Politics by country
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Dec. 3 said Turkey will not allow toxic fumes from unfiltered thermal plants to "poison" its public and accused energy firms of not fulfilling their promises regarding the environment.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuoğlu has dismissed French President Emmanuel Macron's critique of Turkey's cross-border operation in Syria against YPG, the Syrian branch of the PKK, saying the French leader "sponsors terrorism."
Turkish president on Nov. 25 departed for the Qatari capital of Doha to attend the fifth meeting of the Turkey-Qatar High Strategic Committee.
President Klaus Iohannis has won a second term as Romania's president, according to exit poll findings released on Sunday at the closing of the polls by pollsters accredited by the Central Electoral Bureau.
On the sidelines of celebrating the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the German Chancellor was in sharp private criticism of a colleague, according to the "New York Times".
President Klaus Iohannis has announced on Sunday evening that he will be involved in creating a new parliamentary majority. "Now, after this victory, there are many things to do, there are many things to repair. I will get involved in creating a new majority, a majority composed of the democratic parties that will lead Romania to modernization, to Europeanization, to normal Romania.
The Greek section of the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) transporting natural gas from Azerbaijan to Greece, Albania, Italy and points beyond in western Europe is ready and will begin trial operations in early December.
During this so-called commissioning phase, small volumes of natural gas will go through the pipeline to ensure commercial use is safe.