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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.
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
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.
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.
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.