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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…

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

S-400 deployment to resume as Erdogan meets Putin in Moscow
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S-400 deployment to resume as Erdogan meets Putin in Moscow

Panos - Aug 28, 2019

Turkey has announced the beginning of the deployment of the second battery of the S-400 air defense systems from Russia on the same day President Recep Tayyip…

Rights group says Turkey sowing dissent in Syria
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Rights group says Turkey sowing dissent in Syria

Panos - Aug 26, 2019

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reports that Turkish intelligence has been spreading videos that falsely depict Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) soldiers torturing and harassing Syrian…

Are Greece are Turkey on a collision path over East Med natural resources?
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Are Greece are Turkey on a collision path over East Med natural resources?

Panos - Aug 13, 2019

The Hellenic Armed Forces are on high alert in the face of Turkey’s stated intentions to move forward with seismic surveys for the exploration of oil/gas deposits…

Turkish Defence Minister threatens anyone testing Turkey will pay a “heavy price”
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Turkish Defence Minister threatens anyone testing Turkey will pay a “heavy price”

Panos - Aug 09, 2019

Turkish provocations against Greece continued unabated, as in the latest incident, Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar warned that no-one should test Turkey’s strength. Speaking from the Turkish-occupied…

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Turkey responds to EU sanctions: Suspension of the agreement on immigrants

Panos - Jul 25, 2019

The suspension of the readmission agreement between Turkey and the EU was announced by the country’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu. In an interview with TGRT, he said…

Turkey transports tanks to occupied Cyprus in secret
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Turkey transports tanks to occupied Cyprus in secret

Panos - Jul 05, 2019

Turkey has reportedly transported 42 German Leopard-2A4 tanks to Kythrea in Turkish-occupied northern Cyprus in a secret operation. As Defence-point.com points out, the armaments and the ammunition…

Turkey provokes Greece in repeated statements: “Avoid provocative statements & behaviors”!
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Turkey provokes Greece in repeated statements: “Avoid provocative statements & behaviors”!

Panos - Jun 27, 2019

In statements shortly before leaving for Japan and the G20 summit where he will meet with Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, Turkish President Erdogan, talked about the…

Bloomberg: US considers sanctions against Turkey over S-400 missiles
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Bloomberg: US considers sanctions against Turkey over S-400 missiles

Panos - Jun 20, 2019

Bloomberg news agency reports that the US is considering a series of sanctions against Turkey in response to Ankara’s agreement to buy the Russian S-400 missile system.…

Turkey violates Greek airspace 46 times
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Turkey violates Greek airspace 46 times

makis - Jun 05, 2019

Turkey is intensifying its provocations against Greece over the Aegean Sea, as the Turkish Air Force on Wednesday violated Greek national airspace 46 times. Turkish F-16s also…

EU Issues New Warning Against Turkey: Respect Cyprus or We Will Respond
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EU Issues New Warning Against Turkey: Respect Cyprus or We Will Respond

Panos - May 15, 2019

Federica Mogherini, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, warned Turkey once again on Monday regarding its illegal actions in Cyprus’…

Turkey provokes again: Aegean islands should be de-militarised
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Turkey provokes again: Aegean islands should be de-militarised

Panos - May 13, 2019

Turkey continued its belligerent stance and aggressive rhetoric against Greece and Cyprus in relation to oil drilling in the Cypriot Exclusive Economic Zone (EZZ) and the eastern…

US advises citizens to avoid Turkey due to terrorism
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US advises citizens to avoid Turkey due to terrorism

Panos - Apr 15, 2019

The US State Department issued a Level 3 travel advisory cautioning citizens to reconsider visiting Turkey due to terrorism and arbitrary detentions. As the official advisory notes…