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China & 3 EU nations still helping finance Putin’s Ukraine war. Finnish study explains how – ThePrint

While Russia has become India’s “second-biggest” oil source since the start of the war in Ukraine, following its $25 per barrel discount to India and supply chain disruptions since the war, data collected by the Finnish think tank, the Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air (CREA), also shows that India has been Russia’s eighth largest importer of fossil fuels, at 3.4 billion euros worth of imports since the beginning of the war.

Meanwhile, China and Germany rank as Russia’s primary importers of fossil fuels, at 12.6 billion and 12.1 billion euros, respectively, according to the CREA data. Italy and Netherlands come next, with 7.8 billion euros worth of imports each, with Turkey not too far behind at 6.7 billion. As a whole, 61 per cent of Russia’s fossil fuel exports between 24 February and 3 June went to the European Union, the CREA report added.

The Man Behind Erdogan’s Worst Spat With the West: QuickTake – BNN Bloomberg

(Bloomberg) — Recep Tayyip Erdogan is leading Turkey toward the biggest showdown with key Western allies since the Turkish president assumed power two decades ago. At the heart of the row is a joint call by ambassadors from 10 countries — including the U.S. and Germany — on Turkey to free Osman Kavala, which Erdogan …

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Why is the road to The Hague accessible to Armenia/Azerbaijan but not to Cyprus/Turkey? | Cyprus Mail

As a resident of The Hague in the Netherlands, I have become familiar with the international courts which have transformed this historic Dutch city into an international center dedicated to peace and justice.  I have also been inspired by the humane culture of The Hague that reflects the civilized values espoused by renowned Dutch scholars.  These include Erasmus who believed that the value of justice is …

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Finance watchdog ‘grey lists’ Turkey in threat to investment | Reuters

ISTANBUL, Oct 21 (Reuters) – An international watchdog downgraded Turkey to a so-called grey list on Thursday for failing to head off money laundering and terrorist financing, a decision that could further erode foreign investment after a years-long exodus. The Financial Action Task Force (FATF), set up by the G7 group of advanced economies to …

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‘Racist losers of Europe’: Turkish officials blast Wilders over derogatory Erdoğan cartoon – Daily Sabah

The xenophobic and Islamophobic Dutch politician Wilders shared a derogatory cartoon insulting President Erdoğan, and responses from Turkish officials were quick to come. Dutch far-right politician Geert Wilders has come under fire for sharing a defamatory cartoon of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on social media, as the Turkish president himself, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu and other …

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