Maximum Xi

Xi Jinping emerged from October's 20th Party Congress with tighter control over the ruling Communist Party - and, therefore, over China - than any leader since Mao Zedong.

İzmir to host international ‘Congress for Future’s Economy’

The İzmir Metropolitan Municipality will organize an international economy meeting next month, which is dedicated to Türkiye's first economy congress held in İzmir a century ago.

"The Economy Congress of the Second Century will convene between Feb. 15 and 21, and the roadmap of the new century's economy will be shared with the nation," İzmir Mayor Tunç Soyer said on Jan. 19.

Protests move into Peru’s capital amid smoke and tear gas

 Thousands of protesters poured into Peru's capital Thursday, clashing with police amid tear gas and smoke and demanding the ouster of President Dina Boluarte. Many came from remote Andean regions, where 55 people have died amid unrest since Peru's first president from a rural Andean background was removed from office last month.

F-35s to Greece, no jets for Turkey: Why the White House is half right on East Med arms sales

Last week news dropped that the Biden administration reportedly will ask Congress to approve a $20 billion sale of F-16s to Turkey, coupled with a separate sale of F-35 fighters to Greece.

The sale of F-16s was also the focus of Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu's meeting with Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Washington on Wednesday.

American F-16s going to Turkey

As US Secretary of State Antony Blinken will be hosting his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu in Washington on Wednesday, the Biden administration will be moving ahead with its stated intention to supply Turkey with 40 new F-16s and modernization kits to upgrade 80 of its older ones.