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Sweden cannot expect Turkey’s support for Nato membership, Erdoğan warns – The Guardian

"Tensions between the two countries have been further inflamed after a copy of the Qur’an was burned in a protest in Stockholm over the...

Ankara insists on separation between F16 sales, NATO enlargement – Al-Monitor/Nazlan Ertan

"Sweden’s Defense Minister Pal Jonson is headed to Turkey next week in the first visit by a Swedish official since tensions ramped up over...

Turkey’s foreign minister to discuss F-16s and NATO during U.S. visit – Reuters/Humeyra Pamuk

"U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will host Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu in Washington on Wednesday, a belated official visit by Turkey's top...

Sweden, Finland must send up to 130 « terrorists » to Turkey for NATO bid, Erdogan says – Reuters

"Sweden and Finland must deport or extradite up to 130 "terrorists" to Turkey before the Turkish parliament will approve their bids to join NATO,...

Turkey calls for more action, not words, from Sweden  – Al-Monitor/Nazlan Ertan

"Turkey's foreign minister has told his Swedish counterpart that while Ankara welcomes the steps Sweden has taken to get Turkey’s nod for NATO membership,...

Sweden’s blocking of Turkish man’s extradition « very negative », Ankara says – Reuters

"Sweden's Supreme Court decision to block the extraditionof Turkish journalist Bulent Kenes is a "very negative" development, Turkey's foreign minister said on Tuesday, as Stockholm...

Finland must lift arms embargo on Turkey, Ankara says – Reuters

"Finland must lift an arms embargo on Ankara as a condition to securing support from Turkey for its NATO membership bid, Turkish Foreign Minister...

Week in Review. Turkey’s leveraging of Syria, Ukraine crises frustrates US, Europe  – Al-Monitor

"Erdogan disregards appeals by US for restraint in Syria and demands further concessions from Stockholm for agreeing to Sweden’s NATO admission" reports Al-Monitor.  Erdogan calls...

Turkey’s Russian-built nuclear plant could amplify Moscow’s regional influence – Al-Monitor/Elisabeth Gosselin-Malo

"Some experts are warning that Turkey’s first nuclear power plant, which is being built by Russia's Rosatom, might become a tool to advance Russian...

Adhésion à l’Otan : Erdogan rappelle les «mesures à prendre» par la Suède et la Finlande – Le Figaro

"La Turquie ne ratifiera l'adhésion à l'Otan de la Suède et la Finlande qu'une fois les mesures nécessaires prises par les deux États, a...

NATO tells Turkey to stop stalling Sweden, Finland accession – Al-Monitor/Nazlan Ertan

"NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg says Sweden and Finland have lived up to their promises to Turkey, but FM Cavusoglu maintains that the upcoming...

Finland and Sweden call on Hungary and Turkey to ratify Nato applications – The Guardian/Jon Henley

"The prime ministers of Finland and Sweden have urged Hungary and Turkey to approve their countries’ applications to join Nato, but Ankara insisted it would not...

Turkey blasts Sweden ahead of NATO chief’s visit to appease Erdogan – Al-Monitor/Amberin Zaman

"Sweden's steps to gain Erdogan's approval appear not to have "cut the ice" thus far" says Amberin Zaman in Al-Monitor. Ankara has accused Sweden yet...

NATO’s Expansion in Doubt Over Turkey’s Objections – Voice of America/Dorian Jones

"Finland and Sweden's aspirations to join NATO are in doubt as Turkey has renewed its objections to their membership bids" reports Dorian Jones in...

Will Sweden’s fear of Russia force concessions to Turkey? – Deutsche Welle/Teri Schultz 

"Sweden offered safety to many who fled persecution by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Now, he's demanding their return as Stockholm's entry fee to...

Malgré l’accord, la Turquie menace de nouveau de bloquer le processus d’adhésion de la Suède à l’OTAN/L’Indépendant

Adhésion de la Finlande et de la Suède à l'Otan : malgré l'accord, la Turquie menace de nouveau de bloquer le processus La puissance de...

No breakthrough in Turkey’s talks with Sweden, Finland over joining NATO – Al-Monitor/Amberin Zaman

"Discussions between Turkey, Finland and Sweden about the Nordic countries' proposed NATO membership have ended inconclusively as Ankara showed no signs of abandoning its...

Turkey threatens year’s delay to Swedish and Finnish entry to Nato – The Guardian/Patrick Wintour

"Turkey has said it is willing to delay Swedish and Finnish membership of Nato for more than a year unless it receives satisfactory assurances...

Blinken says US fighter jet sales to Turkey ‘separate’ from NATO demands – Al-Monitor

"The US administration considers potential fighter jet sales to Turkey “separate” from Ankara’s demands over Finland and Sweden joining NATO, Secretary of State Antony Blinken...

Turkey and the new security architecture – Ahval News/Robert Ellis

"The spat about Finland and Sweden’s application for NATO membership has taken a serious turn. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s initial objections were to Scandinavian countries...

Turkey threatens new Syria incursion amid NATO debate – Al-Monitor

"Erdogan ups the ante as NATO allies offer cool response to Ankara’s demands over Sweden, Finland membership" says Al-Monitor. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on...

Les Etats-Unis face au marchandage de la Turquie, alors que la Suède et la Finlande veulent rejoindre l’OTAN – Le Monde/Piotr Smolar

"Recevant les dirigeants suédois et finlandais, Joe Biden s’est félicité de leur demande d’adhésion à l’Alliance atlantique, sans mentionner les conditions posées par Ankara"...

« Erdogan s’oppose à l’élargissement de l’OTAN » Le Monde/Marie Jégo

Marie Jégo titre dans le Monde du 19 mai "Le président turc monnaye son soutien à Stockholm et Helsinki, qui ont besoin de sa...

Blinken says arms sales to Turkey should be speeded up – Ahval News

"U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said arm sales to Turkey should be speeded up, state-run Anadolu news agency reported" says Ahval News.  "I think that...

« Turkey is extending its grip in the Black Sea, sending drilling ships and carrying out war games » – Al-Monitor

Turkey steps up Black Sea naval activity as war rages in Ukraine "As war rages in Ukraine, to the south Turkey has been busy extending...

« Upgrading Turkey’s F-16s is strategic malpractice » – Michael Rubin/Washington Examiner

"It has been almost three years since the United States formally kicked Turkey out of the consortium to build and fly the next generation...

Ukraine Is a U.S. Wake-up Call for Germany and Turkey – The National Interest

"America’s foreign policy establishment is offering critiques of how two of NATO’s larger powers, Germany and Turkey, are responding to Russia. Any such effort...

« Turkey’s alignment in a changed world » – Ramazan Hakkı Öztan/Le Monde diplomatique

"On 9 March, the Israeli president Isaac Herzog met his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, after a near six-year hiatus in high-level talks between the...

U.S. says potential F-16 sale to Turkey would serve U.S. interests, NATO – Reuters

"The Biden administration believes a potential sale of F-16 fighter jets to Turkey would be in line with U.S. national security interests and would...

Ukraine war boosts Erdogan’s ‘new Atlanticism,’ but for how long? – Semih Idiz/Al-Monitor

"Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has swung the pendulum for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan from the “Eurasianism” that ultimately lies in his heart back to...

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