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Erdoğan slams EU for policy against Turkey

Erdoğan slams EU for policy against Turkey

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Oct. 24 slammed the European Union’s policy against Turkey, saying Turkey can open its own borders “when the time comes,” Hurriyet daily news reports. “The …

Tusk: Turkey needs to end its operation in Syria

Tusk: Turkey needs to end its operation in Syria

European Council President Donald Tusk called on Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to pull his troops out of northern Syria. He recalled that the European Union "is condemning …

 Cavusoglu on how Ankara takes EU sanctions

Cavusoglu on how Ankara takes EU sanctions

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said there is no need to take very seriously decisions made by the European Union to curb contacts and funding for Ankara over its drilling for gas and oil off Cyprus. "We …

What caused Turkish-European sanctions war?

What caused Turkish-European sanctions war?

European Union decisions to curb contacts and funding for Turkey over its drilling for gas and oil off Cyprus will not affect Ankara’s determination to pursue energy activities in the region, Turkey's foreign ministry said. …

EU adopts sanctions against Turkey for drilling off Cyprus

EU adopts sanctions against Turkey for drilling off Cyprus

The foreign ministers of the EU countries have approved the imposition of sanctions against Turkey over its geological exploration in the waters of Cyprus, the DPA agency reported, referring to the statement adopted by the European ministers at a …

Gas sets Cyprus apart

Gas sets Cyprus apart

The discovery of gas in the eastern Mediterranean has complicated attempts to reunify the divided island

EU to impose sanctions on Turkey over Cyprus drilling?

EU to impose sanctions on Turkey over Cyprus drilling?

The European Union will put on hold high-level talks with Ankara and negotiations on an air transport agreement, as well as freezing funding for Turkey next year, over "illegal" drilling for gas and oil off Cyprus, according to a draft …

Turkey has no plans to stop drilling operations near Cyprus

Turkey has no plans to stop drilling operations near Cyprus

Turkey will continue carrying out hydrocarbons exploration in Cyprus' exclusive economic zone despite the European Union's negative reaction, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said. "In early May, our vessel Fatih started …

Turkey-Cyprus tension may push EU to freeze talks with Ankara

Turkey-Cyprus tension may push EU to freeze talks with Ankara

The European Union will threaten to freeze talks on an upgraded customs union with Turkey if it does not stop drilling for gas in disputed waters near Cyprus, according to draft conclusions of a General Affairs Council. "The EU …

Erdogan: Turkey still committed to EU membership

Erdogan: Turkey still committed to EU membership

Ankara maintains its commitment to a full European Union membership even though the bloc has not kept its promises, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, a day after an EU report criticized Ankara on its judiciary and …