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Turkey: state of emergency extended


The government said that the state of emergency will be extended again.. Deputy Prime Minister and government spokesman Bekir Bozdag said: “The state of emergency will be extended once more”. He did not specify a duration, but past extensions have been done for three months. To get the parliament approval for the state of emergency the government must see serious indications of widespread violence that could interfere with Turkey’s democratic environment or its citizens’ basic rights and freedoms as set by the constitution. Turkey declared the state of emergency for the first time on July 20, after a deadly coup attempt by FETO. During the last year, Turkey police had arrested thousands of people suspected of involvement in the coup.

At least 9 sectors are against the new Criminal System Code


Various sectors of the population, such as doctors, transport workers, churches, teachers, civic groups, trade unions, some public universities, journalists’ associations and the Central Obrera Boliviana have declared themselves on alert for the contents of the new Criminal System Code, because they consider that the rule violates your rights. President Evo Morales denounced that there is an attempt to destabilize his government with the argument of the abrogation of the new Criminal System Code and announced that he will take legal action to re-establish medical care in the country’s hospitals.

Tehran: a cell linked to MKO terrorists disbanded in western Iran


TEHRAN – Lorestan Province’s intelligence office announced that a cell linking with the terrorist Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) was disbanded in the city of Boroujerd, in the western province of Lorestan on Friday morning. According to a statement, four members of the terrorist cell have been arrested, and one of them has been injured in clashes. The statement also added that the terrorist cell has been involved in many acts of sabotage in the province of Lorestan, particularly in Boroujerd, over the past days. According to commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari, many rioters arrested in the recent unrest have been trained by the MKO terrorists. Last week, a number of peaceful protests over economic problems broke out in several Iranian cities, but the gatherings turned violent when groups of participants, some of them armed, vandalized public property and launched attacks on police stations and government buildings. According to media reports over a dozen people have been killed in the ensuing violence. Following the unrest, demonstrators from all walks of life held demonstrations in many cities across Iran, including several provincial capitals to condemn violent riots, acts of vandalism and desecration that happened during the recent civil protests in the country and voice support for the Islamic Republic’s Establishment.

France: Macron, Erdogan and the same strategic interests on Syria


More and more diplomatically isolated, the Turkish president must reconnect with the countries of the European Union. He wants to be an indispensable partner of the Twenty-eight on the issue of migration and regional crises. “We want to increase the number of our friends and reduce that of our enemies,” said Recep Tayyip Erdogan recently. “On regional issues and in the bilateral field, the steps we have taken with Emmanuel Macron are going in the right direction” added Erdogan.
While the personalities of the two leaders are opposed in many ways, there are also common strategic interests and convergences on many regional issues, starting with Syria. Erdogan believes, like French diplomacy, that Bashar Al-Assad can not ultimately embody the future of his country.
The two men will also discuss the situation in the Gulf and Libya, and the instability created by the US recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. “Turkey remains a strategic partner in many ways: in terms of migration, fight against terrorism, resolution of regional crises,” said Thursday the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jean-Yves Le Drian, stressing that this dialogue “demanding and constructive “must be” based on Turkey’s own human rights commitments “.

Army shells Saudi-paid mercenaries in Najran


As reported by a militar official, artillery force of the yemenite army and popular commettes on Friday shelled gatherings of Saudi-paid mercenaries in Najaran border province. The artillery shelling targeted mercenaries’ gatherings in front of The artillery shelling targeted mercenaries’ gatherings in front of Khadhraa outlet, inflicting the enemy heavy losses.

Missile system project signed by Turkey, France and Italy


An defense agreement about the development of a long-range air missile system was signed by Turkish, French and Italian power. The three-country missile program is expected to be ready by the middle of the next decade to safeguard against threats from stealth aircraft, drones and missiles. The production has been entrusted to French-Italian consortium Eurosam and its Turkish partners Aselsan and Roketsan.
Eurosam said: “The joint development activity is expected to support Turkey’s domestic air and missile development program in addition to opening up prospects for exports and longer-term cooperation between Turkey, Italy and France.” Erdoğan emphasized the ties between Turkey and France: “The Eurosam agreement is a very significant step. As two members of NATO, we are determined to broaden our cooperation.”

Turkey, France: improving bilateral ties


During a joint press conference on Friday after a number of bilateral agreements were signed, the Turkish and French presidents stressed the importance of counterterrorism cooperation.
President Erdogan assured that Turkey will continue to cooperate in Syria against Daesh and its open-door policy for refugees, but European partners should support Ankara’s efforts through financial support for humanitarian efforts. Erdogan also criticized USA because of his support for YPG and PKK, considered terrorist organization.
On Turkey’s relations with the EU, Macron said that the ties between Ankara and Paris are based on “dialogue and a common approach” but there will be no new chapters on EU negotiations opened. He said it is crucial for Turkey to remain and be part of the European Convention on Human Rights, European Court of Human Rights and the Council of Europe.
Erdoğan responded that Turkey has been waiting for 54 years and there is no country like Turkey in the EU, but The EU is not able to provide with any reason for this wait

El Kef: large security mobilisation in search of terrorists who have infiltrated the city


A security reinforcement has been deployed for two days in the city of El Kef including some neighborhoods in hunt for terrorists who would have come down from the mountains to take refuge in some houses in the city, said a security source.According to the same source, information reached the security authorities around some terrorist elements who have infiltrated the city to hide among civilians.Security and military patrols conduct search operations in many neighborhoods likely to shelter these terrorists who were holed up in the mountains, said the same source.

Ballistic missile has been shot down by Saudi coalition


Saudi Arabia says it has intercepted a ballistic missile fired towards the country by Yemen’s Houthi rebels. The missile has been intercepted over Najaran, a south saudi region at the border with Yemen, before it could have hit its intended target. The missile, a Qaher-2M missile of Soviet origin is the last of a series of missile launched by the rebels while the air attacks lanched by the coalition led by Saudi Arabia has already fired more than 15,000 missiles against Houthi. Saudi Arabia continue to claime claime the involvement of Iran in helping arm the Houthis.

Generals Discuss Iran-Turkey Cooperation against Secession Bids


Top generals from Iran and Turkey in a meeting in Tehran explored avenues for military cooperation in the war against terrorism and for thwarting the plots seeking disintegration of the regional countries, such as the Iraqi Kurdistan Region’s secession bid. In a Tuesday meeting in Tehran, Iran’s Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami and the General Staff of Turkey Hulusi Akar discussed a range of issues, with the focus on protection of the territorial integrity of the countries in the region. Highlighting Iran’s support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all regional nations, General Hatami said mutual cooperation among Tehran, Ankara and Baghdad would contribute to regional stability and security and counter the separatist moves. Following the defeat of Daesh (ISIL) terrorist group, the US and Israel have come up with a new plot against the region, the Iranian minister warned, saying they are seeking the partition of the regional countries.


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