The United States lacks strategy on the withdrawal of its soldiers from Syria, Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has said, referring to Washington's recent decision to keep 400 troops on the ground as peacekeeping forces.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has condemned an EU summit with Arab League nations, calling the EU "insincere" and "hypocritical" for displaying amiable behavior in Egypt which had executed nine men a few days earlier.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) will never have a role in the future of the Turkish economy, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said, also criticizing the main opposition party on the issue.
Turkey's Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu has defended a police officer who was caught on camera groping a female protester while detaining her, saying he would not allow anyone to "intimidate" the police officer.
The Turkish Parliament is set to elect its new speaker in five days as the current head, Binali Yıldırım, has resigned from his post to run for Istanbul mayor in the upcoming March 31 municipal elections.