The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has fined Turkey 5,000 euros for temporarily closing the opposition Evrensel newspaper in 2001.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu on Jan. 15 criticized U.S. plans to help a Kurdish-led militia set up a border security force in northern Syria.
Turkey’s cabinet is likely to announce an incentive scheme this month to boost investment in 20 projects ranging from healthcare to energy that are worth a total of 80 billion lira ($21 billion), economy minister Nihat Zeybekci told Reuters.
Turkey’s Constitutional Court will discuss the issue of the law differentiating between pets and stray animals on Jan. 18, following a judge’s application to remove the phrase “pets” from the law, so that it will cover all animals, including those without owners.
Turkish defense electronics company Aselsan said on Jan. 16 it had signed, along with Roketsan, TÜBİTAK SAGE business partnership, an accord for a national long-range defense system project for the Undersecretariat for Defense Industries (SSM).
Germany’s central bank has said it will include China’s yuan in its reserves, giving another boost to Beijing’s drive to internationalize the currency and helping send the unit to two year highs.
Frenetic selling in the closing weeks of 2017 saw Airbus overhaul Boeing’s recent lead in the global jet market to win their annual order contest for the fifth year running, but doubts remain over the future of its flagship A380.
Myanmar and Bangladesh have agreed to repatriate hundreds of thousands of displaced Rohingya within a two-year period, Dhaka said on Jan. 16, the first concrete timeline given for the refugees’ return despite many refusing to go back to their homeland.
Kosovo Serb politician Oliver Ivanovic was killed in a brazen drive-by shooting on Jan. 16 that could reignite ethnic tensions in the region.
Russians are drinking less than at any point since the fall of the Soviet Union, figures show, as a raft of government measures bear fruit and healthy living becomes ever more fashionable.
Several people including two police officers were killed in an operation to capture a helicopter pilot who bombed Venezuela’s Supreme Court during anti-government protests last year, the interior ministry said June. 15.