Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said a 57-percent majority of the country`s citizens back the idea of reinstating the capital punishment after the mid-July coup attempt.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said Sunday that the Syrian army is the most capable of confronting terrorism, according to state news agency SANA.

Iran became closer to international community after the nuclear deal, President Hassan Rouhani said July 20.

Some 492 personnel of the Turkish Directorate for Religious Affairs have been removed from duty following the failed July 15 coup in the country, the local newspaper Hurriyet reported.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey and US Secretary of State John Kerry held closed-door talks more than 3 hours in Moscow July 15.  


The meeting began with a minute of silence in memory of the victims of the terrorist attack committed in Nice, France July 14

Georgia`s Defense Minister Tinatin Khidasheli and State Minister for Reconciliation Paata Zakareishvili will be resigning in the upcoming days in order to take part in the country`s parliamentary elections, the speaker of the Georgian parliament David Usupashvili said.

As part of their visit to the Polish capital to join the NATO summit, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko have had a meeting in Warsaw.

A day of mourning has been declared in Turkey to honor the victims of the June 28 terrorist attack on Istanbul’s main airport, the Turkish newspaper Milliyet reported.

During the phone conversation with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Russian President Vladimir Putin has expressed his condolences over the heinous act of terrorism committed at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport on June 28, read a statement from the Kremlin’s press service.

The UK has voted to leave the European Union after 43 years in a historic referendum, BBC reports.

Ukrainian MP Nadezhda Savchenko addressed the plenary meeting of the summer session the Parliamentary Assembly of European Council on Monday.

The competition for the position of Deputy Chairman of regional state administration was announced by Mikheil Saakashvili. A message posted on the website of the state administration, News from Ukraine reports.

 The news has come of a new scandal with the Armenian Defense Ministry. Behind the scandal is Defense Minister Seyran Ohanyan’s security chief Sergei Ayrapetyan. 

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev has welcomed his 5th great grandchild, RIA Novosti reported.  


Turkey's parliament ratified on Friday the second article of the temporary amendment to the Turkish constitution bill that allows the lifting of immunity from prosecution of 138 lawmakers, the Turkish state-run Anadolu Agency reported.

 Russian President Vladimir Putin has approved the privatization of state oil company Bashneft, the RIA Novosti news agency reported Tuesday.  

Those accusing Turkey of backing the terrorist organization “Islamic State” (IS, aka ISIL, ISIS or Daesh) are scoundrels, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday.

Azerbaijan will express the organizing committee of the Eurovision 2016 song contest its dissatisfaction with the fact that Armenia’s entry waived the flag of the separatist regime in Nagorno-Karabakh in the first semi-final of the contest, Hikmat Hajiyev, spokesperson for Azerbaijan’s Foreign Ministry, told APA on May 11.

Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit Azerbaijan, AzVision.az reports citing InterFax Azerbaijan agency.

The United States Saturday demanded that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad`s forces halt the bombardment of Aleppo and help restore a nationwide cease-fire, with Secretary of State John Kerry due to head to Geneva for talks regarding the conflict.

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