Erdogan says Turkey constructive on Finland’s NATO bid, not Sweden’s

ANKARA, Feb 1 (Reuters) – Turkey seems to be positively on Finland’s utility for NATO membership, however doesn’t assist Sweden’s bid, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan mentioned on Wednesday. “Our place on Finland is constructive, however it isn’t constructive on Sweden,” Erdogan mentioned of their NATO functions in a speech to his AK Get together deputies … Read more

Turkey’s push into Iraq dangers deeper battle

SARARO, Iraq, Jan 31 (Reuters) – Looming over the abandoned village of Sararo in northern Iraq, three Turkish army outposts break the skyline, a part of an incursion that compelled the residents to flee final 12 months after days of shelling. The outposts are simply among the dozens of recent army bases Turkey has established … Read more

Turkey alerts residents to danger of assault in United States, Europe on heels of Western warnings

ANKARA, Jan 28 (Reuters) – Turkey warned its residents on Saturday towards “potential Islamophobic, xenophobic and racist assaults” in the US and Europe after its Western allies cautioned their residents in Turkey about potential terror assaults. In two separate journey advisories, the Turkish international ministry really useful its residents in the US and European international … Read more

Unique: High U.S. Treasury official to warn UAE, Turkey over sanctions evasion

WASHINGTON, Jan 28 (Reuters) – The U.S. Treasury Division’s prime sanctions official on a visit to Turkey and the Center East subsequent week will warn nations and companies that they might lose U.S. market entry in the event that they do enterprise with entities topic to U.S. curbs as Washington cracks down on Russian makes … Read more

Explainer: Why is Turkey blocking Swedish and Finnish NATO membership?

STOCKHOLM, Jan 24 (Reuters) – Swedish and Finnish hopes of shortly becoming a member of NATO have run into an impediment within the type of objections by Turkey, which holds veto powers over accession to the army alliance. The three nations reached an settlement on tips on how to proceed in Madrid final June, however … Read more

Finland says time-out wanted in talks with Turkey over NATO bid

HELSINKI, Jan 24 (Reuters) – Finland’s international minister mentioned on Tuesday a time-out of some weeks was wanted in Finland and Sweden’s talks with Turkey on their software to affix the NATO navy alliance. Turkey’s president mentioned on Monday that Sweden shouldn’t count on his nation’s assist after a protest close to the Turkish embassy … Read more

Erdogan to Sweden: Do not count on Turkish assist for NATO bid after Stockholm protest

ANKARA, Jan 23 (Reuters) – Sweden mustn’t count on Turkey’s assist for its NATO membership after a protest close to the Turkish embassy in Stockholm on the weekend together with the burning of a duplicate of the Koran, President Tayyip Erdogan mentioned on Monday. Protests in Stockholm on Saturday towards Turkey and towards Sweden’s bid … Read more

Turkey cancels go to by Swedish minister as deliberate protests stoke stress

ISTANBUL/STOCKHOLM, Jan 21 (Reuters) – Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar stated on Saturday {that a} deliberate go to subsequent week by his Swedish counterpart to Ankara has been cancelled after Swedish authorities granted permission for protests in Stockholm. The demonstrations deliberate in Stockholm for afterward Saturday had been geared toward Turkey and Sweden’s efforts to … Read more

Sweden, Finland should ship as much as 130 “terrorists” to Turkey for NATO bid, Erdogan says

ANKARA, Jan 16 (Reuters) – Sweden and Finland should deport or extradite as much as 130 “terrorists” to Turkey earlier than the Turkish parliament will approve their bids to affix NATO, President Tayyip Erdogan stated. The 2 Nordic states utilized final 12 months to affix NATO following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine however their bids should … Read more

Erdogan aide says time working out to ratify Sweden, Finland NATO bids

ANKARA, Jan 14 (Reuters) – Turkey is working out of time to ratify NATO membership bids by Sweden and Finland earlier than it holds elections anticipated in Could, a Turkish presidential spokesman mentioned on Saturday. President Tayyip Erdogan’s spokesman, Ibrahim Kalin, mentioned Turkish ratification of the nations’ bids trusted how shortly Stockholm fulfils counter-terrorism guarantees … Read more