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Pompeo in Saudi Arabia for visit focused on Iranian threats

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Saudi Arabia's King Salman and the crown prince on Feb. 20 to discuss shared security interests in the Gulf and threats from Iran. He also toured a sprawling desert air base in Saudi Arabia where a few thousand U.S. troops are deployed as part of a wider effort by the Trump administration to stymie Iran's regional reach.

US ‘committed to resolving issues with ally Turkey’

Although there are challenges that cause frictions and disagreements between Turkey and the United States, Washington is committed to resolving the pending issues with its ally, a senior U.S. official has said, underscoring that the Turkish-American strategic alliance is much stronger than any relationship Turkey might have with Russia.

3 YPG/PKK terrorists surrender to Turkish forces

Three YPG/PKK terrorists surrendered to Turkish security forces in the country's southeast, Turkey's National Defense Ministry said on Feb. 13.

Terrorists fleeing the terror group's shelters in northern Iraq and Syria turned themselves in at border posts in Şanlıurfa province's Suruç district and Sirnak's Silop district, the ministry said in a statement.

Minister Ciuca and NATO Deputy SecGen, at "Afghanistan - Faces of War" exhibition

The Minister Designate of National Defence, Nicolae Ciuca, at the ministerial meeting of the North Atlantic Alliance in Brussels, participated on Wednesday night, together with the NATO Deputy Secretary General, Mircea Geoana, and the chair of the Military Committee of NATO, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart William Peach, at the photographic exhibition "Afghanistan - Faces of War".

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