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Cyprus to UN: Turkey seeks full control of breakaway north – ABC News

…the peace group United Cyprus Now says this deal compels Turkish Cypriots to introduce measures curbing freedom of speech, making it easier for Turkish citizens to buy up property and cedes more power to religious authorities.

“These measures constitute a direct threat to the will, identity, culture, way of life and heritage of Turkish Cypriots,” the group said.

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Reality check: Seven ‘bad news’ for Turkey’s naive appeasers | Ahval

Above all, the regime in Ankara has violated the constitution and the existing domestic and international laws so many times that it does not have the luxury of losing the elections and simply handing power to its successor. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his proxies could face multiple life sentences.

Thus the regime has a multilayer strategy to win the…

The truth about the love-hate relationship between Turks and Greeks – Yeni Safak

… The current conjuncture cannot be strictly reduced to Turkish-Greek relations. It is more serious than that this time. The context is the West-Eurasia showdown. Eurasia, primarily Turkey and Russia, is being pushed away by the West. While Vladimir Putin’s Russia is being put in a quagmire through Ukraine, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s Turkey is being treated similarly through Greece. Look at Ukrainian President Volodymyr…

Kyriakos Mitsotakis’ interview with Reuters news agency | Prime Minister Hellenic Republic

“Greece will not tolerate aggressive behavior, revisionist rhetoric and actions which amount to violations of Greek sovereign rights and Greek sovereignty. I think it is up to Turkey to change its behavior. We’ve never been the ones pushing the boundary in terms of aggressiveness, but we are very confident that we have the ability to defend ourselves should the need arise. And…

Cocaine Trafficking Case of Erdoğan Associate Appears to Be a Tactic to Deflect Pressure :: Middle East Forum

The arrest and release of a Turkish businessman close to the government on drug trafficking charges, only after an alert from German authorities, appears to follow classic stalling tactics often used by the government of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to deflect international criticism.

Time and again the Erdoğan government has “sandbagged” efforts to effectively investigate criminal conduct when…

Turkish President Erdoğan’s Operative in the U.S. Busted on Fraud Charges | Middle East Forum

Israfil Demir, former deputy chair of the Turkish American National Steering Committee (TASC), a front organization established under the guidance and support of the Erdoğan government to influence the US government, was charged last year with participating in a multimillion-dollar conspiracy to traffic counterfeit computer networking devices from China to the US.

His associate Musa Karaman, also Turk who…

2021 Report on International Religious Freedom: Turkey – United States Department of State

The government issues chip-enabled national identity cards that contain no visible section to identify religious affiliation.  The information on religious affiliation is recorded in the chip and remains visible to authorized public officials as “qualified personal data” and protected as private information.  Previously issued national identity cards, which continue in circulation, contain a space for religious identification with the option of leaving the space…

What does Greece’s involvement in the Ukraine War mean for Turkey? – Yeni Safak

Turkey was already fighting against the U.S. and European states in the Caucasus, in northern Iraq and Syria, in the East Mediterranean and in the Aegean, in Western Thrace, and in the Balkans. The northern shores of the Black Sea are among these too, now. Western countries’ opposition to Turkey’s stance in the Ukraine War cannot be considered an ordinary development.

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Greek Forces on High Alert over Crisis with Turkey – VOA

Greece’s armed forces are on high alert in the Eastern Aegean Sea as tensions escalate with Turkey. Officials have been responding to what they say are mounting provocations by Turkey’s leadership.

Senior Greek Defense Ministry sources say the military intelligence they have gathered point to the prospect of so-called hybrid threats that Greece may face from its neighbor Turkey…

Turkey is blackmailing NATO to justify its invasion of Syria – The Jerusalem Post

Turkey waited until the crisis with NATO to begin talk of a new invasion. It has done this in the past. In 2018, it worked with pro-Ankara voices in the Trump administration to get the White House to open the gates for invasions in Syria.

Turkey began in Afrin, getting backing from Russia – which backs the Syrian regime…

Deconstructing Ankara’s revisionism | eKathimerini.com

Seeking to deconstruct Turkey’s revisionism as expressed this week regarding Greece’s sovereignty, the Foreign Ministry has issued and distributed 16 maps tracing the course of Ankara’s positions and claims over the last 50 years to all embassies and Greece’s permanent representations abroad.

Tellingly, the map from 1972 shows that Turkey had made absolutely no claims undermining Greece‘s sovereign rights…

Nationalists Are Exploiting Turkey’s Syrian Refugee Crisis | The National Interest

Turkey is currently run by an authoritarian regime that, until the country’s last elections, had retained popular support among the Turks. However, considering the government’s inability to address the migrant and economic crises, the Turks are fast moving away from Erdogan’s AK Party toward other parties, particularly those hostile against the refugees. Despite its melting support among the voters, the Erdogan regime denies this…

The risks of the approaching elections | Daily Sabah

Meanwhile, the warm welcome that Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis received on the Hill and his vocal opposition to the F-16 deal irked Ankara. Nonetheless, the Greek public monitors closely the transformation of the American-Greek relationship into the total dependence of the latter on the former. As the Greek left is being suppressed in the name of “Turkophobia,” Mitsotakis took steps that contradicted his…

Uncertainty for thousands of Greek workers as ‘COVID-19 contracts’ end – CGTN

“That’s the logical thing to say – ‘I signed a contract, it came to an end and now I leave,'” acknowledges Armaos. “But most of the regions and municipalities nowadays have told us that we cover fixed and permanent needs, with many mayors coming out in public and stating that in order for our municipality to run smoothly, without any problems, we…

PM Mitsotakis: I am not interested in a psychoanalysis of the Turkish political leadership – Proto Thema

“Greece listens to even the most absurd arguments with confidence. We deconstruct in a cold way, without outbursts, the internal arguments of Turkey. We will not resort to acridity and personal name-calling. Our self-confidence stems from the strong allies we have, our strong deterrent capacity, and the belief that we have justice on our side,” said Mr. Mitsotakis. “I will not get involved in a…

The Turkish State of Mind – The Atlantic Monthly | Oct. 1925 Issue

THE present state of mind of the Turks is revolutionary. This feature of it must have struck every foreign observer who has visited Angora within the past five or six years (as the present writer visited it in April 1923, during the interval between the first and second phases of the Lausanne Conference). In this improvised seat of government in the drowsy interior of…

Germany to supply IFVs to Greece, Athens to deliver Soviet weapons to Kyiv – Scholz | Reuters

Germany will deliver infantry fighting vehicles (IFV) to Greece so that the government in Athens can pass on Soviet-style weapons to Ukraine, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said on Tuesday.

“We will provide Greece with German infantry fighting vehicles,” he told reporters after a two-day EU summit in Brussels, adding he had struck an agreement with the Greek prime minister.

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Recep Tayyip Erdogan on NATO expansion | The Economist

Recep Tayyip Erdogan on NATO expansion | The Economist The war in Ukraine challenged conventional wisdom about the rules-based international order, great power competition and Euro-Atlantic security. The most recent developments also breathed new life into NATO, arguably the greatest military alliance in history. Turkey has been a proud and indispensable NATO ally for 70 years. Our country joined the alliance in 1952, having…

Turkish Airline Exposes Flight and Crew Info in 6.5TB Leak – Infosecurity Magazine

Turkish Airline Exposes Flight and Crew Info in 6.5TB Leak – Infosecurity Magazine A low-cost Turkish airline accidentally leaked personal information of flight crew alongside source code and flight data after misconfiguring an AWS bucket, it has emerged. A research team from security comparison site SafetyDetectives discovered the cloud data store left wide open on February 28. It traced some of the leaked information to Electronic…

Turkey is playing with fire – Το Vima Online

Turkey is playing with fire – Το Vima Online Greece’s entire political establishment, with extremely few, absurd exceptions, from the very beginning took a firm stand against the Russian invasion of Ukraine. That is because everyone recognised the deeply revisionist underpinnings of Putin’s war and his refusal to accept the geopolitical realities that developed after the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union. The Greek…

In the Battle Against Tsar Putin, Don’t Trust Sultan Erdogan – Haaretz.com

In the Battle Against Tsar Putin, Don’t Trust Sultan Erdogan – Haaretz.com From the top of his one thousand and one room palace, the Turkish president declared that he would oppose the entry of Finland and Sweden as new members of NATO. The reason: they are guesthouses for terrorists. Hannah Arendt, referring to totalitarian regimes, said we don’t know when we should laugh and…

Turkey to hold next Efes-2022 military exercises in June | Report.az

Turkey to hold next Efes-2022 military exercises in June | Report.az The next stage of the Efes-2022 military exercises conducted by the Turkish Armed Forces with the participation of Azerbaijani servicemen will be held in the second week of June, the Turkish National Defense Ministry said, Report informs via Anadolu. According to the ministry, servicemen of Italy, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia, Pakistan,…

Iraqi Shia politician warns of Turkey’s plan to occupy Iraq – Mehr News Agency

According to “almaalomah” news website, the Secretary-General of Asaib Ahl al-Haq (AAH) Qais al-Khazali made the comments in a meeting with tribal leaders in the holy city of Najaf. “The Turks have long dreamed of ‘Mosul province’, which includes parts of Iraqi Kurdistan and Kirkuk. Turkey is trying to occupy part of Iraq in 2023, coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the so-called Lausanne Treaty.” “Today,…

Athens calls Iran’s seizure of two Greek oil tankers ‘piracy’ – Politico

ATHENS — Greece accused Iran of “piracy” after Iranian forces seized two Greek oil tankers in the Persian Gulf in apparent retaliation for Greece’s seizing an Iranian tanker and letting the U.S. confiscate its crude oil. Greece’s Foreign Ministry complained to the Iranian ambassador in Athens over the “violent taking over of two Greek-flagged ships” in the Persian Gulf after Iran said it has…

Coasting along in style: the lure of the “TurkAegean” – FT – Partner Content by Go Türkiye

Stretching along the southwest of Türkiye (Turkey) and studded with incredible cities such as İzmir, Bodrum and Datça, the TurkAegean promises extraordinary experiences for the adventurous traveller There will always be a time and place for a hot-stone massage in a designer spa and lazy days on sun-loungers poised by infinity pools. But increasingly, discerning travellers are digging a little deeper than five stars…

Iran seizes 2 Greek tankers in Persian Gulf as tensions rise | AP News

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard seized two Greek oil tankers Friday in helicopter-launched raids in the Persian Gulf, officials said. The action appeared to be retaliation for Athens’ assistance in the U.S. seizure of crude oil from an Iranian-flagged tanker this week in the Mediterranean Sea over violating Washington’s crushing sanctions on the Islamic Republic. The raid marks the…

“We may take the Aegean islands”, says Turkish journalist | protothemanews.com

The journalist spoke of 152 islands & islets that -according to Turkey- have not been defined by International Agreements Turkish provocations have reached new levels in recent days. After the direct threats of the Minister of Foreign Affairs Mevlut Cavusoglu against the Greece and the islands of the Aegean Sea, a series of pro-government media followed with a crescendo of threats and warnings to…

The Real Reason Turkey Will Never Voluntarily Leave NATO – 19FortyFive

By all accounts, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis’ visit to Washington was wildly successful. He received a standing ovation in a joint meeting of Congress. The Pentagon remains grateful at expanding U.S.-Greek defense ties. While Greece has stood firmly in defense of Ukraine, fellow-NATO member Turkey has played a double game, promoting a myth of indispensability toward Ukraine while simultaneously seeking to profit off…

Why We Can’t Let Turkey’s Authoritarian Leader Bully NATO | Time

As Russia bullies and blisters Ukraine, two small but pivotal Nordic nations are getting belligerent treatment from Turkey as they attempt to join the security alliance NATO in the quest for a safer world. It should come as no surprise that Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan is putting his own interests ahead of both human lives and the interests of the people of Turkey…

How Denying Turkey Upgraded F-16s Could Consolidate Greece’s Emergent Airpower Advantage

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis visited the White House and Congress in mid-May to make Greece’s case for acquiring fifth-generation F-35 Lightning II stealth jets while simultaneously urging the U.S. government against selling Turkey additional modernized F-16s and upgrading its fleet. If Ankara is denied this upgrade, the Hellenic Air Force (HAF) could become technologically superior to its Turkish rival by the end of…

Opinion | Turkey Shows What NATO Really Is – The New York Times

Opinion | Turkey Shows What NATO Really Is – The New York Times Dr. Tugal is a professor of sociology at the University of California, Berkeley, who writes frequently on Turkey’s politics and society. In April, as the world was occupied with Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, a NATO member launched an attack on two of its neighboring territories. In a bombing campaign, Turkey…

Cyprus’s president sees parallel between Turkish and Russian ‘revisionism’ – France24

Cyprus’s president sees parallel between Turkish and Russian ‘revisionism’ – France24 https://youtu.be/mTdVvgCjK-E Cypriot President Nikos Anastasiadis granted an interview to FRANCE 24 from the capital Nicosia. The northern third of the Republic of Cyprus has been under Turkish domination since 1974. Anastasiadis said that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine uses the “exact same arguments that Turkey used to invade Cyprus”. Asked about tensions with Turkey over…

Occupied Cyprus: How Turkey has destroyed Christian culture | The Christian Post

Sadly, in the case of the occupation of Cyprus, the West, and NATO have stood with the aggressor and against the victim. This Western incoherency in freely allowing the Turkish occupation of Cyprus undermines the West’s credibility and international authority.

For the past 48 years, the rightful owners of the Turkish occupied territory are unable to return to their…

Poor Mitsotakis! Unlucky Greece… | Daily Sabah

Poor Mitsotakis! Unlucky Greece… | Daily Sabah During his speech at the United States Congress, which almost made Turkey boo, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis seemed happy. What a pathetic situation. Evidently, he must have believed he impressed U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other senators, who gave him a standing ovation. Well, I wonder what he thought he would…

‘Cappadocia model’ to boost tourism in southeastern Turkey – Hurriyet Daily

“GAP Tour,” which comprises seven cities in Turkey’s southeast, will now be called “Mesopotamian Tour” to promote tourism, a marketing strategy inspired by the “Cappadocia Tour” in the Central Anatolian region, a top local tourism chief has said. “Turkey’s southeastern provinces have been marketed with the wrong name of ‘GAP Tour’ for years,” Silkroad Development Agency (İKA) head Burhan Akyılmaz noted. “GAP Tour” presents…

Main opposition chair: Erdoğan and his family preparing to flee to US – Duvar

Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu late on May 24 claimed that President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his family members will flee Turkey if the government changes next year. Kılıçdaroğlu said that “large sums of money” were being transferred to the U.S. through two foundations as part of this preparation. The main opposition leader made the comments in a video shared…

NATO bid reignites Sweden’s dispute with Turkey over Kurds – POLITICO

STOCKHOLM — When Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan insists there are “terrorists sitting in parliaments of certain countries” to justify his objection to Sweden and Finland joining NATO, Swedish opposition lawmaker Amineh Kakabaveh has no doubt whom he is talking about. “Of course Erdoğan meant me,” the independent opposition lawmaker told POLITICO. “For Erdoğan, every supporter and every defender of the Kurds is a…

Erdogan blanks Greek prime minister over US remarks – BBC News

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…

A Fading Future in Istanbul – Palladium

A Fading Future in Istanbul – Palladium Image credit: Emir Eğricesu/Street musician in Istanbul, Turkey The neighborhood of Çengelköy (pronounced: Chengel-koy) is nestled in Istanbul on the Asian shore of the Bosphorus. Its streets are steep climbs, and a perilous journey for the uninitiated driver. It’s a place where the nightlife is lively but sober. The nouveau riche couples and families of president Erdogan’s…

US Congress makes Mitsotakis feel at home – Hurriyet Daily News

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…

Erdoğan’s Anger Towards Greece: The Country Has No Money But Continues To Buy Weapons – Greek City Times

Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan is visibly annoyed about the heightening of Greek-American relations and the recent visit of Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis to Washington, his meeting with US President Joe Biden, and his the speech and the warm reception he received in Congress. On Thursday, the day to commemorate the Greek Genocide in Pontus, the Turks went so far as to reverse the…

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

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…

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

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

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…

The Greek Genocide and the recognition of the mass crime – Neos Kosmos

The Greek Genocide and the recognition of the mass crime – Neos Kosmos With the advent of the disintegration phase of the Ottoman state in the late 19th century, with the Neo-Turkish movement in 1908 and the coalition of the nationalist movement of Mustafa Kemal, one of the greatest mass crimes known to humanity took place: the Genocide against the Greeks. The extermination of…

Greek president calls for recognition of Pontian Genocide on 103rd anniversary – eKathimerini.com

Greek president calls for recognition of Pontian Genocide on 103rd anniversary – eKathimerini.com The international community has a “manifest obligation” to recognize the systematic extermination of some 353,000 ethnic Greeks living on the shores of the Black Sea by the Ottoman Turks between 1916 and 1923, President Katerina Sakellaropoulou said on Thursday, marking the anniversary of the Pontic Genocide. “The memory of the hundreds…

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

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…

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

‘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…

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

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 Strongman Cometh – The Dispatch

Erdoğan’s view seems to represent a change of heart from earlier Turkish support for Finnish membership, conveyed to Niinisto in an April 4 phone call and in bilateral diplomatic contacts, not to mention Turkey’s traditional support for NATO’s enlargement since the end of the Cold War. The Turkish volte face reportedly has left diplomats at NATO headquarters in Brussels furious with the Turks, despite…

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

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…

Why Erdoğan’s NATO Blackmail Is Subversion – Middle East Forum

Why Erdoğan’s NATO Blackmail Is Subversion – Middle East Forum Once again, Turkey is the odd one out in the NATO alliance. The country’s Islamist strongman, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, is trying to turn what appears to be the most strategic move in NATO’s history into carpet-trading at Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar. Erdoğan said on May 13 that his country is “not favorable” toward Finland…

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

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…

Greece seeks to join F-35 program as it lobbies against Turkey F-16 sale – DefenseNews

Greece seeks to join F-35 program as it lobbies against Turkey F-16 sale – DefenseNews WASHINGTON — Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis visited the White House and Congress this week to make his country’s case for acquiring the F-35 stealth fighter jet while lobbying against Turkey’s attempts to upgrade its aging fleet of F-16s and acquire additional aircraft. Not to be outdone, Turkish officials…

Turkish Foreign Minister Faces Tough Questions in Washington – VOA

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…

Greek leader tells Congress democracy is tested by Russia | AP News

Greek leader tells Congress democracy is tested by Russia | AP News WASHINGTON (AP) — Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis told the U.S. Congress on Tuesday their shared belief in “freedom over tyranny, in democracy over authoritarianism” is being tested as he focused on Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. Mitsotakis used his address to a joint meeting of Congress to call out…

Former intel official says Turkish intel agency abducts critics from Africa, Central Asia by paying bribes – Stockholm Center for Freedom

Former intel official says Turkish intel agency abducts critics from Africa, Central Asia by paying bribes – Stockholm Center for Freedom Associate Professor Ali Burak Darıcılı, an intelligence expert and former official at Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization (MİT), has said the organization has forcibly returned to Turkey individuals linked to the Gülen movement from some African and Central Asian countries by bribing local officials,…

Why does Turkey oppose Finland and Sweden’s NATO membership? | Al Jazeera

Why does Turkey oppose Finland and Sweden’s NATO membership? | Al Jazeera Sweden and Finland’s historic bids to become NATO members have hit a roadblock after top Turkish officials took a tough stance against a Nordic expansion of the transatlantic alliance. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that Swedish and Finnish delegations “should not bother” to travel to Ankara after Stockholm announced the…

Greek leader warns Congress against weapons sales to Turkey | The Hill

Greek leader warns Congress against weapons sales to Turkey | The Hill Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Tuesday warned a joint session of Congress against supporting the Biden administration’s proposed military sales to Turkey, saying such a move could create additional instability in the region. “The last thing that NATO needs, at a time when our focus is on helping Ukraine defeat Russia’s…

How to Build a Twenty-first-Century Tyrant | The New Yorker

How to Build a Twenty-first-Century Tyrant | The New Yorker A new type of authoritarian has learned to exploit electoral democracy and social media, turning citizens into fans.Illustration by Karolis Strautniekas On the bigger historical question, though, Naím is a little unsatisfying. What’s the difference between Beppe and Benito? Between Chávez and the Peróns? Mussolini, too, depended on charismatic, extra-political exchanges with his countrymen,…

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