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Turkey calls Israel “terrorist” state, seeks to “save Jerusalem” – Analysis
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Turkey calls Israel “terrorist” state, seeks to “save Jerusalem” – Analysis

Panos - May 10, 2021

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday called Israel a cruel “terrorist” state, as Turkish media called to “free al-Aqsa” in Jerusalem, just like he reconsecrated the…

Turkey detains 10 retired admirals for letter on key waterways treaty
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Turkey detains 10 retired admirals for letter on key waterways treaty

Panos - Apr 06, 2021

Turkey on Monday detained 10 retired admirals after a letter signed by more than 100 of them warned against a possible threat to a treaty governing the…

Turkey promotes illegal migrant crossings to Europe, minister charges in letter to EU
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Turkey promotes illegal migrant crossings to Europe, minister charges in letter to EU

Panos - Apr 06, 2021

Turkish Coast Guard and Port Authority vessels are escorting inflatable boats with migrants towards European borders, Migration & Asylum Minister Notis Mitarachi charged on Monday in a…

Jerusalem Post: Turkey tries insulting Egypt, Greece in imaginary maritime deal – Analysis
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Jerusalem Post: Turkey tries insulting Egypt, Greece in imaginary maritime deal – Analysis

Panos - Mar 05, 2021

Turkey has invented a new “reconciliation,” after attempts to spread propaganda stories of “reconciliation” with Israel failed last year. In early December, after Ankara saw that Joe…

Greek trade deficit with Turkey up in January-September 2020
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Greek trade deficit with Turkey up in January-September 2020

Panos - Feb 22, 2021

Bilateral trade transactions between Greece and Turkey totaled 2.1 billion euros in the January-September 2020 period, down 24 pct from the same period in 2019, the Greek embassy in…

Turkey moves from verbal to active provocations with research vessel “Cesme” in the Aegean
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Turkey moves from verbal to active provocations with research vessel “Cesme” in the Aegean

Panos - Feb 17, 2021

Just 24 hours after the delusional verbal attacks of Tayyip Erdogan on Kyriakos Mitsotakis with the false argument that Athens “does not know its limitations”, Ankara made another extremely provocative move.…

US Treasury says Turkey still “logistical hub” for ISIS financing
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US Treasury says Turkey still “logistical hub” for ISIS financing

Panos - Feb 02, 2021

The Islamic State (ISIS) continues to rely on “logistical hubs” inside Turkey for its finances, the U.S. Treasury said in a report this month. ISIS “often gathered and sent…

Turkey bans UK nationals from entering country
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Turkey bans UK nationals from entering country

Panos - Jan 04, 2021

Turkey imposed a ban on British nationals after detecting 15 cases of the coronavirus mutant in travellers from the UK, the government announced. Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said the…

Did Turkey sell the bones of slaughtered Greeks & Armenians for industrial use?
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Did Turkey sell the bones of slaughtered Greeks & Armenians for industrial use?

Panos - Dec 29, 2020

In 2013, historian Vlassis Agtzidis uncovered three newspaper reports from 1924 which describe how the administration of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk sent 400 tonnes of human remains (approximately…

Washington has announced sanctions against Turkey for the S-400s
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Washington has announced sanctions against Turkey for the S-400s

Panos - Dec 15, 2020

The United States has announced sanctions against Turkey over its purchase of the Russian S-400 anti-aircraft system. The sanctions are part of the defense budget bill, which…

Turkey to abandon some observation stations in Syria’s Idlib
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Turkey to abandon some observation stations in Syria’s Idlib

Panos - Oct 20, 2020

Turkey has decided to abandon some of its military positions in Syria’s Idlib province, including observation stations established under a deal with Russia, Middle East Eye can reveal. Turkey…

Greek PM: Turkey has chosen the path of sanctions
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Greek PM: Turkey has chosen the path of sanctions

Panos - Oct 13, 2020

“At the recent summit we offered a very clear choice to Turkey, but unfortunately it seems that Ankara is choosing the path that leads to sanctions,” Prime Minister Kyriakos…

Washington should stop pretending that Turkey is an ally – Analysis
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Washington should stop pretending that Turkey is an ally – Analysis

Panos - Oct 12, 2020

President Donald Trump’s willingness to criticize America’s traditional allies has generated a fierce backlash. Members of the infamous Blob, the foreign policy establishment, have united to defend…

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…