Detained human rights activists' meeting in Istanbul was extension of July 2016 coup attempt: Erdoğan

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on July 8 that a meeting by human rights activists in Istanbul was held with the intent as the continuation of the last year's failed coup attempt. "They gathered for a meeting which was so to say the continuation of July 15.

Erdoğan, Putin meet at G-20 summit in Hamburg

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin met on July 8 on the sidelines of the G-20 Hamburg Summit in Germany.  

The two leaders discussed bilateral cooperation, the Syrian crisis, the Turkish Stream natural gas pipeline project and Akkuyu nuclear power plant, the Kremlin said in a statement.  

European Parliament's call to suspend accession talks not binding: Turkey's Erdoğan

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on July 6 that the European Parliament's vote to accept a report to suspend the country's EU accession talks was not binding for Turkey.

"The [decision] has no value. This decision does not bind us," Erdoğan told reporters on his way to Hamburg where he is currently attending the G-20 talks.

Changes on the chessboard

We will be watching the G-20 summit which begins Friday in Hamburg, Germany, with great interest. The differences seem to be starker than ever before when it comes to global issues such as climate change and trade, and these rifts characterize relations between the world's major players.

Rumen Radev Will Meet Donald Trump

The Bulgarian President Rumen Radev will participate in the international conference of the three seas, (Baltic, Adriatic and Black) where he will meet his American counterpart Donald Trump. At the moment is not clear whether they will have a private chat but surely there is an opportunity for an acquaintance. The conference will involve leaders 12 countries on 6th of July in Warsaw.