Lebanon in blackout as power stations run out of fuel

Lebanon was plunged into a total blackout on Oct. 9 after two main power stations went offline because they ran out of fuel, the state electricity corporation said.

The Mediterranean country is battling one of the planet's worst economic crises since the 1850s, and has in recent months struggled to import enough fuel oil for its power plants.

Cavusoglu lambastes Biden after US president blames Turkey for hindering fight against Islamic State in Syria

By George Gilson

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu used a presser in Ankara with visiting Venezuelan Foreign Minister Felix Plasencia to unleash a sharp attack on US President Joe Biden.

The statements were yet another strong indication that US-Turkey relations have reached a nadir.

Biden 'supporting terrorist organisation'

Russia 'determined' to continue cooperation with Turkey on Syria: Ministry

Russia is "determined" to continue close cooperation and coordinated work with Turkey on diplomatic and military lines to fully normalize the situation in Syria, the country's Foreign Ministry said on Oct. 7.

The Syrian settlement traditionally occupies one of the central places in dialogue between Moscow and Ankara, Maria Zakharova told a news conference in Moscow.

Turkey will not accept fabricated maps in east Med: Erdoğan

Turkey will not accept fabricated maps in the eastern Mediterranean and it will take measures to prevent the establishment of terror corridors in its southern borders, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said, suggesting that even the West has started to admit that its superior position in the international arena has come to an end.

Turkey ‘unconditionally’ committed to NATO: Presidential spokesperson

Turkey's presidential spokesman told a German news website on Oct. 1 that Ankara was a strong NATO member and unconditionally loyal to the alliance.

Ibrahim Kalın told Der Spiegel magazine that Turkey contributed to many NATO missions and problems between member countries should not weaken the alliance.