‘Hostile environment’: Turkey says Greek missiles are locked on jet planes | New

Radar of a Greek S-300 missile system based on the island of Crete locked on Turkish fighter jets, according to state media. Greek surface-to-air missiles locked on Turkish F-16 fighter jets carrying out a reconnaissance mission in international airspace, according to the Turkish state agency Anadolu. The allegation is Turkey’s latest assertion that its neighbor … Read more

Ukraine grain deal ‘lays foundation for permanent peace environment’, Turkey says

CNN — Some 27 ships loaded with grain left Ukrainian Black Sea ports since August 1 under a United Nations-brokered export deal with Turkey, which laid “the foundations for a permanent environment of peace”, Turkey’s defense minister said in a speech on Saturday. . “Since August 1, a total of 53 vessels have sailed for … Read more

Ukrainian Zelenskyy talks with UN chief and Turkish leader

LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — As a potential power broker, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will use his first visit to Ukraine since the war began nearly six months ago to seek ways to expand the export of cereals from the European breadbasket to the world’s needy. UN Secretary-General António Guterres will use his visit to … Read more

Turkey shocks markets with rate cut despite inflation nearing 80%

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan arrives for a NATO summit in Madrid, Spain, June 29, 2022. Sweet Nachos | Reuters Turkey’s central bank shocked markets on Thursday with a cut in its benchmark key rate, despite inflation in the country nearing 80%. The country’s currency, the readdecreased by 0.9% compared to the dollartrading at over 18.1 … Read more

War front shifts as grain leaves Ukraine; plant shot

Kyiv, Ukraine (AP) — Four other vessels carrying agricultural products cargo blocked by war in Ukraine received permission to leave the country’s Black Sea coast on Sunday as analysts warned that Russia was moving troops and equipment towards southern port cities to avoid a Ukrainian counteroffensive. Ukraine and Russia have also accused each other of … Read more

3 more grain ships leave Ukrainian ports under UN deal

ISTANBUL (AP) — Three more ships carrying thousands of tons of corn left Ukrainian ports on Friday and traveled through mined waters to inspect their delayed cargo, a sign that an international grain export deal has since been suspended. Russia invaded Ukraine progressed slowly. But major obstacles lie ahead getting food to the countries that … Read more

Inspectors accept 1st Ukrainian grain ship but no further signs

ISTANBUL (AP) — The first grain ship to leave Ukraine and cross the Black Sea under a wartime deal passed inspection Wednesday in Istanbul and headed for Lebanon. Ukraine said another 17 ships were “loaded and awaiting clearance to leave”, but it was not yet clear when they might leave. A joint civilian inspection team … Read more

The 1st ship carrying Ukrainian grain leaves the port of Odessa

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) – The first ship carrying Ukrainian grain left the port of Odessa on Monday as part of a United Nations-brokered deal with Turkey that is expected to release large quantities of Ukrainian crops to foreign markets and relieve a growing hunger crisis. The freighter Razoni, flying the flag of Sierra Leone, left … Read more