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  • Russia warns Turkey against joining ‘anti-Crimea coalition’ with Ukraine

    Turkey will make a mistake if it joins the "Crimean Platform" at the suggestion of Ukraine, the head of the Crimean Parliament's Committee on People's Diplomacy and International Relations Yuri Gempel told RIA Novosti.

    "If Turkey actually joins the so-called Kyiv project "Crimean Platform", which is essentially an anti-Kremlin alliance hostile to the Crimeans, it will make a serious strategic mistake," Gempel said.

    According to Gempel, Turkey could lose a reliable ally in the face of Russia, …

  • Lavrov: Turkey is not Russia’s strategic ally

    Russia does not and has never considered Turkey a strategic ally, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in an interview with Russian radio stations.

    According to him, Russia does not share Turkey's view on the possibility of a military solution to the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh and considers the presence of Turkey’s troops in Syria illegitimate.

    "We have never looked at Turkey as our strategic ally, it is a partner, very close partner. On many fronts, this partnership is strategic, …

  • Putin expresses concern to Erdogan over Syrian militants in Nagorno-Karabakh

    Russian President Vladimir Putin, in a telephone conversation with Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan, expressed "serious concern" over the involvement of militants from the Middle East.

    The telephone conversation between Putin and Erdogan took place at the initiative of the Turkish side. The main topic of discussion was the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh. "Hopefully Turkey, as a member of the OSCE Minsk Group, will make a constructive contribution …

  • Ukraine wants to buy fifty more Bayraktar TB2 drones from Turkey

    Ukraine and Turkey agree on the setting up of a large-scale assembly line for Turkish Bayraktar drones in Ukraine, said Vadym Nozdr, CEO of Ukrainian state-owned arms trading company Ukrspetsexport, in an interview with LB.ua.

    According to Ukrspetsexport CEO, now the sides are choosing a place for the production of drones. He specified that the Ukrainian Defense Ministry is going to purchase 6 to 12 such comat systems in the near future. Each system includes 4 drones and 1 base station. …

  • Turkey rejects truce in Nagorno-Karabakh

    The truce in Nagorno-Karabakh, which international mediators are calling for, will not lead to a settlement of the conflict, said Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu.

    "We are hearing calls from all over the world, and they are all about an immediate ceasefire." And then what?" said Cavusoglu, who arrived in Baku on Wednesday.

    "There has been a truce until now, what happened? There may be another truce, but what will be the result? Can you tell Armenia to leave Azerbaijani lands …

  • NATO Secretary General calls on Turkey to find replacement for Russian S-400 missile sytems

    NATO calls on Turkey to work together with the alliance to find a replacement for the Russian S-400 surface-to-air missile systems, stated NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at a joint press conference in Ankara after a meeting with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu.

    "We are concerned about the consequences of Turkey’s acquisition of the S-400 systems. The systems can pose a risk to Allied aircraft and can lead to US sanctions," Stoltenberg said.

    Stoltenberg added that despite …

  • Turkey: Talks with Russia on Nagorno-Karabakh failed

    Turkey's negotiations with Russia on the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh, where fierce fighting continues for the fourth day, ended inconclusively, announced Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu. "We spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin, with Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. As we operate together with Syria, so we tried here, but failed," Azeri Daily quoted the Minister as saying. According to Cavusoglu, Russia was given the same demands: Armenia should withdraw its forces and …

  • Armenia accuses Turkey of fighting alongside Azerbaijan in Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

    Azerbaijan's armed forces are carrying out strikes in the north part of Nagorno-Karabakh, Armenian Defense Ministry spokeswoman Shushan Stepanyan said on Facebook.

    "Turkish-made drones are being used," Stepanyan wrote. According to her, the enemy's aircraft operates at a distance, without entering the area covered by the Armenian air defense. "Air-to-ground long-range missiles are being used," the spokeswoman said.

    The Armenian Defense Ministry also said that the pilots' conversation in …

  • Turkey vows to support Azerbaijan in war for Nagorno-Karabakh

    Turkey is ready to provide military support to Azerbaijan in the conflict with Armenia, said Foreign Minister Mevlut Chavushoglu, reports Anadolu news agency.

    "Turkey is ready to support Azerbaijan both at the negotiating table and on the battlefield," said the Turkish Foreign Minister.

    Ankara sees the attack on Azerbaijan as an attack on Turkey, said Mehmet Mehdi Eker, deputy head of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP).

    The day before, Baku was supported by Turkish President …

  • Lukashenko’s family flown to Turkey amid mass protests in Belarus

    On August 9, at 6 p.m., a plane carrying the family of Belarusian President Alexander Lukasnenko landed in Bodrum, Turkey, said Andrey Suzdaltsev, an assistant professor in the Department of World Economics and World Policy at the Russian National Research University of the Higher School of Economics.

    According to Suzdaltsev, Lukashenko’s children and grandchildren were on board the plane.

    "It's not for nothing. Lukashenko is madly afraid," the Russian newspaper Moscow Komsomolets quoted the …