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EU - Turkey High Level Political Dialogue in Brussels to be Hold Today

 Federica Mogherini, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the European Commission and Johannes Hahn Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations are hosting the EU - Turkey High Level Political Dialogue in Brussels, IBNA reported.

Greek judges accuse Tsipras government of 'dirty' attacks

Judges in Greece have reacted angrily to a blunt barrage of government criticism over recent court rulings, naming them "dirty" attacks. 

The government "is systematically attempting to subjugate and control justice," the association of judges and prosecutors protested over the weekend.

Erdogan calls on Muslims to protect Jerusalem

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has urged Muslims across the world to “visit” and “protect” Jerusalem.
The leader’s comments on Tuesday came after days of violence sparked over access to the al-Aqsa mosque in the city’s Noble Sanctuary, known as the Temple Mount in Judaism.

US agency provided intelligence on Turkish cargo ship Aegean: report

The United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is behind intelligence provided to Greek authorities that a Turkish-flagged freighter, to which the Greek coastguard had opened fire in the Aegean Sea on July 3, was allegedly carrying drugs, daily Habertürk reported on July 25.

Opposition MHP leader condemns attacks on synagogues in Turkey

Opposition Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli has condemned recent attacks on synagogues in Turkey protesting Israel's recent moves to prevent Palestinians from accessing the holy al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem, stating that any restrictions to the freedom of conscience of Jews in Turkey "is not approvable."

NATO offers to broker compromise in Turkish-German row

NATO's secretary general is offering to broker a visit by German lawmakers to troops serving on a Turkish air base in an attempt to heal a rift between the two allies which is disrupting anti-Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) operations.

UN envoy: Cyprus peace talks unlikely to resume anytime soon

A United Nations envoy said Monday that he sees little chance that talks to reunify ethnically split Cyprus would restart anytime soon after their collapse in Switzerland earlier this month.

Turkey's Köprülü Canyon set to welcome 700,000 tourists for rafting

Turkey's Köprülü Canyon, one of the world's easiest rafting tracks, is set to welcome nearly 700,000 tourists this year, according to tour organizers in the region. 

The canyon in the Beşkopnak neighborhood of the Mediterranean province of Antalya's Manavgat district is located on a 36,600-hectare area with over 100-meter-high walls and 14-kilometers-long streamline.