Turkey has invited Venezuela to use national currencies instead of the dollar in mutual trade in a joint campaign to bolster their economies in face of pressures by the administration of US President Donald Trump.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says his country will need to deploy more troops to Syria’s militant-held northwestern province of Idlib following an agreement with Russia, which entails a demilitarized zone in the crisis-plagued area.
Turkey’s military has reportedly deployed its most significant batch of reinforcements to Syria’s northwestern province of Idlib in weeks, as Ankara strives to prevent a full-scale offensive by the Syrian government against thousands of terrorists in the militant-held region.
Secretary General of the US-led North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Jens Stoltenberg has described as a matter of “national decision” Turkey’s plan to purchase the advanced Russian-built S-400 air defense missile system, regardless of strong opposition and warnings from the United States.
Turkey said on Friday it was talking to all parties in the Syrian conflict to prevent a government offensive on Idlib ahead of talks between Russian and Turkish presidents, who support rival sides in the looming battle for the terrorist-held region.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused the United States of launching what he called a "heinous economic attack" on Turkey after the national currency lira hit a record low following US sanctions.
A court in Turkey’s southeastern province of Sanliurfa has handed down a 30-year jail term to the foster son of the US-based opposition cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom the Ankara government accuses of having masterminded the July 2016 coup attempt against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
In the past six months, some of the world’s fastest-growing economies have found themselves flat on the floor, gasping for breath and, in one case, seeking help from the global financial rescue center otherwise known as the International Monetary Fund.