Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu

Turkey's Akar slams Greece for unspecified 'provocations'

Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar has accused Greece of harassing Turkish forces in the Aegean over the previous days, calling it "a very serious provocation."

Akar, who was on board frigate "Barbaros" at a Turkish naval base when he made his statement Sunday, said he "could not explain" Greek "provications" but could offer no specific examples, either.

Virus on wane, tourists want to come back to Turkey: FM

Germans and Russians want to come back to visit Turkey, in part thanks to its skillful handling of the coronavirus pandemic, now on the wane, Turkey's foreign minister said on May 23. 
Appearing on television in Antalya, Turkey's popular Mediterranean resort, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said the country is working towards restarting tourism.

Turkey voices sorrow over Pakistani plane crash

Turkey on May 22 offered condolences to Pakistan over a deadly plane crash in the early hours of the day.

"We receive the news with deep sorrow that a Pakistan International Airlines plane crashed into a residential area close to Jinnah Airport in Karachi resulting in the loss of many lives," Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

Turkey steps up to act against Israeli plans on West Bank

As Turkey steps up to mobilize the international community against Israeli plans to annex West Bank, Foreign Minister Mevlut Çavuşoğlu on May 21 had phone conversations with Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad Malki, Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi and Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Secretary-General Yousef Al-Othaimeen.

Schinas: Evros standoff showed EU has ‘capacity,’ ‘political will’ to safeguard external borders

Events on the Greek-Turkish border in the Evros region showed that Ankara does not have the power to exploit refugees to get its way politically, European Commission Vice-President for Promoting the European Way of Life Margaritis Schinas has said.

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