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The discourse on the dialogue: The context of Greco-Turkish relations

Turkey is well aware that Greece is not Syria, Libya, nor Nagorno-Karabakh. Turkey appreciates the fact that Greece has been a member of NATO since 1952 (the year of its accession along with Turkey) and a member of the European Union and the eurozone - more than a significant part of Greek public opinion does.

Stoltenberg vows to boost Greece-Turkey deconfliction mechanism

NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg vowed to strengthen the military "deconfliction mechanism" agreed between Athens and Ankara last October to avoid potential tensions and accidents in the Aegean and the eastern Mediterranean during a press conference on Tuesday.

Pompeo says Turkey ‘undermines’ NATO cohesion

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo criticized Turkey for opposing the principles and operation of NATO and undermining its cohesion during a Foreign Ministers' teleconference on Tuesday, according to diplomatic sources.

Turkey Detains 116 Police and Army Officers over Alleged Gulen Links

Arrested soldiers who participated in the 2016 attempted coup d'etat in Turkey, are accompany by Turkish soldiers as they arrive at the court inside of the Sincan Prison before trial in Ankara, Turkey, 01 August 2017. Photo: EPA/TUMAY BERKIN

MHP leader joins criticisms against CHP lawmaker’s comment on Turkish army

Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli has criticized a main opposition party lawmaker for his comments on the Turkish army and has asked for an explanation for the same.

"The [Republican People's Party] CHP deputy's comment that the Turkish army is 'sold' is a dishonor that should be asked account for," he said, addressing the MHP lawmakers at the parliament.

TRT World Forum 2020 kicks off with expert roundtables

The TRT World Forum 2020, which is being held online on Dec. 1 and 2, includes expert roundtable sessions besides other discussions.

The international conference with the theme, Shifting Dynamics: The International Order in a Post-Pandemic World, would bring together scores of politicians, business people, scholars, activists and journalists.

Pristina arming KSF?

This was announced today by the Balkan Security Network portal, which states that "Pristina is thus trying to strengthen its armed forces and plans to procure additional combat equipment, but not offensive means or weapons of great firepower."

Turkey part of EU agenda on ‘reinvigorating’ ties with US

Restoring stability in the Eastern Mediterranean and a "coordinated approach" to Turkey are among the issues outlined by the European Commission in an internal document on how to "renew and reinvigorate" transatlantic relations under the incoming US administration of Joe Biden.

Merkel bemoans lack of progress with Turkey

In the runup to the upcoming European Council on December 10-11, German Chancellor Angela Merkel rued during a virtual meeting on Monday of EU parliaments' European affairs committees that "no progress has been made relations with Turkey" as its moves "are very aggressive or provocative."

Turkish president receives Ukrainian premier in Ankara

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Nov. 30 received Ukraine's prime minister in the Turkish capital Ankara, according to the presidency.

Erdoğan received Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal at the presidential complex, said the presidency.

The Sofia-Skopje rivalry and NATO

Bulgaria's insistence on blocking European Union accession talks with North Macedonia risks creating another fissure in NATO's southeastern flank. Two of its member-states - Greece and Turkey - are already deeply divided and now two more appear headed for a collision, over a two-century-old controversy on ethnic grounds.