Tanju Bilgiç

Turkey condemns Greece's maritime jurisdiction say on defense deal with France

The 63rd round of the consultative talks between Turkey and Greece will take place in Ankara on Oct. 6, Foreign Ministry said in a written statement on Oct. 1.

The statement came on the same day when Turkey condemned a statement by Greece about the maritime jurisdiction regarding the Greek-French defense deal.

Turkey 'concerned' over regime attacks on besieged Daraa

Turkey on Sept. 8 expressed "concern" over the latest reports of Assad regime forces escalating attacks on the Daraa al-Balad neighborhood in southwestern Syria.

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"We are closely monitoring the developments in Daraa with concern," Foreign Ministry spokesman Tanju Bilgiç said in a written statement.

Turkey on Varythymiadis deportation – “He is an ordinary citizen”

Ankara responds provocatively to Athens' objections to the detention and deportation of the president of the Pampontian Federation of Greece, George Varythymiadis, who was to attend as a representative of Pontian Hellenism, at the Patriarchal Divine Liturgy at Panagia Soumela.

Turkey rebukes statement by Greece on non-admission of Greek national

Turkey late on July 13 rejected remarks by the Greek Foreign Ministry on the non-admission of a Greek citizen into Turkey.

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The statement came after Greece's Foreign Ministry protested on Aug. 13 against the "wrongful and unjustified detention and deportation order" for a Greek national.

US voices regret about Afghan refugee comments amid diplomatic row

The U.S. walked back on Aug. 4 remarks from senior officials regarding Afghan refugee flows amid a diplomatic row with Turkey, and voiced regret about the comments.

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State Department spokesman Ned Price said Washington "did not intend to single out any particular country as a destination for refugees."

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