Iran's full support to the Turkish government on the night of the July 2016 coup attempt enabled the beginning of a détente in bilateral relations between Ankara and Tehran, which had been strained due to differences over the Syrian crisis, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Bahram Qassemi has said.
The setting up of a de-escalation zone in southern Syria will be completed in the near future, Russia's foreign minister claimed on July 21.
"The process of creating the zone continues. The main parameters have already been agreed," Sergey Lavrov was quoted as saying by Russia's official
TASS news agency.
Greek football champions Olympiacos Piraeus will most likely face Serbian club Partizan Belgrade after the 3rd qualifying round draw in the UEFA Champions League, as the Serbs have a 2-0 advantage over Podgorica. AEK Athens will have a difficult task ahead as they will meet with Russian CSKA Moscow.
This is the League route to advance in the competition:
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on July 8 that he believes the United States has become "more pragmatic" about the Syrian civil war.
"It seems to me that the US position (on Syria) has become more pragmatic. There is a comprehension that if we combine our efforts, we can achieve a lot," Putin said in Germany, a day after his first meeting with Trump at the G20.