Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov has claimed that the U.S. is pushing Gulf countries to finance the creation of a "quasi-state" in northeastern Syria. Washington's main interest in the area is oil-rich territories, according to Lavrov.
France's foreign minister said on Nov. 12 that the country will take back 11 suspected French ISIS militants from Turkey. The deportations will be conducted within the framework of a 2014 agreement with Turkey, said Christophe Castaner.
For the first time in Germany’s history, a politician with Turkish descent has won the mayor’s office in a major city. Belit Onay, a 38-year-old parliamentarian from the Green Party, claimed nearly 53 percent of the votes in a runoff ballot on Nov. 10.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has said that the relationship between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and the European Union is a "love and hate relationship" and that the European nations "cannot but listen to what he has to say."
Upon Trump's much-debated remarks regarding the U.S. troops remaining "where they have the oil" in Syria, Pentagon spokesperson said that the revenue from the oilfields will go to Kurdish-led forces in Syria and not the U.S.
French President Macron has said that NATO is experiencing "brain death," while citing a lack of strategic coordination and President Donald Trump's unpredictable policies.
The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), a non-governmental organization, has claimed that Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu was among paid lobbyists against a jailed Ukrainian opposition leader while he was a senior member of European election watchdog.
As protests against poverty and corruption carry on in oil-rich Iraq, a building overlooking Baghdad's Tahrir Square has become the headquarters of the protests. The building is widely referred to as the 'Turkish restaurant'.It now serves as the epicenter of protests against Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi that erupted early last month.
Russia's top diplomat has said that the Kurdish issue in Syria should not be neglected, adding that "no one wants the Kurds to feel like they are secondary citizens."
Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Hungary could receive natural gas from the TurkStream pipeline the first part of which is expected to be launched by the end of 2019. The TurkStream gas pipeline, crossing beneath the Black Sea from Russia to Turkey and set to stretch to Turkey's neighbors, will have a total capacity of 31.5 billion cubic meters. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban confirmed that the TurkStream is an option for his country.
The Pentagon on Wednesday released its first images from last weekend's commando raid in Syria that led to the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and warned the militant group may attempt to stage a "retribution attack." CENTCOM commander General Kenneth McKenzie said that Turkey's incursion into Syria was not a factor in deciding the timing of the raid.
A German court on Monday fined a local politician for posting a symbol of the PKK on social media. A Hamburg court ordered Left Party lawmaker Cansu Özdemir to donate €1,000 ($1,100) to a charity for violating the ban on using the symbols of the PKK, which has been banned in Germany since 1993.
The French president has said the wearing of a headscarf by Muslim women in the realm of public services and at school is his business and that is what secularism entails.
A French diplomatic source on Oct. 23 confirmed to French news network France 24 that a young boy with severe and multiple burns from northeastern Syria was transferred to France from Iraqi Kurdish capital Erbil for treatment. Syrian Kurdish boy Mohammed Hamid was initially taken to a hospital close to his hometown Ras al-Ayn during Turkish military operation last week, however medics failed to come up with necessary treatment and struggled to diagnose the mysterious burns. Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar has denied use of any chemical weapons and said there are no such weapons in the inventory of the Turkish armed forces.
A Syrian Kurdish man in his 30s set himself on fire outside the United Nations refugee agency headquarters in Geneva on Wednesday and was quickly airlifted to hospital after the flames were extinguished, police said.