His mission was to terrorize members of the Kurdish expatriate community in Europe who tend to be vocal critics of the Turkish’s human rights record
Turkey on Jan. 12 expressed concern over Israel's plans to build new illegal settlements in Palestine's occupied West Bank.
"The move is the latest example of the illegitimate practices of Israel that it accelerated before the new administration takes office in the US," the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a written statement.
The 21st International Turkish Film Festival in Frankfurt, Germany will kick off on June 20.
Submission of productions including short and long movies and documentaries will take place between Jan. 15 and Feb. 15. They will then be forwarded to Turkish and German juries on March 1 and March 15, respectively, for review.
Ersin Tatar, president of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC), received the U.N. envoy to the island on Jan. 11.
After talks with Jane Hall Lute at the Presidential Palace in the capital Lefkoşa, Tatar expressed satisfaction with the meeting and looked to define any future negotiations over the divided island's future.