Contents tagged with Erdoğan

  • Erdogan promises not to ask permission to purchase S-400 from Russia

    Speaking at a business forum in the capital of Kyrgyzstan, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Turkey intends to achieve full independence of economy, the Turkish newspaper Milliyet reported.

    In particular, Erdogan mentioned the agreement on the purchase of anti-aircraft missile systems S-400 from Russia. “We reached an agreement with Russia on the purchase of S-400. Somebody is concerned about this. Sorry but we are not going to ask anybody for permission,” said the Turkish …

  • Erdogan promises to support Ukraine’s sovereignty

    Turkey continues to maintain and develop strategic relations with Ukraine, stated Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in his congratulations to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and to Ukrainians on the 27th anniversary of Ukraine's independence.

    “Our relationship with Ukraine as a strategic partner is strengthening in every industry and the long-standing friendship between our people is deepening every day. We are happy to see a mutual desire at bringing our cooperation to an even …

  • Erdogan asks Dzhemilev for the list of Ukrainian prisoners held in Russia

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan asked the leader of the Crimean Tatars Mustafa Dzhemilev to give him the list of Ukrainian prisoners detained in Russia and promised to discuss this issue with Putin, Dzhemilov said in an interview to Radio Svoboda.

    “During our recent meetings – it was on July 12 – Poroshenko (Petro Poroshenko, the president of Ukraine) and I were present at the opening of the Trans-Anatolian gas system. We met again with Erdogan. I told him that there are more than 70 …

  • Media: Russia warned Turkey about military coup

    It was Russia that gave Turkish national intelligence information on the military coup being planned in the country, Iranian news outlet Fars reports, citing unidentified Arabic media. The information concerned Turkish President Recep Erdogan directly. Several helicopters were reportedly heading for a hotel in the Marmaris resort where the president was located at the time. Erdogan left the hotel 44 minutes before they arrived.

    According to unidentified Turkish diplomats, the Russian army in …

  • Turkey preparing new military operation in Syria

    President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan stated that the country is in the final stages of preparation of a new military operation in Syria, reported Anadolu news agency.

    “With God’s help, in the near future, we will free new territories and secure peace there,” said Erdogan.

    He noted that Ankara is in the final stage of preparing for an operation in new Syrian regions. So, just like before, with the military operations “Euphrates Shield” and “Olive Branch,” stability could be achieved. …

  • Turkey signs contract with European conglomerate Eurosam to develop anti-air defense systems

    Turkey has signed a contract with the French-Italian military enterprise, the Eurosam, to conduct research on the development of a new anti-aircraft defense system.

    “The future system, equipped with modern technical abilities to defend against the most dangerous threats (stealth aircraft, winged, and ballistic missiles) will be ready by the mid-twenties,” a press-release from the company said.

    The research which will be conducted over 18 months will lay the foundation for a contract to …

  • Putin and Erdogan to discuss the participation of Kurdish Democratic Union Party in Syrian settlement process during Erdogan's visit to Russia

    During a visit to Moscow on November 13, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will discuss the participation of the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) in the Syrian National Dialogue Congress with Russian leader Vladimir Putin,  NTV news channel reported. Putin and Erdoğan will also discuss the fight against terrorism in Syria and Iraq. After the visit to Moscow, the Turkish president will leave for Kuwait on November 14.

    On November 1, Erdoğan's spokesman, Ibrahim Kalin, said that Turkey …

  • Crimean Tatar leaders Umerov and Chiygoz handed over to Turkey thanks to agreement between Poroshenko and Erdogan

    The Russian authorities have handed over Ilmi Umerov and Akhtem Chiygoz to Turkey, Crimean Tatar leader Mustafa Dzhemilev told Ukrayinska Pravda.

    The two deputy heads of the Mejlis were flown to Ankara.

    Umerov and Chiygoz’s release became possible thanks to the agreements achieved as a result of Turkish President Recep Erdoğan ’s visit to Ukraine.

    The lawyer Nikolai Polozov confirmed this information on Facebook.

    “The thing we have been waiting for for so long has happened. Two more …

  • President Erdogan says that Turkey does not recognize annexation of Crimea

    At a joint press briefing with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko after talks between the two leaders took place in Kyiv, Turkish Presidrnt Erdogan said that Turkey supports the sovereignty of Ukraine and does not recognize the “illegal annexation” of Crimea.

    “Once again, I assured Poroshenko that Turkey will continue to support Ukraine's sovereignty, its territorial integrity, including the Crimea, and political consolidation,” he added.

    Erdogan also said that at the meeting with his …

  • Ukrainian President Proroshenko and Turkish President Erdogan met in Kyiv

    Ukraine and Turkey intend to increase the trade turnover between the two countries to $10 billion. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan made a statement to this effect at a joint briefing with President Poroshenko in Kyiv on Monday.

    “Today, having noted recent developments, we have decided to increase our trade turnover to $10 billion as quickly as possible,” he said.

    The Turkish president noted that, as early as 2015, the leaders of the two countries declared their goal of doubling or …