Ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) officials gathered on Jan. 18 to discuss legal procedures for what they call a national alliance they want to form for the 2019 elections.
Istanbul, Turkey’s largest city, hosts the highest number of Syrian refugees in the country, according to official figures.
The Constitutional Court has issued an explanation for its rejection of a local court’s demand to cancel a regulation in the Civil Servants Law banning Directorate of Religious Affairs (Diyanet) personnel from involvement in politics.
The Middle East’s largest airline, Emirates, announced Jan. 18 it struck a deal with Airbus to purchase 20 A380 aircraft with the option to buy 16 more in a deal worth $16 billion, throwing a lifeline to the European-made double-decker jumbo jets.
Apple is planning to build another corporate campus and hire 20,000 workers during the next five years as part of a $350 billion commitment to the U.S. that will be partially financed by an upcoming windfall from the country’s new tax law.
China’s economy grew a forecast-beating 6.9 percent in 2017, picking up steam for the first time since 2010 despite its battles against a massive debt and polluting factories, official data showed on Jan. 18.
U.S. President Donald Trump on Jan. 17 said that terminating the North American Free Trade Agreement would result in the “best deal” to revamp the 24-year-old trade pact with Canada and Mexico in favor of U.S. interests.
Earth’s surface will almost certainly not warm up four or five degrees Celsius by 2100, according to a study released on Jan. 17 which, if correct, voids worst-case U.N. climate change predictions.
Russia has made its first delivery of S-400 missile system components to China under a contract signed in 2014, a source close to the Russian system of military cooperation told journalists on Jan. 18.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took a step back on Jan. 18 from comments, challenged by U.S. President Donald Trump, that envisioned a one-year timeframe for the planned relocation of the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.