What happened in Geneva this Wednesday, in terms of finally bringing peace to Syria, could not be more significant: the first session of the Syrian Constitutional Committee.
Contrary to doomsday predictions about the fate of Syria after US President Donald Trump’s “total withdrawal” of American troops, what may happen is an overall easing of tensions in a more relaxed post-conflict Syrian order where even Israel may have much to feel comfortable about.
France and Germany will meet Russia and Turkey this October for a four-way summit on Syria, a potentially groundbreaking gathering that could finally see key EU states working together with local players to end the war.
Gazprom announced on Thursday that gas deliveries through the Turkish Stream pipeline will start in December of next year. It was agreed to bring onstream Turkish Stream and to start gas supplies in December 2016
Turkey’s leaders have criticized the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and the group’s Turkish secretary-general for not taking a stance against the violence in Egypt.
Turkey’s former armed forces chief has been jailed for life for plotting to overthrow the government, after five years of trials involving officers, lawyers, writers and journalists.