The French government voiced support for Athens on Thursday in its row with European lenders over debt relief, opening up a new fault line in the standoff over Greece’s third bailout. Hollande said it was wrong to prevent Greece from taking “sovereign decisions”. Source: Reuters
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Ankara’s purchase of the S-400 missile defense systems from Russia should not be worrying President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said, as he announced the deal with Russia has been signed Source Daily Sabah
Media reports claiming that Turkey would buy Russian S-400 air defense systems were not true, U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford said at a security forum in Aspen, Colorado on July 23. Source Hurriyet Daily
The news of former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili being stripped of his Ukrainian citizenship felt so sudden and out of nowhere. One thing is sure: Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s team didn’t take a summer break, it is already working hard on getting ready for the 2019 presidential elections. Source BNE