Erdogan ‘Milking’ Block on Nordic NATO Membership

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 in league of global powers: Turkish FM

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.

Ankara, Moscow work on date for Putin’s visit to Turkey: FM

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.