Turkey and the United States will intensify talks this week to shape the latter's withdrawal from Syria amid differences over the status of the YPG and Turkey's preparations for a new military incursion into the eastern Euphrates.
The United States will send a technical team to Turkey in the coming weeks to express specific concerns over the latter's purchase of the Russian S-400 air defense systems particularly in regards to the flight safety of the U.S.'s F-35 aircraft, the head of the Turkish defense industry body has said, in a development that followed the U.S.'s Patriot missile system offer to the Turkish governmen
The Turkish government has extended the previously introduced tax cuts on several items, including house sales, furniture and white goods for another three months until the end of March this year in an effort to stimulate economic activity.
The Turkish government will send a high-level team to Russia on Dec. 29 to discuss and coordinate the aftereffects of the United States' withdrawal from Syria, running in parallel with Ankara-Washington contacts to the same end, a senior ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) official has said.
Measures taken by the Turkish government up to now have been "exceptionally positive," head of the Turkish Industry and Business Association (TÜSİAD) said on Dec. 26.
An Istanbul court has sentenced 10 former police offers to aggravated life imprisonment on accusations they attempted to topple the Turkish government in December 2013.
The Turkish government pledges for further reform in judiciary with plans to reveal judicial reform strategy in January that will be action plan the next five years after having discussions with other stakeholders, Minister of Justice Abdülhamit Gül said on Dec. 11 after Reform Action Group meeting.
The Turkish government is set to hold this year's second Reform Action Group meeting on Dec. 11, resuming the talks after a three-year pause in a move signaling its determination to join the European Union.
Main opposition Republican People's Party's leader (CHP) Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has slammed the Turkish government over a court's recent "Ergenekon verdict" for trying to distance itself from a trial which the government in the past strongly supported.