Turkey is helping, not deporting, Syrian refugees: Presidential communications director

The Turkish government provides millions of Syrians with health care and education and a multilateral political solution is needed and demonizing Ankara won't help, wrote Turkey's Presidential Communications Director Fahrettin Altun in an article he penned for Foreign Policy magazine on Aug. 24.

The tension in the Eastern Mediterranean

Not only is Turkey continuing its activities in the wider region around Cyprus, but it has declared that it is scaling them up by sending another research vessel to the area. Such a development is not particularly surprising, as Turkey has for many years expressed in several ways the importance of the Eastern Mediterranean in general, and of Cyprus in particular, to its interests.

From Tirana to Skopje

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has funded the construction in a central Tirana park of a memorial commemorating "the martyrs of July 15," a reference to the Turkish citizens who lost their lives in the failed coup of 2016.