Qatar has embarked on a New Emerging Belt Initiative (NEBI) – a new economic corridor focusing Kuwait, Oman, India, Pakistan and Turkey with a combined economy of more than $2.1tn, as part of strategy to forge new alliances and connect businesses, while Iraq is expected to be included in the future.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan urged the United States to put its weight behind the investigation into the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and not to set the matter aside because of its ties with Riyadh.
A car bomb exploded at a checkpoint on the outskirts of the Syrian town of al-Rai near the Turkish border on Tuesday, residents and an emergency worker told Reuters.
President Donald Trump appeared prepared to ignore the US Congress's Friday deadline to determine who ordered the assassination of Jamal Khashoggi amid new revelations that Saudi Arabia's crown prince spoke of threatening the journalist with a "bullet."
A United Nations investigation into the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has to be launched, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Friday.
The Turkish fiancee of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi said Friday she hoped pressure from the US Congress would encourage the Trump adminstration to take a tougher stance on the killing.
The joint security committee of Qatar and Turkey held its fourth meeting on Tuesday in the Turkish capital of Ankara.
Turkey is aiming to form safe zones in northern Syria so that around 4 million of Syrian refugees hosted by Turkey could return, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday.
The United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has welcomed the initiative announced by His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani to allocate $50mn to support Syrian refugees and displaced persons in Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey and Syria
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Wednesday for talks expected to focus on the conflict in Syria, including their differences on a proposed "safe zone" near the Turkish border.
A ban on flights to Sulaymaniyah Airport in Iraq will be lifted on Friday, Turkey's Transport and Infrastructure Minister said on Wednesday.