Russia supports Assad and accused Turkey of flouting agreements it made with Moscow, aggravating the situation in Idlib, and failing to neutralise militants there,
One can safely assume that Turkey’s tactics – which include sabre-rattling and provocations – will escalate in the immediate future.
Turkey’s deal to buy the Russian S-400s, which could be delivered within weeks, has alarmed Washington and Turkey’s other Western NATO allies
The lira has tumbled 2.5 percent since the ruling late on Monday, reflecting worries that during the coming election campaign the government could again pursue short-term stimulus measures such as tax cuts and costly steps to support the currency.
The activity of the Turkish marine seismographic survey ship “Barbaros” in Cyprus' EEZ shows that Ankara will yet again use provocations to achieve its goals.
Hagia Sophia is a UNESCO World Monument and Russia’s Sputnik press agency reported that sources at UNESCO said that the permission of a special committee is required to change the name of a monument.
'In Cyprus they are testing our patience because they are violating our rights,' Erdogan declared about the gas and oil exploration programme of the Republic of Cyprus.
Ankara made clear that the agenda would include issues which for Greek diplomacy have been steadfastly non-negotiable.
Erdogan made clear his persistence in demanding the extradition of eight Turkish military officers who have been granted asylum in Greece.
A dour-faced PM explained that he could not extradite eight Turkish officers Erdogan wants because the Greek judiciary ruled against their extradition.
Erdogan’s spokesman, Ibrahim Kalin, underlined yesterday that Ankara will not tolerate de facto situations in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Aegean.
The eight are accused of participating in the coup and working with the network of Turkish cleric Fetullah Gulen.
The main challenge and greatest problem in bilateral relations, however, is Ankara’s persistent claims against Greek sovereign rights in the Aegean.
the key issue remains that the PM’s trip to Ankara seems to lack a compass and appears to be occurring in unchartered waters.