Contents tagged with turkey

  • Turkey announces new military operation in Syria

    Turkish President Recep Erdogan stated that the Turkish army would soon begin a new military operation in northern Syria, Anadolu agency reports.

    “Turkey has prevented a major humanitarian crisis in Idlib. Now it is time to destroy terrorists operating to the east of the Euphrates river. Our goal is to destroy the terrorists in the area,” he stated.

    By terrorists, Erdogan means the Kurdish National People’s Protection Units (YPG).

    “We clearly define YPG militants as terrorists, while Ankara’ …

  • 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 …

  • Media: Gas supplies via Turkish Stream will go through Hungary and Slovakia bypassing Ukraine

    The Russian gas monopoly Gazprom chose its gas supplies’ route to Europe along the second Turkish Stream line. It will go through Bulgaria, Serbia, Hungary and Slovakia, reported the Russian newspaper Kommersant citing materials published by the countries’ gas transmission operators.

    These materials were published in October-November as part of the procedure for booking future capacity (open season) which is stipulated by the legislation of the European Union (NC CAM) and is necessary for the …

  • Ukrainian journalist reveals how many combat drones Ukraine is buying from Turkey

    Ukraine will be purchasing six combat drones from Turkey, and 200 missiles for them, journalist Yuriy Butusov reported on Facebook.

    “Also in the deal are two control stations, a set of spare parts, service support, and personnel training. The cost of the contract is $69 million,” he writes.

    The journalist believes that acquiring the drones will be beneficial for Ukraine.

    “I understand the criticism, but nevertheless, I think that buying the Bayraktars is extremely beneficial for Ukraine at …

  • Ukraine may purchase Turkish combat drones

    Advisor to the Ukrainian President Yury Biryukov published a photo on his Facebook page featuring President Petro Poroshenko standing next to a Turkish Bayraktar TB2 unmanned aerial vehicle, surrounded by Turkish officials.

    “I can only assume that Petro Poroshenko and Stepan Poltorak are staying in the company with the first deputy Secretary of NSDC and the head of Ukroboronprom on the background of the [drone] that can work a whole day in offline mode at 150 kilometers from the control center …

  • 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 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: 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 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 …