Since Finland and Sweden announced that they intended to apply for NATO membership, Turkey has opposed their plans, accusing both Nordic countries of supporting Kurdish "terrorist" groups.
The courtship of officials from NATO, Sweden, Finland and other European countries has not even dented Turkey's stubbornness.
Turkey cannot remain irrelevant to the problems of its region because the country is now in the league of global powers, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said on April 17.
"As Turkey, we are not just a regional power. Turkey is now a global power," Çavuşoğlu said, speaking at an iftar dinner in the Black Sea province of Samsun.
Cavusoglu reiterated unfounded claims made in a letter Turkey had sent to the UN
Ankara and Moscow are working to determine the date for a visit by Russian President Vladimir Putin to Turkey where discussions will also focus on tensions in eastern Ukraine, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Cavuşoğlu said on Jan. 27, pointing out the aftermath of the Russian leader's participation in the Beijing Olympics.
Cavusoglu accused Greece and Cyprus of abetting FETO and PKK terrorists
Dendias and Cavusoglu walked from Maximus Palace to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
He will meet with Cavusoglu later
Mr. Cavusoglu had called on the Greek FM to stop asking for help from others “insulting the Greek people’s dignity”