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The United States is advising its citizens to "reconsider travel to Turkey at this time" following the July 15 failed coup attempt and the imposition of a three-month state of emergency, and it has authorized the "voluntary departure" of family members of staff at its embassy in Ankara and consulate in Istanbul
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has claimed the deadly attacks in the past three days in France and Germany, two weeks after the jihadists also claimed the truck attack in the French Riviera city of Nice that killed 84 people
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said July 26 that talks with Russia about cooperation in Syria were “making progress,” adding he hopes next month to announce new steps aimed at ending the fighting, while U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said that Russia is still far from American positions on Syria
The Turkish and Greek Cypriot leaders of the divided Mediterranean island of Cyprus will soon begin discussing subjects “which have not been touched upon” previously in the ongoing peace talks, the United Nations has said
The EU must not make “threatening statements” on Turkey’s accession process, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has said, responding to European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker’s suggestion that Ankara is “in no position to become a member any time soon."
A Syrian asylum seeker who blew himself up outside a German music festival had made a video pledging allegiance to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), authorities said July 25, in the second attack claimed by the jihadists in Germany in a week
North Korea’s pursuit of nuclear weapons - when the world is trying to rid itself of them - is “very provocative deeply concerning,” U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said July 26 and warned that there will be consequences if it does not stop
Democratic power players Michelle Obama and Bernie Sanders offered contrasting heartfelt and hard-headed endorsements of Hillary Clinton July 25, imploring a riven and feisty party convention to unite against Donald Trump
Suicide bombers killed at least 13 people at the gates of the African Union’s main peacekeeping base in the Somali capital Mogadishu on July 26, police said, in an attack claimed by the Islamist militants of al-Shabaab
BANJA LUKA, Bosnia
Turkey will continue to support Bosnia's EU and NATO membership bids, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu said on May 7.
KIGALI – Agence France-Presse
African leaders on July 18 approved a proposal to deploy a regional protection force to South Sudan with a more robust mandate than the U.N. peacekeeping mission currently there
New Shabaab leader labels Turkey Somalia's 'enemy'
The leader of Somalia's Shabaab jihadist group Ahmed Diriye described Turkey as "the enemy of the nation" and accused foreign peacekeeping forces of plundering the country, in an audio message published July 12
Fighting flares again in South Sudan capital after UN demand for restraint
Heavy fighting erupted again in South Sudan’s capital on July 11 a day after the U.N. Security Council told rivals President Salva Kiir and Vice-President Riek Machar to rein in their forces and end days of violence that have left scores dead
A phased settlement to the conflict in the Nagorno-Karabakh region has been agreed upon “in principal,” said a senior advisor to the Azerbaijani president on June 22
PHILADELPHIA – Agence France-Presse
At least two dead in Florida nightclub shooting: TV
At least two people were killed and 14 others wounded in a shooting early July 25 at a Florida nightclub, US broadcaster NBC reported
Democrats in disarray on eve of convention to nominate Clinton
The head of the Democratic Party resigned on July 24 amid a furor over embarrassing leaked emails, hoping to head off a growing rebellion by Bernie Sanders supporters on the eve of the convention to nominate Hillary Clinton for the White House
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Russian President Vladimir Putin may meet in a face-to-face meeting in August as part of mutual efforts to normalize bilateral ties following months of tension due to the downing of a Russian warplane by the Turkish Air Forces in November
A knife-wielding man stabbed and killed 19 people as they slept at a facility for the disabled in a town near Tokyo early on July 26, a senior government official said, Japan’s worst mass killing in decades
ANKARA / BRUSSELS
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg expressed full support for the Turkish government during a telephone call with President Tayyip Erdoğan on July 18, saying there could be no room for military coups in a NATO member state, Reuters reported, citing a senior Turkish official
Int’l community, Washington, Moscow stand in strong solidarity with Republic of Turkey
World powers and the international community have extended messages of strong solidarity with the people of Turkey in the face of the threat that the country’s democratic institutions and the constitutional order have been facing.
NATO says no ‘meeting of minds’ with Russia
NATO and Russia failed to overcome deep differences over Ukraine on July 13 in their first talks since the alliance approved a troop boost in Eastern Europe, alliance chief Jens Stoltenberg said
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