Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu

Turkish, Swedish ministers trade swipes in tense meeting – AP

“I want to ask this: On whose authority are you telling Turkey to withdraw from Syria or warning Turkey?” Cavusoglu asked. “If you are so sensitive on human rights, why don’t you for once criticize Greece?”

Linde responded to Cavusoglu rebuke by saying: “I am your guest. I would not take a debate here.”

“I will just hope that everybody in Turkey will have the possibility to express their views as frank as you are doing, minister,” she said.

Turkey rejects Greek FM’s claims, slams Athens for resorting to threats – Daily Sabah

“…criticized Greece for resorting to blackmail and threats to solve bilateral problems in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea.”

Declared that “…exploratory talks with Greece had been put on hold following Athens’ request in 2016. ” And

“with regard to the partial opening of the abandoned town of Varosha (Maraş) in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC), the ministry said it was the TRNC government that opened the area to the public and not Turkey.”

Tension with Washington helps fuel Turkey-Venezuela alliance – AP

MEXICO CITY (AP) — At first glance, they seem like an odd couple. Yet Turkey, a Mediterranean power that often chafes at what it calls Western interventionism, and Venezuela on the Caribbean, rich in oil and gold but in perpetual crisis and under U.S. sanctions, have a few things in common. There is an economic …

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Turkey calls on EU to be ‘honest’ in dispute with members – AP

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Turkish foreign minister on Monday called on the European Union to be an “honest broker” in disputes between Ankara and EU member states France, Greece and Cyprus. Mevlut Cavusoglu warned that Turkey would be forced to “reciprocate” against any decisions the bloc takes against the country. In a joint news …

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Turkey doesn’t rule out force to halt drilling off Cyprus – AP

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey could use its military forces to halt any exploratory gas drilling in waters off Cyprus that it claims as its own, Turkey’s foreign minister warned Wednesday. Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told the pro-government A Haber news channel that Turkey “has the right to prevent” any unauthorized drilling in waters that …

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EU slaps sanctions on Turkey over gas drilling off Cyprus – AP

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union foreign ministers on Monday turned up the pressure on Turkey after approving an initial batch of sanctions against the country over its drilling for gas in waters where EU member Cyprus has exclusive economic rights. The ministers said in a statement that in light of Turkey’s “continued and new illegal …

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