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Erdogan plays up diplomatic gains with eye on elections
ANALYSIS

A series of diplomatic wins, capped by the deal to resume Ukraine’s grain exports, provides some respite for President Tayyip Erdogan from Turkey’s economic strife and offers a blueprint of his campaign strategy for elections due next year.


Meeting Putin once again, Turkey’s Erdogan walks his own path
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As Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan meet in Sochi this Friday, up to 20,000 Russian and Turkish workers and specialists at Akkuyu on Turkey’s Mediterranean coast are pushing forward with what those behind the project say is the world’s largest atomic power construction site.


A national research strategy
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Research is the most important, if not the only source of innovation. Greece, a small country, has no other choice but to invest heavily in research if it wants to be competitive in the 21st century.


What is behind Turkey’s Syria incursion threats?
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In northern Syria, residents are bracing for a new fight. With the world’s attention focused on the war in Ukraine, Turkey’s leader says he’s planning a major military operation to push back Syrian Kurdish fighters and create a long sought-after buffer zone in the border area.




Will Turkey upend NATO expansion? US officials seek clarity
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With Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan taking an increasingly tough line against the NATO membership bids of Finland and Sweden despite far less strident statements from some of his top aides, US officials are trying to determine how serious the often mercurial leader is and what it might take to get him to back down.


Why is Turkey wary of Nordic states’ NATO bid?
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has thrown a spanner in the works of Sweden and Finland’s historic decisions to seek NATO membership, declaring that he cannot allow them to join due to their alleged support of Kurdish militants and other groups that Ankara says threaten its national security.

How can Europe get gas if Russia’s supply is disrupted?
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Pressure on Europe to secure alternative gas supplies increased on Thursday as Moscow imposed sanctions on European subsidiaries of state-owned Gazprom a day after Ukraine stopped a major gas transit route, pushing prices higher.

Traders see a method to Turkish lira’s recent slide
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A six-day slide in Turkey’s lira has left traders predicting that authorities are now targeting a new level, as weak as 15.5 to the dollar, in a months-long effort to stabilize the exchange rate using its depleted reserves together with other measures.


US, Western Europe fret over uncertain Ukraine war endgame
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An interminable and unwinnable war in Europe? That’s what NATO leaders fear and are bracing for as Russia’s war in Ukraine grinds into its third month with little sign of a decisive military victory for either side and no resolution in sight.

A plan and a new social contract
ANALYSIS

There is nothing transitory about the challenges we’re facing – if anything, they’re mounting – and the fixated advocates of market self-regulation led their governments to take delayed and unproductive decisions in response. Greece is no exception.