Tag: Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu gives a press conference with his Lithuanian counterpart (not in picture) in Vilnius on April 3, 2015. Cavusoglu said Turkey will send and 'informal mission' to Crimea to monitor what it termed the 'oppression' of Crimean Tatars, an ethnic group that opposed Russia's 2014 seizure of the Black Sea peninsula. AFP PHOTO / PETRAS MALUKAS (Photo credit should read PETRAS MALUKAS/AFP/Getty Images)

Turkish Foreign Minister on Jerusalem: ‘Some Countries Are Very Timid of the U.S.’

The government of Turkey is staking out a hardline position against President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. On Monday, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called the United States a “partner in bloodshed” with Israel, which he denounced as a “child-murderer state.” On Tuesday, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu needled Arab states for their “very weak responses” on Jerusalem.

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Erdogan to Meet Trump in May: Minister

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will meet Donald Trump in May, the Turkish foreign minister said Wednesday, after the US president congratulated the Turkish leader for winning a referendum on enhancing his powers.

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Turkey Accuses U.S. of Arming Kurdish ‘Terror Organization’

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan claims he has proof the U.S. and its allies gave material support to the Islamic State, but his contention repeated most loudly and insistently is that America armed the Kurdish militia in Syria, which Turkey considers an offshoot of the Kurdish separatists it has been battling for decades.

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Turkey Says Normalisation Deal Depends on Israel

Turkey said Wednesday that reaching a deal to normalise relations with Israel downgraded after a 2010 Israeli raid on a Gaza-bound Turkish vessel depended on steps taken by the Jewish state.