Ibrahim Kalin

Why Turkey objects Finland and Sweden NATO bids

Why Turkey objects Finland and Sweden NATO bids

Ankara will not agree to admit Finland and Sweden to NATO after these countries refused to extradite suspected terrorists, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday. "There are reports that they won’t …

Ankara: it would do no good to push on Russia

Ankara: it would do no good to push on Russia

Turkey must maintain a delicate diplomatic balance following Russia's special operation in Ukraine, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said in an interview. Kalin, who is also Erdogan's …

Erdogan's spokesperson: we enter era of new Cold War

Erdogan's spokesperson: we enter era of new Cold War

The conflict in Ukraine has led to “a new era of cold war” with the consequences poised to last for decades, the Turkish president's spokesperson Ibrahim Kalin has warned. Taking to Twitter on Wednesday to make his …

Ibrahim Kalin: world cannot 'burn bridges' with  Russia

Ibrahim Kalin: world cannot 'burn bridges' with Russia

Turkey and other nations must still talk to Russia to help end the crisis in Ukraine, Turkey's presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said on Sunday. "If everybody burns bridges with Russia then who is going to talk to them at …

Ankara to continue efforts for cease-fire in Ukraine

Ankara to continue efforts for cease-fire in Ukraine

Turkey welcomes cease-fire for Ukraine evacuations: Kalın Turkey is welcoming the announcement of a cease-fire for the evacuation of civilians in Ukraine, Turkish Presidential Spokesperson Ibrahim Kalın said on Monday. …

Kremlin: Putin will hold talks with Erdoğan

Kremlin: Putin will hold talks with Erdoğan

Russian President's spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said that Vladimir Putin will have a telephone conversation with Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. "There are plans to talk", RIA Novosti quoted him. …

Erdogan expects to talk with Putin tomorrow

Erdogan expects to talk with Putin tomorrow

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan expects to have a telephone conversation with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin tomorrow, the press service of the Turkish leader informs. Erdogan's spokesman Ibrahim Kalin added that …

Turkey does not plan to impose sanctions on Russia

Turkey does not plan to impose sanctions on Russia

Ankara does not plan to impose sanctions in Russia in order to maintain a channel for dialogue, Turkish Presidential Spokesman Ibrahim Kalin told CNN Turk on Tuesday. "We need to act based on our country’s priorities. There …

Erdogan plans to discuss Ukraine with Putin over phone

Erdogan plans to discuss Ukraine with Putin over phone

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan plans to have telephone talks with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, soon to discuss the situation around Ukraine, Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said on Sunday. "Our …

U.S. and Turkish presidential advisers discuss Ukraine crisis

U.S. and Turkish presidential advisers discuss Ukraine crisis

Turkish Presidential Spokesperson Ibrahim Kalin and United States National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan discussed bilateral relations, Ukraine crisis and Turkey's normalization with Armenia in phone call late Tuesday. According to …

Erdogan offers Putin and Zelensky to hold talks in Turkey

Erdogan offers Putin and Zelensky to hold talks in Turkey

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has invited Russian and Ukrainian Presidents Vladimir Putin and Vladimir Zelensky to Turkey ‘to settle disagreements’ between the two countries, Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said …

Declaration on Montreux Convention sparks debate in Turkey

Declaration on Montreux Convention sparks debate in Turkey

The Ankara Public Prosecutor's Office on Sunday launched an investigation into a "declaration" signed by 103 retired navy admirals, which has drawn strong condemnation from the government and the public who claim the document …

Turkey and US discuss conference on Afghanistan

Turkey and US discuss conference on Afghanistan

Turkish President's spokesman Ibrahim Kalyn held talks with US Special Representative for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad in Istanbul, Anadolu Agency reports. During the meeting, the parties discussed the situation in Afghanistan, as …

Turkey has no plans to abandon S-400 purchase

Turkey has no plans to abandon S-400 purchase

Ankara has no plans to abandon its purchase of Russia’s S-400 air defense systems, Turkish Presidential Spokesman Ibrahim Kalin told the TRT broadcaster. "The decision on the S-400 systems was not made overnight, which is …

Top Turkish and U.S. officials discuss bilateral ties

Top Turkish and U.S. officials discuss bilateral ties

Turkish Presidential Spokesman Ibrahim Kalin and U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan discussed bilateral ties over the phone on Tuesday, an official statement said. Besides Turkey-U.S. relations, the top officials discussed …

Turkey open to four-way talks to resolve conflict in Karabakh

Turkey open to four-way talks to resolve conflict in Karabakh

Ankara said it would favour four-way talks between Russia, Azerbaijan, Armenia and Turkey to try to solve a conflict in occupied Karabakh, where a ceasefire is not being respected. "As Mr. Aliyev stated 'Since Russia sides with …