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United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım early on March 30 as part of his trip to Ankara, with the two leaders discussing developments in Syria and Iraq as well as the joint fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
The time has come for the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and Baghdad to start discussing an “amicable divorce,” according to a spokesperson for the Kurdish autonomous region
Turkey has successfully completed its months-long Euphrates Shield Operation in northern Syria but can launch new military movements under a different name if necessary, the Turkish prime minister has said, adding that the life has turned to normal in places cleared of jihadists
Britain sought to downplay a row over future security ties with the EU yesterday, as London and Brussels drew up the first battle lines at the start of their two-year divorce.
First daughter Ivanka Trump is about to take on another title as an unpaid adviser to her father President Donald Trump, the White House announced on March 29.
U.S. prosecutors on Match 28 charged a senior executive at a Turkish state-owned bank with participating in a multi-year scheme to violate U.S. sanctions against Iran, escalating a case that has added to tensions between the United States and Turkey ahead of U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s visit to Ankara on March 30
Germany launched a second investigation on March 28 into suspected spying by Turkey, with the German interior minister saying Berlin will not tolerate foreign espionage on its soil.
U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May formally began Britain’s divorce from the European Union on March 29, saying there was “no turning back” from a decision pitching her country into the unknown and triggering years of fraught negotiations.
The U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) does not expect the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) to be able to build a Kurdish federal state in Syria’s north, according to the coalition forces’ commander.
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.
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.
Seven missing after Turkish cargo ship sinks off Libya coast: Navy
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 suffering ‘man-made’ famine
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.
MOSCOW – Reuters
Russia’s combative ambassador to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, died suddenly in New York on Feb. 20 after being taken ill at work, the Russian Foreign Ministry said
Ivanka takes unpaid job as White House adviser
US updates travel warning to Turkey ahead of State Secretary Tillerson’s visit
The U.S. State Department on March 28 issued an update to its travel warning to Turkey, urging its citizens to avoid travel to the southeastern provinces citing the “persistent threat of terrorism,” a day before State Secretary Rex Tillerson’s visit to the country.
MOSCOW/YEKATERINBURG - Reuters
Police detained dozens of protesters across Russia on March 26, including opposition leader Alexei Navalny, after thousands took to the streets to demonstrate against corruption and demand the resignation of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev
ASHGABAT – The Associated Press
Serdar Berdymukhamedov, the only son of Turkmenistan’s longtime president has become a senior lawmaker.
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.
Ankara aims to bring peace to Cyprus, says Turkish FM
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 says blocking of some NATO projects only aimed at Austria
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.
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