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Turkey not to allow “terror-supporting” countries to join NATO: Erdogan

Ankara, Turkey | Xinhua | Turkey will not allow “terrorism-supporting” countries to enter NATO, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Sunday, underlining the talks with Sweden and Finland on their intention to join the alliance have not yielded results. Last week’s negotiations with Finnish and Swedish delegations in Turkey’s capital Ankara …

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Erdogan says Turkey to launch new military operation in N. Syria

Ankara, Turkey | Xinhua | Turkey is preparing for a new military operation in northern Syria to establish a 30-km deep safe zone along its southern border, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday. “As soon as the Turkish armed forces complete its intelligence and security preparations, these operations will …

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Erdogan urges Sweden, Finland to address Turkey’s security concerns

Istanbul, Turkey | Xinhua | Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke with leaders of Sweden and Finland on Saturday, urging the two NATO applicant states to address Turkey’s security concerns. Erdogan told Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson in a phone talk that the Nordic country should end political, financial and weaponry …

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Turkey threatens not to approve Sweden’s NATO bid if “terrorists” not extradited

Ankara, Turkey | Xinhua | Turkey will not approve Sweden’s NATO membership if the country does not extradite “terrorists” upon Turkish request, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday. “Supporting the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), Syria’s Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) terrorist organizations and asking us for support for NATO …

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Erdogan urges Putin for leaders’ summit to solve Ukrainian crisis

Ankara, Turkey | Xinhua | Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday once again urged his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to hold a summit with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. During a phone talk, Erdogan told Putin that the “continuation of the positive momentum achieved in the Istanbul talks” to reach peace …

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Turkey’s aging population dragging economy down

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is an ardent advocate of population increase and has called for families to have more children Ankara, Turkey | Xinhua | As a country that once boasted one of the youngest populations in Europe, Turkey has been aging fast in recent years, which is slowly dragging its …

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Turkey’s president says coup attempt in Armenia unacceptable

Istanbul, Turkey | THE INDEPENDENT |  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan described on Friday the attempted military takeover in Armenia as “unacceptable,” noting that Turkey is against all types of coups. “We are against all kinds of coups. It is not possible for us to accept coups,” Erdogan said after Friday …

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