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Turkey reaches NATO deal with Finland and Sweden

Turkey will support inviting Finland and Sweden into NATO at the alliance’s upcoming summit in Spain, Finnish President Sauli Niinisto announced on Tuesday after a meeting with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson. The three countries signed a memorandum of understanding at the meeting, …

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Turkey explains why it does not impose sanctions on Russia

Turkey does not follow the Western lead in sanctioning Russia because it is guided by pragmatic economic considerations and “a policy of balance,” the Turkish president’s spokesman Ibrahim Kalin has said. In an interview with Haberturk TV, Kalin said that Ankara is pursuing “a policy of balance” when it comes …

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Kremlin comments on Turkey’s proposed military operation in Syria

Russia does not believe a potential military operation by Turkey against Kurdish militias in Northern Syria would “contribute to stability and security” in the Arab Republic, Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov told journalists on Wednesday. President Vladimir Putin’s Special Envoy on Syria Alexander Lavrentyev noted that, in Moscow’s eyes, such an …

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Turkey comments on timeline for aspiring NATO members

Sweden and Finland’s NATO applications could be in limbo for a year if they continue to harbor Kurdish groups Ankara deems as “terrorists,” the chair of Turkey’s parliamentary foreign affairs committee says. Akif Cagatay Kilic reiterated on Tuesday that objections previously raised by Turkey to admitting Sweden and Finland into NATO are …

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Turkey to impose quotas on migrants

The Turkish government will limit the foreign population of certain neighborhoods to 20% as of July, effectively shutting off 1,200 of these neighborhoods to further immigration, Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu announced on Saturday. With economic pressures rising and Turkey already hosting millions of Syrians, Soylu said that border security and …

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Turkey’s NATO wish list revealed by media

Turkey has presented Finland and Sweden with a list of ten requirements they must meet to secure Ankara’s support for their NATO membership bids, the Yeni Safak outlet reported on Wednesday, citing the documents it had obtained. While the Turkish government is yet to confirm the authenticity of this list, …

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Russia-Turkey trade doubles

Bilateral trade between Russia and Turkey saw enormous growth of 100% in April, according to Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu. The minister attributed the surge in commerce to soaring energy expenses arising from the crisis that has hit Europe over the past several months. Cavusoglu said Moscow and Ankara continued …

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Turkey gets discount on Ukrainian grain

Ukraine has agreed to sell grain to Turkey at a 25% discount, according to Turkish Agriculture and Forestry Minister Vahit Kirişci. Ankara has been coordinating closely with Moscow and Kiev to reach an agreement to resume shipments of Ukrainian agricultural products from Odessa, the country’s major Black Sea port. The …

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Turkey to help unblock Ukraine grain – media

Ukrainian wheat may soon be headed to world markets once again, under a proposal that would involve Turkish ships demining the waters around Odessa and sharing escort duties with the Russian Navy, multiple outlets reported on Monday. The “grain corridor” could help with food shortages in a number of countries …

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