Estonia’s Kallas wants NATO's top role
As NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg nears the end of his term, a fresh candidate has come forward for the esteemed position
Turkiye delays Sweden's NATO membership decision
Turkish Parliament decides to postpone debate on the draft law ratifying the protocol on Sweden's accession to NATO
Sweden's final step towards NATO membership
The Turkish Grand National Assembly's Foreign Affairs Committee is set to discuss the bill on Sweden's NATO accession protocol on Nov. 16, a crucial step in determining the country's membership in the alliance
Hungary postpones Sweden's NATO vote
Agnes Vadai, an MP from the Democratic Coalition (DC), one of the opposition parties in the parliament, reported that their proposal to hold a vote on Sweden's accession to NATO did not receive the majority of votes, while the debate on Sweden's NATO membership was postponed until November.
Sweden's NATO membership depends on F-16s
The United States(US) wants Sweden's membership in NATO to be approved without the supply of F-16s to Türkiye. Reuters news agency reported that Türkiye rejected this demand. Ankara reportedly postponed the ratification of Sweden's membership of the alliance.
NATO to hold nuclear exercises in Mediterranean
While the clashes between Israel and Hamas continue, a move came from NATO that will warm the region. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg announced that a Nuclear Exercise will be held in the Mediterranean.
Türkiye gets what it wanted at NATO
There was a first in the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). In line with Türkiye's request, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg appointed a Special Coordinator for Counter-Terrorism.
President Zelenskyy urges NATO for support
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, who came to NATO for the first time after the start of the war between Russia and his country in February 2022, was welcomed by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at the entrance of the headquarters. Zelenskyy emphasized that the coming winter would be one of the biggest challenges for his country and asked for NATO's help.
Critical NATO statement by Swedish PM
Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson stated that Türkiye's approval of his country's NATO membership is uncertain and also said that Sweden's membership is Türkiye's decision. However, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan still thinks that Sweden must fulfill its obligations if wants to join NATO.
United Kingdom to send soldiers to Ukraine
British Defence Minister Grant Shapps stated that British soldiers could be deployed to Ukraine, especially in the western regions. The British Minister said he had discussed the plan with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Ukraine continues to rely on its international allies for military training, equipment and humanitarian aid.
Scandalous remarks by coup-supporting US diplomat
Former White House National Security Advisor and coup supporter John Bolton targeted Türkiye. Expressing his discomfort with Türkiye's NATO membership, Bolton suggested that Greece should be strengthened against Türkiye.
Stoltenberg's NATO veto on three countries
Stating that North America and the European region face global threats, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that NATO is therefore building partnerships with countries such as Australia, New Zealand, and Japan, but this does not mean that the Alliance will expand there.
Critical Ukraine message from Poland on arming
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said that his country would no longer send arms to Ukraine and added that Poland would never jeopardize Ukraine's security and that transit of Ukrainian grain would continue whatever it happens and Poland will support that.
Poland's ‘secret document’ disclosed by Polish chief
In a post on his social media account, Polish Defence Minister Mariusz Blaszczak disclosed a ‘top secret’ document containing the country's defense plan against a possible invasion. While the main opposition stated that Warsaw would be seen as an unreliable NATO ally, Blaszczak evaluated the document as 'a plan to give half of the country.'
President Erdogan's harsh reaction to EU
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told a press conference at the airport before traveling to the United States to attend the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) that Türkiye could sever ties with the European Union if necessary.
NATO's chiefs of staff meet in Norway
Chiefs of Staff of NATO countries convened in Norway. At the meeting, where Türkiye is represented by General Metin Gurak, Chief of the General Staff, for the first time since he assumed this position, plans to increase NATO's defense and deterrence and support for Ukraine will be evaluated.
Fitch Ratings' decision on Türkiye
Fitch Ratings affirmed Türkiye's credit rating as "B" and raised the rating outlook from ‘negative’ to "stable" after 2 years. The continuous narrowing of the current account deficit, the increase in capital inflows, improvements in the level and composition of international reserves, and the decrease in external vulnerabilities due to the decline in dollarisation could lead to a possible rating upgrade.
Sweden ready for NATO, waiting Türkiye
Swedish Foreign Minister Tobias Billstrom said that Sweden is ready for NATO membership and is waiting for Türkiye to approve it. Ankara had said it would approve Sweden's NATO membership on the condition that Stockholm intervenes against terrorist organizations and lifts its arms embargo against Türkiye.
Stoltenberg praises Türkiye for 'Grain Corridor'
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said he welcomed Türkiye's efforts to revive the grain agreement. Stoltenberg also expressed hope that Türkiye would soon ratify the NATO membership of Sweden and Finland.
Athens reacts to NATO's August 30 celebration
Greece was disturbed by NATO's celebration of Türkiye's August 30, Victory Day. In the reaction text sent by Greece to NATO, it was stated that the celebration of the victory of the Turkish armed forces against its NATO ally is unacceptable.