Contents tagged with Erdogan

  • US makes Turkey an offer for Patriot air-defense systems

    The US has offered to sell Patriot anti-air and anti-missile defense systems to Turkey. An American delegation that arrived earlier in Ankara is still meeting with Turkey’s Defense Ministry, Interior Ministry and Defense Industry Ministry to discuss the deal, Anadolu reported on Thursday.

    On December 19, the US State Department approved the decision to sell Turkey the Patriot systems for $3.5 billion. “The State Department has approved the decision to supply Turkey with 80 MIM-104E interceptor …

  • Erdogan speaks with Putin after the conversation with Ukrainian President Poroshenko

    President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan held a telephone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin during which the parties discussed the situation in the Black Sea region, stated the Kremlin’s website. Turkey initiated the talks.

    The Kremlin stated that Erdogan and Putin exchanged their views regarding the incident in the Kerch Strait where Russia captured three Ukrainian ships and twenty-four sailors. "In the context of the dangerous incident in the region of the Kerch Strait …

  • Erdogan: Turkey expects Russia to make a decision to release Ukrainian political prisoners

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Turkey provided the Russian side with a list of Ukrainian political prisoners to be released and expects a successful resolution of this issue, Erdogan stated during a joint press conference with Ukrainian Petro Poroshenko following the Seventh meeting of the High-Level Strategic Council between Ukraine and Turkey in Istanbul, the press service of the Ukrainian head of state reported.

    “Earlier, two political prisoners (Akhtem Chiygoz, deputy …

  • Erdogan announces new military operation in Syria

    Speaking at the Justice and Development Party meeting, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the launch of a new military operation in Syria, reports Hurriyet.

    According to him, the Turkish armed forces will soon begin a new large-scale military operation east of the Euphrates river in Syria.

    "We will soon carry out a complex operation on the east side of the Euphrates, at the very epicenter of terrorist organizations. One night we might attack unexpectedly," said Erdogan.

    He …

  • Erdogan invites Poroshenko to visit Turkey

    Andolu news agency reported that President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko will pay an official visit to Turkey at the invitation of the President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. There, he will take part at the seventh meeting of the High Level Strategic Cooperation Council Turkey-Ukraine, which will be held in Ankara on November 3.

    Diplomatic sources in Ankara report that Mejlis’ representatives of the Crimean Tatar people will also take part in the meeting. The parties will discuss the signing a free …

  • Erdogan invites France, Germany and Russia to hold talks on Syria

    The German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron will hold talks with Russian leader Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The meeting will be held on October 27th in Istanbul. Its central theme will be the situation in Syria, reports the Deutsche Welle.

    The parties will meet, by invitation from Erdogan, said his spokesman on Friday, October 19th. This will be the first meeting with these participants. Until now, Turkey has sought to discuss the …

  • Erdogan speaks about Trump’s and Merkel’s argument regarding Russian gas

    At the NATO summit in Brussels July 11-12, US President Donald Trump rebuked allies in the alliance for paying too much for Russian gas, but the Turkish and German leaders argued with him, said Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, reports Milliyet.

    According to Erdogan, at the summit, Trump accused those gathered of “feeding Russia." "You [Turkey] are paying as much as Germany," said the American president.

    Trump did not mention Turkey “out of politeness,” Erdogan feels. Nevertheless, he “ …

  • Turkey wants to trade with Ukraine and Russia in national currency

    Turkey is preparing to carry on trade in national currencies with its largest trading partners, such as Ukraine, China, Russia and Iran, writes Kommersant newspaper.

    According to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, if European countries want to get rid of the dollar "shackles" then Ankara is ready to create similar trade system with them.

    Turkey does not accept the world order in which the world has declared an economic war, and countries are pressured by the threat of imposing sanctions, …

  • Turkey offers to assist Ukraine with the release of political prisoners

    Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin said on Channel 5 that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan promised to help Ukraine with the release of prisoners held in Russia.

    The Foreign Minister noted Turkey's assistance in the release of Ilmi Umerov and Akhtem Chiygoz. "It was very difficult. I think that Erdoğan himself must talk about it, probably after the elections. For now, it's better to work on new releases," Klimkin stressed.

    The minister said that during a long …

  • Media: Erdogan offered to produce S-500 missile systems together with Russia

    On Thursday, during an interview with 24 TV, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said that he offered Russian President Vladimir Putin to jointly produce S-500 surface-to-air missiles.

    Erdoğan did not reveal Putin’s response, nor did he mention when exactly the two presidents conversed.  

    Anadolu news agency released an extract of Erdoğan’s interview for 24 TV. “Russia provided us with a loan for S-400 on acceptable terms,” the agency cites Erdoğan as stating. “In the second and third …