Greece Formally Protests Turkey’s Military Flights Over Inhabited Greek Islands

BUCHAREST, Romania – Greece made on Wednesday a formal protest to Turkey accusing it of conducting unauthorized military flights over inhabited Greek islands. ‘These actions constitute a violation of Greece’s sovereignty, they are an unacceptable provocation and run contrary to fundamental principles of international law’, Greece’s Foreign Ministry said. ‘These actions, in addition to being … More Greece Formally Protests Turkey’s Military Flights Over Inhabited Greek Islands

Russian Oligarch Deripaska’s Yacht Arrives in Turkish Waters

ISTANBUL – A yacht linked to Russian aluminium tycoon Oleg Deripaska arrived in a bay near the southwestern Turkish resort of Gocek on Saturday, as more Russian billionaires head for Turkey to flee Western sanctions over Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine. Deripaska, founder of Russian aluminium giant Rusal, has been sanctioned by the United States, European … More Russian Oligarch Deripaska’s Yacht Arrives in Turkish Waters

Turkey Detonates Stray Naval Mine In Black Sea Amid Ukraine War

ANKARA – Turkish military diving teams safely denotated a floating naval mine in the Black Sea, the defence ministry said on Wednesday, the third such mine found in its waters since the Ukraine war. Ukraine and Russia have accused each other of a laying mine in the Black Sea, and in late March, Turkish and … More Turkey Detonates Stray Naval Mine In Black Sea Amid Ukraine War

In Istanbul And Dubai, Russians Pile Into Property To Shelter From Sanctions

PARIS, France – Wealthy Russians are pouring money into real estate in Turkey and the United Arab Emirates, seeking a financial haven in the wake of Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine and Western sanctions, according to many property companies. ‘We sell seven to eight units to Russians every day’, said Gul Gul, co – founder of … More In Istanbul And Dubai, Russians Pile Into Property To Shelter From Sanctions

Turkey Says Ukraine – Russia Talks Unlikely On Wednesday, Russian Demands ‘Unrealistic’

ANKARA – Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said on Tuesday that Ukrainian and Russian delegations were unlikely to meet for planned talks on Wednesday, adding Moscow’s demands to end its invasion were ‘unrealistic’. ‘They will most likely not meet (on Wednesday)’, Kalin told broadcaster CNN Turk. ‘It will mostly likely be postponed a couple of … More Turkey Says Ukraine – Russia Talks Unlikely On Wednesday, Russian Demands ‘Unrealistic’

Turkey’s Erdogan Cuts Short Africa Trip For Virtual NATO Meeting

PARIS, France – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan cancelled a planned trip to Guinea – Bissau and is returning home from Africa early to participate in an online meeting with NATO leaders, his office said on Tuesday. The president’s office said the NATO summit was set for Wednesday. The decision comes as Russia’s move to recognise … More Turkey’s Erdogan Cuts Short Africa Trip For Virtual NATO Meeting

Erdogan Says Russia – Ukraine Conflict Would Be ‘Serious Violation’ Of Regional Peace

ANKARA – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan warned on Friday that military conflict between Russia and Ukraine would amount to a ‘serious violation’ of regional peace and unacceptable for Turkey, while repeating his offer to mediate. NATO member Turkey has good ties with Kyiv and Moscow, but opposes Russian policies in Syria and Libiya, and its … More Erdogan Says Russia – Ukraine Conflict Would Be ‘Serious Violation’ Of Regional Peace

Turkey Closes Borders To Five Countries Due To New COVID-19 Variant

PARIST, France – Turkey closed its borders to passengers from five countries as a measure against the new coronavirus variant, Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said on Friday. Travellers from Botswana, South Africa, Mozambique, Namibia and Zimbabwe will not be allowed to enter as of Friday night due to rising cases of the new variant, … More Turkey Closes Borders To Five Countries Due To New COVID-19 Variant

Turkey’s Erdogan Holds Talks With De Facto UAE Leader

Istanbul / Turkey – – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has spoken by phone with the UAE’s de facto ruler, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Erdogan’s office said on Tuesday, in a fresh sign of improving ties between the regional rivals. ‘Relations between the countries and regional issues were discussed in the … More Turkey’s Erdogan Holds Talks With De Facto UAE Leader