Thursday, September 23, 2021

Why are Turkish Military Cargo Planes Landing in Libya?

 Sept 23, 2021. Greece.

On Wednesday, the global air traffic tracker, Flightradar24, revealed that an Airbus A400 cargo plane affiliated with the Turkish Air Force took off from Isparta Airport in southern Turkey for Libya.

Crushing blows of Russian fighters stopped Turkish military convoys in Idlib


Sept 23, 2021. Greece.

An attempt by the Turkish military to transfer its forces to the southern part of Idlib failed under powerful attacks from the Russian Aerospace Forces.

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Greek and Russian languages may be closed at the Albanian State University because lack of students


Sept 22, 2021. Greece.


 Greek and Russian language departments at the Faculty of Foreign Languages at the University of Tirana are in danger of closing. This is due to the fact that there is no enrollment in the Greek language branch, while in the Russian language there is only 1 student.

Turkish security forces 'killed 502 people in last 10 years on Syrian border'


Sept 22, 2021. Greece.

Turkish security forces have killed 502 people on the Syrian border since the start of the Syrian civil war, said a member of the Association of Lawyers for Freedom (ÖHD). 

Algeria closes airspace to Morocco over 'provocations and hostile' actions


On September 22, 2021 Algeria said it was closing its airspace to Moroccan aviation due to 'continued provocations'. © Farouk Batiche, AFP

Sept 22, 2021. Greece.

Algeria has closed its airspace to all Moroccan planes, the presidency said on Wednesday, in the latest dispute between the two countries at odds mainly over Western Sahara.

Azerbaijani fighter jets begin demonstration flights over Istanbul

 Sept 22, 2021. Greece.

The fighter jets of Azerbaijani Air Forces have begun operating demonstration flights over the Istanbul strait.

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Libya’s Eastern Parliament Pulls Confidence from Unity Govt


East-based parliament Speaker Aguila Saleh. (Reuters)

Sept 21, 2021. Greece.

Libya’s eastern-based parliament said on Tuesday it had withdrawn confidence from the unity government, though it would continue to operate as a caretaker administration.

"It could get dangerous on Kosovo and Metohija"

Sept 21, 2021. Greece.

Balkan expert and British journalist Tim Juda believes that the situation in Kosovo and Metohija could become serious.

Saturday, September 18, 2021

Implications for Europe of the complex Russian-Turkish relationship


Sept 19, 2021. Greece.

José Luis Pontijas Calderón/IEEE*

The complex Russian-Turkish relationship, with deep historical roots, has traditionally affected the security situation in Europe. Both powers support opposing factions in three geostrategic theatres and maintain their differences with the European Union and European powers in the eastern Mediterranean.

Thursday, September 16, 2021

France cancels DC event as ties with US quickly sour

President Joe Biden and France's President Emmanuel Macron attend a bilateral meeting during the G7 summit in Carbis Bay, Cornwall, Britain, June 12, 2021. (Reuters)

 Sept 16, 2021. Greece.

The three-way deal between the US, Australia and the UK to “help safeguard the peace and security of the Indo-Pacific” not only excluded France, but also led to Australia backing out of a $40 billion deal previously signed to acquire French-designed submarines.