Finland must lift arms embargo on Turkey, Ankara says – Reuters

Finland must lift an arms embargo on Ankara as a condition to securing support from Turkey for its NATO membership bid, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday. Finland and Sweden both asked to join NATO this year in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, but longtime member Turkey refused to endorse their […]

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Sweden resumes arms exports to Turkey after NATO membership bid – Reuters

OSLO/STOCKHOLM, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Sweden’s Inspectorate of Strategic Products (ISP) said on Friday reversed a ban against exporting military equipment to Turkey, following the Nordic country’s decision to join the NATO military alliance and agreement to overcome Turkish objections. The Sweden and Finland sought membership to NATO earlier this year following Russia’s invasion of

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Turkey tells Russia it will respond to destabilising moves in north Syria | Reuters

Akar told Shoigu that “the necessary response will be given to actions aimed at disrupting the stability achieved in the region and the presence of terrorists in the region is not acceptable,” Turkey’s Defence Ministry said in a statement. It said Akar also “reminded that previous agreements on this issue need to be adhered to.”

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Finance watchdog ‘grey lists’ Turkey in threat to investment | Reuters

ISTANBUL, Oct 21 (Reuters) – An international watchdog downgraded Turkey to a so-called grey list on Thursday for failing to head off money laundering and terrorist financing, a decision that could further erode foreign investment after a years-long exodus. The Financial Action Task Force (FATF), set up by the G7 group of advanced economies to

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Factbox: Revolving door: personnel changes at Turkey’s central bank | Reuters

Turkey’s Central Bank headquarters is seen in Ankara, Turkey in this January 24, 2014 file photo. REUTERS/Umit Bektas//File Photo ISTANBUL, Oct 14 (Reuters) – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan dismissed three central bank monetary policy committee (MPC) members on Thursday, appointing two new members in their place, the latest in a series of personnel changes in

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Turkey Criticizes Ex-Trump Aide Bolton for ‘Manipulative’ Memoir

Turkey accused former U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton of misrepresenting President Donald Trump’s conversations with Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan in his recently published memoir. The book “includes misleading, one-sided and manipulative presentations of our leader President Erdogan’s conversations with the US President Donald Trump,” Erdogan’s communications director Fahrettin Altun said in a Twitter

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NATO’s Turkey Ties Must Change – Council on Foreign Relations

President Donald J. Trump may have thought that he was doing Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan a favor by agreeing to move U.S. troops out of northern Syria, thereby allowing the Turkish military and allied Arab militias to invade Kurdish-controlled areas. But in so doing, Trump has plunged U.S.-Turkey relations into a greater crisis than

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