Posts Tagged ‘Turkey’

Cyprus: Turkey may have stolen data for latest gas drilling

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Turkey may have stolen technical data that enabled it to send a drill ship at a specific location south of Cyprus that energy companies Eni and Total had preselected to carry out their own exploratory drilling, a Cypriot officials said Wednesday. Government spokesman Kyriakos Koushos said that although Cypriot authorities don’t […]

In 2011 Russia and Turkey did not stop NATO in Libya. Now their voices speak loudest as they try to end 9 years of chaos

The two countries opposed the US-led NATO intervention to overthrow Muammar Gaddafi nine years ago but, despite Turkey being a NATO member and Russia being on the UN Security Council, neither exercised their veto prerogatives. Both states went on to bitterly regret sitting out, as the increasingly violent and morally muddy Arab Spring swept through […]

Turkey’s Erdogan says Europe must back Libyan government in Tripoli

ANKARA — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called on the European Union to support the internationally recognized Libyan government in Tripoli ahead of a summit in Berlin. In an article published on the Politico website Saturday, Erdogan said European leaders “ought to talk a little less and focus on taking concrete steps” in the […]

Turkey to start Mediterranean gas exploration ‘as soon as possible’

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey will start exploring for gas in the eastern Mediterranean this year, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed Thursday, after signing a maritime deal with Libya. “We will start search and drilling activities as soon as possible in 2020 after issuing licenses for the areas,” Erdogan said during a two-hour speech in the […]

VT Turkey: The Iranian Attack Turned Out to be a Sham Fight

By Dr. Abdullah Manaz, VT Istanbul Years of tension and indirect conflict between the US and Iran have evolved directly into the conflict area. At this stage, it is useful to briefly summarize the background of US and Iran governments targets. As we know, the US aimed to settle in Iraq, the oil center of […]

Haftar-backing Libyan parliament votes to cut ties with Turkey over military deal, accuses PM of treason

The Tripoli-based government of Al-Sarraj struck a military agreement with Turkey, which prompted Ankara to send its troops to Libya. Their aim is to confront Khalifa Haftar, the powerful Libyan military commander based in the eastern port of Tobruk. The Libyan parliament, which backs Haftar, said on Saturday it refused to ratify the Turkey deal […]

Turkey Transfers Ottoman Archives to the Palestinian Authority to Counter Israel’s Land Claims

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Turkey threatens to take Libya by force and install Turkish governor

   Erdogan reveals his plans to invade Tripoli with his military and take all of Libya by force. After invading and controlling Libya with his military and Muslim Brotherhood mercenaries he plans to install a Turkish Military Governor to rule Libya. Thus begins his attempt to re-establish the Ottoman Empire one of the most evil, […]

Turkey set to send Syrian rebel fighters to fight Haftar in Libya — Russia News Now © AFPTurkey-backed Syrian fighters gather on a road between the northern Syrian towns of Tal Abyad and Kobane. Turkey will deploy Syrian rebel fighters in Libya to fight against the forces of Khalifa Haftar, sources told Middle East Eye on Friday. 35 more words via Turkey set to send Syrian rebel fighters to fight Haftar […]

Turkey’s busy Bosporus Strait closed down after cargo ship CRASHES into shore (VIDEOS)

The Liberian-flagged container ship Songa Iridium ran aground in broad daylight some 25 minutes after it entered the Bosporus Strait, reported Hurriyet, citing local authorities. The ship crashed into a bollard next to Asiyan Asri Cemetery and the historic Rumeli Castle, a popular landmark. Videos from the scene show the vessel slowly moving towards the […]

Turkey will debate bill on sending troops to Libya after receiving invitation from its UN-backed government – Erdogan

Turkish troops will back the government of Fayez al-Serraj, which is based in the Libyan capital Tripoli, the Turkish president said on Thursday in a speech to the ruling AK Party. Serraj’s Government of National Accord is challenged by General Khalifa Haftar, who has a stronghold in the eastern city of Tobruk. Turkey sends troops to where […]

Video: Military Intervention in Libya and Turkey’s Grand Game in the Eastern Mediterranean

During the past week, the situation significantly escalated in Libya, with Turkey expanding its military involvement in the conflict. In late November, Turkey signed with the Government of National Accord (GNA), which controls only a small part of northern Libya, deals on security cooperation and maritime jurisdiction. By this move Ankara, the main backer of […]

Turkey Gives NATO The Middle Finger, Threatens To Shutter Critical Military Bases Over Sanction Threats

French President Emmanuel Macron complained during the NATO summit in London earlier this month about Turkey’s decision to buy a Russian missile-defense system and its invasion of Syria, musing about how Turkey could justify its continued membership in the alliance if it counties to flout its interests at every turn. These comments, only the latest […]

Turkey to carry on buying ‘vital’ S-400 from Russia ‘whatever the consequences’ – FM Cavusoglu

“Whatever the consequences,” Turkey will not cancel the multibillion deal it signed with Russia over the S-400 anti-aircraft systems, Cavusoglu told a conference in Doha, Qatar. Turkey is in acute need of shielding its territory against incoming threats. We are very desperate for an air defense system. We tried to procure it from the US […]

Larijani calls for Iran, Turkey active role in maintaining regional security

MNA – Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani has stressed the active role of Iran and Turkey in establishing sustainable security across the Middle East region. Larijani made the comment while speaking to reporters following his meeting with Speaker of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey, Mustafa Şentop, on Saturday. The Iranian Parliament Speaker is in […]

Turkey summons US envoy over resolution declaring Armenian killings as genocide

   Turkey has summoned the U.S. ambassador to Ankara over a resolution passed by U.S. lawmakers recognizing the mass killing of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire a century ago as genocide. Turkish Deputy Foreign Minister Sedat Onal conveyed Turkey’s dismay over the move to envoy David Satterfield, the Foreign Ministry said on December 13, the […]

Turkey Boosts Military Presence in Northeast Syria. Al Qaeda Fighters “Protected” by Turkish Forces?

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Washington’s Proposed New Sanctions Against Turkey also Aimed Against Russia

With the world fixated on Turkish actions against Syria, Greece and Libya at the moment, the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the Senate of the United States Congress approved a bill, “Promoting American  National Security and Preventing the Resurgence of ISIS Act,” spearheaded and thoroughly promoted by staunch anti-Syria/Venezuela/Iran/Russia Democratic Senator Robert Menendez who celebrated […]

Iranian parliament speaker to visit Turkey for APA meeting

Tasnim – Speaker of the Iranian Parliament Ali Larijani is going to visit Turkey on Saturday to take part in the 12th Plenary Meeting of the Asian Parliamentary Assembly (APA). Heading a parliamentary delegation, Larijani is scheduled to leave Iran for Turkey on Saturday morning to attend and a deliver a speech to the 12th […]

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