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"Vučić's visit to Sarajevo - visionary step"
BELGRADE -- Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu says Serbian PM Aleksandar Vučić’s decision to go to Sarajevo for his first official visit was "a visionary step."
Davutoglu also announced that "the trilateral process" between Serbia, Turkey and Bosnia-Herzegovina "would be resumed soon."
Islamist militants seized the Turkish consulate in the Iraqi city of Mosul on June 11 and kidnapped the head of the diplomatic mission and 24 staff members, a police colonel said.
"ISIL members managed to kidnap the Turkish consul and 24 of his guards and assistants," the officer said, referring to powerful jihadist group the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), AFP reported.
BELGRADE - Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Wednesday that Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic’s decision to go on his first official visit to Sarajevo had been a visionary step, announcing that a trilateral process between Serbia, Turkey and Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH) would be resumed soon.
The Montengrin metal company Uniprom on Tuesday bought the bankrupt aluminium plant for 28 million euro and promised to invest 76 million euros over the next four years.
Once the largest factory in Montenegro, employing thousands of workers, it now has only 720 employees. Most will lose their jobs because the new owner plans to keep only 300.
Retired General HurÅit Tolon, one of the most prominent high-ranking army officers facing accusations in several coup cases, has been freed from jail following a June 10 court ruling over the murder of Christian missionaries in April 18, 2007, which became known as the Zirve Publishing House trial.
Citing tough winter conditions in the U.S. and the Ukrainian crisis, the World Bank has lowered its 2014 growth forecasts for the global economy, also darkening its view on the Turkish economy.
In its biannual Global Economic Prospects report, the World Bank slashed its Turkish growth forecast from 3.5 to 2.4 percent for this year, also trimming 2015 and 2016 estimations.
Last Sunday, a young Kurdish protestor who masked his face entered a Turkish Air Force base in the predominantly Kurdish province of DiyarbakÄ±r. He climbed up the pole, reached out to the Turkish flag, and took it down. The military personnel, somehow, could not stop him.
A day after Iranian President Hasan Rouhani called on Turkey to jointly fight against regional extremist terrorism for the stability of both countries and of the Middle East region, jihadists from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) seized Iraqâs northern province of Nineveh, including Mosul, and were heading toward the province of Salahaddin, on the road to Baghdad.
The reports on June 10 were indicating Mosul, the second largest city of Iraq, near the Turkish and Syrian border is falling into the hands of the militants belonging to the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL).
Hillary Clinton's new memoir, âHard Choices,â which many observers interpret as an unofficial kickoff of her prospective 2016 presidential campaign, dishes out a lot about key world leaders, but Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip ErdoÄan has a special place in the 656-page book published June 10.