A Turkish regional appeals court on May 23 approved a prison sentence of 16 years and eight months handed down by a local court to Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) deputy İdris Baluken.
Two security guards were killed and three were wounded in an attack by the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the southeastern province of Hakkari on May 24, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported, citing the local governor’s office.
Turkey has returned the legal ownership of cemetery land and properties to the minority Syriac community in the southeastern province of Mardin, state-run Anadolu Agency reported on May 23.
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.