Turkey has experienced numerous terror attacks in 2016. The self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL), the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), and the Kurdistan Freedom Hawks (TAK), which is a splinter group within PKK, separately conducted 29 terror attacks that have killed 377 people and wounded 1,648. Like the rest of the world, Turks were celebrating the end of 2016, in hopes that 2017 would be better. But optimism quickly faded during the first hours of the New Year when an ISIL-affiliated terrorist attacked a high-end nightclub on the Bosphorus killing 39 Turkish citizens and foreign visitors and wounding 65 others.
In a video interview with ERR on Tuesday, U.S. Senator John McCain, R-Ariz., admitted that while he would give the latter a chance to explain himself, he had concerns regarding President-elect Donald Trump's Secretary of State pick Rex Tillerson's dealings with the Russians as head of Exxon Mobil Corp. He also asserted that every credible member of Congress he knew saw Russian President Vladimir Putin "for what he is: a thug and a bully and a KGB agent."
After 11 years spent in the Russian Federation, businessman Bogoljub Karic arrived in Belgrade; in the meantime, due to statute of limitations or lack of evidence, all investigation against former owner of a telecommunication company, television and bank have in the meantime seized, and this in addition to an Interpol warrant.
On his first day at the helm of the United Nations, Secretary-General António Guterres today pledged to make 2017 a year for peace.
Russia’s ambassador to Turkey, Andrey Karlov, was assassinated at an art exhibition in the Turkish capital of Ankara on Dec. 19, Russia and Turkey have confirmed.
It is the worst possible time to reach an agreement on Cyprus, as Turkey is under severe pressure on its Iraqi and Syrian borders, and is pushing for a broader territory swap and more regional power, said Greek professor Angelos Syrigos.
President Obama has been shamefully derelict in making Putin pay a price for his aggression. It’s time to give Vladimir a taste of his own medicine.
Top European bank to provide 41 million euros to finance construction of Ungheni-Chisinau gas pipeline
The cabinet of ministers today approved the signing of a contract on financing between Moldova and European Investment Bank (EIB), to construct the Ungheni-Chisinau gas pipeline. The contract sees a loan worth 41 million euros, provided by EIB.
Poland will not build closed camps for asylum seekers in the EU, a top aide to the Polish president has said ahead of a Brussels summit at which migration will be a key topic.
Can relations between the EU and Turkey be mended?