Palestinians call off elections

As expected, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas ‘postponed’ 22 May parliamentary elections amid internal divisions among his Fatah party and a dispute with Israel over voting by Arab residents in east…

Progress reported at JCPOA talks

Iran and world powers have achieved some progress on strategies to revive the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) nuclear accords in Vienna. European-mediated indirect talks between the Islamic…

Turkey to US: S400s a ‘done deal’

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said he informed United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken that Ankara’s purchase of Russian air defenses is not up for discussion. “On the S-400s,…

Turkish currency drops to record low

Turkey’s lira briefly fell 15% yesterday following the shock dismissal of the country’s Central Bank Governor Naci Ağbal by Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Ağbal was abruptly fired on Saturday, just 2…

Borrell:  EU-Turkey ties at “watershed” point

The High Representative of the European Union Josep Borrell is warning that relations are at a turning point with Turkey, over its intentions regarding the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. "The reaching…