Erdogan: Trying to capitalize on gains after NATO Summit and ratcheting up tones against Greece… again

The threats of the Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, to derail the Summit with his agenda for the Aegean, the Greek islands, their demilitarization and American bases on Greek soil - by extension - were not something the US could ignore.

HDP open to joint presidential candidate in case of transparent negotiations: co-chair

Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) co-chair Mithat Sancar said his party is open to the idea of a joint presidential candidate with other opposition parties for the next presidential elections if the talks would be "transparent."

The HDP held its 5th congress in the capital Ankara on July 3.

Zelensky has a message for Putin? "I have conveyed it to him"

"I conveyed President Zelensky's message to President Putin," Widodo said after a meeting with Putin in Moscow, the BBC reports.
On Wednesday, Widodo met with Zelensky in Kyiv, and yesterday in Moscow with Putin.
He did not reveal the content of the message, but added that he expressed his "willingness" to help initiate communication between the two presidents.

Berlin first bilateral visit for new foreign minister (background)

Ljubljana – Foreign Minister Tanja Fajon will visit Berlin on Friday to meet her counterpart Annalena Baerbock. Fajon’s first bilateral visit will focus on the crisis in Ukraine, as well as bilateral cooperation, the EU and the Western Balkans, the Foreign Ministry said ahead of the trip.

Kamala Harris has Announced that She will Run in the 2024 Elections

U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris said on Wednesday that she intends to run for a second term with President Joe Biden in the 2024 election. She was answering questions from reporters on the plane en route to California.

"President [Biden] intends to run, and if he does, I will be his partner. We will work together," the White House spokeswoman was quoted as saying.