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UK and Greece sign deal to bolster defence and trade ties

Britain and Greece agreed to strengthen ties on Monday as they drafted a new framework to boost trade, security and digital co-operation. It is also expected to enable bilateral deals to be done on education, tourism and maritime affairs between the two Nato member states. “The framework we’ve signed with Greece will open up new …

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Erdogan And Boris Johnson: A New Global Power Duo? – Worldcrunch

BERLIN — According to the Elysée Palace, the French presidency “can’t understand” why Turkey would overreact, since the defense pact that France recently signed in Paris with Greece is not aimed at Ankara. The agreement covers billions of euros’ worth of military equipment, and the two countries have committed to come to each other’s aid if …

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Erdoğan’s costly ‘Make Turkey Great Again’ program – BESA – Jewish News Syndicate

Commenting on Erdoğan’s overseas military ambitions, François Mitterand’s adviser Jacques Attali tweeted: “We have to hear what Erdoğan says, take it very seriously and be prepared to act by all means. If our predecessors had taken the Führer’s speeches seriously from 1933 to 1936, they could have prevented this monster from accumulating the ways and means to do what he had announced.”

But Erdoğan can only accomplish his goals with the resources of a wealthy and mighty nation at his disposal. “This is Turkey’s Achilles heel,” said Ellis. “Foreign investors are fleeing, COVID-19 has crippled tourism and Moody’s has downgraded Turkey’s credit rating to B2, putting Turkey on a level with Egypt, Jamaica and Rwanda.”