Turkey welcomes Somali decision to hold elections

Turkey welcomed a decision by the Somali parliament on May 1 that would see elections held in the Horn of Africa nation as soon as possible.

"We welcome the decision of the Lower House of the Somali Parliament today [1 May], which endorses holding the elections on the basis of the 17 September agreement as soon as possible," said the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

Turkey condemns terror attacks in Somalia

Turkey on April 3 strongly condemned deadly terror attacks in Somalia.

"We are saddened to receive the news that many soldiers and civilians lost their lives in Somalia today [April 3] in the terrorist attacks targeting the Somali National Army troops and innocent civilians," the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

28 immigrants caught while trying to illegally cross Hungarian border

The western Arad border police have found, within the last 24 hours, 28 immigrants who were trying to illegally get out of Romania, hidden in trucks or walking in the field, all being from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Somalia. In a truck driven by a Romanian, verified at the Nadlac II Border Crossing, there were six immigrants found.

Turkey condemns terror attack in Somalian capital

Turkey's Foreign Ministry on Jan. 31 "strongly condemned" the terrorist attack in the Somalian capital Mogadishu.

In a statement, the ministry said: "We wish Allah's mercy upon those who lost their lives and a speedy recovery to the injured."

It added that Turkey will continue to stand by the government and people of Somalia in their fight against terrorism.

Slovenia makes no headway in Corruption Perception Index

Ljubljana – Slovenia has made no headway in the 2020 Corruption Perception Index (CPI) compiled annually by Transparency International (TI). Like in 2019, Slovenia ranked 39th among 180 countries included in the index. With a score of 60 points, it once again fell short of the EU average of 64 points and the OECD average of 67 points.

Turkey to continue protecting rights in E Med: National Security Council

Turkey will continue to decisively protect its rights in the Eastern Mediterranean, Aegean and Cyprus, the country's National Security Council declared on Jan. 28. 

Underlining that these rights arise from international law, the council said in a statement that Turkey condemned rising terror attacks in Africa, including Somalia, as well as various other regions.

Greece improves score in global corruption index, watchdog says

Greece has climbed one spot to 59th position among 180 countries in the Transparency International (TI) Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) for 2020.

Greece's score also improved to 50 out of 100 points on the CPI survey.

The group's 2019 report gave Greece a score of 48, which put the country in 60th place.