A week after raising Russian ire by grounding a plane traveling from Russia to Syria, Turkey grounded an Armenian airliner – this time in a routine check arranged in a recently inked agreement.
Tehran says it will hold talks with Turkey and Brazil over the Iran nuclear fuel swap, despite announcing yesterday a two-month delay in broader negotiations meant to 'punish' the West.
Turkey called for an international investigation into the Israeli raid on the Gaza flotilla sent to break the aid blockade. At security meeting in Istanbul today, Turkey positioned itself as a leader in crafting a regional response. Turkey-Israel relations are fraying rapidly.
Four Turkish citizens were confirmed slain by commandos in an Israeli raid Monday on a relief flotilla ship, bound for the Gaza Strip.
A senior Turkish official said Friday that momentum for UN sanctions was building, even as Brazil and Turkey work to find a last-minute nuclear fuel swap deal that would allay Western concerns on Iran nuclear ambitions.