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US Warns Turkey of New Sanctions Over Russian Weapons

The US Department of State warned Turkey on Sunday that it risks new sanctions if it continues to buy Russian weapons. “We continue to make clear to Turkey that any significant new Russian arms purchases would risk triggering CAATSA sanctions...

Economic Sanctions of Pericles 2,500 Years Ago Backfired, Prolonging War

Sanctions date back to antiquity, with the "Megarian Decree" issued by Athenian statesman Pericles in 432 BC being the first recorded

US Hits Turkey with Sanctions Over Russian S-400 Missile System

The US Department of State has imposed sanctions against Turkey and four officials in response to Ankara’s acquisition of the Russian S-400

United States Sanctions Turkey Over S-400 Missile Purchase

The United States is finally sanctioning Turkey over the fellow NATO country's purchase of the S-400 missile system from Russia in 2019, according to a statement released by the US State Department on Monday afternoon. In the document, Secretary of...

Europe Shies Away from Tough Action Against Turkey

European Union leaders meeting in Brussels on Thursday decided to impose a limited list of sanctions against Turkish individuals and companies associated with Ankara's illegal drillings in the  eastern Mediterranean, but failed to agree on tough sanctions, as had...

Greek PM Mitsotakis: EU’s Credibility at Stake on Turkey

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said that the credibility of the European Union is at stake, depending on how they choose to react to the ongoing provocations from Turkey, as he arrived at the December meeting of the European...

Will EU Leaders Endorse Greece's Request to Impose Sanctions on Turkey?

European Union leaders are set to make a final decision on whether to impose sanctions on Turkey over Ankara's provocations against Greece and Cyprus in the Eastern Mediterranean during a summit on December 10. Greece has put all possible diplomatic...

US Defense Bill Orders Sanctions on Turkey Over Russian S-400s

The House and Senate Armed Services Committees reached consensus on the annual defense policy bill unveiled Thursday which, among other things, gives a mandate to the U.S. President to sanction Turkey for its acquisition of the Russian S-400 air...

Athens Pushes for Sanctions on Turkey at EU Summit

Greece has put all possible diplomatic gears in motion in pushing for sanctions on Turkey at the upcoming European Union Summit on December 10, counting on the support of France. Although Ankara has ceased all its provocative acts against Greece by...

Greece Slams Germany for Not Agreeing to Tough Sanctions Against Turkey

Germany is not standing up to its leadership role in the European Union when it rejects Athens' call for an arms embargo to be imposed on Turkey, Greek Foreign Affairs Minister Nikos Dendias said in an interview with Politico...