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EC sends firm message to Turkey over new Navtex saying it will raise tensions even more in East Med
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EC sends firm message to Turkey over new Navtex saying it will raise tensions even more in East Med

Panos - Sep 17, 2020

Brussels issued a firm warning to Turkey, calling on it to refrain from actions that could lead to a further escalation in the Eastern Mediterranean, while also expressing…

Greece and Turkey are on a warpath, German Tagesspiegel warns
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Greece and Turkey are on a warpath, German Tagesspiegel warns

Panos - Aug 14, 2020

In an op-ed piece, German newspaper Tagesspiegel expresses the certainty that NATO will eventually be compelled to act as a mediator in the Greek-Turkish crisis, as the…

Turkey accuses Greece of violating “Turkish” minority rights in Thrace in blatant statement
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Turkey accuses Greece of violating “Turkish” minority rights in Thrace in blatant statement

Panos - Aug 13, 2020

The Turkish Foreign Ministry released a statement Wednesday accusing Greece of violating the rights of the “Turkish” minority in Thrace, as it dubs the Muslim minority in…

Turkey issues provocative NAVTEX south of Rhodes
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Turkey issues provocative NAVTEX south of Rhodes

Panos - Aug 10, 2020

Ankara today issued a new Navtex announcing seismic surveys from Rhodes to Kastelorizo ​​and the 30th meridian for the period from today until August 23rd. The ad…

How Turkey is sending Muslim Uighurs back to China without breaking its promise
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How Turkey is sending Muslim Uighurs back to China without breaking its promise

Panos - Jul 29, 2020

She was chatting to her son, when the phone call was suddenly interrupted. And that was the last anyone heard from Aimuzi Kuwanhan, a 59-year-old mother of…

Turkey on the Warpath – Analysis
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Turkey on the Warpath – Analysis

Panos - Jul 28, 2020

Turkey is currently involved in quite a few international military conflicts — both against its own neighbors such as Greece, Armenia, Iraq, Syria and Cyprus, and against…

EC against Turkey: It is sending the wrong message
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EC against Turkey: It is sending the wrong message

Panos - Jul 23, 2020

Turkey is sending the “wrong message” with its NAVTEX, spokesperson for European External Action Service (EEAS) Nabila Massrali said when asked about the escalation by the Turkish…

Provocative show in front of Hagia Sophia on anniversary of failed 2016 coup in Turkey
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Provocative show in front of Hagia Sophia on anniversary of failed 2016 coup in Turkey

Panos - Jul 16, 2020

The Turkish pro-Islamic government of Recep Tayyip Erdogan put on a show in front of the Hagia Sophia to commemorate the failed coup attempt against him in…

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,…