Turkey ordered another 47 journalists detained on Wednesday, a government official said, as part of a widening crackdown on supporters of U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen.
Presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia have agreed to expand the OSCE monitoring group along the Armenian-Azerbaijani border.
Independent Egyptian MP Mostafa Bakri said that he and 336 MPs have called on parliament to approve a draft resolution in favor of recognizing the death of 1.5 million Armenians at the hands of the Ottoman state in 1915 as a genocide.
Azerbaijan’s Interior Ministry says two people have died in an explosion at a defense plant.
The negotiations on the restoration of Russian-Turkish relations will begin on Tuesday, July 26 at the level of ministries.
Iran’s oil minister, Bijan Zanganeh, has announced that on the basis of a new agreement between Tehran and Yerevan, Iranian gas will be transferred to Georgia through Armenia.
While Turkish Foreign Minister announced on Monday that the country will threaten ties with the U.S., European Union Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said Turkey is in no position to become an EU member any time soon.
Turkey ordered the detention of 42 journalists on Monday, broadcaster NTV reported, under a crackdown following a failed coup that has targeted more than 60,000 people, drawing fire from the European Union.
The United States does not need to take years to extradite U.S.-based Muslim cleric, Fethullah Gulen, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Friday.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says development of relations between Russia and Turkey will depend on their cooperation on Syria and on whether Turkey will take steps against those who use Turkish territory to finance terrorists in Syria.