Tag: Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu

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Turkiye sets up meeting between Russian and Ukrainian foreign ministers at Antalya Diplomacy Forum

Turkiye is set to host high-level talks between Russia and Ukraine, the Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has announced. Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba will sit down with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov at the Antalya Diplomacy Forum on Thursday, in a meeting to be brokered by the Turkish Foreign Minister. “We will hold this […]

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Russian ambassador tells Greek Cypriots: ‘Russian tourists will not come to Cyprus,  they’ll go to Turkiye’

The Greek Cypriot tourism sector will see one of its biggest markets evaporate this summer following its government’s decision to impose economic sanctions on Russia for invading Ukraine, with Turkiye set to benefit instead. Stanislav Osadchiy, Russia’s Ambassador to Cyprus, told a local media outlet that Greek Cypriots had ‘shot themselves in the foot’ by […]

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Turkiye can close straits to Russian warships once it legally declares the conflict in Ukraine a “war”

Turkiye could close the Bosphorus and Dardanelles straits to warships if the Turkish President and Parliament declares the conflict between Russia and Ukraine a “war”, the Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has said. Ukraine has officially requested Turkiye to stop Russian warships from accessing the straits, which the Turkish government has the right to do […]

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Turkish Airlines crew help deliver Afghan baby Havva on evacuation flight

There was drama of a positive kind on a flight taking evacuees from Afghanistan to Birmingham. One of the refugees, 26-year-old Soman Noori, went into labour on a Turkish Airlines flight from Dubai to Birmingham. The Afghan refugee, who had left Kabul with her husband and two young children the previous day, gave birth to […]

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UK Foreign Minister Dominic Raab offers “solidarity” to Turkey over Syria and its fight against terror

Dominic Raab, the UK Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, held talks with his Turkish counterpart Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu in Ankara on Tuesday. The meeting covered a range of issues, including growing trade between the two countries, and current regional and international developments, with Syria topping the agenda. Following the meeting, the two ministers […]

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EU condemned over action against Turkey following East Med drilling activities

Turkey and the Turkish Cypriots were united in condemnation of the European Union after the bloc announced a series of measures designed to punish Turkey over its drilling activities in the Eastern Mediterranean. TRNC (Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus) President Mustafa Akıncı, Prime Minister Ersin Tatar, Deputy PM and Minister of Foreign Affairs Kudret Özersay […]