Sweden still looks to NATO

Sweden still looks to NATO

Moderate Party leader Ulf Kristersson (left) and Swedish Democratic Party leader Jimmie Akesson – Photo: AFP On September 19, the Swedish Parliament formally asked moderate leader Ulf Kristersson to form a new government, marking a turning point in Swedish politics. …

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Two Turkish banks suspend use of Russia’s Mir payment system

Two Turkish banks suspend use of Russia's Mir payment system

Isbank headquarters and Isbank Towers building in Istanbul, Turkey – Photo: REUTERS According to Reuters news agency, both banks announced their latest decisions in turn after Washington expanded sanctions, targeting the executive director of the National Card Payment System of …

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Turkey wants to join the Shanghai Cooperation Organization

Turkey wants to join the Shanghai Cooperation Organization

Erdogan wants Turkey to join the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, an Eurasian security bloc that includes Russia and China. “Our relations with the countries here will move to a very different position with the next step,” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan …

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Turkey criticizes the West for provoking Russia

Turkey criticizes the West for provoking Russia

Turkish President Erdogan criticized the West for looking down on Russia and pursuing policies that provoke Moscow, saying that Russia cannot be ignored. At a joint press conference with his Serbian counterpart Aleksandar Vucic in Belgrade, Turkish President Recep Tayyip …

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US speaks out about Turkey-Greece tensions

US speaks out about Turkey-Greece tensions

The US considers Turkey’s warnings to Greece “unhelpful”, calling on the two NATO allies to resolve it diplomatically. “While Russia is advancing in a sovereign European country, statements that could increase tensions among NATO allies are very unhelpful,” a US …

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Turkish President: Europe reaps what it sows

Turkish President: Europe reaps what it sows

President Erdogan blamed the energy crisis on Europe’s sanctions against Russia over its military operation in Ukraine. “Europe’s attitude towards Putin, their sanctions, makes him say ‘if you do this, I will do that,’” Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan replied. press …

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