World Bulletin / News Desk
U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday congratulated President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a telephone call following a “Yes” win on a constitutional referendum, the Turkish Presidency’s press office said.
The call came a day after more than 51 percent of Turks voted in favor of 18 constitutional amendments that will, among other things, see Turkey switch from a parliamentary to a presidential system of governance.
The two leaders also discussed a Syrian regime's chemical attack April 4 that killed approximately 100 civilians and injured 500 others in the opposition-held town of Khan Sheikhun in Idlib province.
Investigators in Turkey and elsewhere believe sarin gas was used in the attack.
Trump and Erdogan agreed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is responsible for the attack.
The American president also thanked Turkey for its support for U.S. missile strikes on an Assad regime air base in retaliation for the chemical attack as both men stressed the need for cooperation on the fight against terror groups, including ISIL.
New offensive, reportedly to launch Saturday, aims to drive fighters from their strongholds
In big win for Nigeria’s anti-corruption campaign, official sentenced over abuse of office totaling $4.4M
PM Mariano Rajoy says he will trigger Article 155 of Spanish constitution, which gives Madrid control of Catalonia
On Friday, Iraqi government forces wrested control of kıirkuk's northern Altunkopru sub-district from Peshmerga
Statement from US Embassy in Ankara comes after Pentagon condemns raising of banner of Abdullah Ocalan in Raqqah
Chancellor-designate Sebastian Kurz has not ruled out ruling coalition with anti-immigrant Freedom Party
Law forces removal of niqabs, burkas while riding municipal buses
Army also takes 2 oil fields in disputed area of Mosul, bringing number of captured oil fields to 44
Army retakes several districts from al-Shabaab, terrorist group blamed for last Saturday's deadly attack
We urge Iraqi government to calm situation by limiting federal forces’ movements in disputed areas, the spokesperson says
Tillerson, speaking one week after President Donald Trump refused to certify the Iran nuclear deal and left its fate to the US Congress, said that he would address European allies' business concerns.
Until Spain's Senate convenes to discuss the government's move to start imposing direct control over Catalonia Puigdemont "can change course, can return to constitutional legality," Martinez-Maillo said.
One of the organisers said "more than 10,000" people turned out for the march to the trades union congress building. No official figure was immediately available.
The inspection was related to "concerns that several German car manufacturers may have violated EU antitrust rules that prohibit cartels and restrictive business practices," a statement said.