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European Union leaders unanimously adopted their Brexit strategy at a special summit in Brussels on April 29, in a show of unity ahead of two years of tough talks with Britain
North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile on April 29 in apparent defiance of a concerted US push for tougher international sanctions to curb Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons ambitions
Turkey’s relations with the European Union will continue, two high-level state officials have said as relations between Ankara and the bloc face a difficult test.
Germany on April 28 urged fellow EU nations not to end membership talks with Turkey because the country is key to European interests
Scores of people were injured as violence erupted in Macedonia’s parliament after nationalist protesters stormed the building in anger over a vote for a new speaker, the interior ministry said April 28
Pope Francis walks down the steps of a plane upon arriving in Cairo. Francis is in Egypt for a two-day trip aimed at presenting a united Christian-Muslim front.
US President Donald Trump looks out a window of the Oval Office following an interview with Reuters at the White House in Washington, United States.
Germany on April 28 urged fellow EU nations not to end membership talks with Turkey because the country is key to European interests.
The far-right runner-up in Austria’s presidential election last year, Norbert Hofer, said there should be no dual-citizenship for Turks until Ankara discloses how many Turks in Austria still hold Turkish citizenship.
Neşe İdil – ISTANBUL
BELGRADE – Reuters
Police said they moved Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic and his family to “a safe location” on Oct. 29 after uncovering a weapons cache including a rocket-propelled grenade launcher near his parents’ home which he regularly visits.
Two Turkish construction workers were abducted from their hotel rooms in Nigeria’s oil-rich Akwa Ibom state on April 9, a Nigerian police spokesman said April 11, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported
Gambia’s opposition wins absolute majority from Jammeh party, says official
The Gambia’s longtime opposition won an absolute majority in parliamentary elections, easily defeating the party of ousted leader Yahya Jammeh, results announced on April 7 showed
Cloaked in rags and dust, Somalis flee looming famine
Mariam Ibrahim, her seven children and two neighboring families were the last to leave their village in southwestern Somalia.
The U.S. State Department said it was “deeply concerned” over the Turkish air strikes on the People’s Protection Units (YPG) in Syria, adding that the raids were putting the U.S. soldiers on the field at risk.
ST PETERSBURG/OSH – Reuters
The man Russian police believe was the suicide bomber who killed 14 people in a blast on the St. Petersburg metro this week developed an interest in Islam and soon after travelled to Turkey, two people who know him told Reuters
Turkey criticizes Trump over statement on 1915 killings of Armenians
Turkey has criticized U.S. President Donald Trump over his statement to commemorate the mass killings of Ottoman Armenians in 1915, voicing expectations that the new administration will not lend credence to “a one-sided historical narrative.”
March for Science draws big crowds, clever signs across US
Tens of thousands of people turned out in cities across the United States and beyond on April 22 for Earth Day events billed as a “celebration of science” to counter what organizers say is a growing disregard for evidence-based knowledge in Washington.
MOSCOW - Anadolu Agency
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will meet in the Russian city of Sochi on May 3, a Kremlin spokesman said on April 21.
TOKYO - Agence France-Presse
The US aircraft carrier Carl Vinson and other warships started joint exercises with Japan on April 23, the American navy said, as regional tensions rise over North Korea’s missile and nuclear programs
Sevil Erkuş - ANKARA
The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) is scheduled to meet next week to discuss whether to degrade Turkey’s status and reopen a monitoring process against the country in response to the authoritarian slide in the country.
UN body drops consultative status of groups with Gülen links upon Turkish request
A major United Nations agency on April 19 canceled the consultative status of three groups linked to the U.S.-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen, a move hailed as a victory by the Turkish mission to the global body.
US, EU to wait for OSCE report on referendum before evaluating results
Western leaders have reacted cautiously after the “Yes” campaign emerged as the winner of Turkey’s April 16 referendum on shifting to an executive presidential system
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