Rare addmission of Turkish hospitality to refugees by EU

Turkish officials must have it tough to determine whether to call it “better late than never” or “too little too late.” European Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos on Monday hailed Turkey for its hospitality towards the millions of refugees that the country has been hosting for half a decade now.

Syrian National Dialogue Congress in Sochi postponed

President Erdogan warned that Turkey cannot share a platform with any terrorist organization which poses a threat to its national security, referring especially to YPG, which is the Syrian affiliate of the PKK terrorist organization.

Hezbollah’s anti-Arab position “unacceptable”

Hariri’s resignation announcement put Lebanon into a state of uncertainty and had the potential to submerge the country in Middle Eastern chaos. Later he overturned his decision to resign after the officials in Lebanon said they would only accept Hariri’s resignation if he delivered it on Lebanese soil.

NATO posts another apology to Turkey

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg hailed Turkey as an important ally for NATO: “Turkey is contributing to the alliance in many different ways, in the fight against terrorism bordering Iraq and Syria.”