Western Asia

Terror attack thwarted in Cyprus

Cypriot security forces thwarted an attempted terror attack against Israeli and Jewish targets by a member of Iran's Revolutionary Guard on Sunday, local media said.

According to reports, the attack on Jewish and Israeli targets was averted through the coordinated efforts of Cypriot, US and Israeli intelligence services.

UN envoy calls for secure return of Syrians

Ensuring the safe and dignified return of Syrian refugees to their country remains a priority for the United Nations, but the current situation in Syria means that the conditions needed for voluntary return will require some additional time, according to the Türkiye representative to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.

VP Yılmaz, Finance Minister Şimşek visit UAE

Vice President Cevdet Yılmaz, Treasury and Finance Minister Mehmet Şimşek have traveled to the United Arab Emirates for a one-day working visit.

The duo will hold a series of meetings and will meet with President Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan to discuss cooperation opportunities between the two countries, said the Turkish Presidency's Communications Directorate.

The dangers of Turkey’s Blue Homeland doctrine

Expert Constantinos Filis joins Thanos Davelis to look at how Turkey's revisionist Blue Homeland doctrine is now central to Turkey's foreign policy, what this mean for countries in the region - primarily Greece and Cyprus - and why it's important for Washington to take a clear stance against this revisionism. 

Iraq unveils ancient stone tablet returned by Italy

Iraq unveiled on Sunday a 2,800-year-old stone tablet returned by Italy, as the war-ravaged country works to recover from abroad antiquities looted from its territory.

The tablet, whose text is written in cuneiform, the Babylonian alphabet, bears the insignia of Shalmaneser III, the Assyrian king who ruled the region of Nimrod, in present-day northern Iraq, from 858 to 823 BC.