A Turkish soldier was killed and another one injured when an explosive device planted by the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) went off in eastern Turkey, the Turkish military said on May 20.
The lawyer of folk singer Pınar Aydınlar has filed a criminal complaint against personnel at an Istanbul prison, saying she was made to strip completely naked while entering jail after her sentencing.
Turkish security forces seized more than a ton of hashish in the southeastern province of Diyarbakir, the provincial governor’s office stated on May 20.
While the number of African migrants in Turkey has recently risen, their contribution to the local economy and international trade has also grown. Shops of successful African businesspeople have been catching the eyes of locals in Turkey’s metropolis Istanbul, which has a population of more than 15 million.
Russia on May 19 unveiled the world’s first floating nuclear power station at a ceremony in the port of the far northern city of Murmansk where it will be loaded with nuclear fuel before heading to eastern Siberia.
Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said on May 19 that U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to quit a multinational nuclear deal would not affect Tehran’s oil exports if the EU could salvage the pact.
Greece’s creditors have agreed a program of reforms as the country’s third and final bailout comes to an end, the European Commission said on May 19.
Iraq’s Muqtada al-Sadr, the maverick Shiite cleric whose political coalition beat out Iran’s favored candidates to come in first in national elections, says he wants to form a government that puts Iraqis first.
Pope Francis announced on May 20 that he will hold a meeting of the Church’s top council to appoint 14 new cardinals next month, including from Iraq, Pakistan, Madagascar and Japan.
Armenian security forces killed an Azerbaijani soldier in a cross-border shooting as Armenia has "violated" the cease-fire, Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense said on May 20.