Government of Turkey
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu on Dec. 2 discussed bilateral relations and regional challenges with Russian top diplomat Sergey Lavrov in Stockholm.
In the meeting, our bilateral relations and regional developments including Syria, Libya, Ukraine and the Caucasus were discussed, according to a statement by the Turkish Foreign Ministry.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Dec. 2 stated that the national naval artillery is equipped with a digital fire control system developed with domestic and national means and that the Turkish Naval Forces will have much stronger and more effective mobility once this weapon system is included in the inventory.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu and U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken discussed bilateral relations on the sidelines of NATO foreign ministers' meeting in Latvia's capital Riga on Dec. 1.
Çavuşoğlu paid a visit to Latvia to attend the NATO Foreign Ministers Meeting in Riga on 30 November-1 December 2021 and to hold a number of bilateral meetings with his counterparts.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan replaced the country's finance minister on Dec. 2.
According to a presidential decree issued near midnight, Erdoğan accepted the resignation of Lütfi Elvan and appointed his deputy Nureddin Nebati as the new finance minister.
Elvan had been in the role since November 2020.
By Yannis Kartalis
We are in a period of international tumult as global geopolitical balances have not settled after the end of the bipolar world.
At a time when there is a predominance of authoritarian leaders, untrammelled populism, and dangerous military moves, the overarching question for Greece in terms of security is, "What exactly is Turkey up to?"