News archive of June 2018
Vienna took over the rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union from Bulgaria on June 30.
European Union leaders have agreed to open membership talks with Macedonia and Albania by the end of 2019, if both Balkan aspirants show enough progress in judicial and anti-corruption reforms.
Turkish citizen Serkan Kurtuluş (in navy blue shirt) was detained in Tblisi, Georgia, on June 29, 2018.
A ceasefire has been agreed for southern Syria between the government and rebels, a Jordanian official source said on June 29, amid fears of a gathering humanitarian catastrophe in a region sensitive to neighbours Jordan and Israel.
Paul Auster wrote his first poem on a sunny spring day in 1956, when he was 9 years old. Happy to see the back of winter, he came up with a few verses while walking through a small park in his native South Orange, New Jersey. It was the worst poem ever written, the American writer says today, but it wasn't the words on the paper that mattered.
An Egyptian court has postponed until July 28 the verdicts for hundreds of defendants detained for their involvement in a 2013 sit-in, including the top leader of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood.
A Turkish court has approved an indictment of 14 suspects in the high-profile 2015 murder of a prosecutor in Istanbul, state-run Anadolu Agency reported on June 29, citing a judicial source.
Ramil Guliyev (C)
Turkish historian Fuat Sezgin died on June 30 at the age of 95.