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Turkey Is Recruiting Syrian Mercenaries To Be Sent To The Greek Border: Reports – Greek City Times

Kasparian, who has an impressive reliability track record, concluded this part of his daily bulletin by saying that his report “will be a great gift to our fellow Greeks and their intelligence. I’m sure our Greek friends and their intelligence already have this information, but if not – then here you go.”

His report on Syrian mercenaries preparing to be deployed on the Greek border…

Lobbying firm cuts ties with Turkey under pressure – Politico

Turkey and Azerbaijan aren’t bereft of lobbying power now without Mercury, which Turkey hired in January on a contract scheduled to run through the end of the year, according to a copy filed with the Justice Department. The firm was charged with helping to organize events that would let Turkey “connect with public policy stakeholders” and with advising the Turkish government on…

Libya’s Two Main Factions Agree to a Cease-Fire – New York Times

Friday’s agreement is intended to set in motion steps to unify security forces and disarm, demobilize and reintegrate the numerous armed factions that have operated unchecked by any central authority for years.

The two sides also agreed to measures that will reestablish national control over oil facilities and key institutions such as the central bank, Ms. Williams said.

From English into Russian into Czech: Re-translation as a Manipulative Tool – EU vs DISINFORMATION

Russian state media have a credibility problem, and they know it. According to a 2019 survey by the independent pollster, Levada Center, about 50 per cent of Russians think that information from state-controlled TV channels – the main source of news for most Russians – is unreliable. And the number is growing each year, along with increased faith in independent web outlets and social…

Ottawa mum on why it let military sales to Turkey slip through arms embargo – The Globe and Mail

A senior Canadian bureaucrat testifying before MPs Thursday declined to answer questions regarding whether the Prime Minister’s Office or the Foreign Affairs Minister’s office influenced a decision to allow the export of airstrike-targeting gear to Turkey this May, equipment now allegedly being used by Azerbaijan to attack Armenians. Shalini Anand, acting director-general for the government’s export controls operations division, appeared before the House of…

The Great Turkish Gambit from Idlib to Karabakh – Zvezda Weekly

What Erdogan is doing now can hardly be called soft power, although his security officials do not shine on the front lines in Nagorno-Karabakh. But since Erdogan’s policy is inseparable from power tools and does not exist outside of them, Turkey’s political style can rather be called “semi-hard power”. So Ankara’s influence is ensured not only through institutional channels, as the experience of the…

U.S. encourages Canada to hit China with sanctions over Uyghurs – The Globe and Mail

What is taking place in Xinjiang meets at least one of the UN’s criteria for genocide, said Adrian Zenz, a U.S.-based scholar and senior fellow in China studies at the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation.

“It is, in my view, very shameful that Western nations, including Canada, have not yet bothered to embark on the process of determining whether Beijing’s actions in Xinjiang meet the…

Can Russia benefit from Turkey-Greece spat? – Al Monitor

In mid-September, reports began to appear in Greek media suggesting the government is holding negotiations with Moscow regarding the upgrade of the Russian-made S-300PMU-1 into the S-300PMU-2 Favorit version. These days, the Greek press also writes that Athens may be ready to hold its first exercises in 15 years with the S-300s on the island of Crete. Even though the officials have not yet confirmed…

Will Natural Gas Isolate Turkey And Integrate Israel In The Eastern Mediterranean? – Forbes

Ruled since 2003 by an Islamist President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey however has taken an uncooperative approach to potentially collective Mediterranean resource development. As his presidency has continued, Erdogan has increased his confrontational tone and policies against both Israel and the west generally. Turkey also was not included in the agreement to build the EastMed pipeline signed by Greece, Cyprus, and Israel at the beginning of…

Nato and EU silent on Turkey, despite Armenia’s appeal – EUobserver

Turkey aside, the conflict threatens to drag in Russia, which has a defence pact with Armenia under the Collective Security Treaty Organisation – a post-Soviet military alliance.

It also risks pulling in Iran, which does not want Turkish or Syrian rebel forces on its northern border and whose territory is being hit by stray shells.

France is meant to lead EU diplomacy on the crisis via…

Turkey Puts Missiles Spat at NATO’s Door on Eve of Key Meeting – Bloomberg

The S-400 row is just the latest flashpoint in Turkey’s relations with its allies in recent years. Others are rooted in the war in Syria and Washington’s refusal to extradite the Islamic cleric who Erdogan says orchestrated a failed coup in 2016.

But the Russia link has sparked concerns that Turkey’s determination to play a bigger role in its…

War To Continue in Nagorno-Karabakh Until Turkey’s Appetite Is Suppressed – The National Interest

Nagorno-Karabakh, locally known as the Republic of Artsakh, is not the first to be targeted by Turkey, whose aggressive neo-Ottoman ambitions have manifested in recent intrusions into Libya, Israel, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, and Greece. To make matters worse, Turkey transports impoverished Syrian, Libyan mercenaries, and jihadist ISIS rebels to Azerbaijan as its <a href="https://foreignpolicy.com/2020/10/05/nagorno-karabakh-syrians-turkey-armenia-azerbaijan/"…

As Uygurs exit Indonesian jail, China-Turkey repatriation tussle brews – South China Morning Post

Indonesia jailed three Uygurs in 2015 for attempting to join an Isis-linked terrorist group and entering the country illegally.The fate of the men, who were holding fake Turkish passports during their trial, remains uncertain. Abdulbasit Tuzer, Ahmet Mahmud and Altinci Bayyram at a hearing in Jakarta on July 13, 2015. Photo: AP Three Uygurs in Indonesia who were jailed five years ago for attempting to join…

Analysis: Biden risk looms for Turkey’s Erdogan and beleaguered lira – Reuters

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (L) meets with Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan at Beylerbeyi Palace in Istanbul November 22, 2014. REUTERS/Murad Sezer/File Photo ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey stands to lose more than most other countries if Joe Biden is elected president since he is expected to toughen the U.S. stance against President Tayyip Erdogan’s foreign military interventions and closer cooperation with Russia. U.S. Vice…

Turkey will start WWIII by striking Crimea – Pravda.ru

The main thing here lies in the final decisions: the Azerbaijanis, who believe that Nagorno-Karabakh will be theirs, are as arrogant as Zelensky with his “Ukrainian Crimea.”

Turkey is trying to start a big war. Zelensky’s smooth metamorphosis from a hipster president to an ivory-towered dictator is a matter about “a new generation of politicians.”

At…

Russian MFA posts tweet on the Battle of Navarino, in message to Erdogan and Turkey’s Neo-Ottoman plans (video) – protothemanews.com

The Battle of Navarino was a naval battle fought on 20 October (O. S. 8 October) 1827, during the Greek War of Independence (1821–32), in Navarino Bay (modern Pylos), on the west coast of the Peloponnese peninsula, in the Ionian Sea. Allied forces from Britain, France, and Russia decisively defeated Ottoman and Egyptian forces trying to suppress the Greeks, thereby making Greek independence much…

Time to crack down on Erdoğan’s Turkey, now more an opponent than an ally – Jewish News Syndicate

The United States, the European Union and the West in general have been extremely patient with Erdoğan’s Turkey, despite its purging of its judiciary, media and military, long considered reliable barriers against creeping Islamism.

Nevertheless, Turkey’s recent actions demonstrate that it is no longer a friend or ally but is pursuing what a former senior member of Erdoğan’s inner circle called “neo-Ottomanism”—a return to its…

What Can a Retired Sailor Teach Us About Turkey? – War on the Rocks

Blaming Greece is core to Yaycı’s political and strategic thinking. Greek behavior in the Aegean and the Mediterranean, in his estimation, constitutes a grave challenge to Turkey’s integrity and ambitions. He has characterized Greece as a “revisionist” state, one unswervingly committed to seizing and holding territory rightly belonging to Turkey (such as the Imia or Kardak islands in the Aegean). By placing troops on…

NATO’s Growing Dilemma Over Greece-Turkey Friction – InsideArabia

According to Barah Mikaïl, Founding Director of Stractegia – a Madrid-based consultancy specializing in Middle Eastern geopolitics, this is why NATO’s Secretary-General is trying to mediate between the two countries. “NATO – and most of its members – know that they need to calm things down if they want to maintain NATO’s image of cohesion. They also know that Turkey is an important military, geographic,…

Time to get real in Cyprus – Ahval

However throughout the years, the TRNC has ended up becoming a weekend getaway for gambling addicts from Turkey along with a booming market in the construction and higher education sectors that service an alternative clientele, oftentimes ignored by the world. 

The closest point Cyprus ever came to reunification was in 2004 when two parallel referendums voted on the Annan Plan, which was supported by the…

Will Cyprus be back in Turkey’s crosshairs soon? – The Jerusalem Post

Over the years Turkey has gone through various manifestations of policies, from radical secularism aimed at joining NATO and then the EU, to pan-Turkish ethnocratic concepts and now to a toxic blend of militarism, an Islamist ruling party and Turkish nationalist policies. It is all stewed into a cauldron where President Recep Tayyip Erdogan seeks to stir the pot of crises every few weeks.

Fake naked photos of thousands of women shared online – BBC News

“Our legal systems are not fit for purpose on this issue. Society is changing quicker than we can imagine due to these exponential technological advances, and we as a society haven’t decided how to regulate this.

“It’s devastating, for victims of fake porn. It can completely upend their life because they feel violated and humiliated.”

Last…

Athens reaches out to Syria via Greek Orthodox community – Al Monitor

Photo by LOUAI BESHARA/AFP via Getty Images. The appointment this spring of Greece’s former Syrian ambassador as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ new special envoy for Syria is being viewed as a sign of Greece’s renewed geopolitical interest in its southern neighborhood and of its desire to establish a greater role in a country to which it has deep historic ties. According to Ioannis Grigoriadis, head of…

Deleverage the United States from Turkey (excerpt) – Center for American Progress

In a 95-page report titled “Recalibrating US Global Relationships,” the Center for American Progress recommends that the country “actively deleverage itself from its relationship with Turkey, especially on security matters” in the first 100 days. “The next administration should work to actively deleverage itself from its relationship with Turkey, especially on security matters. While Turkey will remain a major player in both the Middle…

The truth about Dolce & Gabbana – TheList.com

Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana founded the Dolce & Gabbana label and presented their first women’s collection in 1985. Their first boutique opened in Tokyo in 1989, and by 1990 the label had grown to include a menswear collection, a lingerie collection, and a beachwear line (via globalblue.com). The designer brand was seen on runways and red carpets and was mentioned in fashion-focused shows like…

Egypt eyes more economic benefits after signing maritime demarcation deal with Greece – Al Monitor

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi issued a presidential decree to ratify the historic agreement signed with Greece on the demarcation of maritime borders, which could help further boost Egypt’s ambition to become a major regional energy hub. Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz (R), Greece’s Energy Minister Kostis Hatzidakis (2nd-R), Egyptian Minister of Petroleum Tarek el-Molla (2nd-L) and Cypriot Energy Minister Yiorgos Lakkotrypis (L) attend…

US NATO allies Greece and Turkey are on a collision course – Responsible Statecraft

Tensions between its allies are not new for Washington. However, the latest escalation in the Eastern Mediterranean between two major NATO members such as Greece and Turkey if uncontrolled, could soon present a major foreign policy dilemma for both this U.S. administration and the next one.For a long time, Greece and Turkey held incompatible Exclusive Economic Zones claims over sea areas rich with natural…

Turkey’s response ‘a very bad surprise,’ Maas tells – ekathimerini.com

Our efforts are those of “good offices,” which we offer in our capacity as the presidency of the Council of the European Union but also as a country which has kept lines of communication open with Ankara. The security situation in the Eastern Mediterranean is of concern to all of us – as are the tensions between two NATO partners – Greece and Turkey….

The end of Erdogan regime “under construction” | New Europe

… in the Muslim world divorce was an easy thing. It was the prerogative of the husband only who could, at will, call his wife at any time and tell her three times the word “muta” (I divorce you). No explanation was needed and once a wife was getting three “muta” was officially divorced and she had to leave the house at once without…

Five Countries Blocked EU Sanctions Against Turkey – Greek City Times

Turkey’s continuing provocation in the Eastern Mediterranean was not to be discussed at this Summit and the issue was reopened due to the insistence of the Greek Prime Minister and Cypriot President Nikos Anastasiadis. Finally, the European Council’s “strong disapproval” of the new unilateral and provocative actions of Turkey in the Eastern Mediterranean, including recent research activities, was included in the Conclusions. There is…

Whose Sea? A Turkish International Law Perspective on the Greek-Turkish Disputes – Institut Montaigne

The discovery of fossil fuels in the waters of the Mediterranean has brought the sensitive issue of drawing maritime borders back to the table, as Turkey has sent research ships within disputed waters. To complete our Whose Sea series on the issues of the Eastern Mediterranean, we invited Dr. Riza Türmen, a Turkish opposition deputy and former judge of the European Court of Human…

US pitches Greece on a frigate co-production deal – Defence News

WASHINGTON — The United States is aggressively pitching Greece to purchase four American-made frigates, and will offer to co-produce three vessels in country, the top U.S. diplomat in Greece said Thursday. “We think the United States is going to have a very competitive product to offer there with our frigates and the unique American proposal to co-produce three of those frigates here in Greece,”…

Greek, Chinese companies interested in underground gas storage in Kavala – New Europe

“The investment for the underground natural gas storage of Kavala is important for the energy security of the country,” Greece’s Environment and Energy Minister Kostis Hatzidakis said. “Its realisation, in addition to any development benefit for the region, will contribute to the emergence of Greece as an international energy hub. The Ministry of Environment and Energy will closely monitor the progress of the relevant…

Not single issue in region can be resolved without participation and consent of Turkey says Azerbaijani president – Trend

This is well known who are not interested in the power of Turkey growing. There are such circles in many countries. These are Islamophobic circles. Unfortunately, Islamophobia is growing in Europe today. The attitude towards refugees from poor countries is also obvious. Therefore, Islamophobic parties are now receiving parliamentary seats in several European states. Radical fascist parties are getting more votes. This is a…

Putin’s Non-Starter in Arms Control Marks the Nadir of Russia’s Status – Jamestown

For Russia, this inability to act in the region where it has long been perceived as the dominant power has become a test of its claim for the desired “Great Power” status—and it has yet to find a truly convincing way to prove itself (Russiancouncil.ru, October 14). Key European states, France in particular, as well as the US have shown a readiness to back…

The Improbable, Slightly Surreal Plan to Save Fashion’s Printed Matter – New York Times

The new International Library for Fashion Research in Oslo, the brainchild of a fashion odd couple, has very big ambitions. Steven Mark Klein and Elise By Olsen are working to create a unique new fashion library that catalogs historic papers and ephemera. Credit…From left: George Etheredge for The New York Times; Akram Shah; Einar Fuglem The three men arrived at the front door of Steven Mark…

‘When people see second-hand clothes, they think poverty’: China has millions of tons of discarded clothing no one wants – South China Morning Post

‘When people see second-hand clothes, they think poverty’: China has millions of tons of discarded clothing no one wants.China’s love for fast fashion sees 26 million tonnes of clothes and footwear thrown away every year, less than one per cent of which is reused or recycled. Only charities in China can sell used clothing, and with few takers, most is exported, downcycled, sent to…

Influencers Are the Retailers of the 2020s – Vogue

TyLynn Nguyen at the fall 2019 shows in Paris.Photographed by Phil Oh When influencers started appearing in street style photos and getting front row seats at Fashion Week in the early 2010s, the talk was that they would soon replace editors. Come 2020, that hasn’t really happened; there may be some overlap between the two jobs, but they’re still quite different (at least, this editor thinks…

Salvatore Ferragamo teams up with Microsoft to enhance made-to-order – FashionUnited

Micaela le Divelec Lemmi, chief executive of Salvatore Ferragamo, said in a statement: “Craftsmanship and innovation have always distinguished our Tramezza shoe collection and thanks to the collaboration with Microsoft and Hevolus, we will be able to assist our customers even more effectively, offering highly immersive and personalised experiences.

“The Tramezza – Future Of Craft project is part of our digital transformation path aimed at…

Revisiting the Cypriot S-300 Crisis – Offiziere.ch

During the second half of the 1990s, Turkey and Cyprus became locked in a tense standoff over the island nation’s purchase of Russian S-300 air defense missile systems (to be precise: the S-300PMU-1). Throughout the crisis, there was a debate about the risks and general wisdom of a European state buying such advanced Russian weaponry that has some relevance today in light of Turkey’s…

Divided Cyprus eyes impact of Turkey’s man winning northern vote – France 24

Political scientist Mete Hatay, from the PRIO Cyprus Centre, said it was Turkish settlers and immigrants with TRNC citizenship — making up nearly a third of voters — that tipped the balance.

“Settlers’ votes went to Ersin Tatar, especially in rural areas,” Hatay said.

Support for Tatar from Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was also key.

Days before the first round, Tatar had announced — from Ankara,…

Greece to Receive State-of-the-Art Aegean Sea Surveillance System – GreekReporter.com

Called the National Integrated Maritime Surveillance System, or NIMSS, the new mechanism will enable the surveillance of all vessels in the Aegean all the way from Brussels, the headquarters of the European Union.

For the first time, the movements of human trafficking vessels carrying migrants and refugees, along with any and all vessels which might infringe on Greece’s territorial rights, will be able to be…

Greece to monitor Aegean Sea with radars, thermal cameras – Daily Sabah

The radars and cameras will detect all targets within a range of 48 nautical miles, a Greek official told the newspaper.

It also reported that Greece plans to buy four unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to better monitor its sea borders.

Athens has recently taken several steps to block migrants. It placed two Long Range Acoustic Devices (LRAD) near the Turkish border. LRADs are electronic tools that…

Diplomatic Staff In The Greek Embassy In Azerbaijan Are Facing Security Threats – Greek City Times

The Greek diplomatic mission in Azerbaijan is under threat, according to sources quoted by SLPress. The complaints refer to specific incidents that have taken place against members of the Greek Embassy in the Azerbaijani capital of Baku and poses a threat to their security. Everyone is under suffocating surveillance, while there are problems with the general planned “support” of the Greek diplomatic mission, as…

Greece finalizes plan to build wall on border with Turkey – SFChronicle.com

Four Greek construction companies have been selected to build the new wall and upgrade the existing section of fencing, running along or close to the Evros River, which forms much of the border between the two countries.

The wall will be made using galvanized square steel tubes and concrete foundations, according to Greece’s public order ministry.

Hatzidakis: If Turkey Has Decided To Open The Insane Asylum’s Doors, We Will Not Enter – Greek City Times

Greece seeks peace but will defend its rights against the provocation’s made by Turkey said Greek Minister of Environment and Energy, Kostis Hatzidakis, who also added that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is “unpredictable.” Hatzidakis also sent a message of determination, emphasizing in an interview that “if Turkey has decided to open the door of the insane asylum, we will not enter, we will…

Russian Navy warship calls at Greek port in Mediterranean deployment – TASS

MURMANSK, October 19. /TASS/. The Northern Fleet’s large anti-submarine warfare ship Vice-Admiral Kulakov and support vessels called at a Greek port to replenish supplies and make ceremonial visits, the Fleet’s press office announced on Monday. “Today the large anti-submarine warfare ship Vice-Admiral Kulakov, the medium sea tanker Akademik Pashin and the rescue tug Altai made a business call at the Greek port of Piraeus…

Northern Cyprus becomes Erdoğan’s backyard | Hasan Kahvecioğlu, Cengiz Aktar – Ahval

Right-wing nationalist Ersin Tatar’s victory over incumbent Mustafa Akıncı at presidential elections in Northern Cyprus amounts to a political coup masterminded by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, according to veteran journalist Hasan Kahvecioğlu. “Northern Cyprus has now become Erdoğan’s backyard,” Cyprus-based Kahvecioğlu told Ahval in a podcast. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhg8f-fIj48 The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) held a close-fought second round of voting in the…

Athens bracing for a protracted crisis – ekathimerini.com

Athens is preparing on both a diplomatic and military level for a protracted crisis in the Aegean and the Eastern Mediterranean until at least the end of the year when the European Union’s ultimatum to Turkey expires in December. Other crucial political milestones will be the US elections on November 3 and the void created until the president is sworn in on January 20….

Erdogan Does What He Can Get Away With – Bloomberg

… Turkey’s foreign-policy landscape might more accurately be described as “Only Problems.” Ankara is deploying hard power and harsh rhetoric, rather than diplomacy, to maintain its influence.

It is in various degrees of confrontation with most countries that adjoin either its land borders or the waters of the Eastern Mediterranean: Greece, Syria, Israel, Cyprus, Iraq, Armenia and Egypt. Farther afield, it is in conflict with France,…

COVID-19 Spells Trouble for China in East Africa – The Diplomat

“Look,” says Kimani Ichung’wa, chairman of the Parliamentary Budget and Appropriations Committee, “our economy is beaten and we are not able to pay. We are not saying the debt is not there, but we simply want to renegotiate what we owe you and the terms of payment.”

But debt is not the only issue, nor is it all about infrastructure projects. The huge trade imbalance…

Norman Rockwell Museum presents “Norman Rockwell: Imagining Freedom”

Imagining Freedom includes an expansive array of artworks from the 1930s to today in addition to Rockwell’s celebrated Four Freedoms. Throughout, historical documents, photographs, videos, artifacts and immersive settings bring each era to life while drawing connections to our times. The exhibition is organized into 6 thematic sections.

Pakistan: A Nuclear Weapons Nightmare – The National Interest

Pakistan is clearly developing a robust nuclear capability that can not only deter but fight a nuclear war. It is also dealing with internal security issues that could threaten the integrity of its nuclear arsenal. Pakistan and India are clearly in the midst of a nuclear arms race that could, in relative terms, lead to absurdly high nuclear stockpiles reminiscent of the Cold War….

Is Turkey remodeling Pakistan’s soft power? – The Nation

Erdogan’s Turkification process, and expansionist ideas may just be the key, to the beginning of the secularization of Pakistani society. Turkey, though a country which prides itself of its Islamic history and culture, is still secular; a 1928 amendment of the constitution, separated the religion of Islam from the Turkish state. The Turkish constitution also recognises freedom of religion, ultimately displaying itself as a…

Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict adds to Putin’s headaches, West’s worries | TheHill

Vladimir Putin has gained the reputation of a dexterous architect of foreign policy who can turn a weak set of cards into winning hands — but recent events call into question such an evaluation. In just a matter of weeks, he has been reduced to propping up an uncomfortable ally (Lukashenko) and sending his foreign minister to separate two former Soviet states fighting over land…

Greece: Turkish ‘search and rescue’ area illegal – ekathimerini.com

This move has been added to a long litany of Turkish arbitrary actions and illegal claims in the Aegean and the eastern Mediterranean that are to blame for the recent unprecedented escalation,” continues the ministry announcement.

“Turkey must, at some point , comply at last with international legal norms,” the statement concludes. 

Erdogan’s Wars… From Libya to Armenia – Asharq AL-awsat

Turkey’s Erdogan seeks to bring a second Ottoman Empire to life in the Caucuses and repeat the Armenian genocide. Turkey’s intervention in favor of Azerbaijan cannot enhance the region’s stability; indeed, it will complicate the situation, as stressed by French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, who said that “Turkey’s military intervention might exacerbate and internationalize the conflict.” In fact, Turkey has sabotaged all attempts…

A Geopolitical Time Bomb In Europe – OilPrice.com

Ankara has been playing with fire lately, and Erdogan has turned multiple nations against him with his unilateral actions on the border. By openly challenging the EU, and indirectly NATO, Erdogan is playing a risky game. The Turkish Blue Homeland strategy, which is currently being employed, is driving former enemies to work together on an unprecedented scale, all in a move to quell Turkish…

Beyond the Bosporus: Erdogan fires his Russian missiles into a fog of confusion – IntelliNews

Turkey on October 16 reportedly test-fired S-400 missiles that it last year acquired from Russia despite US and Nato opposition to the purchase from the Kremlin. During a test exercise on the Black Sea coast, three missiles hit the designated targets, Russia’s state-owned news service TASS reported.

Reuters, on the afternoon of October 16, also reported that Turkey fired the missiles. However, Turkey’s defence ministry told the news…

Turkey-Africa: Strong partners in post-pandemic world – IPPmedia

Turkey-Africa: Strong partners in post-pandemic world – IPPmedia The Turkey-Africa Economy and Business Forum last week was the latest example showcasing the value Turkey attaches to countries across the continent and its efforts to develop and deepen relations there. This time the agenda looked somewhat different as the two sides met to discuss the course of their relations during and after the coronavirus pandemic….

Ahead of North Cyprus presidential election run-off, fate of the island hangs in the balance – Middle East Eye

Underlining its changed position, Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy, reacting to Guterres’ recent call for a revival of talks from where they left off in 2017, last month floated the idea of a two-state solution and said the North Cyprus election did not automatically mean a relaunch of new negotiations.

“Turkey is becoming more aggressive in its foreign policy. Rather than diplomacy, it’s using military…

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