Police have detained three suspects in the southern Turkish province of Adana during an operation against historic coin smugglers. However, the seized material, which included pound coins featuring the figure of Queen Victoria, turned out to be fake.
Turkey on Dec. 10 congratulated Iraq for its victory over the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
Turkey and the United States are set to hold a high-level military dialogue in Ankara on Dec. 11 to discuss an ongoing row over the U.S.’s alliance with the People’s Protection Units (YPG).
Turkish presidential spokesman on Dec. 10 condemned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s remarks to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who reacted strongly against the United States’ decision on Jerusalem.
An emergency summit of Muslim-majority countries to be convened in Istanbul this week should declare Jerusalem as the capital of the state of Palestine, a senior Palestinian official has said.
The European Commission is committed to completing the contracting of all three billion euros in assistance to Syrian refugees in Turkey before the end of this year, senior EU officials have vowed, adding that the process for the allocation of the additional three billion euros will start in early 2018.
Turkish football giants Beşiktaş paid tribute on Dec. 10 to the 46 people killed in the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) attack near the team’s stadium, starting a day of commemorations to mark the first anniversary of the attacks.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet on Dec. 11 in Ankara to discuss crises in the Middle East, including the aftermath of the U.S.’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and joint efforts to stabilize Syria.