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The International Association of Judges (IAJ) has published an appeal regarding the situation of the judiciary in Turkey, citing a recent report by the Council of Europe’s Venice Commission that noted Turkey’s proposed constitutional changes were a big setback for democracy.
A city council in the Iraqi city of Kirkuk has approved raising the Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) flag over official buildings, receiving protests from Turkmen and Arab members of the council
A Turkish gold trader’s decision to hire former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and former U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey to represent him, as he defends against charges he conspired to violate U.S. sanctions on Iran, raises a potential conflict of interest, prosecutors said
Deputy Prime Minister Veysi Kaynak has claimed that his remarks on the possibility of a new wave of migrants coming from Iran to Turkey have been misinterpreted, responding to a statement from Tehran that had described them as “incorrect.”
The northern Syrian city of Raqqa could join a decentralized system of government being set up by Syrian Kurdish groups and their allies once it is freed from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a Syrian Kurdish politician said March 27.
Bulgaria’s veteran political bruiser Boyko Borisov has begun efforts to form a lasting government and become prime minister for the third time following his election victory.
At least 43 civilians, including women and children, were killed on March 27 by airstrikes carried out by the U.S.-led coalition aircraft in western Mosul, according to a senior Iraqi military officer.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel yesterday welcomed a surprise state poll triumph by her party as “encouraging” for a September general election, as hype around her main rival fizzled in its first test.
Arab League chief Ahmed Abul Gheit urged Arab governments yesterday to do more to resolve the conflict in Syria rather than leaving it to other powers.
British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has said Turkey will continue to be an indispensable partner for the U.K. in the post-Brexit era, while expressing hope that Turkey and European countries will swiftly resolve difficulties in their relations
South Korea’s ousted president Park Geun-Hye first apologized and was then questioned by prosecutors on March 21 about the corruption and abuse of power scandal that brought her down, after using executive privilege to avoid them for months while in office
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has described European lawmakers as “crazies” in a salty-tongued rebuttal to criticism of his deadly drug war, while vowing again that all traffickers will be killed
Serdar Berdymukhamedov, the only son of Turkmenistan’s longtime president has become a senior lawmaker.
A Turkish cargo vessel has sunk off the coast of Libya, leaving seven crew members missing, as high winds and waves battered the region, the Libyan navy said on March 16
South Sudan on Feb. 20 declared famine in some parts of the country, with more than three years of war leaving nearly five million hungry in what aid groups called a “man-made” tragedy.
The bodies of three members of a Turkish cargo ship have been retrieved and seven others were rescued after the ship sank a few miles off Libya’s Misurata port on March 16. Rescue efforts for another three are ongoing, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
Former CIA Director James Woolsey has said U.S. President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Retired Army Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn discussed removal of Gülen from the country without going through the extradition process, the Wall Street Journal reported
The day after the flaming out of U.S. President Donald Trump’s first major legislative initiative, his supporters across America were lashing out - at conservatives, at Democrats, at leaders of his Republican Party in Congress
Fifteen people were shot, one fatally, at a nightclub in Cincinnati, Ohio, early yesterday, and police said they believed at least two shooters may have been involved.
Turkey’s vision for Cyprus is to turn the island into a bastion of peace and stability, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said in an opinion piece in the Washington Times published on March 21
Turkey’s withdrawal of some NATO cooperation with partner countries is only aimed at Austria, a spokeswoman for Ankara’s mission to the military alliance said on March 16.
U.N. Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Syria Staffan de Mistura will be in Ankara on March 23 to hold talks with the Turkish Foreign Ministry’s undersecretary.