Turkish Theater

Turkey: NATO’s Pro-Putin Ally – Gatestone Institute

On February 25, Turkey abstained from voting on suspending Russia’s membership in most bodies of the Council of Europe in response to the military operation in Ukraine. “During the vote in Strasbourg, Turkey decided to abstain,” Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said. “We don’t want to break off the dialogue with Russia.” In an op-ed published …

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Over a dead body Turkey’s president woos the Saudi crown prince | The Economist

Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government badly needs money THE FIRST requirement was to sweep a murder case under the carpet. On April 7th a court in Istanbul suspended the trial of 26 Saudis accused of killing Jamal Khashoggi, a dissident Saudi journalist, in Turkey in 2018, and transferred the file back to Saudi Arabia. Prince Muhammad …

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Khashoggi goes unmentioned as Erdoğan seeks to boost Saudi trade ties | The Guardian

With awkward embraces and fixed grins, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Mohammed bin Salman struck a pose of reconciliation. For the past three years, the presence of the Turkish leader and the Saudi crown prince in the same room would have been unthinkable, but in a drawing room of a Jeddah palace on Friday, both tried …

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Greece Blocks Turkey From NATO Air Drill – VOA

Athens — It was billed as a promising breakthrough — Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan meeting last month and agreeing to try to resolve their countries’ age-old differences, keeping, at least, a lid on tensions as the conflict in Ukraine rages. But on Thursday, as armed Turkish jets streamed into …

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Erdogan Wants to Bond With Saudi He Scorned – Bloomberg

A street kiosk in front of a mural of Turkish President Recep Erdogan in Bursa, Turkey, on Jan. 4. – Photographer: Moe Zoyari/Bloomberg By When Saudi critic Jamal Khashoggi was murdered by his own country’s agents in Istanbul three years ago, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan appeared to revel in the bad publicity it created …

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Greece, Turkey trade barbs over Aegean airspace incursions | Reuters

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis speaks during joint statements with his Finnish counterpart Sanna Marin at the Maximos Mansion in Athens, Greece, April 28, 2022. REUTERS/Costas Baltas ATHENS/ANKARA, April 28 (Reuters) – Greece on Thursday accused its neighbour Turkey of undermining NATO unity by violating its airspace with fighter jets, prompting an angry Turkish response …

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