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Turkey provokes Greece calling for dialogue over “Turkish” minority in Thrace
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Turkey provokes Greece calling for dialogue over “Turkish” minority in Thrace

Panos - Jul 09, 2020

In an interview with Turkish Anadolu News Agency, Ibrahim Kalin, the presidential spokesperson and special adviser to the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan raised the issue…

France-Turkey spat over Libya arms exposes NATO’s limits
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France-Turkey spat over Libya arms exposes NATO’s limits

Panos - Jul 07, 2020

The festering dispute between France and Turkey over a naval standoff in the Mediterranean Sea has shone a glaring searchlight on NATO’s struggle to keep order among…

Turkey launches offensive against Kurdish rebels in Iraq
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Turkey launches offensive against Kurdish rebels in Iraq

Panos - Jun 17, 2020

Turkey’s Defense Ministry said Wednesday that it had launched a military operation against Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq, after carrying out a series of airstrikes. “Our heroic commandos…

Turkey: 28,5% of Generation Z have abandoned Islam
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Turkey: 28,5% of Generation Z have abandoned Islam

Panos - Jun 17, 2020

A recent study conducted by Gezici Research Center recorded a massive shift in social and religious attitudes in Turkey among cohorts of Generation Z. In the upcoming 2023 elections, 1…

France says Turkey conduct in Libya “unacceptable”
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France says Turkey conduct in Libya “unacceptable”

Panos - Jun 15, 2020

France on Sunday slammed Turkey’s “aggressive” intervention in the Libya conflict as unacceptable, accusing its fellow NATO member of violating a UN arms embargo and sending half…

EU to Turkey on drilling: “Respect the sovereignty of Cyprus and Greece in their waters”
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EU to Turkey on drilling: “Respect the sovereignty of Cyprus and Greece in their waters”

Panos - Jun 03, 2020

EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs Joseph Borel called on Turkey to respect the sovereign rights of Greece and Cyprus, in relation to the investigations it has…

EU strongly condemns Turkish violations of Greek airspace and territorial water and oil drilling plans in Cypriot EEZ
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EU strongly condemns Turkish violations of Greek airspace and territorial water and oil drilling plans in Cypriot EEZ

Panos - May 25, 2020

The EU Foreign Affairs Council expressed strong condemnation of the violations of Greek airspace and territorial waters of Greece, as well as Turkey’s illegal oil drilling activity…

Is a coup really looming in Turkey?
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Is a coup really looming in Turkey?

Panos - May 14, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to exacerbate Turkey’s economic turmoil, the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has found itself accused of coup incitement in a fresh…

Turkey to inject $3 billion into economy in last ditch attempt to salvage failing economy
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Turkey to inject $3 billion into economy in last ditch attempt to salvage failing economy

Panos - May 13, 2020

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is doubling down on his highly precarious monetary policies in an effort to buttress the country’s failing economy, while distracting the public’s…

Turkey may be using Qatar-sponsored Al Jazeera to smear Greece
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Turkey may be using Qatar-sponsored Al Jazeera to smear Greece

Panos - May 01, 2020

As Turkish-state funded TRT World has been proven to be nothing more than a propaganda mouthpiece, and a bad one at that, Turkey’s latest strategy is to…

Turkey held talks with US on possible Fed swap line
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Turkey held talks with US on possible Fed swap line

Panos - Apr 13, 2020

Turkey has held talks with the United States about possibly securing a swap line from the U.S. Federal Reserve and has discussed other funding options to mitigate…

U.S to Turkey: You will face sanctions if you buy Russian S-400
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U.S to Turkey: You will face sanctions if you buy Russian S-400

Panos - Mar 11, 2020

The US has warned Turkey it will face “in the not so distant future” if it moves ahead with the supply of the Russian S-400 missile battery,…

Turkey alone cannot save its allies in Libya’s civil war
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Turkey alone cannot save its allies in Libya’s civil war

Panos - Jan 22, 2020

Squeezed by an army on the advance, Libya’s Government of National Accord (GNA) has reached for a lifeline across the Mediterranean in Ankara, which is planning to…

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Turkey close to being “booted” from F-35 programme after US Senate approved relevant spending Bill

Panos - Dec 18, 2019

Turkey is one step before being booted from the F-35 fighter fighter jet programme, after the US Senate approved the Pentagon’s Budget Bill (NDAA), which calls for…

US sends stern warning to Turkey: Get rid of Russian S-400 missile system
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US sends stern warning to Turkey: Get rid of Russian S-400 missile system

Panos - Nov 22, 2019

The tense relations between the US and Turkey over the purchase of the Russian S-400 missile system continue to deteriorate. Turkey needs to “get rid of” the…

Turkey planned to force the return of 8 officers who fled to Greece, secret documents reveal
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Turkey planned to force the return of 8 officers who fled to Greece, secret documents reveal

Panos - Nov 14, 2019

The Turkish military had prepared to bring back home eight soldiers who fled to Greece in the aftermath of a failed coup in Turkey, secret documents have…

US and Turkey reach agreement to suspend military operation in Syria for 120 hours
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US and Turkey reach agreement to suspend military operation in Syria for 120 hours

Panos - Oct 18, 2019

US Vice President Mike Pence and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have reached a deal to suspend Ankara’s operation in northern Syria for 120 hours to allow…

Turkey and Syria on the brink war, as Syrian army entered town of Manbij, Syrian state media report
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Turkey and Syria on the brink war, as Syrian army entered town of Manbij, Syrian state media report

Panos - Oct 15, 2019

Syrian state media are reporting that troops of President al Assad’s Arab Syrian Army entered the town of Manbij on Monday setting the stage for a possible…

Turkey state banks prop up Lira ahead of Syria incursion
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Turkey state banks prop up Lira ahead of Syria incursion

Panos - Oct 10, 2019

The lira weakened as Turkey announced the beginning of a military offensive into northeastern Syria, stymieing efforts by state banks to buttress the currency through dollar sales.…

Egypt, Cyprus, Greece condemn ‘unacceptable’ gas exploration by Turkey
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Egypt, Cyprus, Greece condemn ‘unacceptable’ gas exploration by Turkey

Panos - Oct 09, 2019

Cyprus, Greece and Egypt on Tuesday condemned an “unlawful and unacceptable” bid by Turkey to drill inside waters where Cyprus has exclusive economic rights, AP said. President…