Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli defended his visit to hospitalized mafia leader Alaattin Çakıcı, stating that the convicted mafia figure “has fought for the nation and people” and is “not as criminal as [Peoples’ Democratic Party HDP presidential candidate] Selahattin Demirtaş.”
Turkey has slammed a court decision in Greece granting the right to apply for asylum to former Turkish soldiers who fled to Greece immediately after the July 2016 coup attempt.
The government will build a large garden called the “People’s Garden” in the area of the current Atatürk Airport, upon completion of the new airport north of Istanbul, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has stated.
U.S. warning it may introduce tariffs on foreign auto imports hit shares in German carmakers BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen yesterday, which together have a more than 90 percent share of North America’s premium car market.
Britain’s annual inflation rate eased in April to 2.4 percent, the lowest level since March 2017, official data showed on May 23, weighing on the pound.
China announced on May 22 that it would cut tariffs on auto imports from July 1, the latest sign of a thaw in trade frictions with the United States.
Israel’s defense minister said on May 24 that he plans to seek approval next week for the construction of some 2,500 new homes in Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank, prompting Palestinian condemnation.
Italian Prime Minister-designate Giuseppe Conte began putting together his cabinet team on May 24, with party leaders pushing for an 81-year euroskeptic economist to be given the pivotal post of economy minister.
A U.S.-led coalition air strike on Syrian army positions overnight killed at least 12 pro-regime fighters in an area where both sides have been battling holdout jihadists, a monitor said on May 24.