Contents tagged with Erdogan

  • Turkish forces open fire on Russian helicopters in Syria

    The war in Syria, which has claimed more than 350,000 lives, is entering a new round of escalation before the meeting of the presidents of Russia and Turkey Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

    According to Al Arabiya, on Sunday, Turkish forces opened fire on a helicopter of the Russian Aerospace Forces, carrying out a mission on the outskirts of the Al-Hasakah province in the north of Syria.

    The helicopter was able to avoid being hit by a missile by shooting heat traps that blind …

  • Kremlin finds viruses on imported Turkish tomatoes after Erdogan refuses to recognize Crimea as Russian

    The Russian Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary, Rosselkhoznadzor, found cases of infection with dangerous pathogens in fruits and tomatoes supplied from Turkey to Russia. Russian experts found moniliasis and mold, Rosselkhoznadzor said in a statement.

    Turkey has already been asked to take measures to "strengthen control and ensure phytosanitary safety of products intended for export to the Russian Federation," Rosselkhoznadzor said.

    It should be noted that the other day Turkish …

  • Erdogan and Aliyev condemn Biden’s recognition of Armenian genocide

    Turkish President Recep Erdogan held a telephone conversation with the of Azerbaijani President, Ilham Aliyev, during which the presidents of the two countries condemned the statement of the American President Joseph Biden on the Armenian genocide.

    "During the telephone conversation, the presidents condemned the statement of US President George Biden about the so-called "Armenian genocide,"" the statement published on Aliyev’s website reads.

    Aliyev called the words of the American President a …

  • Erdogan refuses to recognize Crimea as Russian and supports Ukraine joining NATO

    Turkey is committed to a strategic partnership with Ukraine, intends to expand cooperation with Kyiv in defense and does not recognize Russia's annexation of Crimea, said Turkish President Recep Erdogan after talks with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in Istanbul.

    "We stand for the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine. We reaffirmed our principled decision not to recognize the annexation of Crimea," Erdogan said, adding that he also supports the Crimean Platform, Kyiv's …

  • Putin calls Erdogan ahead of Zelensky’s visit to Turkey

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the situation in eastern Ukraine by phone, reported Putin’s press service.

    During the telephone conversation, Putin outlined to Erdogan "Russian approaches to resolving the internal Ukrainian crisis." The Russian side stressed that it considers the Minsk "Complex of Measures", which was adopted in 2015, as an alternative basis for resolving the conflict.

    Putin in his usual manner accused Ukraine  of evading …

  • Erdogan: Turkish troops will be deployed to Nagorno-Karabakh

    The Turkish military will be deployed in Nagorno-Karabakh and perform the same duties as the Russian peacekeepers, said Turkish President Recep Erdogan after a meeting of the parliamentary faction of his Justice and Development Party.

    Speaking in parliament, Erdogan congratulated the people of Azerbaijan on their "historic victory."

    "Armenia will withdraw troops from the Kalbajar District by November 15, from parts of the Agdam and Gazakh districts by November 20, and by December 1 from the …

  • Erdogan condemns Russian airstrikes in Northern Syria

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused Russia of attacking a Syrian opposition training camp in Syria's Idlib province. The president said this during a speech at the congress of the Justice and Development Party, Hurriyet reports.

    "Russia's attack on Syrian National Army forces in the Idlib area indicates a reluctance of lasting peace and tranquility in the region," said Erdogan during a speech at the congress of the Justice and Development Party, Hurriyet reports

    The Syrian National …

  • Erdogan accuses U.S. and Russia of supplying weapons to Armenia

    The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group - Russia, the United States and France - are supporting Armenia with weapons, said Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during his party's congress in Sirnak province, Haberler reports.

    "Minsk trio, USA, Russia and France... They sided with Armenia. They provide all kinds of support to Armenia including weapons," the Turkish president said.

    Erdogan also said that Armenia for the second time violated the ceasefire in the conflict zone in Nagorno-Karabakh. …

  • Putin expresses concern to Erdogan over Syrian militants in Nagorno-Karabakh

    Russian President Vladimir Putin, in a telephone conversation with Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan, expressed "serious concern" over the involvement of militants from the Middle East.

    The telephone conversation between Putin and Erdogan took place at the initiative of the Turkish side. The main topic of discussion was the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh. "Hopefully Turkey, as a member of the OSCE Minsk Group, will make a constructive contribution …

  • Erdogan offers Putin to jointly develop Syrian oil deposits

    Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has proposed to Russian leader Vladimir Putin to boost Syria’s economy by jointly developing Syrian oil deposits. Erdogan himself told journalists about his proposal to Putin during the flight from Belgium to Turkey. An excerpt of the interview was published by NTV channel.

    "With the oil we get from here, we will make a contracting company, and if you support it financially, let us bring the destroyed Syria back on its feet," Erdogan told Putin.

    The Turkish …