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  • Kremlin: Turkey's membership in NATO would not prevent delivery of S-400

    Russia does not see any obstacles to the possible supply of S-400 air defense missile systems to Turkey with regard to its membership in NATO, said Vladimir Kozhin, an Aide to the President of Russia, on Thursday during a broadcast of the “Rossiya-24” television channel.

    "There are already negotiations with Turkey on the delivery of the S-400, and they are very interested. Yes, Turkey is a member of NATO, but I will say right away that we are not afraid (to deliver the S-400 to Ankara). Before …

  • Turkish Foreign Ministry summons Russian Envoy over soldier's death after shots fired from Syria

    The Turkish Foreign Ministry told Sergey Panov, Russia’s charge d’affaires to the Foreign Ministry, of its “serious concern” over the death of a Turkish soldier as a result of shooting from the territory of Syria.

    This was stated by Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman Huseyin Muftuoglu, as reported by TASS.

    “Yesterday, our soldier was killed as a result of the actions of a sniper. The shooting came from the territory of the Syrian Arab Republic, where Russia is responsible for enforcing the …

  • Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Turkey does not recognize the annexation of the Crimea

    Turkey declared its support for the territorial integrity of Ukraine and the non-recognition of the annexation of the Crimea by Russia, as said in a statement by the Turkish Foreign Ministry on the occasion of the third anniversary of the annexation of the peninsula.

    "Three years have passed since the Ukrainian Autonomous Republic of Crimea was annexed by the Russian Federation on the basis of an illegal referendum on March 16, 2014," the statement says.

    Turkey emphasizes that it does not …

  • The Kremlin confirms that Putin and Erdogan discussed coordinating military action in Syria

    The Presidents of The Russian Federation and Turkey - Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdoğan - are in negotiations regarding the question of coordination of military actions in Syria, as reported by RIA Novosti citing the press secretary of the Russian President, Dmitry Peskov.

    "These questions were touched upon, and there exists a common understanding of the necessity of coordinating such actions," Peskov stated, responding to the question of whether an agreement was reached in Putin and …

  • Turkey does not allow ships from the Crimea into its ports

    As reported by Ukrainian TSN news channel, ships from the Crimea are not allowed into Turkish ports. TSN reports that the logistics company confirmed that ferries that arrived from Sevastopol are not allowed to enter the port of Zonguldak. This is not the first time that Crimean vessels were not allowed to moor while boats from Russian regions do not face such problems. The information was later confirmed by the Crimean Maritime Agency.

    The director of the Crimean Maritime Agency, Stanislav …

  • Media: Turkish Army attacked Assad’s troops

    Turkish armed forces, with the support of the Free Syrian Army, shelled the Syrian border guards at the western part of the city of Manbij, reported the Arabic edition of Al-Masdar.

    The media reported that eight Syrian servicemen were killed, and dozens more were injured.

    The news source reported that the Turkish Army attacked the Syrian military near the border villages, which the Syrian Democratic Forces, a Kurdish-Syrian alliance, handed over to Assad’s government.

    Earlier, Turkish …

  • Turkish Deputy PM: Russian and the US may enter into direct confrontation

    Recent events in the Middle East have shown that the US and Russia could end up confronting each other militarily, thus, to prevent this it’s necessary to form a new balance of power between stakeholders, and Turkey can play a key role, said Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey Numan Kurtulmuş, as reported by Turkish news agency Anadolu.

    According to him, the attempts by a number of powers to ensure supremacy in Syria by supporting individual groups are hopeless. "If the current process continues, …

  • Turkey continues negotiations with Russia on the purchase of S-400 missile systems

    In his interview with Turkish NTV news channel, Turkish Defense Minister, Fikri Işık, confirmed that Turnkey has been conducting negotiations on the purchase of S-400 Russian air defense systems, despite its membership in NATO and the strained relationship with the Russian Federation.

    Işık has confirmed reports that the military is considering the Russian systems, despite the fact that NATO is currently providing missile and air defense for the country. "Turkey has the constant need for …

  • Edrogan to discuss supply of S-400 with Putin

    Press Secretary for the President of Turkey Ibrahim Kalin announced the meeting topics for Recep Tayyip Erdoğan when he will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin, set to take place in the beginning of March.

    During the meeting the leaders will discuss the numbers and supply of the Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems, according to him.

    “Negotiations are currently ongoing for the S-400, to solve many technical aspects. The administration and the president are closely following the …

  • Turkey: Disagreements remain with Russia over the Crimea

    Turkey is pursuing development of its relationship with Russia, but disagreement on several issues, including the Crimea, remain between the countries, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said at the Munich conference.

    He remarked that the relationship between the two countries had been good before Turkey fighter jets shot down a Russian bomber in November 2015.

    “And none of us asked why we had such good relations. After the incident, many countries in NATO and the EU …