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Turkey: Sweden complicit in hate crime, NATO talks pointless

Jan. 26, 2023 10:37 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s foreign minister on Thursday accused Sweden of being complicit in a "hate and racist” crime for failing to prevent weekend protests in Stockholm by an anti-Islam and pro-Kurdish groups. Mevlut Cavusoglu also confirmed that a key meeting in...

NATO allies US, Turkey try to mend fences but rifts persist

Jan. 18, 2023 16:41 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and Turkey on Wednesday looked to brush aside differences that have strained relations for years but were unable to report progress in resolving disagreements over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and NATO expansion that have soured ties between the allies. ...

Turkey says Swedish decision not to probe protest 'absurd'

Jan. 17, 2023 11:47 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey on Tuesday denounced as “absurd” a decision by a Swedish prosecutor not to open an investigation into a protest by Kurds in central Stockholm where an effigy of the Turkish president was hung from a lamppost. Last week’s protest outside Stockholm...

Turkey's top diplomat to travel to US amid troubled ties

Jan. 17, 2023 05:04 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey and the United States will aim to smooth out a series of disagreements between the NATO allies when the Turkish foreign minister visits Washington this week. But expectations that outstanding issues can be resolved are low. Mevlut Cavusoglu departs on...

Sweden: Erdogan effigy 'act of sabotage' against NATO bid

Jan. 13, 2023 12:29 PM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson on Friday denounced a protest by Kurds in central Stockholm, where an effigy of Turkey's president was hung from a lamppost, as an act of “sabotage” against Sweden's bid to join NATO. The protest outside City Hall on...

Turkey: Sweden still has requirements to meet to join NATO

Dec. 22, 2022 10:30 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey appreciates Sweden's steps so far to get approval to join NATO but it is not even “halfway” through fulfilling the commitments it made to secure Ankara's support, the Turkish foreign minister said Thursday. Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said a...

Turkey: Sweden's extradition refusal 'very negative'

Dec. 20, 2022 10:30 AM EST

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s foreign minister on Tuesday called the refusal of Sweden’s top court to extradite a man wanted by Turkey a “very negative development,” as Ankara continues to delay Sweden and Finland’s membership in NATO. Mevlut Cavusoglu said Turkey’s request...

Greece slams Turkey's 'repeated threats of war'

Dec. 07, 2022 09:36 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s foreign ministry has slammed what it called Turkish threats of war, after the Turkish foreign minister threatened to “take action” against Greece in the wake of a military exercise in the Aegean Sea. In a statement issued Wednesday, the foreign...

Turkey again threatens Greece for arming Aegean islands

Dec. 06, 2022 14:59 PM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s foreign minister on Tuesday renewed threats to “take action” against Greece if it continued to arm its Aegean islands which Ankara says should remain demilitarized in line with international treaties. Mevlut Cavusoglu’s comments follow reports...

Turkey says Finland must end arms embargo to join NATO

Dec. 06, 2022 08:36 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Finland must publicly declare that it's lifting an arms embargo on Turkey to win Ankara’s approval for its membership to NATO, the Turkish foreign minister said Tuesday. Mevlut Cavusoglu made the comments ahead of visit by Finland’s Defense Minister Antti...