Conservative opposition challenger Andrzej Duda on May 24 won a surprise victory in Poland's presidential run-off, trumping incumbent centrist Bronislaw Komorowski with promises of change and generous social spending
President Vladimir Putin signed a bill into law May 23 giving prosecutors the power to declare foreign and international organizations "undesirable" in Russia and shut them down
Sweden narrowly beat Russia May 24 in a nail-biting 60th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest, winning its sixth crown in Europe's annual anything-goes music extravaganza
Category: MURAT YETKİN
According to the U.S. administration, the capture of Ramadi by ISIL only some 100 km west of the Iraqi capital Baghdad was something ordinary regarding the bigger picture of the war.
Category: MUSTAFA AYDIN
Amid the heated debates about NATO’s collective defense capabilities’ relevance in new, evolving security challenges in its eastern and southern flanks, NATO Foreign Ministers’ Summit met in Antalya, Turkey between 13-14 May 2015
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said May 21 a return of Russia to the Group of Seven major industrialised democracies was "unimaginable" as long as it flouts international law in Ukraine
One Ukrainian serviceman has been killed and eight wounded in fresh separatist attacks, the military said in Kyiv on May 21, as the OSCE security watchdog warned of a "worrisome" spread of violence in eastern Ukraine
Turkey has pledged to be a “framework nation” for NATO’s Very High Readiness Joint Task Force (VJTF) by 2021
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said in an interview broadcast on May 20 that his crisis-torn country was fighting a “real war” with Russia that could escalate at any time
The United States signed on May 18 its second $1 billion loan guarantee deal for Ukraine aimed at helping the crisis-wracked country surmount a Russia-backed insurgency and rebuild its tattered economy.
Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) parliamentarians will observe the upcoming parliamentary election in Turkey and provide leadership for the OSCE’s short-term observer mission, the organization said in a written statement on May 19
Western powers are clinging to a fraying peace deal in Ukraine and forcing Kiev to follow suit, even though Russian President Vladimir Putin shows no sign of wavering and NATO is warning that Moscow may be preparing for a new offensive.
Nine Russian and Chinese navy vessels have gathered in the Mediterranean Sea for a joint military drill that will continue until May 21, the Russian Defense Ministry has stated
Turkey’s economic growth will remain broadly unchanged at 3 percent in 2015 and 2016, significantly below the country’s long-term potential, said the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in its latest Regional Economic Prospects report on May 14
Category: DEFENSE UPDATE
Turkey is looking for non-NATO suppliers of weapons systems as its potential $3.44 billion anti-missile deal with a Chinese company remains a mystery
NATO foreign ministers meeting in Turkey on May 13 will look at how the alliance can do more to fight Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said
Foreign fighters from “90 different countries” have tried to pass through Turkey on their way to join the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Syria, FM Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said
Defining a “clearer” security arrangement between Gulf countries and the United States is critical to fighting terrorism, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on May 13
Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski's shock setback in the first round of the presidential election spells serious trouble for the governing liberals just months ahead of the parliamentary polls
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry began high stakes talks in the Russian resort of Sochi on May 12 aimed at pushing President Vladimir Putin to fully implement a shaky Ukraine ceasefire
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