Turkey, Ukraine pledge steps to boost economic ties

Turkish and Ukrainian leaders on Feb. 3 pledged big steps to boost bilateral economic ties at a trade forum in Ukraine's capital Kiev.

At the forum, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said trade between the two countries rose 10.2 pct last year to $4.8 billion, adding that the Turkish contracting sector has also signed 184 projects worth a total of $6.3 billion in Ukraine.

Erdoğan to meet with Zelenskiy

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will attend the eighth meeting of a high-level strategic council with Ukraine in its capital Kiev on Feb. 3.

The Turkish Communications Directorate on Feb. 2 announced that bilateral and regional issues would be discussed during the meeting between relevant ministers under Erdoğan and his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelenskiy

Turkey, Ukraine to boost defense cooperation

Turkish and Ukrainian officials gathered in Ukraine's capital to address ways to enhance strategic cooperation in the defense industry.

The seventh edition of Turkey-Ukraine Defense Industry Cooperation meeting was held in Kiev, where steps to be taken for armament and military equipments were discussed, according to a statement from Ukrainian Defense Ministry on Jan. 24.

Iran has Requested Assistance from the US and France to Read the Ukrainian Plane's Black Boxes on its Territory

Iran has said it has asked the US and French authorities to help them decrypt the information from the black boxes of the Ukrainian jetliner that was accidentally shot down, which has provoked anger in countries demanding the data to be analyzed abroad, Reuters reports.