The chancellor would meet President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu for talks on "the joint battle against terrorism, the situation in Syria and managing the refugee crisis," said Steffen Seibert on Oct. 12.
Russia's continued support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is only serving to prolong the crisis there, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on Oct. 12.
NATO Secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg on Oct. 12 urged Turkey to be "proportionate" in the way it responded to terrorist attacks even though it had suffered from crises in the Middle East more than any other NATO member.
Russia has delayed a planned observation flight over Turkey upon a received request from Turkish authorities, Interfax reported on Oct. 12, citing the Russian Defense Ministry
US President Barack Obama offered his condolences Oct. 10 to President Erdoğan after terror attacks at a peace rally there killed at least 95 people and wounded more than 200
Thousands of people, many chanting anti-government slogans, gathered in central Ankara on Oct. 11 near the scene of bomb blasts which killed at least 95 people, mourning the victims of the most deadly attack of its kind on Turkish soil
Syrian fighter jets and missile systems harassed Turkish F-16 warplanes near the Turkish-Syrian border on Oct. 10, the Turkish military said on Oct. 11, once again bringing the conflict to NATO’s southeastern flank
Category: VERDA ÖZER
When watching the weather forecast, we all focus just on the place we live and pass over the rest of the world.
Turkey is nearing a final decision on the country to build its national missile defense system, as France challenges China with a renewed offer, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said, referring to Eurosam, the joint French-Italian offer
Category: MURAT YETKİN
There are currently eight Russian warships massed off of Syria confronting seven NATO ships, according to Turkish military sources.
Category: AHU ÖZYURT
“Have a friend like a Russian, have an enemy like a Russian.”
Category: BURAK BEKDİL
Neither Turkey nor its NATO allies got the Russian message, conveyed through Syria, when a Turkish military reconnaissance aircraft was shot down, apparently in Syrian airspace over the Mediterranean in June 2012.
Four Russian cruise missiles aimed at targets in Syria crashed in Iran, a US official said Oct. 8, as regime troops backed by Lebanon's Hezbollah pressed a "vast offensive" against rebels in the war-torn country's west
Turkey is concerned about the potential for a fresh wave of Syrian migrants arriving at its border as a result of Russian air strikes in Syria, foreign ministry spokesman Tanju Bilgiç said.
Transfer of four separate defense system equipment Turkey demands from the United States is still pending, amid different approaches between the two NATO allies towards regional issues, particularly Syria
Turkey welcomes a fresh support pledge by NATO to lend it military backing amid repeated Russian violations of Turkish airspace, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Tanju Bilgiç said on Oct. 9, while stressing that Turkey has yet to place such a demand.
The U.S. has started to pull its Patriot missiles stationed in Turkey, despite a recent appeal from Ankara to its NATO allies to keep the air and missile defense units at a delicate time on the border with Syria.
Russia should “immediately give up harassing” the Turkish border and step back if violations of airspace were mistakes, Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmuş said on Oct. 9
Category: SEMİH İDİZ
Turkey may be directing defiant remarks at Russia for its military operations in Syria and its violation of Turkish airspace, but there is little that Ankara can do on its own in this regard.
Citizens are gloomy about Turkey’s economic prospects, suspicious of international partners, and opposed to military involvement in neighboring Syria, according to new research published on Oct. 7 by the German Marshall Fund
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