Fresh refugee influx from Afghanistan to Turkey has stoked political and social tensions in the country where the refugee crisis is becoming more politicized.
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As the United States continues its troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, disputed reports indicate a rising number of asylum seekers of Afghan origin are crossing Turkey’s eastern border.
American and Turkish officials are still ironing out the last details on how to secure Kabul’s airport.
Relations have been tense, to say the least, between Israel and Turkey over the last three years – but latest signals from Erdogan vacillate between good and bad
The US administration might be open to a position shift on the Syrian file to secure the flow of cross-border international aid to Syria, a prospect that may spoil Turkey’s calculations in Syria and particularly in Idlib.
Erdogan announced that Turkey would be opening a consulate in the disputed territory and that the two countries would co-produce military drones.
Turkish president set to meet with his US counterpart on the sidelines of Nato meeting in Brussels
His comments followed a meeting on Monday night of the Executive Committee of the ruling party headed by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Leaders of both countries will meet at Nato summit next month
Ankara defends its position on Moscow on the grounds that it has to manage its relationship with its powerful northeastern neighbor.