TURKEY


Turkish UAV base approved
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Turkish-Cypriot leader Ersin Tatar announced on Thursday he is transferring control of the Gecitkale air base in Turkish-occupied northern Cyprus to the Turkish Army to serve as a deployment hub for unmanned aircraft.



Supreme Court rules for extradition of Erdogan’s foe to Turkey
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The Supreme Court of Greece announced its decision on Wednesday to extradite 54-year-old Ali Yesildag to Turkey. The Turkish national had close family and professional ties with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan before accusing Erdogan of corruption involving hundreds of millions of dollars.

Are Turkey and Egypt turning a ‘new leaf’ in their relations?
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Expert Constantinos Filis, the Director of the Institute of Global Affairs and an associate professor of international relations at the American College of Greece, joins Thanos Davelis to discuss Erdogan’s latest visit to Egypt, whether Cairo is really ready to mend fences, and what these developments mean for the broader region.



Foreign Ministry sends note verbale over recent Turkish Navtex
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The Foreign Ministry has sent a note verbale to the Turkish government regarding two recent navigational telexes (Navtex) that Ankara issued reserving a large area in the Aegean for aeronautical exercises and linking Greece’s sovereignty over a number of islands to their demilitarization.

F-16s to Ankara, F-35s to Athens come with caveat
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Using US military articles provided to NATO allies for “non-legitimate military purposes” could trigger the suspension or cancellation of all or part of the delivery of the equipment, according to the final draft of a letter of assurance written by the US Department of State, at the demand of the US Congress in the context of negotiations during the NATO Summit at Vilnius, Lithuania, in July 2023.


Focus on Greece: From the strategic dialogue with the US to the letter of assurances
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Greece’s Kathimerini newspaper just reported on the contents of the final draft of a letter from the State Department to Congress that implies that the F-16 and F-35 sales to Turkey and Greece come with conditions, refuting Ankara’s narrative that no such letter existed. This letter comes on the heels of a two week period […]

The US terms set to Ankara for F-16s
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The letter of assurances sent by the US State Department to Congress foresees the suspension or cancellation of all or part of the delivery of defense items provided to a NATO ally if those defense articles are used for non-legitimate military purposes.