Opposition warns the US deal offers little to protect Greece’s sovereign rights and more dangerously could drag Athens into 'dangerous plans.'
Rescue teams working in area where Ezine Stream flows into Black Sea, local media report, more than a week after severe floods devastated parts of northwestern Turkey.
Torrential rains that pounded the Black Sea provinces of Bartin, Kastamonu and Sinop on Wednesday caused flooding that demolished homes, severed at least five bridges, swept away cars and rendered numerous roads unpassable.
At least 38 people have died following flash floods in Turkey's Black Sea region as President Erdogan declared the affected areas as “Disaster Areas Affecting General Life".
Moscow has called for the military exercises involving 5,000 NATO soldiers to be cancelled, threatening a response if necessary to protect national security.
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says the project is necessary for the safety of Istanbul amid growing ship traffic through the Bosphorus, one of the busiest maritime passages in the world.
From military to geopolitics, Ukraine would deliver NATO significant leverage over Russian influence in Eastern Europe and the Black Sea.
NATO's decade old Strategic Concept is woefully out of date and needs a major revamp.
With Russia actively undermining the interests of NATO and its partners in the Black Sea, the Alliance must adopt a formidable strategy to enhance its presence in the region.
The exercise comes amid increasing violations of a ceasefire in Ukraine's east and a massive Russian troops buildup on the border with Ukraine that raised Western concerns.
Russia's deputy foreign minister raised concerns over what he said was increasing Black Sea naval activity by powers that did not have a coastline in the region, an apparent reference to the United States.
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Ankara is in a decision-making position in the eastern Mediterranean and its determined position remains the same.
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