Russia supports Assad and accused Turkey of flouting agreements it made with Moscow, aggravating the situation in Idlib, and failing to neutralise militants there,
The absence of a Greek-Turkish dialogue is a bad policy that is accompanied by fatalism and introversion, which could prove exceptionally harmful for Greek interests.
Setting aside Ankara’s bellicose behaviour and territorial claims in Cyprus’ maritime zone and the Aegean, Akar maintained that Turkey supports 'good neighbourly relations, international law and mutual respect'.
The US, Russia, France, Cyprus, Israel, and most recently Italy have all underlined that the Turkey-Libya MOU is a serious threat to regional stabilit,
Akar was speaking at a nationalist commemoration of the 1964 bombing of Tylliria by the Turkish Air Force which used napalm against the civilian population in an area where it sought to establish a breakaway Turkish-Cypriot enclave
“Let them not test our power because there will be a heavy price to pay,” Akar declared today in Turkish-occupied Cyprus.
'We seek peace and security but under no circumstances will we back off from defending our sovereign rights. We wish to avoid tensions,' the Greek defence minister said after a meeting with his Turkish counterpart Hulusi Akar at a Nato meeting.
Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said linking the S-400s purchase with that of the F-35s is “another hurdle” and noted that nine NATO partners have a stake.
There will be a meeting of the Greek, Turkish technical teams at which actions in the framework of the confidence-building measures will be discussed.
Apostolakis said that the two countries’ lonstanding defence cooperation is constantly increasing, and that from now on it will be much more effective.
Turkey has often made clear that its perceived interests include the territorial waters and Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZs) of its two neighbours.