Contents tagged with Erdoğan

  • Ukraine buys combat drones from Turkey

    Following negotiations between Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Turkish President Recep Erdogan, Kyiv has signed an agreement with Ankara to buy a batch of Bayraktar TB2 combat drones, Ukrainan President Poroshenko announced on Facebook. 

    “These latest strike drones on the operative and tactical level, aside from the high-tech characteristics, can also be extended with modern precision missile weaponry for destroying armored vehicles, engineering and fortification buildings, as well as …

  • Erdogan to visit Russia in January

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is planning to visit Russia to hold negotiations with his colleague Vladimir Putin, Anadolu Agency reported, without any official confirmation.

    According to the news agency, the heads of state will discuss the situation in Syria and the contract for Ankara’s purchase of S-400 anti-air missile systems from Russia.

    Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov later confirmed that preparations are being made for the presidents to meet, Interfax reports. “The leaders …

  • Poroshenko discusses with Erdogan release of Ukrainian political prisoners from Russian prisons

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in Istanbul, , Poroshenko’s website reports.

    "Special attention was paid to the liberation of illegally imprisoned Ukrainian citizens from Russian prisons and ensuring the rights of Ukrainians, including the Crimean Tatars in the territory of the Crimea under Russian occupation,” the statement reads.

    During the meeting, leaders of both countries also discussed the prospects of bilateral agreement on the free …

  • 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’ …

  • Merkel promises to discuss release of Ukrainian sailors with Putin

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel assured Ukraine of solidarity in the conflict with Russia and promised to discuss the issue of respecting the rights of Ukraine in the Kerch Strait with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G20 Summit in the capital of Argentina, Deutsche Welle reports.

    According to Merkel, Kyiv should “act smart.” She noted that it would be impossible to solving the Ukrainian-Russian conflict by military means. "The conflict in Ukraine can be solved through dialogue only,” …

  • 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 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: Turkey will stay in Syria till the elections

    Turkey will maintain its presence in Syria until elections are held in that country, stated Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan.

    “When the Syrian people hold elections, we will leave Syria to those to whom it belongs. But only after they have the elections,” said Erdogan.

    While speaking at the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly in New York, the Syrian Deputy Prime Minister, Walid Muallem said that Syria demands that the United States, France, and Turkey withdraw its troops from its …

  • Putin: Russia intends to continue joint operations with Turkey in Syria

    Russia will continue to conduct joint operations with Turkey in Syria, including joint patrols. Russia sees that Ankara is fulfilling its obligations, Russian President Vladimir Putin stated following the Russian-Austrian talks.

    Putin recalled that during negotiations with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan who came to Sochi on a short working visit, they “got an idea to create a demilitarized zone up to 15-20 kilometers long" in order to ensure the security of Syrian civilian …