the alliance’s Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has said, blaming Russia for its role in the Ukraine conflict
Category: BARÇIN YİNANÇ
Turkish democrats have for decades been critical of the military’s role in civilian life. They have also been critical of the ideological indoctrination that soldiers have been subjected to, starting from the early stages.
Category: MURAT YETKİN
The rift between Turkey and its biggest military ally the U.S. is continuing over two major issues. One is the ongoing activities of Fethullah Gülen, the U.S.-resident Islamist preacher accused of being behind the military coup attempt of July 15, 2016.
The U.S. embassy in Ankara has denied recent Turkish media reports that the U.S. had sent arms to the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in Syria, stressing that Washington was fully transparent to Turkey about the weapons sent to the group
Category: ÜNAL ÇEVİKÖZ
Since 1980, Russia celebrates its Navy Day on the last Sunday of July. Navy Day in Russia was established in 1939.
Turkey and the U.S., Ankara’s biggest ally in the Western defense organization NATO, are embroiled in a new row over the Syrian civil war and are publically accusing each other of helping terrorists
The Pentagon on July 31 criticized Turkey’s plans to purchase a Russian air-defense system instead of investing in NATO technology.
Moroccan Ambassador to Ankara Menouar Alem died on July 31 in the Moroccan capital Rabat, the Moroccan News Agency has reported, citing his relatives.
Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and his Bulgarian counterpart Boyko Borissov signed a friendship treaty yesterday in a move designed to end years of diplomatic wrangling and boost Macedonia’s European integration.
Category: CANSU ÇAMLIBEL
Turkey-U.S. relations, which have already been on a rough patch primarily because of Washington’s partnership with the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in Syria, loaded additional stress on three – possibly four – fronts in only a week’s time
Russia has agreed to transfer the technology of S-400 anti-ballistic missile systems, Presidential Spokesperson İbrahim Kalın has said
Category: MUSTAFA AYDIN
The Center for Turkish Studies (CTRS) at Kadir Has University has released the results of its annual Public Perceptions on Turkish Foreign Policy survey last week
Ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) deputy Ahmet Berat Conkar is slated to head the Turkish group at the NATO Parliamentary Assembly (NATO PA)
Turkey’s clothing sector, a main driver of its foreign sales, may miss this year’s export target if a row with Germany is not resolved, a leading manufacturer said on July 25.
NATO’s secretary general is offering to broker a visit by German lawmakers to troops serving on a Turkish air base in an attempt to heal a rift between the two allies which is disrupting anti-Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) operations
There is no harm in Turkey’s missile defense system purchase from Russia, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said in response to U.S. top general’s concerns over the issue
With the collapse of the Cyprus reunification talks, the Turkish side is left with no option but to act alone, says a former Turkish envoy. Turkey needs to send drilling vessels to the zone where Greek Cyprus found gas, according to retired ambassador Mithat Rende
This month’s G20 meeting in Hamburg showed Western countries still struggling for a strategy to stop suspected Russian meddling in their politics and hacking their elections
At least 24 people have been killed and 42 wounded after a Taliban car bomb struck a bus carrying government employees in western Kabul yesterday, officials said, the latest attack to strike the Afghan capital
Turkey has formally withdrawn a request for German help in investigating nearly 700 German firms suspected of backing terrorism, an Interior Ministry spokesman said on July 24, removing a major irritant in frayed ties between the two NATO allies.
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