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The Assad-Putin summit in Moscow

If a four-way (Russia, Iran, Syria, and Turkey) meeting of foreign ministers is agreed upon, it could herald a breakthrough in the Syria-Turkey crisis that meets Syria’s terms and paves the way for a meeting between Assad and Erdogan.

When tomatoes disappeared from Britain’s supermarket shelves

British imports have shifted away from the EU to countries susceptible to weather issues, which are likely to be exacerbated by climate change.

Asharq Al-awsat: Türkiye to Continue Normalization Talks with Assad Regime within Days

Originally posted on Levant's Agora:
By Saeed Abdulrazek. Türkiye confirmed its intention to continue the normalization talks with the Syrian regime in the coming period, expressing its hope that Damascus would understand its concerns about the presence of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) near its borders. Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar asserted that…

Middle East Monitor: Around 42,000 Syrians in Turkiye voluntarily went home since quakes: Defence Chief

Originally posted on Levant's Agora:
By Middle East Monitor staff. Around 42,000 Syrians in Turkiye have returned to their home country across the border since the 6 February earthquakes centred in Turkiye’s southern region, the Turkish National Defence Minister said on Tuesday, Anadolu News Agency reports. Speaking in the quake-hit Hatay province, Hulusi Akar…

The Telegraph Frontpage 2023 February 21

By Sam Hall On his first trip to Kyiv since the war began, Joe Biden hit out at Vladimir Putin and pledged more military funding for Ukraine. Joe Biden makes his first trip to Ukraine About this time last year, Vladimir Putin would have been planning his own trip to Kyiv to celebrate the successesContinue reading “The Telegraph Frontpage 2023 February 21”

Blinken promises support for post-earthquake rebuilding in Turkey

Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced Sunday during a visit to earthquake-ravaged Turkey that the United States would provide $100 million in disaster assistance. He also assured Turkey — a NATO ally with sometimes tense relations with the U.S. — of Washington’s steady support in the recovery from the 7.8- and 7.5-magnitude earthquakes that hitContinue reading “Blinken promises support for post-earthquake rebuilding in Turkey”

Bashar al-Assad’s disaster diplomacy

Al-Assad offered up a rare concession, permitting U.N. aid convoys to use two additional border crossings from Turkey to pass directly into opposition-controlled territory for the first time since the civil war began 12 years ago.

Expression of sadness and thank you message to the world – Üzüntü beyanı ve Dünyaya teşekkür mesajı

*** WE ARE DEEPLY SADDENED BY THE EARTHQUAKE, WE EXPRESS OUR APPRECIATION TO THE WHOLE WORLD, INCLUDING THE EU, FOR THEIR SUPPORT!   Ayhan Zeytinoğlu… Expression of sadness and thank you message to the world – Üzüntü beyanı ve Dünyaya teşekkür mesajı

Syrian Arab Red Crescent asks the West for help

The earthquake death toll in Turkey and Syria rose to more than 21,000 on Thursday. Turkey had confirmed 17,674 deaths as of late Thursday, surpassing the toll of a devastating 1999 temblor that was so traumatic it changed politics in the country. Syria has reported 3,377 deaths, and thousands of injuries. The powerful, back-to-back 7.8Continue reading “Syrian Arab Red Crescent asks the West for help”