In 2014, Turkey and Poland celebrated the 600th anniversary of diplomatic relations. The intensive interaction led at the end of the day to overlapping of cultures in both the countries. Such a long history of diplomatic ties happens only rarely in international relations. Despite for that, the knowledge and mutual understanding in both the countries is much less today than It was when we had a common border for centuries. Islam is one of the issues that makes Turkey distant from Poland and Europe, especially now, in the time of migration crisis – writes Małgorzata Bonikowska PhD, President of CIR, in a text entitled Poland and Turkey After 600 Years published in Balkanlarda Islam by Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency.

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Turkish Victory day commemorates the Battle of Dumlupinar – final and decisive battle in the Turkish War of Independence. On this occasion, Turkish Embassy in Warsaw has organized an official reception party. The celebration was opened by Ismail Kahraman - the Speaker of the Grand National Assembly – who praised the cooperation with Poland. Poland is one of the countries that supports Turkey’s bid to become a member of the EU, Kahraman said in praise of bilateral relations between the two nations. I believe our partnership will bring good results in economic, cultural and political domains. – added Kahraman. Michał Smagowicz - Centre for International Relations Executive Director – also took part in the event.

Analysis of cases gathered in Poland during two summer months of research undertaken in the framework of the IVF project entitled "Information warfare in the Internet. Exposing and countering pro-Kremlin disinformation in the CEEC" shows the extensiveness of pro-Kremlin propaganda. Here are some of the narratives and "big subjects" uncovered during the monitoring of over 30 websites: "Ukrainians have territorial claims against Poland", "NATO is provoking Putin", "NATO acts like Hitler", "NATO is a tool of America", "Russophobic Polish authorities", "Poland should join fellow Slavs", "Ukraine promotes Bandera", "Volhynia massacre", "Donald Trump - great opportunity for Europe". As far as the manipulation techniques used in the articles these include:

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