Turkey preparing Syria offensive

The northern part of Syria has been hit by intensive artillery and aerial bombardments by Turkish forces, which are amassing along the shared border ahead of an expected invasion. By…

Turkish warship docks in Israel

The Kemal Reis (F-247) Barbaros-class frigate sailed to the coastal city of Haifa on Saturday as part of NATO maneuvers in the Mediterranean Sea. By Erin Viner The visit is the…

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The United States has withdrawn its support for a subsea pipeline that would supply natural gas from the eastern Mediterranean Sea to Europe, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan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