Posts Tagged ‘Turkey’

Turkey’s letter to the UN asking for the demilitarisation of the Greek islands – “We reject it,” says Athens

With its letter to the United Nations, Turkey once again made provocative and non-existent characterisations of the militarised status of Greece’s Aegean islands. In its five-page letter from September 17, which was revealed on Friday by ERT, Ankara more or less claims that the Aegean islands were ceded to Greece with reduced sovereignty. Even more,… […]

West Steps Up Sanctions against Turkey

At the behest of Washington, Western countries are intensifying the crisis in relations with Ankara by imposing more and more anti-Turkish sanctions. Be it for the drilling operations in the eastern Mediterranean, the purchase of Russian surface-to-air missile systems, or simply because of rapprochement with Russia – anything goes. All of this is done with […]

Turkey Says Malaysia, Indonesia Interested in Buying Armed Drones

ANKARA—Turkey said on Monday that Malaysia and Indonesia had expressed keen interest in buying armed drones from Turkish defense firm Baykar, which has supplied the weapons to several countries after battlefield successes. “Many Asian countries, especially Malaysia and Indonesia, show great interest in our defence industry products. Agreements are being signed,” Turkish foreign minister Mevlut […]

Turkey protests to Greek Ambassador over ‘militarization’ of Aegean islands; Greece rejects demarche

Turkey called in the Greek Ambassador in Ankara on Monday to protest the ‘militarisation’ of Greek islands alleging that Greece was violating international law through the presence of armoured military vehicles at border islands. Greece rejected a Turkish demarche which was presented to Ambassador Christodoulos Lazaris who in response underlined that Greece’s positions have been thoroughly… […]

Western “Democrats” Try to Chain Turkey Up

Recent events around the world increasingly confirm the belief that the so-called “American-style democracy” is a bubble, using which Washington, together with its Western allies, is actively trying to move all nations back to a slave system where only it would reign. From this, in fact, stem the armed conflicts unleashed by the West in […]

Turkey Demands EU Membership: ‘You need us to stop Putin’

    Turkey’s dictatorship is still keen to join the bloc, but President Erdogan’s remarks about direct flights from Russia to Northern Cyprus will concern many in Brussels. Turkey is still keen to join the European Union, the country’s Deputy Foreign Minister has said, pointedly telling the bloc: “You need us”. Meanwhile Turkey’s President, Recep […]

Gre Filla Neolithic Site in Turkey to be Relocated to Avoid Floodwaters

Archaeologists in Turkey have spent the past four years excavating at a Neolithic mound in southeastern Turkey that will be flooded once the construction of a huge dam is completed. The waters of the reservoir have already begun to collect, but water levels have risen slowly, which has given the archaeologists enough time to perform […]

Turkey’s Erdogan ORDERS Putin to Return all Stolen land to Ukraine

    The Turkish President has fired a huge warning to his Russian counterpart who is already struggling in the wake of impressive Ukrainian counter-strikes on Moscow’s invading army. Turkey has issued a huge warning to Russia after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ordered Vladimir Putin to return all “occupied” land – including Crimea. Olga Lautman, […]

Turkey’s Erdogan ORDERS Putin to Return all Stolen land to Ukraine

    The Turkish President has fired a huge warning to his Russian counterpart who is already struggling in the wake of impressive Ukrainian counter-strikes on Moscow’s invading army. Turkey has issued a huge warning to Russia after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ordered Vladimir Putin to return all “occupied” land – including Crimea. Olga Lautman, […]

Turkey’s Erdogan ORDERS Putin to Return all Stolen land to Ukraine

    The Turkish President has fired a huge warning to his Russian counterpart who is already struggling in the wake of impressive Ukrainian counter-strikes on Moscow’s invading army. Turkey has issued a huge warning to Russia after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ordered Vladimir Putin to return all “occupied” land – including Crimea. Olga Lautman, […]

Turkey’s Erdogan ORDERS Putin to Return all Stolen land to Ukraine

    The Turkish President has fired a huge warning to his Russian counterpart who is already struggling in the wake of impressive Ukrainian counter-strikes on Moscow’s invading army. Turkey has issued a huge warning to Russia after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ordered Vladimir Putin to return all “occupied” land – including Crimea. Olga Lautman, […]

Turkey’s Erdogan ORDERS Putin to Return all Stolen land to Ukraine

    The Turkish President has fired a huge warning to his Russian counterpart who is already struggling in the wake of impressive Ukrainian counter-strikes on Moscow’s invading army. Turkey has issued a huge warning to Russia after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ordered Vladimir Putin to return all “occupied” land – including Crimea. Olga Lautman, […]

Turkey condemns lifting of Cyprus arms embargo by United States

Turkey has condemned the surprise move by the US administration to remove the decades old arms embargo imposed on Cyprus, with its foreign ministry issuing a statement over the weekend. Ironically and perhaps a symbolically calculated move the United States announced they were lifting the arms embargo on Cyprus just as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan […]

Turkey furious by the US lifting the arms embargo on Cyprus – What Tatar and Oktay said: “It’s an embarrassment”

The embarrassment following the shock Turkey received by Washington’s historic decision to lift the arms embargo on Cyprus continues and has evidently caused outrage in Ankara and in the occupied territories. The Turkish-Cypriot leader Ersin Tatar described the decision as “disturbing”. Asked by a CNN Türk journalist if the US, with its decision “militarise Cyprus” […]

Turkey and India call on Putin to end war in Ukraine

The leaders of Turkey and India both called on Putin to end the war in Ukraine at an international summit on Friday, with the Russian President vowing to end the conflict “as soon as possible.”  During a two-day Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit with eastern allies in Uzbekistan, Vladimir Putin promised his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi […]

The Threat of an Armed Conflict between Greece and Turkey is Growing

On September 5, Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias stated in letters to European diplomacy chief Josep Borrel and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, referring to “the recent series of inflammatory statements” by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, that a serious conflict with Turkey was looming. He relied on the Anadolu Agency report and the Turkish […]

September 6-7, 1955: Turkey’s Kristallnacht

September 6, 1955, started just like any other day for the Greeks, Armenians, and Jews of Constantinople. ‎ ”I resided in Cengelkoy with my wife and two children back then,” wrote Apostolos Nikolaidis ‎in the book I Nihta ton Kristallon. ‎”Just as protests were starting in Taksim, I left my shop in Karakoy and went home.” […]

September 6-7, 1955: Turkey’s Kristallnacht

September 6, 1955, started just like any other day for the Greeks, Armenians, and Jews of Constantinople. ‎ ”I resided in Cengelkoy with my wife and two children back then,” wrote Apostolos Nikolaidis ‎in the book I Nihta ton Kristallon. ‎”Just as protests were starting in Taksim, I left my shop in Karakoy and went home.” […]

September 6-7, 1955: Turkey’s Kristallnacht

September 6, 1955, started just like any other day for the Greeks, Armenians, and Jews of Constantinople. ‎ ”I resided in Cengelkoy with my wife and two children back then,” wrote Apostolos Nikolaidis ‎in the book I Nihta ton Kristallon. ‎”Just as protests were starting in Taksim, I left my shop in Karakoy and went home.” […]

Turkey’s President Erdogan begins three-day Balkan tour in Sarajevo

President Erodgan started his visit in Sarajevo, aiming to strengthen regional ties amid political unrest in the area.

France, Greece reject Turkey’s ‘neo-Ottoman bravado’

Greek Foreign Affairs Minister Nikos Dendias said Greece “rejects [Turkey’s] neo-Ottoman bravado,” in joint statements with his visiting French counterpart Catherine Colonna in Athens on Tuesday. The Greek minister added that statements coming out of Turkey are “unacceptable, unheard-of and condemnable,” and he pointed out that “we are neither afraid nor intimidated.” Asked about Tuesday’s […]

Turkey is a threat to the European Union: President

Turkey is a threat to the European Union noted the President of the Hellenic Republic Katerina Sakellaropoulou during an official dinner at the Presidential Mansion in honour of the visiting Slovakian president and her delegation. Sakellaropoulou pointed out that the revisionist policies of both Russia and Turkey, and Turkey’s illegal actions, are a challenge not […]

Mitsotakis on Turkey: It’s unacceptable for Greece to accept threats and challenges against our sovereignty

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis sent a clear message to Turkey, who, a few hours after the delirium of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, referred to Turkish provocations, pointing out that it is unacceptable for a NATO ally country to question Greece’s sovereignty. Specifically, Mitsotakis met today with the president of Slovakia, Zuzana Čaputová, who is making her first […]

Mitsotakis on Turkey: It’s unacceptable for Greece to accept threats and challenges against our sovereignty

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis sent a clear message to Turkey, who, a few hours after the delirium of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, referred to Turkish provocations, pointing out that it is unacceptable for a NATO ally country to question Greece’s sovereignty. Specifically, Mitsotakis met today with the president of Slovakia, Zuzana Čaputová, who is making her first […]

Europe has itself to blame for gas crisis — President of Turkey

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Europe has itself to blame for gas crisis — President of Turkey

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The Times in 1922: “Greek disaster in war with Turkey On this day 100 years ago”

From The Times: September 5, 1922 There can no longer be any doubt that the Greeks have suffered disaster in Asia Minor. The Greek Army has lost heart in face of the onslaught of Turkish Nationalists, and the Greeks are retreating to Smyrna. The Government at Athens have decided that it is impossible to maintain […]

The Times in 1922: “Greek disaster in war with Turkey On this day 100 years ago”

From The Times: September 5, 1922 There can no longer be any doubt that the Greeks have suffered disaster in Asia Minor. The Greek Army has lost heart in face of the onslaught of Turkish Nationalists, and the Greeks are retreating to Smyrna. The Government at Athens have decided that it is impossible to maintain […]

The Times in 1922: “Greek disaster in war with Turkey On this day 100 years ago”

From The Times: September 5, 1922 There can no longer be any doubt that the Greeks have suffered disaster in Asia Minor. The Greek Army has lost heart in face of the onslaught of Turkish Nationalists, and the Greeks are retreating to Smyrna. The Government at Athens have decided that it is impossible to maintain […]

Greece’s Police Chief to inspect Evros border with Turkey ahead of 140 km extension

Greece’s Police Chief  Lieutenant General Constantine Skoumas will accompany Citizen Protection Minister Takis Theodorikakos on an inspection tour of the  borders at Evros on Tuesday, to review security measures by the Greek police. Theodorikakos will be briefed on the “Akritas” plan to guard the borders with Turkey and build an extension of 140 kilometers to the border […]

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