Foreign relations

"I would like to mention the air raids on Yugoslavia. They trampled on everything"

This was stated by the deputy head of the Russian delegation, Andrey Belousov, commenting on the Memorandum on Security Assurances in connection with Ukraine's accession to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, which was signed in 1994. That agreement was signed by the United States of America, Russia, the United Kingdom and Ukraine in Budapest.

Erdoğan, Putin agree to 'boost economic, energy cooperation'

President Vladimir Putin and Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Aug. 5 adopted a statement pledging to boost political and economic cooperation including in energy and trade.

The talks between Putin and Erdoğan came as Russia's isolation grows following its intervention in Ukraine.

New tensions explode over Karabakh, 3 soldiers killed

New tensions erupted over the occupied Nagorno-Karabakh on Aug. 3 as three soldiers were killed and Azerbaijan said it had taken control of several strategic heights in the disputed region.

Arch enemies Armenia and Azerbaijan fought two wars - in 2020 and in the 1990s - over the occupied region of Nagorno-Karabakh.

Erdoğan discusses ties with King Salman of Saudi Arabia

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and King Salman of Saudi Arabia exchanged a phone conversation late July 13, the presidential communication office has announced.

"President Erdoğan and King Salman bin Abdulaziz exchanged Eid al-Adha greetings. Bilateral relations and regional issues were also discussed during the call," read the brief statement by the Communication Directorate.

Anger Over French Proposal Fails to Shake North Macedonia’s Ethnic Peace

However, Mickoski's accusation lost legitimacy when it turned out that the gunman, the angry owner of a hotel, was a supporter of the Alliance of Albanians, a partner party of his own VMRO-DPMNE.

Not a rally but a funeral

Unusual funeral procession in Tetovo. Photo: Twitter