Finland, Sweden apply for NATO membership

The decision by the Nordic countries was sparked by Russia's invasion of Ukraine.  By Erin Viner "I warmly welcome requests by Finland and Sweden to join NATO. You are our…

Finland to join NATO, condemns Russia

The major policy shift was triggered by Russia's invasion of Ukraine. By Erin Viner "Finland must apply for NATO membership without delay," Finnish President Sauli Niinistö and Prime Minister Sanna…

Finland to buy Israeli defense systems

Helsinki has narrowed its preference of a list of international developers of anti-aircraft equipment to one of two Israeli companies. By Erin Viner The Nordic country issued bids for the…

Turkey calls for Russia-Ukraine ceasefire

NATO member Turkey shares a maritime border with Ukraine and Russia in the Black Sea. Though careful to maintains good ties with both nations, Turkey has branded Russia’s 24 February…

Turkey slams Greece over migrant deaths

The condemnation follows the deaths of 19 people due to frigid temperatures this week, just within the Turkish border. By Erin Viner Turkish Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu announced discovery of…

Israel, Greece hold defense talks

Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz hosted his Greek counterpart Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos in Tel Aviv today. By Jonathan Hessen and Erin Viner After a welcome ceremony with an honor guard at…

Erdoğan: US against EastMed pipeline

The United States has withdrawn its support for a subsea pipeline that would supply natural gas from the eastern Mediterranean Sea to Europe, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan reportedly said.…

Erdoğan: EU ignoring Turkish overtures

The European Union has failed to reciprocate for his nation’s effort to improve relations, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan told ambassadors from the bloc. By Erin Viner Ties between the…

Biden, Erdoğan hold talks at G20

The meeting came just days after Turkey narrowly averted a a full-blown diplomatic crisis with its NATO allies. By Erin Viner United States President Joe Biden spoke with Turkish President…