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Turkic states hold key position in Europe’s energy security: Erdoğan

The Organization of Turkic States will play a strategic role in regional transportation, supply chain and energy security, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on March 16.

"Thanks to the southern gas corridor, the backbone of which is TANAP, Turkic states have become a key player in Europe's energy security," Erdoğan said at a gathering of the Organization of Turkic States.

A Chinese-made drone, retrofitted and weaponized, downed in eastern Ukraine

It is the Mugin-5, a commercial drone made by a Chinese manufacturer based in the port city of Xiamen, on the east coast of China, the Nova S portal reports.
Some tech bloggers say they are known as "Alibaba drones" because they have been available for sale for up to $15,000 on Chinese marketplace websites.

Albanian Opposition Faces Obstacle to Entering Local Election Race

The temporary resignation of the former leader of the opposition Democratic Party Lulzim Basha in March last year has prevented the party from registering for the May local elections.

This is because some key documents submitted to the Central Elections Commission, CEC, should have had his signature.

Vucic thanks China for persevering friendship, support to Serbia

BELGRADE - We are grateful to our Chinese friends for their persistent commitment to respect of UN SC Resolution 1244, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic wrote in a post on his avucic Instagram profile on Wednesday, thanking China and its President Xi Jinping for their persevering friendship and support.