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Ukraine uses Turkish armed drone in Donbas for 1st time

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.

Moscow will Host a Meeting with the Taliban on Afghanistan Today

Moscow will host today an international meeting on Afghanistan with the participation of the Taliban, AFP reported.

The agency notes that Russia, which presents itself as a guarantor of stability in Central Asia, will use the forum to signal to the Islamist movement its concern about the rise of jihadist groups, and will stress the danger of a humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan.

İYİ Party leader criticizes gov’t energy policies

İYİ (Good) Party leader Meral Akşener has criticized the government's way of conducting energy policies, saying Turkey became dependent on Russia for its energy needs.

Turkey faces the outcomes of failure in these policies, as seen with the recent price hikes in energy, Akşener said on Oct. 13, addressing her party's lawmakers at the parliament.

Turkish, Russian leaders discuss regional issues over phone

The presidents of Turkey and Russia on Oct. 7 held a phone call to discuss bilateral ties and regional issues, according to the Turkish Communications Directorate.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin also exchanged views on regional developments, it added in a statement.

Russian ancient city has Turkish traces

Known as Russia's Atlantis, the ancient city of Phanagoria reveals many discoveries, including traces of Turks.

The ancient Greek city of Phanagoria in Taman Peninsula, located in the Krasnodar region in the south of Russia, is estimated to be about 2,500 years old. It was first discovered thanks to a tombstone that washed up in the 18th century.