For the record; Turkey [silently] pauses energy-exploration research in east Mediterranean…

In Uncategorized on August 3, 2020 at 09:50

Turkey pauses energy-exploration research in east Mediterranean

Turkey says it is ‘ready to discuss’ with Greece as it temporarily suspends oil and gas exploration surveys.

Germany no longer approving arms exports to Turkey except for naval equipment, says German FM

Turkey-Greece tensions escalate over Turkish Med drilling plans

Greece issues a naval alert after Turkey says it is sending a ship to carry out a drilling survey.
The area subject to a Navigational Telex (NAVTEX) that seismic vessel Oruç Reis will start research in the eastern Mediterranean as of July 21 falls under the continental shelf of Turkey and was notified to the United Nations, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hami Aksoy has said.

The Next Global Flash Point

In the Eastern Mediterranean, the West has retreated. That leaves Turkey and Russia to fill the vacuum.

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For the record; Netflix gave in to censorship by canceling a show to be produced in Turkey…

In Uncategorized on August 2, 2020 at 20:50

The ruling party’s media head has said he believes that “Netflix will be more sensitive towards the Turkish culture with deeper cooperation.
A Turkish censorship row breaks out after a writer says her show was axed over a gay character.
Netflix has opted to stop filming a series set in Turkey, a day before shooting was to begin, over a row that it featured a gay character. The Financial Times, quoting Turkish website Altyazi Fasikül, says that officials refused a filming permit for.
Human Rights Watch – Jul 27, 12:00 PM

(Istanbul) – The Turkish government’s efforts to introduce new powers to control social media will greatly increase online censorship, particularly in light of the country’s poor record on freedom of expression, Human Rights Watch said


The New York Times – Marc Santora – Jul 29, 2:11 AM

Turkish lawmakers on Wednesday morning passed legislation that would give the government sweeping new powers to regulate content on social media, raising concerns that one of the few remaining spaces for free public debate in the country could fall

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For the record; “Turkey no longer official ‘global participant’ of F-35 fighter jets program

In Uncategorized on August 2, 2020 at 09:50


Turkey was removed from the list of “global participants” on the United States’ fighter jet F-35’s official website following Ankara’s purchase of the S-400 defense system, independent news portal T24 reported on July 17.

Turkey was, until recently, one of the nine main contributors in the F-35 website along with the U.S., Australia, Canada, Denmark, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway and England. – Gareth Browne – Jul 25, 10:00 PM

She was chatting to her son, when the phone call was suddenly interrupted. And that was the last anyone heard from Aimuzi Kuwanhan, a 59-year-old mother of two and a Uighur Muslim who had managed to flee China and make it to what she thought was a

Erdogan Talks of Making Hagia Sophia a Mosque Again, to International Dismay

The World Heritage site was once a potent symbol of Christian-Muslim rivalry, and it could become one once more.
Turkey will be forced to respond to new sanctions by the European Union over developments in the
Criticizing the former US National Security Advisor’s book for being “one-sided,” Altun has said Trump and Erdoğan put great effort into repairing the relationship between Turkey and the US.

It doesn’t take much for a Trump-related story to be widely circulated in the media.

However, with his former National Security Advisor set to release a book looking back at his time in the White House, interest has been raised to new levels.

This is exactly what happened over the past few days when the media began publishing bits and pieces from ‘The Room Where It Happened.’ Bolton’s book is officially published tomorrow but is already dominating the news.

Here Are the Wildest Allegations From John Bolton’s New Book

Trump once asked if Finland was part of Russia.

John Bolton urged to elaborate on Trump-Erdoğan claims

New book claims US president agreed to intervene in federal investigation into Turkish bank The former US national

Bolton claims Trump agreed to intervene in Halkbank probe upon Erdoğan’s request

Ahval – Jun 18

U.S. President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser John Bolton’s new 577-page book, ‘The Room Where It Happened’, reveals that Trump’s Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has had a quite impact on U.S. policy in Syria

Ahval – Jun 28

The German television channel ZDF released a documentary earlier this month that presented new evidence about espionage in Germany carried out against opponents and critics of Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) government and

The president of the United States must have 100 percent cognitive capacity to deal with certain
A German federal intelligence agency responsible for military counterintelligence has launched an…

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