Turkey to US: S400s a ‘done deal’

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said he informed United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken that Ankara’s purchase of Russian air defenses is not up for discussion. “On the S-400s,…

Turkish currency drops to record low

Turkey’s lira briefly fell 15% yesterday following the shock dismissal of the country’s Central Bank Governor Naci Ağbal by Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Ağbal was abruptly fired on Saturday, just 2…

Turkey, Greece discuss sea dispute

Turkey and Greece ended their 5-year refusal to negotiate a resolution to escalating hostilities over the eastern Mediterranean Sea. Representatives from Ankara and Athens resumed talks yesterday in Istanbul, aimed…

Israel signs regional EastMed deal

Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz, together with his counterparts from Egypt, Italy, Greece, Jordan, Cyprus and the Palestinian Authority, signed a charter for the East Mediterranean Gas Forum, giving formal…

Turkey sends mixed signals on EastMed

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan sent mixed signals about his intentions vis-à-vis the Eastern Mediterranean – amid heightened tensions with the European Union. After both his Defense and Foreign Ministers…