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East Med Gas Feasible Only Through Turkey, Erdogan Says

The EastMed pipeline project, which aimed to bring natural gas from Israel directly to Europe cannot become a reality without Turkey, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday. “This is not a project that can be materialized. They (the...

Turkey, Armenia Hold Rare Talks to Normalize Relations

Turkey and Armenia held talks in Moscow, Russia, on Friday. The two countries are seeking to normalize relations and reopen borders. Turkey and Armenia have not been linked diplomatically or commercially for the past three decades. This is the first...

Erdogan Says Turkey Will Unveil Its Own Fighter Jet in 2025

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced in Ankara on Thursday that Turkey’s 5th generation fighter jet will make its first flight in 2025. Turkey’s first indigenous combat aircraft, the National Combat Aircraft (MMU) will emerge from hangars in 2023, he...

Greeks Rush to Turkey for Shopping, Property as Lira Collapses

Greeks and Bulgarians are rushing to the border city of Edirne (Andrianoupolis) in Turkey to shop -- and even buy property -- as the nation's currency, the lira, is collapsing, Turkish daily Hurriyet reports. The lira dropped as much as...

Elon Musk Holds Business Talks with Turkish President Erdogan

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk held talks about space with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday. Musk and Erdogan talked at length about space technology as well as electric self-driving cars. Erdogan's official Twitter account said that the...

Turkish Lira Hits New Low Point, Plunging 5.6%

The Turkish lira dipped another 5.6%, hitting record lows against the US dollar on Thursday after the country's central bank slashed its policy rate in line according to the unorthodox economic scheme created by President Tayyip Erdogan. The currency hit...

Crisis in Turkey Forces Vendors to Sell the Delicacy Koulouri Cut in Half

The economic crisis and spiraling price rises in Turkey have forced street vendors to sell their iconic bread koulouri, or as Turks call it “simit”, cut in half. Turkish citizens are having increasing difficulties coping with the rising prices of...

Turkey’s Lira Dives 15% in Second-Worst Day Ever

Turkey's lira skidded an incredible 15% on Tuesday as the nation weathered another drop in the value in its currency, amounting to 45% over 2021. Constituting its second-worst day in history, the lira took a nosedive after Turkish President Recep...

Israeli Couple Face Espionage Charges in Turkey

The vacationing Israeli couple who were arrested in Turkey last week after they took a photo of a palace that was the former residence of the country's rulers are now facing espionage charges. The couple, Mordy Oknin and his wife...

Erdogan Says Greece is “Lying” on Migrants; Threatens to Open Floodgates

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday accused Greece's Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis of telling “lies” about migrant pushbacks and threatened to open the gates for migrants to storm into Greece. Erdogan's outburst followed Mitsotakis's statements on Tuesday when he...