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A technical delegation from the United States Department of Defense will visit Turkey on June 24 to discuss the activities for keeping the Kabul Hamid Karzai International Airport in Afghanistan operational.
Turkey proposed to secure and manage the airport in Kabul after the NATO troops end its mission as a Resolute Support Mission.
Turkey's largest defense company Aselsan signed an export agreement worth €42.59 million ($50.7 million), according to a statement on June 22.
The agreement was signed with an international client, the defense firm said through the country's Public Disclosure Platform.
"Under the contract, the deliveries will be made in 2023-2024," it noted.
Turkey sent 50,000 additional doses of a coronavirus vaccine to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) on June 21.
A Health Ministry plane carrying the doses landed at Ercan International Airport in Lefkosa, where officials from the TRNC's Health Ministry received the shipment.
With the latest delivery, Turkey has provided the TRNC with 290,000 vaccine doses to date.
Members of the Pro-Kurdish party Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) shout slogans against government in Istanbul, September 25, 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE/SEDAT SUNA
The country's top court conducted its first examination on Monday and unanimously agreed to accept the chief prosecutor's indictment and officially start the closure case.
Turkey and Spain will discuss on June 21 bilateral relations and matters related to the EU in a videoconference, according to the Turkish Foreign Ministry.
The consultations will be co-chaired by Turkey's Deputy Foreign Minister Faruk Kaymakcı and Spain's State Secretary for the EU Juan Gonzalez Barba, the ministry said in a statement on June 20.
Foreign Affairs Minister Bogdan Aurescu will attend, on Monday, the meeting of the foreign ministers of the EU Member States (Foreign Affairs Council), which will take place in Luxembourg.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has condemned an attack on the office of the opposition Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) in the western province of İzmir last week in which a woman was killed, labeling it a "provocation."
Onur Gencer stormed the HDP office on June 17 and shot Deniz Poyraz dead. The assailant was arrested shortly after the attack.
Burak Elmas was elected as Galatasaray's new president on June 19.
Elmas won the nail-biting election with 1.541 votes, receiving 41 more votes than second-placed Eşref Hamamcıoğlu.
The 47-year-old Turkish businessman previously served as a board member, becoming the 38th chairman of the club.
The Turkish defense minister on June 19 discussed bilateral security and regional issues with his U.S. counterpart over the phone.
According to Turkey's Defense Ministry, Hulusi Akar and Lloyd James Austin had "a positive and constructive" conversation.
The exchange comes days after a NATO summit in Brussels on June 14.