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Turkey Russia Iran agreed to supervise the Syria cease fire

Turkey, Russia and Iran on Thursday agreed to set up a joint commission to supervise the Syria truce. ... Full story

EU approved the trade deal with Canada

The European Parliament passed a European Union trade deal with Canada on Wednesday during an at-times raucous session in Strasbourg, France. ... Full story

A meeting between Turkish and Greek Cypriot negotiators was canceled over Enosis controversy

A meeting between Turkish and Greek Cypriot negotiators was canceled Tuesday over a Greek Cypriot move to honor “Enosis,” or the idea of Cyprus being annexed by Greece. ... Full story

South Korea and the U.S. agreed for the strongest alliance

South Korea and the U.S. are aiming to make their relationship “the strongest alliance” under President Donald Trump, according to the Foreign Ministry in Seoul Tuesday. ... Full story

Merkel spokesman said Turkey is an extremely important partner

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is scheduled to visit Turkey on Thursday to discuss common solutions to major problems affecting both countries, including the refugee crisis and civil war in Syria, her spokesman said Wednesday. ... Full story

Donald Trump announced Neil Gorsuch to fill Supreme Court vacancy

President Donald Trump announced late Tuesday that judge Neil Gorsuch will be his nominee to sit on America's highest court. ... Full story

UN extended mandate of Cyprus mission for 6 months

The UN Security Council on Thursday extended the mandate of the UN peacekeeping mission on the island of Cyprus until July 31, 2017. ... Full story

Kremlin confirmed the Putin, Trump phone call

Russian President Vladimir Putin will have a phone conversation on Saturday with U.S. President Donald Trump, the Kremlin confirmed Friday. ... Full story

Situation in Gaza worsened significantly after Israeli military operation

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe on Wednesday called on Israel and Egypt to lift the blockade on Gaza which has since 2007 remained under a crippling Israeli embargo. ... Full story

Russian, Turkish FMs have agreed about Syria peace talks

Russian and Turkish foreign ministers spoke over the phone Tuesday about the ongoing intra-Syrian peace talks in Kazakhstan's capital, Astana, Russia's foreign ministry said. ... Full story

Trump is open to working with Russia on Daesh

President Donald Trump is open to working with Russia to fight Daesh in Syria, the U.S. said Monday. ... Full story

Netanyahu and Trump will meet in Washington D.C.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and newly-inaugurated U.S. President Donald Trump will meet in Washington D.C. in February, the two men decided during a phone conversation on Sunday night. ... Full story

Peace talks have begun in Kazakhstan

The discussions, which will focus on extending the cease-fire that came into effect on Dec. 30, have been brokered by Turkey, which backs the opposition, and Russia and Iran, who support Assad regime. ... Full story

Cyprus talks 'successfully completed' in Mont Pelerin

The second session of the international UN-brokered talks on the reunification of long-divided Cyprus with the focus on security and guarantees "successfully completed" in Mont Pelerin, Switzerland, the UN said on Thursday. ... Full story

Yıldırım, We are saddened by the loss of this valuable Ambassador



Turkey’s presidential spokesman has affirmed Friday Turkey is working with Russia to launch new peace talks to end the Syrian conflict. ... Full story

EU Asylum Agency needs to be bolstered to reflect reality of situation on the ground

The European Parliament’s Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs department today voted in favour a report calling for more human and financial resources to be given to the European Asylum Support Office (EASO). ... Full story

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