Posts tagged as Erdoğan

Latvia calls on EU to oppose Erdogan’s move to make Hagia Sophia a mosque

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

On 13 July 2020, during the European Union (EU) Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels, EU Foreign Ministers shared views on the impact of COVID-19 and the state of affairs in Turkey focusing on EU-Turkish relations and Turkey’s role in the region, according to a statement from the Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. “In a discussion on relations with Turkey, Edgars Rinkēvičs drew the Council’s attention to the need for the…

Turkey’s Erdogan in Berlin to turn page with Merkel

Friday, September 28, 2018

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is on a state visit to Germany on Friday, September 28, to seek improvement to the bilateral relations badly needed for both NATO allies. French news agency AFP reports that in an editorial article in the German Frankfurter Allgemeine daily, Erdogan expressed his wish to «turn the page» on a long period of tensions, sparked by Berlin’s criticism of his crackdown on opponents after a 2016 coup…

Turkey’s Erdogan says will discuss Idlib, Deraa with Russia’s Putin

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday he will discuss with Russian President Vladimir Putin ways to protect Syrians from potential attack in the northern province of Idlib, the largest remaining Syrian rebel-held enclave. Syrian’s government and allied forces backed by Russia and Iran have swiftly recaptured other rebel strongholds in the southwest and vowed to push on and recover all of the country. Speaking to reporters in Ankara before…

Turkey will use S-400s if necessary, President Erdoğan says

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Turkey will use the S-400 surface-to-air missile batteries it plans to acquire from Russia “if necessary,” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on June 11. “We will not just buy the S-400s and place them in a storehouse. We will use them if need be. This is a defense system. What are we going to do with it if not use this defense system? Are we going to depend on…