Contents tagged with turkey

  • Erdoğan: Turkey will always support the territorial integrity of Ukraine, including the Crimea

    As stated by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Thursday, Turkey fully supports the territorial integrity of Ukraine, including the Crimea. This was stated by Erdoğan during a joint press conference with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko during the latter’s visit to Ankara, as reported by Glavnoe.

    “I said, Mr. President, Turkey will always support the territorial integrity of Ukraine, including the Crimea, and the political unity of Ukraine, and I will repeat it once again, Turkey has not …

  • Turkey to decrease resort prices for Ukrainian citizens

    Following the results of a meeting with the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, in Ankara, the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, stated that Ukraine and Turkey have agreed on reducing the cost of Turkish resorts for Ukrainians, the 112-Ukraine TV Channel reported.

    “We have also agreed on the expansion of cooperation within the tourism industry, including the reduction of prices at Turkish resorts for Ukrainian citizens,” Poroshenko noted. Poroshenko also invited Turkey to …

  • Ukraine and Turkey hope to sign free trade deal before the end of the year

    Following a meeting with his Ukrainian counterpart, Petro Poroshenko, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan stated that Ukraine and Turkey should complete the negotiation process on the creation of the Free Trade Zone between the two States and finalize the agreement, Interfax-Ukraine reported.

    “We attach great importance and a high priority to ensuring that the Agreement on the Free Trade Zone can be signed this year,” Erdoğan noted, speaking at the joint press conference in Ankara.

    The …

  • Poroshenko and Erdoğan: We cannot accept the transformation of the Crimea into a Russian military base

    The presidents of Ukraine and Turkey affirmed their opposition to what they called the transformation of the Crimean Peninsula into a Russia military base, Interfax reported.

    “We discussed in detail the situation in the occupied Crimea, and consider it unacceptable that, as a result of the temporary occupation of the Crimea, it has in fact turned into a military base,” Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko stated at a press conference in Ankara with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdoğan …

  • Petro Poroshenko to visit Turkey

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is scheduled to pay an official visit to the Republic of Turkey on March 9th and 10th. According to the administration’s press service, “negotiations with the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu and the Speaker of the Grand National Assembly, Ismail Kahraman have been scheduled.”

    The two-day visit will include the fifth meeting of the high level strategy council between Ukraine and Turkey. Formal meetings with Turkish …

  • Ukrainian and Turkish navies hold joint exercise in the Sea of Marmara

    A joint military exercises of the Naval Forces of Ukraine and Turkey have been completed in the Sea of Marmara as reported by the Naval Forces of Ukraine on their Facebook page.

    "A detachment of ships of the Naval Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine consisting of the frigate Hetman Sahaidachny and the degaussing ship Balta have completed joint exercises with a frigate of the Navy of the Republic of Turkey in the Sea of Marmara on the 7th of March," the message stated.

    It is noted that …

  • Turkey to give uniforms and equipment to Ukrainian Army

    The Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers approved a draft agreement with the Turkish Government on gratuitous transfer of clothes and military uniforms to the Armed Forces of Ukraine worth an overall amount of about $810,000. Order Number 140 to that effect was published on the government’s website on March 2nd.

    The military property includes bullet belts, military uniforms, camping equipment, assault bulletproof vests, blankets, sleeping bags and other gear. The transfer is scheduled for early …

  • Resolution on Armenian Genocide sparks lively debate in German Bundestag

    Yesterday in the Bundestag (Parliament) of Germany a resolution on the Armenian Genocide as proposed by the Green Party, was discussed.

    The representatives of the ruling coalition of the Christian Democratic Union/Christian Social Union (CDU/CSU) chose not to jeopardize the negotiation process on the issue of refugees with Turkey.  The Green Party has proposed to vote on the resolution after the next month’s summit with the EU on the issue of refugees.

    The parties have agreed to revise the …

  • Russia to construct gas pipeline under the Black Sea

    Russian company Gazprom, Italian company Edison and Greek company DEPA have signed an agreement to transport gas from Russia to Europe via a route under the Black Sea, as stated in a press release by Gazprom.

    The Russian company emphasized that the parties were interested in natural gas supply routes from Russia to Greece, as well as from Greece to Italy.  The results of work carried out by Edison and DEPA under the ITGI Poseidon project will be used “to the fullest extent” for these purposes. …

  • Russia terminates all arms agreements with Turkey

    Russia terminated its military-technical cooperation with Turkey, as was reported to Interfax by Vladimir Kozhin, MTC (Military-Technical Cooperation) Assistant to the President of the Russian Federation.

    “We had contracts to supply small arms and artillery systems. Of course now, all supplies and contracts, including service contracts are halted,” he said. Kozhin added that all contracts and negotiations have been suspended “until the situation changes to the way the President of Russia wants. …