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Germany-Turkey ties extremely close and trusting: Envoy

Germany's envoy in Turkey said on Aug. 4 that he was "pleased" that bilateral relations between Turkey and Germany are "extremely close and trusting."

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"Our political relations are extremely close at all levels of government and covering also non-governmental organizations," Jurgen Schulz told reporters in the Turkish capital Ankara.

Forest fires global threat just like COVID-19: Erdoğan

Forest fires are a global threat just like the COVID-19 pandemic, Turkey's president said on Aug. 4. 

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The whole world is currently facing this challenge, which is like a "terrorist threat," Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said in a live television interview.

He said 187 forest fires have erupted in Turkey in the past eight days, with 15 of them yet to be put out.

Senate extraordinary plenary session informed about Treasury loans for local authorities

The Senate convened today in an extraordinary plenary session to be informed about the Government's Emergency Ordinance approving Treasury loans for the local authorities. The Social Democratic Party (PSD) and Alliance for the Unity of Romanians parliamentary groups did not vote, the meeting secretary said. The Senate is the first Chamber to be notified about the regulatory act.

In conversation with EU's Borell, ForMin Aurescu pleads for EU solidarity in case of attack on Mercer Street

Romania's Foreign Minister Bogdan Aurescu on Tuesday had a telephone conversation with the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, regarding the attack on the ship Mercer Street, a conversation initiated by Aurescu in continuation of the political and diplomatic steps undertaken by Romania so far.

GERB Party will not Support a Cabinet Proposed by There is such a people party

GERB party will not support a cabinet proposed by the "There is such a people" party (ITN). This was announced by the leader of GERB Boyko Borissov in a live broadcast from the village of Gubesh near Sofia on his Facebook account. He accused President Rumen Radev for being the reason for the lack of dialogue between the parties. "We will come in from GERB and we will vote against.

Delo speculates about Janša reaching border deal with Croatia

Ljubljana – The newspaper Delo speculates about the possibility of Slovenia and Croatia reaching a deal on the border issue under the current government in Monday’s front-page commentary, finding that this could well be PM Janez Janša’s trump card in the next year’s election.

Erdoğan speaks with Georgian, Ethiopian premiers over phone

The Turkish president on Aug. 1 held separate phone conversations with Georgian and Ethiopian prime ministers, according to Turkey's Communications Directorate.

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President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili discussed Turkey-Georgia relations and regional issues,

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