Politics

US Congress makes Mitsotakis feel at home – Hurriyet Daily News

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis was very pleased with his latest trip to the American capital and particularly with his speech to the American Congress. We all watched him. He appeared extremely comfortable in an environment familiar to him. A graduate of Harvard and Stanford Universities in late 80s. He was abroad when his father …

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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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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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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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Greek PM backs new NATO applicants as Turkey undermines alliance – The Jerusalem Post

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis spoke to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday following his meeting with US President Joe Biden on Monday. The important visit comes as Greco-American relations are reaching new heights. Greece is a positive and important member of NATO. Meanwhile, Turkey has threatened Sweden and Finland for seeking to join …

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Turkey’s Growing Foreign Policy Ambitions | Council on Foreign Relations

Turkey’s geography and membership in NATO have long given the country an influential voice in foreign policy, but the assertive policies of President Erdogan have complicated its role. Summary Founded in 1923 from the remains of the Ottoman Empire, Turkey pursued a secular, Western-aligned foreign policy by joining NATO and seeking closer ties with the …

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Turkish Foreign Minister Faces Tough Questions in Washington – VOA

Istanbul — Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu is due to meet Wednesday in Washington with Secretary of State Antony Blinken — the latest step in the process of repairing ties between the two NATO allies. The Turkish diplomat will have tough questions to answer when it comes to Turkey’s efforts to veto bids by Finland and …

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