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As NATO Capitulates Before Turkey, Western Hypocrisy on Human Rights Enters New Low – News18

Seen as a rogue outlier in Nato, Turkey found and acted upon the opportunity to get the West to support its military operation in northern Syria. Turkish forces and alleged mercenaries occupy parts of this region. A vast array of human rights abuses was reported during the peak of its military intervention and Ankara faced condemnation from the Western world. All major NATO members including Germany, France, UK and Canada have refused arms sales to Erdogan’s Turkey. Tensions further escalated when Turkey stepped up its belligerence towards fellow Nato member Greece in the eastern Mediterranean and the West largely backed Athens through this tussle. The list of Turkey’s excesses can go on, but the West has decided to overlook all that now. US President Biden’s own stance on Turkey used to be one of admonishment. Today, that seems to change with Ankara’s new leverage in the game.

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 Zelensky and you will see the resemblance to Mitsotakis. Zelensky provoked Putin’s Russia with the West’s pressures, and now, Mitsotakis is similarly provoking Erdoğan’s Turkey. Let’s hope the result will not be similar to what’s happening in Ukraine. 

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, …

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As Turkey Chafes at Erdogan, He Gets Spikier Abroad – The New York Times

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan canceled an appearance at the global climate talks over a perceived slight, part of a pattern of creating international dramas to bolster his domestic standing. ISTANBUL — The global climate summit in Glasgow was supposed to be a big moment for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey. He was expected to …

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Erdogan And Boris Johnson: A New Global Power Duo? – Worldcrunch

BERLIN — According to the Elysée Palace, the French presidency “can’t understand” why Turkey would overreact, since the defense pact that France recently signed in Paris with Greece is not aimed at Ankara. The agreement covers billions of euros’ worth of military equipment, and the two countries have committed to come to each other’s aid if …

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Greece Has A Legal Right To Not Demilitarize Aegean Islands Despite Turkey’s Insistence

The tensions between Greece and Turkey that became a geopolitical crisis in the East Mediterranean appears to be finally subsiding after Ankara withdrew from Greece’s maritime space the Oruç Reis Turkish research vessel and the warships escorting it. Since Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan initiated the crisis at the beginning of August in search of …

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‘The Era of People Like You Is Over’: How Turkey Purged Its Intellectuals – The New York Times

For more than a century, one school of political science dominated the education of Turkey’s governing class — until the Erdogan regime set about destroying it. ‘The Era of People Like You Is Over’: How Turkey Purged Its Intellectuals For more than a century, one school of political science dominated the education of Turkey’s governing …

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