Turkmenistan’s President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov received President of Turkey’s Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges Rifat Hisarciklioglu, the Turkmen government said in a message.

Foreign ministers of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) will meet in Istanbul, the Turkish Foreign Minister told. 

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has resigned from office after the country’s Supreme Court disqualified him from serving.


Russia’s new Ambassador to Turkey Alexei Yerkhov will present today his credentials to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Turkish media outlets reported July 27.

The US-made “Abrams” tanks and “Bradley” armored vehicles have arrived in the Vaziani military base by railway from the Poti port.

As a result of purges in Turkey’s armed forces after the July 15 military coup attempt, the number of generals and admirals decreased by 40 percent, the Turkish media report.

US President Donald Trump harshly criticized on Wednesday the US media coverage of his alleged second meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Hamburg.

Turkey has imposed travel ban on 4128 Russian citizens over their links to terrorist organizations, according to the Turkish Interior Ministry's report on the fight against the ISIS terrorist group.

The Council strongly condemned the July 4 launch, calling it a growing threat to peace and security, Sputnik reported.

On Monday,  Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Moscow for a two-day visit at the invitation of Putin. Later in the day, the two leaders held an informal meeting in the Kremlin. On Tuesday, the two leaders are expected to discuss strategic cooperation between the two nations, as well as international agenda items, Sputnik International reported.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet as part of the G20 summit, TRT Haber TV channel cited Ibrahim Kalin, head of the Turkish presidential press-service, as saying July 3.

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will visit Germany on July 7-8, presidential sources said Monday, as Germany is preparing to withdraw its troops from Incirlik airbase.

Donald Trump has appeared to side with Saudi Arabia in its diplomatic stand-off with Qatar, referencing his recent trip to the Saudi capital of Riyadh in which he vowed to end support for Islamic extremism. 

The Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants attempted to attack an airbase of the Turkish air force in the country’s Diyarbakir Province, Turkish media outlets reported May 15.

For the first time since leaving office, President Barack Obama has addressed his landmark healthcare legislation in a speech, reminding supporters of the courage and integrity of junior congressmen that it took to pass the bill.

Moscow and Washington have reached an understanding that further US strikes similar to the one carried out against Syria's Shayrat Air Base "should not occur again," the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said.

Foreign ministers of Russia, Iran and Syria will meet in Moscow April 14 to discuss the Syrian crisis, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova told a briefing on Wednesday.

Poverty in Syria

“Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.” (Aristotle)

“The war in Syria has plunged 80% of its people into poverty, reduced life expectancy by 20 years, and led to massive economic losses estimated at over $200 billion since the conflict began in 2010, according to a UN-backed report”. Poverty in Syria has inclined significantly in the past six years and can be described as infrastructure of nation, wealth, institutions and much of its workforce have been “obliterated.” Due to existing poverty in Syria recently, it caused some problems such as civil war, numerous of refuges and devastated cities, solutions of which depend on necessary activities by stopping the war, holding a democratic elections, setting up the special zones in refugee camps and investing by donation by affluent countries to Syria economy.


President Donald Trump's national security adviser, Michael Flynn, resigned late on Monday after revelations that he had discussed U.S. sanctions on Russia with the Russian ambassador to the United States before Trump took office and misled Vice President Mike Pence about the conversations.

The United Nations has condemned Israeli plans to build more settlements in the occupied West Bank.

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