NATO chief to visit Ankara in 'near future' to push Sweden membership

NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg on Thursday said he would visit Ankara "in the near future" to push Sweden's membership bid, after the re-election of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

"I'm confident of course that Sweden will be a member, and then we're working for that to happen as early as possible," Stoltenberg said at a meeting of NATO foreign ministers in Oslo.

Türkiye to walk towards greater goals in its 2nd century: Erdoğan

Türkiye with its 85 million people will march towards bigger goals in its second century, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said, stressing the outcomes of the May 14 and May 28 polls have shown the Turkish people's commitment to implementing the Century of Türkiye Vision.

Kremlin: Putin, Erdogan to meet in foreseeable future

The Kremlin said on Wednesday President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan would hold a meeting in the foreseeable future, although it was not yet agreed when and where the meeting would take place.

Putin congratulated his "dear friend" Erdogan after the latter's victory in Turkey's presidential election on Sunday.

The tragedy of US-Turkish relations

Recep Tayyip Erdogan will soon start his third term as Turkey's president. There will be much hand-wringing over whether he regained power through "free and fair elections" (he didn't), what this means for democracy in Turkey (not good) and whether his victory was really better for stability in the region and Greece's security (it isn't).