Jens Stoltenberg

US and Turkey target each other in NATO meeting – Politico

Outgoing U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo slammed Turkey during a virtual meeting of NATO foreign ministers on Tuesday, accusing Ankara of stoking tensions with fellow allies in the Mediterranean and of giving a gift to the Kremlin by purchasing a Russian-made anti-aircraft system. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu fired back, accusing Pompeo of phoning …

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Westlessness: How Cracks within NATO Signal a New Balance of Global Power – New Statesman

One of the world’s most alarming geopolitical showdowns is taking place not between NATO and a rival but within the alliance. Greece and Turkey, both members, are in a standoff over oil and gas rights in the eastern Mediterranean; particularly around Greek islands and the coast of Cyprus. The disagreement has been mounting for months, with the German broadsheet Die Welt even claiming on 2 September that Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan had ordered his generals to sink a Greek ship (they reportedly refused).

Turkey’s Erdogan says East Med is test of EU’s sincerity – Reuters

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan delivers a speech during a ceremony in Ankara, Turkey, September 4, 2020. Presidential Press Office/Handout via REUTERS

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – President Tayyip Erdogan told European Council President Charles Michel on Sunday the EU’s stance towards the East Mediterranean would be a test of its sincerity, calling on it to take an impartial stance in Turkey’s row with Greece. NATO allies Turkey and Greece have been locked in a dispute over hydrocarbon exploration …

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