As Ankara is implementing a comprehensive security mechanism ahead of the May 14 presidential and parliamentary elections, we break down the complex process of ensuring free and fair elections in Türkiye.
Recent border clashes killed nearly 100 people from the two neighbouring Central Asian states, signalling their friction could destabilise the entire region.
"Our relations with these countries will be moved to a much different position with this step," says Turkish President Erdogan, in reference to members of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation.
The two sides have agreed to put the payment model into action in the "near future", says Russian President Putin
Iran and the United States have been struggling to overcome an impasse for revival of a 2015 nuclear deal that Washington exited in 2018 and reimposed crippling economic sanctions on Tehran.
The Russian and Chinese leaders speak at the SCO summit in Uzbekistan, which has brought them together with the leaders of several Asian countries.
Shanghai Cooperation Organisation "includes half the population of our planet" and meeting of leaders of Russia, China, India, Pakistan, Türkiye, Iran and several other countries "offers a real alternative to Western-centric" blocs, says Kremlin.
"I have initiated a dialogue with the Taliban for an inclusive Afghan government to include Tajiks, Hazaras and Uzbeks," says PM Imran Khan without giving more details on the dialogue with Afghanistan's new rulers.
Leaders of the eight-member bloc attending a summit in Tajikistan did not announce a timeline for Tehran's membership of the multilateral alliance.
Leaders of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, including Russia's Vladimir Putin and China's Xi Jinping formally signed off on the duo's accession at the annual summit in Kazakhstan's capital Astana.
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