Representatives of Greece’s international creditors ended their exploratory talks in Athens on Friday with serious reservations about a series of policies being promoted by the government, while they concluded that only half the prior actions tied to the next tranche of 2.8 billion euros have been implemented. Source Ekathimerini
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Turkey and Russia have reached an agreement in principle on the delivery of Russian-made S-400 long-range surface-to-air missile systems to the Turkish side and are negotiating the price and joint production issues, Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Friday. Source Tass
The Turkish Intel Agency MIT has been ordered by president Erdogan to start preparing Albanians in the Balkans to wage war against Serbia, Macedonia and Montenegro, reports Serbian daily Informer. For over six months, preparations have been underway for Turkey to establish control over the Balkans, using albanians as their proxies. Attack is planned on North Kosovo, but also southern Serbia, NW Macedonia (Skopje and Kumanovo) and southern Montnegro (Ulcinj). MIT operatives are coordinating all their activities from Pristina. Source Mina
The U.K. economy posted its worst performance in a year as the dominant services industry felt the impact of an intensifying squeeze on living standards. Source Bloomberg