Turkey rekindles tensions in eastern Mediterranean by deploying Oruc Reis

As Russia and the Minsk Group try, with relative success, to bring Armenia and Azerbaijan to the negotiating table despite Ankara's pressure on Baku to maintain the offensive in Nagorno-Karabakh , the Turkish authorities announced this morning that the mining exploration vessel Orus Reis was once again deployed in the eastern Mediterranean in an area claimed by Cyprus, naturally reigniting tensions with Nicosia and Athens after European and NATO mediation attempts, and this despite the assurances given by the Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, just this weekend. This deployment, which will be there…

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Turkey multiplies openings to return to Washington's good graces

After a honeymoon with Moscow of more than a year, Ankara is now multiplying initiatives and declarations to find Washington's good graces, and to take advantage of Donald Trump's presence in the White House to normalize its relations with the United States and NATO. During an online seminar organized by the Atlantic Council, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu once again expressed Ankara's desire to acquire Patriot anti-aircraft systems from Washington. , or similar systems compatible with NATO requirements (it could only be the Franco-Italian SAMP/T Mamba). The tensions…

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