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  • Erdogan invites Putin and Zelensky to Turkey ‘to settle differences’

    Turkey has decided to intervene in the situation around Ukraine.

    Recep Tayyip Erdogan invited the presidents of Russia and Ukraine, Vladimir Putin and Volodymyr Zelensky, to Turkey to "settle differences" and "sort out their problems," said Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin.

    "Turkey is ready to act in any role to reduce tensions between Russia and Ukraine," TASS quoted Kalin as saying.

    Erdogan, he said, plans to travel to Ukraine in the near future to hold talks with Zelensky, and …

  • Turkey promises to support Ukraine in its standoff with Russia

    Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu promised Ukraine to continue cooperation in the face of confrontation with Russia, which, according to him, has reached a "dangerous" level.

    "Turkey will not ignore its principles and shut down relations with Ukraine simply because we have extensive ties with Russia. We will do what the national spirit requires and what is necessary for our security," Cavusoglu said, speaking at a virtual conference organized by the Turkish Association for …

  • Turkey to build plant and service center for Bayraktar drones

    The Turkish company Baykar Defence will build in Ukraine a plant for production and modernization of Bayraktar TB2 drones and also a center for their testing, maintenance and personnel training, said the CEO of Baykar Defence, Haluk Bayraktar.

    "We have many projects at the implementation stage," Bayraktar said.

    He noted that the first successful test of cooperation was the production of the Akinci drone with an engine built by Ivchenko-Progress. After that, Turkish companies began to …

  • Turkey vows to never recognize Crimea as Russian

    Turkey will continue to adhere to the policy of non-recognition of the annexation of Crimea by Russia, said Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu.

    "Turkey is actively in contact with Russia on many current issues, including the situation in Syria, Libya and Karabakh. There are differences in positions, but the parties adhere to the policy of constructive dialogue with mutual consideration of sensitive issues in the national interest. This, in particular, concerns Ukraine," Cavusoglu said at a …

  • Kremlin finds viruses on imported Turkish tomatoes after Erdogan refuses to recognize Crimea as Russian

    The Russian Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary, Rosselkhoznadzor, found cases of infection with dangerous pathogens in fruits and tomatoes supplied from Turkey to Russia. Russian experts found moniliasis and mold, Rosselkhoznadzor said in a statement.

    Turkey has already been asked to take measures to "strengthen control and ensure phytosanitary safety of products intended for export to the Russian Federation," Rosselkhoznadzor said.

    It should be noted that the other day Turkish …

  • Ukraine to buy 24 additional Bayraktar drones from Turkey

    Ukraine will buy from Turkey four additional Bayraktar TB2 drone systems. Each systems includes six drones. There will be 24 drones in total, announced the commander-in-chief of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Valery Zaluzhny, in an interview with the news outlet Report.

    "One system was purchased this year at the request of the Defense Ministry. In addition, four more such systems are planned to be purchaseed  to meet the needs of the Armed Forces in 2021-2022 . In the future, we plan to replenish …

  • Ukraine planning to build helicopter repair center in Turkey

    The Ukrainian company Ukrspetsexport, which is a subsidiary of the Ukrainian national defense holding Ukroboronprom, signed a contract with the Turkish company THK Teknik A.Ş for building a center for the repair of Mi-17 helicopters, reports Ukroboronprom’s press service.

    Director General of Ukrspetsexport Vadim Nozdrya stressed that “recently military-technical cooperation between Ukraine and Turkey has reached a qualitatively new level, being one of the main elements of the partnership …

  • Turkey and Azerbaijan to create joint army

    Turkey and Azerbaijan continue to expand military cooperation after the victory over Armenia in a short but bloody war for Nagorno-Karabakh, the victims of which were 6 thousand people in 6 weeks.

    Baku and Ankara are negotiating the creation of a joint Turkic army, Turkish Parliament Speaker Mustafa Sentop said during a press conference in Ganja, Azerbaijan.

    "Our idea is one nation, two states. And it always will be. In this regard, many negotiations and agreements took place, " RIA Novosti …

  • Russia wants to discuss with Turkey why ‘Ukraine is being dragged into NATO’

    Russia intends to discuss soon with Turkey why "Ukraine is being dragged into NATO”, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, TASS reports.

    "We have made our position regarding the attempts to drag Ukraine into NATO unequivocally very clear. I have no doubt that serious, responsible countries are well aware of what is at stake," he said.

    Lavrov noted that this topic will be raised during the next contact with Turkish colleagues, which is planned in the near future.

    The day before, …

  • Ankara: sales of Turkish combat drones to Ukraine is not Russia’s business

    Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has responded to Russia's claims about the sale of heavy combat drones Bayraktar TB-2 to Ukraine, reported Turkish news agency NTV.

    The Turkish minister stressed that the sale of drones to Ukraine should not bother anyone, because it is just trade.

    Çavuşoğlu words came in response to the recent statements of Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, who stated that Turkey allegedly "fuels the militaristic sentiments" of Ukraine, as well as "encourages …