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The 7-billion-euro Turkish Stream pipeline appears to be going to share the sad fate of Nord Stream 2.
Amid the economic crisis and cooling relations with Moscow, which lead to confrontation of the Turkish and Russian military in Syria and mercenaries of the Wagner Private Military Company in Libya, Turkey is sharply reducing the purchases of Russian gas.
At the end of March, Gazprom's supplies to Turkish state-owned Botas and independent Turkish operators collapsed sevenfold, to 210 million …
The deployment of Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems in Turkey has been temporarily postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, said the press secretary of the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, İbrahim Kalın.
"There was a delay due to coronavirus, but the deployment will continue as planned," Kalın said. He recalled that Erdogan repeatedly told his American counterpart Donald Trump about his interest in Patriot missile systems.
In early March, Erdogan announced that the S-400 …
Turkey has launched an offensive in Syria, striking militant positions near the M4 motorway near the village of Nayrab in Idlib province, reported the Russian newspaper Izvestia, citing sources familiar with the situation.
Several airstrikes were carried out on Hayat Tahrir al-Sham strongholds. According to the newspaper, the intensity of fighting in Idlib increased dramatically after the Turkish military, as part of the March agreement with Russia, tried to unblock the M4 motorway, partially …
Turkey and Russia are facing obstacles in establishing a security buffer zone along the M4 motorway and ensuring a ceasefire in Idlib.
Russian and Turkish military planned to start joint patrols along the M4 motorway on March 15. But it became known that the road was blocked in several places by the militants from Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (formerly "Jabhat al-Nusra").
The Russian part of the convoy advanced several kilometers from the town of Saraqib towards the village of Nayrab, but after …
Turkish and Russian troops conducted joint patrols in the Syrian province of Idlib, where a ceasefire was established, a reported by the Turkish Ministry of National Defense.
“Joint Turkish-Russian patrols on the M4 motorway in Idlib are being carried out to prevent possible provocations and harm to civilians in the region,” said the Turkish Defense Ministry on Twitter.
After talks in Moscow on March 5, Erdogan and Putin announced a truce that took effect in the region the following day at …
Ankara and Moscow were able to reach an agreement during talks on the Syrian province of Idlib, Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Thursday.
"We have reached a great agreement in the negotiations," Turkish TV channel TRT quoted him as saying.
At the same time, the minister noted that "Turkey will remain in Idlib, withdrawal [of Turkish forces] is not an option."
He specified that the army units would not change their locations.
The minister also warned that if the ceasefire in …
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the Turkish military had destroyed eight Pantsir anti-aircraft missile systems in the Syrian province of Idlib, reports the Turkish newspaper Sabah.
"We destroyed eight Pantsirs in Idlib with the help of our drones. Their cost is very high, these are important air defense systems," Erdogan said.
The price of one Pantsir -S1 missile defense system for export deliveries ranges from 13.15 million to 14.67 million U.S. dollars.
On February 27, Russian …
Speaking at a joint press conference with NATO Secretary General, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that he had requested additional assistance from the alliance in connection with the current situation in Syria's Idlib. According to him, the situation in Syria threatens all European countries.
“No country in Europe has the right to look indifferently at the humanitarian drama in Syria. We expect NATO to show solidarity and additional assistance,” Erdogan said, adding that Turkey is …
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Turkey reserves the right to unilateral actions in Syria in order to achieve the objectives of Operation Spring Shield if Moscow fails to meet its obligations, reports the Turkish news agency Anadolu.
"We have made an agreement with Russia to resolve the crisis in Idlib without further bloodshed. Otherwise, we will continue on the path that we have identified," Erdogan said , as quoted by NTV TV channel.
He noted that 59 Turkish servicemen were …
Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad has entered into a military and political alliance with Libyan Field Marshal Haftar to jointly oppose Turkey's armed intervention, reports the French newspaper Le Monde.
According to the newspaper, a new military and political axis of Damascus-Benghazi is being formed. It is "a sign of the growing expansion of the Syrian and Libyan theatres of war with serious implications for regional geopolitics."
On Tuesday, March 3, the unrecognized Eastern Libya’s government, …