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Turkey′s tourism sector battling fallout from the war in Ukraine | DW Travel | DW

Turkey is one of the most popular vacation destinations in the world, with most international tourists coming from Russia. Last year, around 4.7 million Russian tourists visited Turkey. German holidaymakers were the second-largest group, followed by Ukrainians. But war and tourism don’t really mix. While Turkey is not involved in the war between Russia and …

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Shut the door on Russian tourists – POLITICO

Dmytro Kuleba is Ukraine’s foreign minister. Since Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy suggested banning Russian tourists from traveling to Europe and beyond about a week ago, the idea has gained momentum within the European Union, while also causing heated debate. Simply put, Russian tourists, businesspeople and students should be banned from traveling to the EU and …

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Cyprus and Greece oppose ban on Russian tourist visas – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Cyprus and Greece are rallying behind Germany in opposing a block on visas for Russian tourists wanting to visit the EU, rejecting a call for such a ban by Ukraine. Over the past weeks, officials from Estonia, Finland, Latvia and Lithuania have raised the idea of ​​an EU-wide …

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Erdoğan walks a fine line as the Ukraine war’s double agent – ​​POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Whose side are you really on? That’s the question that’s bound to loom large in the mind of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy when he meets his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in Lviv on Thursday. Of all the members of the NATO alliance, Erdoğan is easily the most …

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Turkey and Russia: A partnership essential to both | Europe | News and current affairs from around the continent | DW

Just 17 days after the last Astana summit in TehranTurkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his counterpart Vladimir Putin met again — this time in Sochi. As Erdogan was underlining that “the world was watching the Sochi summit,” the international headlines drew attention to the “secretive nature” of the two leaders’ meeting, which was held …

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Meet the world’s worst leaders selling dirty energy to Europe – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Europe is courting some extremely dodgy regimes for oil and gas. Vladimir Putin’s brutal invasion of Ukraine means EU leaders are spending the summer cozying up to presidents, and the odd crown prince, who ranked among the world’s most autocratic heads of state; from warmongers to human rights …

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Energy Market Madness Leads To Record-Breaking Coal Consumption

Global coal-fired electricity generators are producing more power than ever before in response to booming electricity demand after the pandemic and the surging price of gas following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The world’s coal-fired generators produced a record 10,244 terawatt-hours (TWh) in 2021 surpassing the previous record of 10,098 TWh set in 2018 (“Statistical review …

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