The Turkish Foreign Ministry’s spokesman Hami Aksoy expressed concern early on Feb. 17 about the Greek foreign minister's remarks regarding the Greek's attitude towards Turkey.
A Turkish consortium, which was launched to produce locally-made cars, has said that it is working on three electric vehicle models and has a 15-year investment plan.
Turkey’s special envoy to Libya said on Feb. 16 that a national consensus government should be established in Libya as soon as possible, without any foreign intervention.
Selahattin Demirtaş, the imprisoned former co-leader of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), has said the indictments in the case in which he is being tried were prepared by now-imprisoned Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ) suspects in the judiciary.
The heads of Sweden’s largest companies, including clothing giant H&M and telecoms maker Ericsson, denounced on Feb. 16 deportations of highly-skilled workers as the nation’s technology sector suffers a shortage of staff.
Gas giant Gazprom is demanding big discounts from Russian pipeline suppliers for its major projects, industry sources told Reuters, following the emergence of a producer charging significantly lower prices.
Iran has raised bank deposit rates and frozen the accounts of hundreds of foreign exchange dealers in a bid to shore up the value of the rial, reports said on Feb 15.
The number of hedge funds focused on trading cryptocurrencies more than doubled in the four months to Feb. 15, despite sharp falls in the value of the virtual coins in recent weeks, data from fintech research house Autonomous NEXT showed on Feb. 15.
A Myanmar minister told Bangladesh’s president that Myanmar is ready to take back Rohingya Muslims who fled violence, though Bangladesh said it wanted the hundreds of thousands of refugees to have a safe and dignified return.
A major rift opened up in Australia’s fragile ruling coalition on Feb. 16 as Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce refused to quit over an affair with a staff member and derided Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s condemnation of his behaviour as “inept.”
A leader of Colombia’s National Liberation Army (ELN) guerrillas was arrested on Feb. 15 in Bogota on suspicion of planning two attacks on police that killed seven and left dozens wounded, prosecutors said.