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Greek FM sharply criticizes Erdogan defending airspace violations

The Greek Foreign Ministry sharply criticized Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday for his comments about flights of the Greek Air Force over the Aegean. “Whenever Greek military aircraft takes off in the Aegean, Turkish jets will follow suit,” Erdogan said during an interview with private broadcaster Haberturk. Equating …

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Turkish citizens fleeing Erdogan find safe stopover in Greece

Thousands of Turkish citizens have fled to Greece after the failed coup in summer 2016, seeking a safe stopover before they move further, to other European countries. Turks in exile although majority of them entered illegally to Greece are clear to distinguished from the countless migrants from Syria and Afghanistan …

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“Greece, Cyprus and Israel play dirty game against Turkey,” says Erdogan’s

Turkey is furious at the energy cooperation between Greece, Cyprus and Israel. They “play a dirty game against Turkey,” Yigit Bulut, the economic advisor of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said and warned that  “Greece will be destroyed if  there would be a naval combat”  between the two countries.” “Greece is …

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Erdogan says Turkey to increase military presence in occupied North Cyprus

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatens to increase Turkey’s military presence in the illegally occupied North Cyprus. Erdogan’s threats come just a few hours before the opening of the annual session of the UN General Assembly, with Secretary General Antonio Guterres to examine the prospects of resuming the negotiations on the …

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Trump threatens Turkey with new sanctions as feud escalates

Relations between US and Turkey took a further turn for the worse, as Washington warned Ankara with more economic sanctions in the last hours unless the latter releases US pastor Andrew Brunson. The US ‘will pay nothing’ to Turkey for the release of detained pastor, President Donald Trump tweeted on …

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Trump threatens Erdogan with new sanctions if Brunson not released by Sun afternoon

The crisis between Turkey and US escalates, as President Donald Trump has given an ultimatum to Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan to release US pastor Andrew Brunson by Sunday afternoon or face more sanctions, Turkey’s president revealed late on Saturday. Erdogan’s response was a “warning” that the United States is …

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Trump brings Erdogan to his knees, doubles tariffs as ally turns foe

US President Donald Trump brought his Turkish counterpart Recept Tayyip Erdogan to his knees on Friday afternoon. While Turkish Finance Minister and Erdogan’s son-in-law was revealing an admittedly weak plan on how to save the economy, Trump announced he doubles tariffs on Turkish steel and aluminum. <blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” …

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Erdogan says “They have dollars, we have our Allah,” as Turkish Lira in free fall

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan tried on Friday all means to save the Turkish lira. he urged citizens to rush to the banks and convert their deposits in dollar, euros and gold into the national currency. “It is a national struggle. It is going to be my nation’s response to …

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Tsipras: “Immediate release of 2 soldiers is major issue in Greek-Turkish relations”

“The immediate release of the two Greek soldiers is a major issue in the Greek-Turkish relations” Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras reportedly told Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a private meeting at the sidelines of the NATO Summit in Brussels. In the meeting that last nearly two hours, Tsipras put …

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Erdogan takes oath a executive President of Turkey with a big fiesta

Turkey has officially switched to an executive presidential system after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan took the oath of office on July 9. The old/new President took his oath in the Parliament following the elections on 24. June where he won 52% of the votes. In his oath, 64-year-old Erdogan said …

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New Democracy MP under fire for attending Erdogan’s oath ceremony

A lawmaker from conservative New Democracy came under fire for having accepted the invitation by Recep Tayyip Erdogan to attend his oath ceremony. MP Dora Bakoyannis, a former Mayor of Athens, is th eonly Greek politician to attend the ceremony on Monday, after the country’s political leadership politely turned down …

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Erdogan wins to be super-powers President due to Islamist-Ultranationalist alliance

Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been elected as the first executive president of Turkey under the new presidential system. His party’s alliance with far-right Nationalist Movement MHP, the People’s Alliance, secured him the victory already in the first round of presidential elections. The same alliance of Islamists and Ultra-nationalists secures him …

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Grey Wolves leader & Erdogan’s ally claims “Cyprus is Turkish”, warns Greece

The leader of far-right extremists Grey Wolves and leader of MHP, Devley Bahceli, an ally of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has said Cyprus was Turkish and accused neighbour Greece of playing games in the Aegean Sea, Turkish pro-government Yeni Şafak newspaper said. Bahçeli’s Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) is struggling in …

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