World Bulletin / News Desk
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan asked the Russian president Vladimir Putin to accept Turkey into the Shanghai Cooperation Organization at a joint press conference in St. Petersburg on Friday.
In the conference, Erdogan said that Turkey would be saved from being compelled by the EU should it gain membership to the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.
Meanwhile, Putin said Western states must convince the Syrian opposition to attend proposed talks with President Bashar Al-Assad's government in Geneva and expressed hope that the conference would take place "as soon as possible".
Erdogan opened the fourth session of the Russian-Turkish High-Level Cooperation Council in Russia.
Stating that relations between Russia and Turkey had reached an enviable point, the Turkish PM said mutual cooperation would improve in military, political, economic and cultural fields.
The High-Level Russian-Turkish Cooperation Council was established in 2010 during former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev's visit to Turkey.
The main goal of the council was to establish a body that contributes to the relations between Turkey and Russia in all areas including political, cultural, economic and humanitarian.
The two have signed 29 agreements since the foundation of the council.
Nationalist demonstrators forced their way into the building on Thursday evening and the ensuing riots left scores injured, including Social Democrat (SDSM) leader Zoran Zaev and other MPs.
Given the "challenging" security situation, the 28-nation alliance was weighing an increase of the personnel of its "Resolute Support" train, assist and advise mission from about 13,000 now, he told the Welt am Sonntag newspaper.
Le Pen has made a series of targeted campaign stops in a bid to close a 19-point gap in voter surveys with centrist frontrunner Emmanuel Macron, 39.
Renzi, 42, resigned as prime minister in December after Italians overwhelmingly rejected a constitutional referendum.
German prosecutors said Friday police had arrested a Swiss man they identified only as Daniel M., 54, who was suspected of espionage activities since early 2012.
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Freddy Guevara urged people to protest on Monday -- May 1 or May Day, a traditional workers' holiday -- with marches to the Supreme Court and the National Electoral Council's offices.
Speaking on board the papal plane on his way back from a two-day visit to Egypt, the pontiff said there was a need for "negotiations with a view to a diplomatic solution".
The tragedy occurred Thursday, when the six-story building came crashing down for reasons that are being investigated, the Red Cross said.