The Turkish and Russian top defense leaders held discussions in Ankara on a wide range of issues, including the ongoing turmoil in Syria, in the first top level military-to-military meeting since the two countries resolved a crisis.
Russian President Putin and his Turkish counterpart Erdogan discussed the Syria crisis in a phone call on Thursday, the Kremlin said in a statement.
Turkish Justice Minister Bekir Bozdağ and U.S. Ambassador to Turkey John Bass discussed the extradition of U.S.-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen, accused by Ankara of masterminding the military coup attempt, CNN Türk reported on September 9.
Iran plans to build a railway that will connect cities in Turkey, Armenia and the Azerbaijani exclave Nakhichevan, said Iranian Minister of Roads and Urban Development Abbas Akhoundi.
Syrian Kurdish groups and their allies will approve a constitution for a new system of government in northern Syria next month, a top Kurdish politician said, defying a Turkish incursion aimed at curbing Kurdish influence in the area.
Turkey has agreed to allow German lawmakers to visit soldiers stationed at Incirlik Air Base in Turkey in October, signaling some progress in easing strains between the two NATO allies, Germany’s Foreign Minister said on Thursday.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov received on Thursday the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs after an OSCE monitoring was conducted on Wednesday on the border of Nagorno-Karabakh and Azerbaijan.
The 6th World Doll Festival in Japan will display about 1,500 dolls from 71 countries, among them 14 dolls from Armenia.
German government spokesperson, Steffen Seibert denied claims made in a news report by “Der Spiegel” magazine that Berlin was going to tone down a resolution recognizing the Armenian Genocide.
Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian participated in the Informal Meeting of OSCE Foreign Ministers in Potsdam, Germany on Thursday.