Contents tagged with Erdoğan

  • Erdogan plans to meet with Putin and Trump in Paris

    At a joint press conference with President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that he expects to meet with United States President Donald Trump and Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin in Paris where the centenary celebration of the end of World War I will be held on November 10 to 11.

    During the meeting in Istanbul, Poroshenko addressed Erdogan with a proposal to include the Turkish military in the peacekeeping mission in the Donbas. They both …

  • Erdogan: Turkey will never recognize the annexation of Crimea

    President of the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan, during the joint briefing with the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, stated that Turkey has never recognized and will not recognize the  annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation.

    He once again assured that the position of Turkey is to support the sovereignty, independence, territorial integrity, and political unity of Ukraine, reports 112 Ukraine.

    At the same time, Erdogan stressed that Ankara will continue to protect the …

  • Ukrainian President invites Erdogan to send Turkish troops to Donbas

    During a meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Istanbul, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko asked his colleague to include a Turkish military contingent in the peacekeeping mission in the Donbas. The meeting was broadcast by the TV channel 112 Ukraine.

    “I suggested to Mr. President that he make our dialog more active, including support of the decision to deploy peacekeepers in accordance with the UN Security Council mandate. We trust Turkey, and would be happy if Turkey took …

  • Erdogan: Turkey will stay in Syria till the elections

    Turkey will maintain its presence in Syria until elections are held in that country, stated Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan.

    “When the Syrian people hold elections, we will leave Syria to those to whom it belongs. But only after they have the elections,” said Erdogan.

    While speaking at the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly in New York, the Syrian Deputy Prime Minister, Walid Muallem said that Syria demands that the United States, France, and Turkey withdraw its troops from its …

  • Putin: Russia intends to continue joint operations with Turkey in Syria

    Russia will continue to conduct joint operations with Turkey in Syria, including joint patrols. Russia sees that Ankara is fulfilling its obligations, Russian President Vladimir Putin stated following the Russian-Austrian talks.

    Putin recalled that during negotiations with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan who came to Sochi on a short working visit, they “got an idea to create a demilitarized zone up to 15-20 kilometers long" in order to ensure the security of Syrian civilian …

  • Erdogan promises not to ask permission to purchase S-400 from Russia

    Speaking at a business forum in the capital of Kyrgyzstan, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Turkey intends to achieve full independence of economy, the Turkish newspaper Milliyet reported.

    In particular, Erdogan mentioned the agreement on the purchase of anti-aircraft missile systems S-400 from Russia. “We reached an agreement with Russia on the purchase of S-400. Somebody is concerned about this. Sorry but we are not going to ask anybody for permission,” said the Turkish …

  • Erdogan promises to support Ukraine’s sovereignty

    Turkey continues to maintain and develop strategic relations with Ukraine, stated Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in his congratulations to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and to Ukrainians on the 27th anniversary of Ukraine's independence.

    “Our relationship with Ukraine as a strategic partner is strengthening in every industry and the long-standing friendship between our people is deepening every day. We are happy to see a mutual desire at bringing our cooperation to an even …

  • Erdogan asks Dzhemilev for the list of Ukrainian prisoners held in Russia

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan asked the leader of the Crimean Tatars Mustafa Dzhemilev to give him the list of Ukrainian prisoners detained in Russia and promised to discuss this issue with Putin, Dzhemilov said in an interview to Radio Svoboda.

    “During our recent meetings – it was on July 12 – Poroshenko (Petro Poroshenko, the president of Ukraine) and I were present at the opening of the Trans-Anatolian gas system. We met again with Erdogan. I told him that there are more than 70 …

  • Media: Russia warned Turkey about military coup

    It was Russia that gave Turkish national intelligence information on the military coup being planned in the country, Iranian news outlet Fars reports, citing unidentified Arabic media. The information concerned Turkish President Recep Erdogan directly. Several helicopters were reportedly heading for a hotel in the Marmaris resort where the president was located at the time. Erdogan left the hotel 44 minutes before they arrived.

    According to unidentified Turkish diplomats, the Russian army in …

  • Turkey preparing new military operation in Syria

    President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan stated that the country is in the final stages of preparation of a new military operation in Syria, reported Anadolu news agency.

    “With God’s help, in the near future, we will free new territories and secure peace there,” said Erdogan.

    He noted that Ankara is in the final stage of preparing for an operation in new Syrian regions. So, just like before, with the military operations “Euphrates Shield” and “Olive Branch,” stability could be achieved. …