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Erdogan blanks Greek prime minister over US remarks – BBC News

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said he no longer recognises the leader of neighbouring Greece and will refuse to meet him at a planned summit. Mr Erdogan accused Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis of seeking to block the sale of American-made F-16 fighter jets to Turkey while visiting the US. “There’s no longer anyone …

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Not only Sweden and Finland, but many European countries tolerate ‘terrorism,’ says Erdoğan – Bianet

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has once again said Turkey will not allow Sweden and Finladn’s NATO membership and has also criticized other European countries for “supporting terrorism.” “Do terrorist organizations hold demonstrations in many European countries like Sweden, Finland, France, and especially Germany? They do,” he told reporters after Friday prayers in Üsküdar, İstanbul. “They …

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Opponents of US arms sales to Turkey mobilise in Washington | Middle East Eye

Opponents of US weapons sales to Turkey have mobilised in Washington, highlighting the uphill battle Ankara faces to complete new arms purchases despite its mediator role in the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine and efforts to revive ties with the US. “We and many others in Congress want to make sure Turkey doesn’t exploit the war …

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Turkey Isn’t Putin’s Only Hope for Blocking NATO Expansion – Newsweek

Croatia’s president has joined his Turkish counterpart in not supporting the admittance of Sweden and Finland into NATO, a position that could be a boon to Russian President Vladimir Putin‘s opposition to the alliance expanding. Croatian President Zoran Milanovic on Wednesday said he joins Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in being against the Nordic countries’ …

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Does Erdogan’s Turkey Belong in NATO? – Wall Street Journal

Every member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization has enthusiastically welcomed Finland and Sweden except one: Turkey, which on Wednesday blocked an early vote to begin accession talks. For reasons that are political, parochial and irrelevant to the decision, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has taken a hard line in his efforts to derail the prospective …

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‘Pain in the Neck’ Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Is the Most Cursed Member of NATO – The Daily Beast

‘BIG MAN WITH A BAD TEMPER’ The bane of NATO’s cocktail parties has been humiliating the alliance for years—and it’s only getting worse. It’s no wonder Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has a reputation for being the curmudgeon of NATO. You would be, too, if your international claims-to-fame included jailing some 13,000 people for “insulting” …

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Strongmen in Turkey and Hungary Stall Unity in NATO and the E.U. – The New York Times

Russia benefits as Turkey slows down Swedish and Finnish applications to NATO and Hungary continues to block an E.U. embargo on Russian oil. BRUSSELS — Europe’s effort to stand up to Russia and Vladimir V. Putin, its president, is being slowed by two strongmen leaders insisting on the priority of their national interests and playing …

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