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Germany ‘concerned’ after Turkey orders halt to ship search off Libyan coast – POLITICO

The German government voiced concern after Turkey stopped the inspection of a suspicious vessel off the Libyan coast, which German forces had boarded as part of an EU-led arms control mission. On Sunday, the German frigate “Hamburg,” which is in the Mediterranean as part of the EU’s Operation Irini to enforce the U.N. arms embargo …

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Turkey faces Storm December as Erdoğan eyes applause – Yetkin Report

Turkish President Erdoğan deiivers his online G20 speech as some of the other leaders listen on. (Photo: Turkish Presidency) President Tayyip Erdoğan reproaches the party members at his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) provincial congresses, asking “Where is that old storm of applause?” as he says every once in a while that “We see …

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Turkish minister says UNESCO “not bothered” by Hagia Sophia mosque conversion

The Turkish Minister of Culture and Tourism has reportedly said that the UN body that protects significant cultural and religious sites was “not bothered” by the controversial conversion of a former Byzantine-era church into a functioning mosque. The Hagia Sophia was officially converted into a place of Islamic worship in July after Turkish President Recep Tayyip …

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Turkey’s Jews are feeling the heat of Erdogan’s extremism – The National

  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sought to signal a softening in his foreign policy stance this past weekend. First, he called Saudi Arabia’s King Salman to discuss bilateral ties following several months of tension, that included popular calls for the boycott of Turkish products. The next day, he contradicted months of his own anti-European …

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Will Erdoğan’s yo-yo game with the EU succeed in deluding the West again? | Ahval

He is back at it again. Full of his customary surprises at each and every turn, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan displayed a sharp swing on Saturday, refreshing his long-lost love for his favourite punching bag, the EU. “We don’t see ourselves elsewhere but in Europe. We envisage building our future together with Europe,” in …

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Lockheed Martin: MMSC to benefit Greek Economy and Hellenic Navy – Naval News

  Lockheed Martin image   According to Lockheed Martin there are two main opportunities arising from the selection of the MMSC ships from Greece. The first is the industrial work that will be carried out from local shipyards and their supply chain, which will strengthen its economy while creating much needed work positions. The second …

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Grey Wolves ban shows Europe waking up to Turkish influence networks – Ahval

Acting against the Grey Wolves has served as something of symbolic act against this threat. Beyond France, Austria banned the salute associated with the group and after Paris outlawed it, politicians across party lines all expressed interest in following suit in Germany. 

Turkey has criticised each of these moves as discriminatory, hypocritical and Islamophobic. After the outcry in France following the murder of Samuel Paty and condemnation from Muslim nations for President Emmanuel Macron’s remarks on Islam being “in crisis”, the topic has centered around how Europe can stem radicalisation within its Muslim communities. 

Egypt’s Sisi hails solid friendship with Greece, calls for further cooperation – Ahram Online

Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi hailed on Wednesday the solid and extended Egyptian-Greek friendship, and the advanced level it has reached at various levels during the recent period, a statement by the Egyptian presidency said. El-Sisi’s remarks came during his speech at a session of talks with Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou during his current visit to …

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Nobody is safe – Duvar

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s status as legendary to his voters hinges on being responsible for success, not failure. Whenever something goes wrong, someone else is found to blame. This is how the power mechanism led by Mr. Erdoğan is established. So if the health system is in crisis, the Ministry of Health gets changed; if the economy crashes, the Finance Minister is blamed. Although all the ministers are handpicked by Erdoğan and they act under his authority and orders, the president somehow manages to distance himself from these failures. 

For some time now, all the failures of the Turkish economy will be blamed on Berat Albayrak. President Erdoğan will not be held responsible for the crashing of the lira, the emptied central bank reserves or over-expenditure in the state sector.

Turkish A350s quietly begin operations as crisis saps profits – Flight Global

Turkish Airlines has been operating its newly-delivered initial pair of Airbus A350-900s on domestic routes, but has yet to confirm a schedule for the remaining aircraft. The airline had 25 A350s on order but, while it had been intending to take five this year, the carrier has not detailed the revised fleet plan recently agreed …

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Behind the United Nations registration of Turkish-Libyan Agreement – The Libya Observer

The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres ratified at the end of last month (September), the memorandum of understanding signed nine months ago (last November), between Turkey and Libya, regarding delineating the areas of maritime jurisdiction of the two countries in the eastern Mediterranean, in accordance with Article 102 of the United Nations Charter. …

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European Commission draws up list of sanctions against Turkey – Arab Weekly

BRUSSELS–The European Union has condemned the extension by Turkey of its East Med energy exploration activities amid talk of forthcoming EU measures against Ankara. European diplomats told AFP Wednesday the European Commission has drawn up a list of potential targets for economic sanctions which could deal a blow to Turkey’s tourism and transport sectors, European …

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