At the behest of Greece, the European Anti-Fraud Office did not release its report on Greece's illegal pushback until it leaked last month. Finally out, it exposes Athens' heavy-handed tactics against migrants.
Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar in meetings with his NATO counterparts stresses that Türkiye, as a member of NATO for over 70 years and with the second largest army, contributed greatly to the Euro-Atlantic security.
The Turkish president blasted Greece’s recent actions, saying Athens is not at the same level economically, militarily and politically as Ankara.
According to a new report by the US State Department, Washington does not support Greek allegations that Turkish aircraft violate the country’s airspace.
Cairo and Ankara need to agree on a new messaging strategy that appeals to both countries’ domestic audiences to be able to take effective steps towards normalisation.
The emergence of new worthy competitive actors has opened space for North African countries to relinquish Paris and leverage new partners.
Countries are increasingly wielding military exercises as a foreign policy tool, but they fall short of aspirations and threaten regional stability.
Increased dialogue and cooperation with Turkey would better serve neighbourly relations and regional stability.
Turkey is a country that "I believe we have a strong interest in keeping anchored to NATO," says US Secretary of State Antony Blinken ahead of the NATO foreign ministers meeting in Brussels.
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Ankara is in a decision-making position in the eastern Mediterranean and its determined position remains the same.
In a diplomatic note sent to the two countries' embassies and the EU delegation, Ankara says they must seek its permission before conducting any work in Turkey's continental shelf.
At a joint military drill with Azerbaijani troops, Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said Turkey is also ready to help boost the Iraqi military's effectiveness through sharing its knowledge and experience as a NATO member.
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