Russia, Turkey and Iran have “full understanding” of countering terrorism and preserving Syria’s territorial integrity, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Dec. 15.
President Donald Trump’s National Security Advisor has vowed to remain in lockstep with Turkey in the fight against terror groups, just days after his comments sparked a row with Ankara.
Australian institutions “seriously failed” children in their care with tens of thousands sexually assaulted, the final report from a five-year inquiry said Dec. 15 as it recommended that celibacy among Catholic priests should be voluntary to help curb abuse.
Disease, hunger and misery stalk the Rohingya living in Bangladesh’s refugee camps but despite the grinding hardship, few are willing to consider the alternative -- returning home under a deal struck with Myanmar.
A firefighter was killed on Dec. 14 while battling a mammoth California wildfire as crews sought to protect coastal cities and towns in the path of flames that have destroyed more than 700 homes.
A number of outbound Turkish Airlines flights from Istanbul to Rome and Milan and inbound from the two cities have been canceled due to a strike in Italy, state-run Anadolu Agency reported on Dec. 15.
Three of aides of Turkish-Iranian businessman Reza Zarrab were arrested in Istanbul on Dec. 15 on charges of “espionage,” accused of trying to send documents to a New York court handling the case into a former Turkish banker accused of taking part in a scheme to help Iran evade U.S. sanctions.
Solving problems between Germany and Turkey is in the interest of both sides, as officials continue to discuss concrete issues, a close aide of Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Dec. 14.
The highest ranking military generals from Turkey, the U.S. and Iraq met in a rare trilateral meeting on Dec. 14 in Ankara to discuss regional security matters and the ongoing fight against jihadist and separatist terror organizations, the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) has announced.
The United States is turning a blind eye to information provided by Russia about Syrian fighters travelling to Iraq, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Dec. 14.