International relations

Promising future of ASEAN, Türkiye relations: Op-ed

8th August 2022 marks an important occasion of the 55th anniversary of ASEAN (the Association of Southeast Asian Nations), an intergovernmental organization of 10 member states in Southeast Asia (Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Viet Nam), founded in Bangkok in 1967.

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.