There is no alternative to Black Sea grain export initiative that Ankara brokered, says State Department spokesperson, adding US wants Russia to commit to not targeting ships in the region.
Turkey is temporarily taking over the island for reconstruction. Suakin is at the crossroads between Aden Gulf and the Red Sea, and Saudi Arabia and East Africa. The move is another step for Turkey's engagement policy in Africa.
A rally supporting the outlawed PKK in Cologne has left some German media outlets giving credence to Turkish claims of double standards.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday told US Secretary of Defence James Mattis that Turkey felt uneasy over US support for YPG in Syria.
The purchase of the system is part of a policy to better protect itself from wars raging on it's borders and to make the country's defence industry more self-sufficient. But the move risks damaging relations with its NATO allies.
"Yes" and "no" supporters campaign peacefully on Saturday, the final day of what has been a vibrant campaign for a referendum that proposed to fundamentally change Turkey's political system from a parliamentary to a presidential one.
A Serbian passenger train that departed from the country's capital Belgrade for Mitrovica, a disputed city in the youngest country in the Balkans, Kosovo, has escalated tensions in the region again.
Experts and academics say if Turkey takes the base offline it will have consequences for relations between Ankara and Washington. Ties are already strained over US support for the YPG.
The country's Truth and Dignity Commission is embarking on the formidable mission of investigating 65,000 human rights abuses and financial crimes. But not everyone is happy about that.
TRT World reporter Andrew Hopkins speaks to Kadyr Malikov, a Kyrgyz academic who has spoken out regularly against DAESH but also thinks his government's policies on tackling radicalisation need to change.
The visit of the European Commission president Juncker to St. Petersburg and the meeting with Putin will potentially lead to the lifting of sanctions against Russia.
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