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Coup attempt is milestone in Ankara-Tehran ties: Iranian spokesperson

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. 

Turkey plays critical role in global energy security: Minister

Turkey is a regional power with a "critical" role in establishing energy security, Turkish Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci said on Aug. 10.      

"Turkey is the center of regional energy trade," Zeybekci said at the opening of EXPO 2017 Astana's Turkish National Day event in the Kazakh capital.      

Turkey's Çavuşoğlu talks Syria with US, Russian counterparts in Manila

Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu met on Aug. 6 with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in the Philippine capital Manila during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Regional Forum, before holding a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson later in the day. 

Syria de-escalation zone near completion: Russian FM

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. 

Olympiacos to most likely meet Partizan Belgrade in Champions Leauge 3rd rnd (full draws)

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:

Putin says he thinks US 'more pragmatic' on Syria

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.

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