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Erdogan says Russian S-400s delivery may be brought forward

President Tayyip Erdogan said the delivery of Russian S-400 missile defense systems may be brought forward from July, the Sabah newspaper reported on Wednesday, sticking to a purchase which has put Turkey at odds with NATO ally the United States.

US senators introduce legislation to reshape East Med strategy

Senators Bob Menendez, Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Marco Rubio have announced the introduction of bipartisan legislation to reshape US strategy in the Eastern Mediterranean.

Erdoğan: S-400 deal with Russia in delivery stage

Turkey's procurement of the Russian S-400 air defense systems is in its delivery stage, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said, reiterating Ankara's stance on the issue despite a rising opposition from its NATO ally United States.

World’s oldest shipwreck found in Mediterranean, say officials

A ship dating back some 3,600 years has been found off Turkey's Mediterranean coast. The shipwreck, found by the Akdeniz University (AU) Underwater Research Center teams, is reported to be oldest in the world.

Turkey denies Aegean dolphin deaths linked to navy drill

Turkey's military has sought to defend itself against accusations from a Greek marine conservation group that its naval exercises have been behind a recent spike in the number of dolphin deaths.
The military posted on Twitter on Tuesday a video and photographs of dolphins happily accompanying vessels during naval exercises.

US congressional committee leaders warn Turkey on F-35, S-400

The leaders of the US Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees warned Turkey on Tuesday that it risked tough sanctions if it pursued plans to purchase Russian S-400 missile defense systems, and they threatened further legislative action.

Aegean accident a permanent danger, military chief says

Referring to what Greece sees as deliberate escalations of tension by Turkey, the chief of the Hellenic National Defense General Staff (GEETHA), Christos Christodoulou, expressed concern Monday about "the permanent danger" of an accident in the Aegean.

Migrants continue to flock to Greece-Turkey border

Dozens of irregular migrants planning to cross into Greece continued to flock into northwestern Turkey following false rumors that Ankara had opened the border.

Turkish Cargo shipments up 9.6 percent

Turkish Cargo, a subsidiary company of Turkey's flag carrier Turkish Airlines, transported more freight in the first two months of 2019 compared to a year earlier, the company said on April 9.

Uber to scale down operations in Turkey

Ride-hailing company Uber has decided to scale down some of its operations in Turkey amid rows between the regular yellow taxi drivers and Uber drivers.

Turkey, Russia create 900 million euro investment fund

The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), Russia's sovereign wealth fund, and Turkey Wealth Fund (TWF) announced the creation and launch of the Russia-Turkey Investment Fund during Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's visit to Moscow on April 8.

Modest 1.55% Growth in Tourists is Expected in Burgas Region

According to preliminary data, a modest growth of 1.55% is expected in the number of tourists in this part of the country, Ivan Ivanov, President of the Regional Tourism Chamber in Burgas, told Focus Radio. The forecast is based on planned flights, according to data at the end of March.

‘Troy’ performed on Bolshoi stage

As part of the opening of 2019 Turkey-Russia Cultural Year, the 'Troy' opera was staged at Moscow's Bolshoi Theater on April 8. Turkish Culture and Tourism Minister Mehmet Nuri Ersoy said that the opera received a standing ovation from the audience.