The normalization of Turkey and Egypt is vital for the Eastern Mediterranean: FM Çavuşoğlu

The normalization of ties between Turkey and Egypt is vital for the Eastern Mediterranean, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said on Thursday. “Relations with Egypt must improve. The ties of the two countries are significant for many regions. Reciprocal re-election of ambassadors is possible,” said Çavuşoğlu, speaking on NTV. Turkey has engaged in an effort to … Read more

Blinken invites Çavuşoğlu to Washington to discuss a new mechanism

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken invited me to Washington on May 18 to discuss the recently launched strategic mechanism between Turkey and the US, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said on Thursday. Speaking after the NATO foreign ministers meeting in Brussels, Çavuşoğlu recalled that US President Joe Biden had proposed to Turkey to establish a … Read more

Gazprom’s former German subsidiary asked to let go of brand

The Russian energy company Gazprom has demanded that the former German subsidiary Gazprom Germania, managed by the German government agency, stop using the brand to “avoid further identification of its activities with the Gazprom Group”. Gazprom has also asked the former subsidiary to give up the brand logo and is removing all its managers from … Read more

Turkey lowers national threshold to 7% with new electoral law

Turkish MPs on Wednesday approved a proposal to change the country’s electoral laws with provisions including lowering the national electoral threshold to 7%, as well as a series of changes to the requirements for parties to participate in elections and the formation of electoral boards. The election threshold will also be the same for electoral … Read more