Tag: Russia

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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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International football agent calls out FIFA and UEFA for “double standards” over Russia sports ban

A Turkish Cypriot football agent has hit out at FIFA’s “double standards” after it announced a football ban on Russia in response to the country invading Ukraine, which also contravenes its motto to ‘keep politics out of sport’. Monday’s decision by the world football body to bar the Russian national team from international competitions indefinitely […]

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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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The “monumental legacy” of Ahmet Ağaoğlu – a life linking Turkey and Azerbaijan

The historic birthplace of a leading Turkish-Azeri intellectual recently returned to Azerbaijani hands following a truce with Armenia. The town of Shusha, the home of the educator, publicist, Pan-Turkist thinker and politician Ahmet Ağaoğlu, who played an important role in the foundation of both Azerbaijan and Turkey, was among a number of areas brought back […]

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How Azerbaijan will be able to dictate the terms of peace to Armenia

In war, the party with the most human potential and military equipment will succeed. Azerbaijan surpasses Armenia in all aspects. The population of Azerbaijan is five times larger than the population of Armenia, and its military budget exceeds the total budget of Armenia. The Azerbaijani army launched a military operation in Nagorno-Karabakh on September 27. […]

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Turkey condemns “systematic oppression” of Crimean Tatar Turks as Russia carries out fresh raids

The Turkish Foreign Ministry has condemned the latest abuse of Tatar Turks in Russian-occupied Crimea. On Monday morning, 31 August, the Crimean authorities raided the homes of Tatars, detaining an unspecified number of people. The action prompted the Turkish Foreign Ministry to issue a strongly-worded statement on the same day: “We are following with concern the […]

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US senators’ bid to lift arms embargo on Greek Cypriots, threaten Turkey, passes Congress hurdle – but with new Russian strings attached

A bill calling on the American government to lift a decades-old arms embargo on the Greek Cypriot-controlled Republic of Cyprus has passed a legislative hurdle – but only after an amendment was added making such a move conditional on denying the Russian navy access to the island’s ports. The Senate’s Committee on Foreign Relations voted […]

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Turkey backs American, British and French air strikes on Syria

  The Turkish Government has thrown its weight behind air strikes launched against the Syrian regime in the early hours of Saturday morning. The USA, Britain and France commenced their aerial bombardment of key targets associated with chemical weapons following the regime’s alleged gas attack on citizens in Douma, which killed 70 people. British jets […]