Spring Aggravation: Washington And Ankara Set Ultimatum to Each Other
Washington and Ankara have begun talking to each other with ultimatum terms.
Washington and Ankara have begun talking to each other with ultimatum terms.
International mass-media described the Turkish local elections as the start of Erdogan's major political downturn and suffering.
“Insight from Yerevan: Realpolitik” hosts Varuzhan Geghamyan, Turkologist, YSU Oriental Studies faculty lecturer, to sum up March 31 Turkey local election results.
The local elections proceeded in a tensed atmosphere, with incidents, firing bullets at the polling stations. Total 310 incidents were recorded leaving 4 casualties and 73 units.
Erdogan, who has dominated Turkish politics since coming to power 16 years ago and ruled his country with an ever tighter grip, campaigned relentlessly for two months ahead of Sunday’s vote, which he described as a “matter of survival” for Turkey.
The Turkish local elections of 2019 will be held on Sunday 31 March 2019 throughout the 81 provinces of Turkey. General and presidential elections were held throughout Turkey on 24 June 2018. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was reelected as president for the second round with 52,6 % of votes.
Palladino noted that the US position regarding Turkey potentially obtaining S-400 systems has not changed and Washington would like to work collaboratively on the issue of air defence systems with Turkey.
The shutdown of the Izmir consulate comes days after Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told a United Nations forum in Geneva that reports of human rights violations in Xinjiang were a cause for serious concern.
Macron’s move to declare April 24 a day of Armenian Genocide remembrance has angered the leader of a nationalist party, who called for strong government efforts towards banning Armenian citizens’ residence in the country.
Many Turks took to Twitter to respond to the divided map of Turkey, highlighted as one of the country’s which has not stood against Maduro.
Trump’s tweets marked the first public threat toward Turkey, a NATO ally, over the Kurds and seemed to offer a blanket of protection for the group, a band of American-backed militias that the Turkish government sees as terrorists.
U.S. and NATO officials have repeatedly warned Ankara that the Russian system cannot be integrated into the NATO air and missile defense system, and its purchase would jeopardize Ankara’s purchase of Lockheed Martin F-35 fighter jets.
Reports citing local officials said the high-speed train had collided with another train, then into an overpass.
Garo Paylan spoke about the Armenian cultural heritage in Turkey during the discussions of the budget of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, emphasizing that the cultural appropriation is presented differently.
The US Department of Defense spokesman Eric Pahon told Sputnik on Monday that the Pentagon was still working with US Congress to find alternatives to Russia's S-400 air defense systems for Turkey.
Pentagon is working with Congress to help find alternatives to Russia's S-400 air defense systems for Turkey.
On 22 November High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission Federica Mogherini and Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn will be in Turkey for the High Level Political Dialogue between the European Union and Turkey
Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, head of National Intelligence Service (MIT) Hakan Fidan and Presidential Spokesman İbrahim Kalın as well as U.S. Special Representative for Syria James Jeffrey also attended the meeting.
Brunson thanked Trump in the Oval Office, saying "you really fought for us, unusually so, from the time you took office." He also thanked members of Congress on both sides of the aisle who had worked for his release.
"Countries that applied at the same time, or after Turkey, have become members of the EU before us. If you are not going to let Turkey in, just let us know so that we don't tire ourselves anymore. Apparently they are not tired of tiring us."
The European Parliament has voted to cut financial support to Turkey by 70 million Euros (80.8 million dollars) due to concerns over human rights and rule of law in the country.
Erdogan has limited options. Most involve a loss of face or a loss of sovereignty for which he alone would be blamed, having successfully marginalized not just a divided opposition but his own Justice and Development Party (AKP).
Mr Macron asked French ambassadors in Paris: “Do we think today that in a clear and honest manner we can continue accession negotiations with Turkey to join the European Union?”
According to the traders, the buyers in Anatolia also cancelled their contracts for the purchase of iPhone models.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has described attempts to exert economic pressure on his country, including by means of destabilizing its financial system, as futile.
Brunson, who led a Protestant church in the Aegean city of İzmir, is at the center of one of the most serious crises in relations between the NATO allies in years.
In the first case, Ankara categorically refused to release a US cleric detained for involvement with coup organizers and Kurdish militants in Turkey in 2016.
Those sanctions were imposed earlier Wednesday in response to Ankara's refusal to release Andrew Brunson, an American pastor who had been imprisoned and then detained in his home by the Turkish government on charges of terrorism and espionage.
“We will not take a step back when faced with sanctions,” Erdogan is quoted as saying. “They should not forget that they will lose a sincere partner.”
A state of emergency was first introduced in Turkey on July 21, 2016 for three months, shortly after the prevention of a coup attempt in the country.
Erdoğan appointed Chief of General Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar as the new defense minister and his son-in-law Berat Albayrak as the Treasury and Finance Minister in a 16-seat surprise cabinet with not much known bureaucratic figures, hours after he was sworn into office on July 9
The Council notes that Turkey has been moving further away from the European Union.
Election authority confirms Erdogan’s victory with 97.7% of the vote counted, as opposition leaders vow to continue struggle
Over 56 million Turkish voters are headed to the polls this Sunday to choose a president and a new parliament. The vote takes place after changes to Turkey's constitution were approved last year, reshaping the country's presidential system.
At that time, a number of experts were inclined to believe that the situation was so intense that it could come out of control at a certain point, leading to a collision between NATO two members - Turks and Americans.
"Turkey contributes to the maintenance of peace and security in Central Asia and the Caucasus. Armenia is the only state that falls out of the picture. We are waiting for the day when Armenia will start reasoning wisely," Erdogan said.
The candidates in alphabetical order are: Dogu Perincek, Meral Aksener, Muharrem Ince, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Selahattin Demirtas and Temel Karamollaoglu.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday promised to reduce poverty in the country.
They include 12 active-duty majors and 20 lieutenants serving in the Gendarmerie General Command, 18 of whom have been arrested so far.
The judge ordered the release of Cumhuriyet chairman Akın Atalay who had been in jail for over 500 days despite his conviction.
This was stated by the head of European diplomacy Federica Mogherini, novinite.com reports.
Early elections are appointed almost a year and a half earlier than expected: regular elections in Turkey were to be held in November 2019.
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) spokesman Bülent Tezcan urged the government not to extend the state of emergency over worries that it would cast shadow over the elections.
MPs are entitled to appeal the committee’s ruling, and also appeal to the Constitutional Court.
Turkey-NATO relations, the Turkish military’s “Operation Olive Branch” in Syria’s Afrin, counter-terrorism, reparations ahead of the 2018 Brussels Summit and regional issues are expected to be on the agenda of the meeting.
Thematic coverage of Russia-Turkey bilateral negotiations can be divided into two broader groups: military-political and economic one.
Ankara and Moscow on Tuesday signed a number of agreements, including in the areas of communications, sports and social policy.
"Hey Netanyahu! You are an occupier. And it is as an occupier that are you are on those lands. At the same time, you are a terrorist," Erdogan said in a televised speech in Adana, southern Turkey.
Despite the statement of the Prime Minister of Iraq, Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has already stated that if necessary, his country's armed forces can enter Sinjar without warning.
The day when Turkey changes, stops aggression against Cyprus, opens the border with Armenia, normalizes the relations with all neighbors, releases journalists arrested on unfair grounds, I perhaps will imagine a relation with Turkey, but Turkey will never be so.
On March 31 Zakir Hasanov will participate in the trilateral meeting of the defense ministers of Azerbaijan, Turkey and Georgia in the Turkish city of Giresun.
The talks on membership between the European Union and Turkey should be ended taking into account the system systematic violations of human rights and essential democratic values.
Thousands of activists took it to the streets on World Afrin Day, to show solidarity with the people of Afrin in several cities throughout the world.
Thus there will be no separate translation into Turkish of Committee meetings and plenary sessions. If needed, the Turkish Parliament will assume the costs of the translation.
"Turkey attaches great importance to relations with Russia. Our Foreign Minister will pay a visit to Moscow from March12 to 14, during which he will discuss preparations for the summit meeting of the Cooperation Council, as well as take part in a tourism exhibition (Moscow International Exhibition)," - he said.
Embassy Ankara informs U.S. citizens that the U.S. Embassy in Ankara will be closed to the public on March 5, 2018, due to a security threat. The Embassy will announce its reopening, once it resumes services.
Police closed the Embassy street after the incident and an investigation is underway to identify the assailants.
The signing of the UN international convention on the sea law in 1982 opened for Greece the opportunity to claim the inclusion in its territorial waters of a 12-mile zone around its territory, which Turkey sees as a threat to its security.
The YPG has called on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government to send troops to the Afrin region in the northwest, and pro-Damascus militias arrived there late on Tuesday.
The suspects are believed to have contacted imams of the network via payphones and landlines, the news agency said.
Brothers Ahmed and Mehmed Altan have repeatedly written in their publications about the need to recognize the Armenian Genocide.
However, Etchmiadzin's position is also very important: The Patriarchate of Constantinople is one of the Hierarchical Churches of the Armenian Apostolic Church
Tillerson's visit to the region will not include any stops in Israel or the West Bank.
A reporter from Turkish broadcaster Kanal D interviewed the robot, asking why it interrupted the minister’s speech.
the Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and Russia’s President Vladimir Putin also agreed in a telephone call to speed up the establishment of military observation posts in Syria’s Idlib region.
This is not the first case in recent times when the international community fails to see Turkey's invasion of foreign territory.
The official visits come amid heightened tension between the United States and Turkey, with the latter staging an ongoing military operation into the Syrian district of Afrin against the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG).
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said the operation will be expanded to other areas, including Manbij, where American forces are stationed with Kurdish militia.
If Turkey fails to win in Afrin, Kurds can inspire not only in Turkey but also in Iraq and Iran.
In a statement, Rospotrebnadzor said the presence of the mosquitoes has been found in seaside locations, where 4 people caught the virus last year after visiting Cuba.
He urged Turkey to exercise caution and to avoid any actions that might risk conflict between Turkish and American forces.
Some German politicians have requested that any moves to approve a tank upgrade deal be halted.
Turkey's attack on Afrin is related to Ankara's policy which is based on the support of terrorist groups.
As to her tweet about the Armenian Genocide, she stressed that she wrote the word Genocide, and the event was called the march for the Armenian Genocide victims.
The visit follows phone calls between the two leaders who share concerns over the crisis and agree the status quo should remain.
Turkey will categorically object to the stabilization of the situation on the border by Kurdish forces.
The NATO expressed confidence that the best way for solving the issue is an open dialogue between the allies.
Nauert stressed that the Turkish government is targeting people whose views differ from theirs.
Turkey had applied for the EU membership in 1987 and accession talks began in 2005.
MPs will focus their attention on those states where, in their opinion, "there are the most vivid manifestations of Islamophobia: Austria, Germany, France and Belgium." They plan to get permission from these countries to investigate on the spot. The commission began work on 9 January.
This recommendation of the foreign office followed the US State Department travel alert calling on the Americans not to visit Turkey the day before.
However, the situation in Turkey must improve before it can enjoy closer ties, he said
Kurz: In this country, we see serious violation of human rights, fundamental rights and freedoms.
Another soldier was wounded in the attack which took place as the troops were carrying out security operations.
''I hope and expect the United States won’t get the result it expects from there (the United nations) and the world will give a very good lesson to the United States,'' Erdogan said in a speech in Ankara.
Paylan informed that the assassination attempts are being organized by a structure operating in Turkey.
’’We have put a condition for the normalization of relations with Armenia that this country will leave the Azerbaijani territories and after that the relations can be normalized,” Cavusoglu said.
The Greek police seized notes during the arrest that revealed the suspects had planned to use rocket launchers, hand grenades, and Molotov cocktails in the assassination.
Government spokesman Steffen Seibert said it was too early to say what impact Tolu’s release would have on strained relations between the two NATO allies.
He is suspected of having links to the movement of Fethullah Gulen, whom the Ankara authorities accuse of the organization of a coup attempt on July.
However, up to now, those documents have not been ratified, since Turkey came up with groundless preconditions that run counter to the letter and spirit of the Protocols.
Erdogan went on to accuse Israel of being a "state of terror".
“We must encourage other countries to recognize the Palestinian state on the basis of its 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital,” Cavusoglu said.
The visit follows the arrest of nine Turkish citizens in Athens who are charged with a coup d'etat on the Revolutionary National Liberation Party which was responsible for the bombings carried out by suicide bombers. According to some rumors, the terrorists plotted something on the occasion of Erdogan's visit.
According to reports, Vayiç is a human rights activist and a member of the Socialist Party of the Oppressed (ESP). Aksu is the local co-chair of the opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) and one of the editors of the Gor-Hemshin cultural magazine.
"We heard from Coşkun İğci, who worked at the Soil Products Office, that [Yasin] Hayal was planning the killing of Hrant Dink,” Yıldız, who is being tried under arrest in the case, said at the 14th Istanbul Heavy Penal Court.
Such a move would “entirely abolish the peace process” and “pave the way for new uneasiness,” he said, adding that unforeseen and open ended incidents could come up.
Since Turkey refused to ratify those protocols, it is Turkey itself that has blocked and continues to block the channels for normalization of the Armenian-Turkish relations.
Erdogan at the weekend promised that he would "not stay one minute more as president" if Kilicdaroglu could prove his claims.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu received Co-Chairs of Minsk Group on Wednesday.
"Our president will be the first Turkish president visiting Greece in 65 years. I think this visit will yield significant results," he added.
However, she added that Turkey is a NATO member and it is a valued ally of the United States.
The election will be conducted by secret ballot and will be finalized in a maximum of four rounds of voting.
Terrorists persist in employing a variety of tactics, including firearms, explosives, using vehicles as ramming devices, and sharp-edged weapons that are difficult to detect prior to an attack.
Turkey was selected as a board member of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
The cameras are installed by the local government of the Kars region of Turkey for the constant monitoring of the border line.
It is noted that the epicenter of tremors was 71 km south-west of the city of Fethiye.
The statement followed the visa crisis between the two countries, the reason for which was the detention of employees of the American consulate general in Istanbul.
Tuna served as mayor of Ankara's Sincan district in 2009-2014.
Erkam and Bulent Yildirim, sons of Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim, are also involved in the offshore scandal.
The website stressed that after the Armenian Genocide in 1915, several historical buildings belonging to Armenians in Gaziantep were turned into mosques or cafés.
"It has been confirmed that the prime minister's visit to the United States will take place from November 7 to 11," Turkish government sources said on Thursday.
I'm carrying out Erdoğan’s order and leaving office.
In addition, the official noted that the deployment of S-400 systems to Turkey without integrating them into NATO missile defence systems will also create "challenges for allied assets potentially deployed onto the territory of that country."
"Due to the recent visa crisis between the two countries, the visit was canceled by our Ministry," it said in a statement, adding that there were no visa applications to be rejected.
In parallel to that at various international platforms we should voice about the necessity to have internationally accepted mechanism to calculate the physical and well as psychological damages caused by genocides.
BBP leader Hakan Çelik said Turkey should carry out military intervention in Syria and Iraq.
Speaking at a summit in Brussels, Merkel criticized the "absolutely unsatisfying human rights situation" in Turkey, but said she wanted to "avoid a showdown" and does not wish "to break bridges" with the NATO country.
The delegation will be headed by the State Department's Deputy Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs Jonathan Cohen, according to sources.
Bass, who was sworn in as ambassador to Turkey in September 2014, was recently confirmed by the US Senate for his next post as ambassador to Afghanistan.
This comes after a US consulate worker in Istanbul was held last week on suspicion of links to a cleric blamed for last year's failed coup in Turkey.
Flights to northern Iraq have already been suspended, the air space and borders will also close soon.
The high security surveillance towers, dubbed "kulekol," are to be placed at certain intervals between the border walls, and a military team of 10 will reside there.
The corresponding bill is already submitted for consideration to the Parliament.
"We share the same ideas on the territorial integrity of Iraq and reject the [KRG] referendum," he added.
The top Turkish commander, for his part, said Iran and Turkey agreed to continue the fight against terrorism and increase security in border areas and added that the two countries would boost military cooperation.
The State Department warned of possible attacks in Turkey at major events, tourist sites, restaurants, nightclubs, commercial centres, places of worship, as well as transportation hubs.
The new mayor is known to have been the lawyer of the organizers of the Alevi intellectuals’ massacre in Sivas Madımak Hotel in 1993.
"We have received several requests for his extradition from the Turkish government," said Nauert, regarding Turkey’s request for Gülen’s extradition.
"In this case, it will not be possible for Turkish Airlines, Atlas Global, or Pegasus [airlines] to carry out mutual flights from our country to Erbil or Sulaymaniyah," the statement reads.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has warned that all military and economic measures are on the table against the Kurdistan Regional Government.
In a speech at the presidential palace in Ankara on Tuesday, Mr Erdogan reiterated that all options, including the military, are on the table to protect Turkey's security.
The statement did not spell out what steps Turkey would take but said it had rights emanating from international and bilateral agreements.
Some 38 migrants have already been rescued from the sea.
Videos showed the protesters being punched and slapped by several attendees as security personnel removed them from the room.
"I met with Armenian FM Edward Nalbandian, PM Karen Karapetyan, and will meet President Sargsyan. I know their readiness to open the door for a dialogue, yet the same readiness is expected from Turkey. I will speak to Turkish ministers upon my return. We should exert efforts to slightly open that door."
"The de-escalation zone agreement was a promising idea ... under which Russians are maintaining security outside Idlib and Turkey will maintain the security inside Idlib region," Erdoğan said.
"There is a need for consensus that would be reached based on the territorial integrity of Iraq and realization of the ideals to build a common future. Steps such as demands for independence that might cause new crises and clashes in the region should be avoided," Erdoğan said speaking at the U.N. General Assembly in New York.
"Only democratic Turkey can recognize the Armenian Genocide, likewise only democratic Turkey may open the border with Armenia," Paylan stated, adding the matter should not be passed to coming generations since four generations have struggled for achieving justice.
Education Minister Ismet Yilmaz said the new "value-based" curriculum would teach evolutionary mechanisms such as natural selection but evolution itself was too advanced for high school and would not be taught until college.
Turkey has repeatedly accused Germany of harboring the PKK and relations have soured in the past year.
Titled "Mutual Trust, Unity and Responsibility", the event is slated for September 18-20, while the concert dedicated to the 10th anniversary of a TV series, "Of Armenian Descent", will be held as part of the conference on September 19.
In the exercises, which start on September 18, up to 30 aircraft of the Air Force of Azerbaijan and Turkey participate, including MiG-29, F-16, Su-25, C-130 Herkules and CASA CN-235 aircraft, and also helicopters Mi-35, Mi-17 and Sikorsky S-70.
Perhaps, these negotiations help the parties try to maintain relations: due to the deterioration of relations with leading European countries, the suspension of negotiations between the EU and Turkey can lead to a cooling of relations between Turkey and Europe, which can have serious consequences for both sides.
We must ensure that Turkish National Police and accompanying security personnel respect the laws of the United States and refrain from any aggressive actions that are unrelated to the protection of the Turkish president.
You have entered into the election campaign in a competition for this title.
"If you cannot tolerate the current shape of Turkey’s relationship with the EU, then declare [an end to it] and do it bravely. That will help everyone see your real face," Erdogan said.
Turkey still seeks to join the European Union despite ongoing deterioration of relations between Ankara and Brussels.
Turkish Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekçi has responded to recent remarks by French President Emmanuel Macron in which he complained about having to speak with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan every 10 days.
“This is a complete scandal. It is a scandalous sign of how justice works in the United States,” he told reporters after prayers for the Muslim Eid al-Adha celebration.