The President Erdoğan’s guardians and Belgian security forces exchanged blows while First Lady Emine Erdoğan was reacted to after she made a shop shut down to buy things.

Merkel says still against Turkey joining the EU

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Oct. 7 that Turkey’s help was needed to stem the flow of refugees to Europe but that this hadn’t changed her view that Ankara should not become a member of the EU
Russia’s Gazprom has declined to provide Turkey with an additional 3 billion cubic metres of gas via the existing Blue Stream pipeline, chief executive Alexei Miller said on Oct. 8
Despite an apparent divide between the two NATO allies on the role of Kurdish militias fighting jihadists in Syria, Turkish President Erdoğan sounded confident that Washington would side with Ankara over any wrongdoing by Russia – including any possible controversy over Kurdish fighters in Syria.

Turkey tells Russia to avoid Nato clash

Turkey says it will not compromise on its security, but does not want Russian incursions into its airspace to escalate into a crisis with Nato.

Nato ready to deploy forces to defend Turkey ‘against any threats’

Alliance’s secretary general, Jens Stoltenberg, makes comment after violations of Turkish airspace by Russian jets conducting airstrikes in Syria

Nato is ready to send troops to Turkey to defend against threats on its southern flank, the head of the alliance has said following violations of Turkish airspace by Russian jets conducting airstrikes in Syria.

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu said on Oct. 7 he does not want the conflict in Syria turning into a crisis between Russia and NATO nor into a Russian-Turkish dispute
A continuation of Russia’s violations of Turkish air space would be considered a “threat” to the country, Justice and Development Party (AKP) spokesperson Ömer Çelik has said

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