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Turkey hails new Qatar, Saudi Arabia rapprochement

Turkey on Jan. 4 welcomed the end of a nearly three-year feud between Qatar and Saudi Arabia, as the two countries have agreed to reopen their airspace and borders.

"We welcome the agreement made to open land, sea, and air borders between Qatar and Saudi Arabia as of tonight," said a Turkish Foreign Ministry statement.

Sinopharm Claims 79 Percent Vaccine Efficacy, Seeks Approval for General Use

An affiliate of China's state-owned drug maker Sinopharm said on Wednesday its COVID-19 vaccine showed 79.34% efficacy and it has requested regulatory approval of the shot, moving a step closer to become China's first approved vaccine for general public use.

Ankara welcomes new Yemeni government

Turkey on Dec. 27 welcomed Yemen's new government after it was sworn in recently in the Saudi capital, Riyadh.

"We hope that this development will contribute to the resolution of the conflict and the humanitarian crisis that has been going on for over six years," the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

A multimillion-dollar donation from the United Arab Emirates had reached Serbia PHOTO

President Aleksandar Vui met the plane at the Batajnica military airport.
The plane contains, among other things, 55 respirators, magnetic resonance imaging, a CT scanner, a mobile X-ray, four ECG devices, 100 intensive care beds and 200 infusion pumps.
The President of Serbia pointed out that they sent "everything that exists" from the Emirates.

Dendias discusses East Med developments with UAE counterpart

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias on Wednesday held a telephone conversation with his UAE counterpart Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

In a tweet, Dendias said the two focused on bilateral issues and developments in the Eastern Mediterranean.

The two countries earlier this year conducted joint military exercises.

Turkish parliament approves Libya troops motion

The Turkish parliament on Dec. 22 approved a motion calling for an extension in troop deployment in Libya for another 18 months.

While the ruling AKP, and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) backed the motion, the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP), Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), and Good (İYİ) Party voted against it.

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