Turkey

Turkey cannot be the refugee gatekeeper of the EU

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz told the German paper Bild on July 25 that those fleeing Afghanistan should go to “neighboring” countries such as Turkey, rather than European Union countries, to seek asylum. It’s a shameful statement because of trying to humiliate refugees and Turkey that he puts into a position …

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Ankara Says Turkish Troops Stationed in Afghanistan Will Not Engage in Combat Duty

The Turkish contingent in Afghanistan will not assume any combat duty other than self-defense, Defense Ministry spokeswoman Pinar Kara said on Thursday. “The Turkish armed forces have been stationed in Afghanistan for 20 years, and for the past six years, they have been protecting and running the international airport in …

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Turkey in the Sahel

Ankara is strengthening ties with Sahelian capitals, building mosques and hospitals and opening up export markets. Its defence pact with Niamey has led rivals to suspect its intentions. Turkey and other outside powers should do what they can to avoid unnecessary additional competition in the region.

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KKTC bağımsız mı?

Kırk yedi sene önce dün Türk ordusu Kıbrıs’a çıktı. İlk açıklaması Kıbrıs’ta faşist bir darbe gerçekleştiren Samson’un Kıbrıslı Türklere karşı bir katliama girişebileceği idi. Garantörlerden biri olarak Kıbrıs’a müdahale edilmişti. Amaç, Ada’da barış ve istikrarı savunmaktı. Barış tesis edildikten sonra asker geri dönecekti. Diğer iki garantör devlet; İngiltere ve Yunanistan …

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EU slams Turkish plans for Cyprus as ‘unacceptable’

The European Union (EU) has blasted as “unacceptable” the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s “two-state” plan for the resolution of disputes over the divided island of Cyprus. Josep Borrell, the EU foreign policy chief, voiced deep concern on Tuesday after Erdogan said peace talks can take place only between “the …

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US reaffirms stance on Turkey’s S-400, support for Syria’s Kurds

The White House has maintained the previous administration’s demands that Ankara dispose of the Russian missile defense system. The Biden administration won’t budge on the previous administration’s demands that NATO ally Turkey get rid of Russia’s S-400 missile defense system. The United States will also continue to support the Syrian …

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Russia Assesses Turkey’s Ambitions And Prospects In Afghanistan

The United States and Turkey reached an agreement under which Turkey is to secure Kabul’s airport after the withdrawal of all American and NATO allied troops from Afghanistan by the end of August, 2021. This prompted a vigorous condemnation from the Taliban including the threat of Jihad: “We consider stay …

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Five Years After Failed Coup, Turkey Languishes in Doldrums

Five years after a group in the military tried to overthrow President Erdogan’s government, democracy and rule of law are in decline – as is the economy – while the young flee the country. Five years ago, a coup attempt was stopped by loyalist soldiers and ordinary people in Turkey. …

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Erdogan Pushes for Turkish Role in Afghanistan after US Leaves

Turkey is going ahead with its plans to take over security at the Kabul international airport after the pullout of U.S. troops, despite opposition from the Taliban. Ankara is in negotiations with Washington to secure the airport, which analysts say is key to maintaining stability and an international presence in …

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