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Yes, although it accuses Israel of committing "genocide" on Palestinians and Egypt of "tyranny," as Prime Minister Recep Tayyip ErdoÄan said in an interview with CNN International, Turkey is in talks with both countries as part of efforts to secure an immediate and lasting truce between Hamas and Israel.
Turkey is about to set sail in uncharted waters. Starting from Aug. 29, we are going to have a directly elected president. That is the date for the transfer of office, right after the second round of elections on Aug. 24. We will have to learn how to deal with a constitutionally strong prime minister and a directly elected president.
The Union of Chambers of Engineers and Architects (TMMOB) has said that 70 water reserves will be drained and eight streams dried out for the construction of Istanbulâs third airport, warning of a âserious water crisis.â
TMMOB Environment Engineers branch head Baran BozoÄlu warned that the city is on the verge of a serious water crisis.
PODGORICA - The government of Montenegro made a decision to open consulates in Sremski Karlovci, northern Serbia, and Istanbul, Turkey.
According to the government, the Vojvodina city of Sremski Karlovci offered the best financial and logistic conditions for the consulate's location, Montenegrin internet portal CDM reports.
A first convoy of humanitarian aid crossed into Syria from Turkey on July 24, under a new U.N.-authorized plan to send relief without Damascus' approval.
"Nine trucks crossed at Bab al-Salam into Syria this morning," said Amanda Pitt of the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).