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  • Media: Of 100 potential terrorists in Germany, every eighth is Russian

    According to the newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung (FAS) , of every 100 people in Germany considered as posing a potential threat to public security and subject to deportation, every eighth has Russian citizenship.

    Since the beginning of this year, Germany has deported 13 people who posed a potential threat to public security.

    According to the publication, there are about 100 such persons in Germany subject to deportation to their countries of origin. More than 30% of them are …

  • 'Tomato war' with Turkey costs Russia $1.5 billion

    The restrictions on the import of agricultural products from Turkey have led to an increase in food prices in Russia. As a result, Russian consumers are suffering, as well as cereal, oil and sugar producers.

    This is the conclusion of the economic situation research conducted by the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA), the Gaidar Institute and the All-Russian Academy of Foreign Trade (RFTA).

    According to the experts, Russia has lost $1,3-1,5 …

  • Turkish Foreign Ministry claims Syria still has chemical weapons capacity

    Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said that Syrian government still possesses the capacity to produce and use chemical weapons.

    "According to our data, the Syrian regime still possesses chemical weapons capacity. The regime of Bashar al-Assad should stop using chemical weapons, as well as traditional weapons against the opposition," Reuters quotes him as saying.

    Earlier, Çavuşoğlu had a conversation with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov. The parties came to the conclusion that it …

  • Russia intends to abolish charter flights to Turkey

    Russian airlines have received a telegram from Rosaviatsia (Russian Federal Air Travel Agency) warning of a possible suspension of charter flights to Turkey's airports.

    This was reported by the newspaper Kommersant, with reference to a source in a tour operator company.

    According to the source, the relevant decision may have been made in relation to the difficult domestic political situation in Turkey.  A source in Rosaviatsia also confirmed this information to the publication.At the same …

  • Erdogan calls on Russia to stop protecting Assad

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan called on Russia to revise its entire policy on Syria and to stop supporting Bashar al-Assad’s regime.

    Erdoğan made a statement to this effect while commenting on the US missile strike on the Syrian airbase in response to the chemical attack in Idlib, Anadolu news agency reports.

    “It is our hope that this will not be limited to the US action. We hope that Russia gets involved as well, that at least they stop protecting Bashar al-Assad,” Erdoğan said. “ …

  • Turkey considers U.S. missile strike on Syria insufficient

    If there is no continuation following the U.S. missile strike at the airbase in Hama, and the regime of Bashar al-Assad retains its influence in Syria, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu claims the military actions of Washington will only have a "cosmetic" character, reports Turkish news agency Anadolu.

    "The world, in these recent events, began to understand what we meant by calling for safe zones. The ideal solution is a political solution, and we need to implement a transitional …

  • Erdogan promises to support US in war against Assad

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said he would support a US military operation in Syria against the country’s President Bashar Assad, according to western media.

    “If the matter comes to practical realization, then we are ready to do anything that will be necessary,” he said.

    Erdoğan added that he had talked with Russian President Vladimir Putin about the chemical attack in Syria, but he did not receive a clear answer about whether Assad had been involved in the action.

    Before this, the …

  • Turkey confirms use of sarin gas in Syrian province of Idlib

    Autopsies carried out in Turkey on bodies of the residents of the Syrian province of Idlib who were killed in the recent bombing prove that chemical weapons were used against them, Turkish Justice Minister Bekir Bozdağ stated.

    “An autopsy of the dead revealed that chemical weapons were used in Idlib,” he said.

    According to the Ministry of Health of Turkey, the nerve gas sarin was used during the attack.

    There are 31 victims of the attack in Turkish hospitals, and 3 people have died.

    On …

  • Combat helicopters of the Turkish Air Force will receive new high-precision missiles

    Combat helicopters of the Turkish Air Force will soon be armed with the latest anti-tank missiles with a range of eight kilometers, reports Anatolian news agency.

    The L-UMTAS missile with a laser guidance system was developed by Roketsan Company. The Turkish Air Force began receiving the L-UMTAS missiles several years ago. The missile was specially designed for the attack helicopters developed by Turkey as a part of ATAK project.

    The Minister of National Defense of Turkey, Fikri Işık said …

  • Turkey introduces duties on Russian goods

    Turkey has introduced import duties on Russian products, Izvestia reports with reference to the Russian Ministry of Agriculture. The duty on corn and wheat will be 130%, on rice – 45%, on sunflower oil – 36%, on sunflower meal - 13.5%, and on legumes - 9.7%. Fees are introduced from March 15, 2017. At the same time on March 17 Turkish government agencies did not confirm the introduction of restrictions on the supply of Russian wheat.

    The Russian Ministry of Agriculture stated that duties …