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Bulgaria-NATO: Bulgaria parliament ratified MiG-29s repair agreement

 

 

 

Bulgarian parliament officially ratified the agreement between Poland and Bulgaria on the repair of Bulgaria’s MiG-29 aircrafts at its regular sitting on Friday (27.11.2015).

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After shooting down Russian jet, what's next for Turkey?

 

 

 

If one wonders what targets the Russian planes and Syrian air force have been bombing most heavily since Nov. 19, the answer would be the Bayirbucak area, between the northeast of Latakia and west of Aleppo, where about 90,000 Turkmens live and which has been under the control of anti-regime opposition forces, including Turkmens, for the last 3½ years.

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Kosovo on High Alert For Terror Attacks

 

 

 

Authorities have urged citizens to stay away from crowded places after a meeting headed by the PM said risk of attacks was ‘real’.

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Motivation behind downing Russian jet not clear, backlash for Turkey unavoidable

 

 

 

It is reasonable to question the motivation behind the downing of a Russian jet by Turkey -- a first in the past 50 years of NATO history -- even if Turkey defends the order of the shoot-down due to airspace violations, as such short-timed airspace violations have been tolerated around the world. But it is not easy to justify this act's negative consequences for Turkish interests.

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Top US commander to visit Turkey amid joint anti-ISIL operations

 

 

 

The vice chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Paul J. Selva will hold talks with his Turkish counterpart during his visit to Turkey on Nov. 24-25, 2015, sources have told the Hürriyet Daily News. 

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Statement by the NATO Secretary General after the extraordinary NAC meeting

 

 

 

The North Atlantic Council has just (24.11.2015) held an extraordinary meeting and we have been updated by the Turkish ambassador.

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Visit to NATO by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration and the Minister of Defence of Montenegro

 

 

 

The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of the Republic of Montenegro, Mr. Igor Luksić and the Minister of Defence of Montenegro, Prof. Mrs. Milica Pejanović-Durišić will visit NATO on Wednesday, 25 November 2015.

They will meet with NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg and participate in a meeting of the North Atlantic Council.

There will be no media opportunity.

 

Source: www.nato.int

 

 

 

NATO Secretary General statement following his meeting with President Gjorge Ivanov of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia ¹

 

 

 

I just had an excellent meeting with President Ivanov where we discussed Skopje’s path toward NATO membership and political developments in the country.

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Warplane crashes in Syria near Turkish border

A warplane crashed in Syria near the Turkish border on Tuesday, but it was not clear to which country the plane belonged, Turkish media reported.

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Visit to NATO by the President of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

 

 

 

 

The NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg will meet with the President of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia¹, Dr. Gjorge Ivanov on Tuesday, 24 November 2015.

Source: www.nato.int

 

 

 

Migrants Protest After Macedonia Shuts Them Out

 

 

 

Hundreds of migrants have been protesting for several days at Macedonia’s southern border with Greece against Skopje’s decision only to allow them to transit the country if they come from war-torn states.

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МИД РФ: Россия и дальше будет ставить перед США вопросы о несоблюдении Вашингтоном ДРСМД

 

 

 

Заместитель министра иностранных дел Сергей Рябков отметил, что Россия пока не видит готовности Вашингтона обсуждать данную проблему

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Anti-Terror Exercise Shows Off Serbia's Muscle

 

 

 

A major anti-terrorist military exercise by the Serbian army, police anti-terrorist squad, secret police and military security services will be a show of force by Serbia's leadership.

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Turkey arrests 3 ISIL militants in connection with Paris attacks

 

 

 

Three suspected militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), including one who allegedly explored targeted sites prior to last week’s attacks in Paris, have been arrested in the southern Turkish province of Antalya.

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Visit to NATO by the Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina

 

 

 

 

The NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg will meet with the Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina Dr. Dragan Čović, on Monday 23 November 2015.

Source: www.nato.int

 

 

 

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