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Turkey continues to provide shelter for the victims of persecution, oppression, violence and terrorism, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Dec. 9 observing the "International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime" on the sixth anniversary of the U.N.
The Ukrainian Armed Forces shared footage on social media on Oct. 26 of its first ever combat deployment of a Turkish Bayraktar TB2 armed drone to destroy a howitzer used by pro-Russian separatists in Donbas.
The Bayraktar TB2 was used for the first time to force the separatists to abide by a cease-fire, the armed forces said in a Facebook statement.
Turkey's foreign minister said on Oct. 2 that Ankara is a strong NATO ally and fulfills its obligations.
Speaking at an event in the Aegean province of Aydın, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu reiterated Turkey's position in the 30-nation military alliance.
He criticized NATO that despite Turkey fulfilling all its obligations as part of the organization, it's defense needs are not always met.
Turkey's Deputy Foreign Minister Sedat Önal met on Sept. 24 with senior diplomats from Russia and France and discussed agenda topics with a top U.N. official in New York at the 76th U.N. General Assembly.
Önal met his Russian counterpart, Sergey Vershinin, and discussed developments in the political process in Libya and Syria, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said on Twitter.
The European Union on Sept. 22 welcomed Turkey's plan to ratify Paris Agreement on climate change next month.
"Very welcome step that Turkey is ready to ratify the #ParisAgreement on climate," Frans Timmermans, the European Commission's executive vice president for the European Green Deal, said on Twitter.