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'Greece is neither Iraq nor Syria,' FM tells Turkey

"Turkey must think about what I have been saying for two years, that Greece is neither Syria nor Iraq," Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias said on Saturday, referring to recent tension emanating from Turkey.

After New Incident on Cyprus, EU Calls on Turkey to Rein in Naval Aggression

Just a day after it said it won't allow Cyprus to conduct a "unilateral" gas search off the Eastern Mediterranean island's coast if Turkish Cypriots don't also reap the benefits, Ankara ratcheted up tensions with Nicosia Friday when its warships threatened to use force against a drillship contracted to Italian energy giant Eni as it tried, again, to reach an area in Cyprus's exclusive economic

The EU-Turkey Meeting in Varna is far from Certain

The Council of the EU will decide, at the last possible moment, whether the key meeting for the Bulgarian presidency with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Varna will take place. This was made clear by the statement of European Council President Donald Tusk, quoted by BTA.

F-16 upgrade deal eyed after visit by US officials

A decision on whether Greece will go ahead with updating its air force fleet of 85 F-16s is expected next week after a weekend visit by a team of nine representatives of the American government and eight representatives of US aerospace firm Lockheed Martin aimed at exploring whether a deal can be reached.

Turkey condemns double car bombings in Somalia

Turkey on Feb. 23 condemned the double car bombings in the Somalia capital Mogadishu, where at least 18 people were killed and 20 others wounded on Feb. 23.

Turkish army hits YPG convoy, shields civilian one

Turkey bombed a convoy belonging to the YPG militants during Operation Olive Branch in Afrin, northwestern Syria, the Turkish army said on Feb. 24. 

S&P affirms Turkey's rating

Global ratings agency Standard & Poor's on Feb. 24 affirmed Turkey's sovereign rating at 'BB' with a negative outlook. 
The agency said any changes in external financial conditions could restrict Turkey's financial and corporate sectors’ ability to roll over large external debt. 

European Parliament expresses solidarity with Cyprus

European Parliament President Antonio Tajani said Friday that Turkey's actions within Cyprus's exclusive economic zone (EEZ) do not contribute to its European Union prospects.

Astana process guarantors should act urgently: UN

The three guarantors of the Astana process, namely Russia, Iran and Turkey, must meet urgently to re-install the de-escalation zones in Syria, the UN has said.

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