An Ankara court on March 16 sentenced former Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) deputy co-chair Aysel Tuğluk to 10 years in jail in a case in which she stands trial for “being the leader of a terror organization.”
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has approved a set of controversial set of legal amendments overhauling Turkey’s election and political party laws, with opposition voices warning that the changes will undermine ballot box security ahead of key elections in 2019.
Sedat Keser has been sentenced 51 years in jail on charges of sexually abusing a 4.5-year-old girl in the southern province of Adana, an incident that sparked a heated debate in Turkey.
The European Investment Bank approved 932 million euros ($1.15 billion) in financing on March 15 for the Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP), the largest part of a $40 billion project to bring new gas supplies to Europe.
The head of the most influential U.S. business lobbying group warned the Trump administration that unilateral tariffs on Chinese goods could lead to a destructive trade war that will hurt American consumers and U.S. economic growth.
European car sales edged up in February, helped by strong gains for French brand Peugeot , solid demand in Germany and France, and double-digit increases in Spain and the Netherlands, industry data showed.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Marc 16 the alliance did not want a return to Cold War hostilities with Russia while expressing support for Britain’s strong stance on the nerve agent attack.
At least 40 civilians were killed March 16 and hundreds more injured when Syrian regime and Russian warplanes struck a crowded market in Eastern Ghouta, an opposition-held Damascus suburb.
India’s state-run carrier Air India said March 16 it will fly over Saudi airspace to Tel Aviv, a move that ends a decades-long Saudi ban on the use of its airspace for flights to Israel.