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Turkey in effort to make regional peace, stability permanent: Erdoğan

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said Turkey will protect its stability and beef up its power at a moment when there are very important developments in the world and the region, in an effort to make peace and stability in the region permanent. Erdoğan’s statement came as the country’s Supreme Military Council (YAŞ) begun its semiannual work on Aug.

Young Turks claim another European title in basketball

Host Turkey beat Serbia 85-68 to win the U-18 European Basketball Championship on Aug. 3 in the Central Anatolian province of Konya.

Okben Ulubay collected 15 points, five rebounds, four assists and three blocks for the champions, while Tolga Geçim led all scorers with 18 points.

Fmr President's Party to Trigger Presidential Republic Referendum

Bulgarian President (2002-2011) Georgi Parvanov is to table his plans for a nationwide poll on changes to the political system, the institutions and the judiciary.

He outlined his proposals at a conference of his Alternative for Bulgarian Revival (ABV) was stage on Sunday.

"Evidence exists" against "biggest drug dealer"

"Evidence exists" against "biggest drug dealer"

BELGRADE -- Interior Minister Nebojša Stefanović has said that the police came to certain evidence in their investigation of Dragoslav Kosmajac.

Kosmajac was previously described as "the biggest drug dealer in Serbia."

Serbia's team win silver medal at U-18 European Championship

KONYA - The Serbian basketball team won a silver medal at the U-18 European Championship, after losing to the host team of Turkey 85-68 (25-11, 11-17, 32-18, 17-22) in the final match on Sunday evening.

The bronze medal went to the Croatian U-18 basketball team that defeated Greece 75-71 (11-19, 19-9, 24-24, 21-19).

Photo Tanjug, R. Prelic (illustration, archive)

UK's Clegg to Urge Tighter Immigration Controls

Britain’s Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg will pledge tomorrow to tighten immigration controls for people from new European Union countries, The Telegraph has reported.

Bulgarian Red Cross Starts Donations Drive For Flood Victims In Mizia

The Bulgarian Red Cross (BRC) urges the business and the retail chains to donate bottled water and packaged non perishable food for the flood victims in the Vratsa region. 

BRC volunteers are already at the site and hand out food and water to the affected people in the town of Mizia. It also delivered blankets and bedsheets. 

Iraq jihadists threaten Kurds after battlefield victories

The Islamic State group warned Monday it would seek to further expand into autonomous Kurdish territory after claiming key towns and areas over the past 48 hours.
"Islamic State brigades have now reached the border triangle between Iraq, Syria and Turkey. May God Almighty allow his mujahideen to liberate the whole region," it said in a statement.

DS leader: Government only concerned about itself

DS leader: Government only concerned about itself

BELGRADE -- The government is not concerned about the citizens but only about itself and intends to "sell off all the remaining resources dirt cheap," Bojan Pajtić says.

The leader of the opposition Democratic Party (DS) spoke on Sunday as the government marked its first hundred days in office.

Verheijen: Budget support loan only after deal with IMF

BELGRADE - World Bank (WB) Country Manager for Serbia Tony Verheijen has said that it is currently the WB's priority to secure a USD 300 million loan for Serbia's flood recovery, and noted that a budget support loan cannot be granted without the Serbian government's agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Turkey offers condolences for deaths of Azeri soldiers

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has extended his condolences to Azerbaijani President İlham Aliyev, two days after 12 Azerbaijani soldiers were killed during clashes on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border.

National commission for UNESCO to be set by fall

BELGRADE – Serbia’s former ambassador to Turkey and the Vatican Darko Tanaskovic, who has been put forward as Serbia’s ambassador to UNESCO, said Monday that Serbia will set up a national commission for UNESCO.