Faruk Aydoğan resigned as mayor of the Central Anatolian province of Niğde on the morning of Oct. 18.
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Oct. 17 that it was important for Turkey to remain part of the NATO security alliance and continue its orientation toward Europe despite current tensions between the two countries.
Presidential Spokesperson İbrahim Kalın slammed Germany’s Frankfurt Police Force for a Twitter post, accusing the police force of praising the outlawed Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK).
Striker Cenk Tosun scored twice as Beşiktaş won 2-1 away to Monaco for a third straight win to move closer to qualifying for the Champions League knockout stage on Oct. 17.
Two Turkish clubs will be on the pitch on Oct. 19 in the Europe League competition, with Konyaspor hosting Salzburg and Başakşehir traveling to Germany to play Hoffenheim.
The new-look Houston Rockets roared back to beat NBA champions Golden State 122-121 on Oct. 17, spoiling a celebratory night at the Warriors' Oracle Arena in Oakland.
Some 582,000 Rohingya refugees have fled their homes in Myanmar and arrived in Bangladesh since late August.
President Donald Trump struck a blow against the 2015 Iran nuclear deal on Oct. 13, defying both U.S. allies and adversaries by refusing to formally certify that Tehran is complying with the accord even though international inspectors say it is.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Oct. 13 urged the United States and Turkey to “sit down and find solutions” to the crisis in relations between the two key alliance members.