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September 20th, 2018 - Daily News Brief

Thursday, September 20, 2018 Turkey’s President Erdogan says trade is key to US ties, and Teknofest gets underway in Istanbul. This is TRT World’s Daily News Brief for Thursday, September 20th. Erdogan says trade and investment are key to US ties Turkey's President Erdogan says strategic cooperation with the US can be strengthened through trade and investment. The president made the remarks on Wednesday in a meeting with US business executives in Ankara. Turkish-US relations have been...


September 19th, 2018 - Daily News Brief

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2018 The UN welcomes Turkey, Russia deal that could avert a regime assault on Syria's Idlib, and southeast Asia cleans up after Typhoon Mangkhut. This is TRT World’s Daily News Brief for Wednesday, September 19th. UN welcomes Idlib deal The UN has welcomed Turkey's deal with Russia that could avert an Assad regime offensive against Syria's Idlib. The UN is also calling for the stakeholders in Syria's future to move the political process forward. Turkey says the deal...


September 18th, 2018 - Daily News Brief

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 Turkey and Russia agree a plane to try to avert a regime offensive in Syria's Idlib, and a Japanese billionaire could be the world's first tourist to the moon. This is TRT World’s Daily News Brief for Tuesday, September the 18th. Turkey and Russia agree on plan to try to avert Idlib assault Russia and Turkey have agreed to try to avert a regime assault on Idlib. The Turkish and Russian presidents met in Sochi on Monday. They agreed to demilitarise a 20-kilometre...


September 17th, 2018 - Daily News Brief

Monday, September 17, 2018 The Turkish and Russian presidents are to meet in Sochi with Syria on the agenda, and the world's first hydrogen-powered train enters service. This is TRT World’s Daily News Brief for Monday, September the 17th. Turkish, Russian presidents to meet in Sochi Turkey's President Erdogan is to meet his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, in Sochi today, with the situation in Syria's Idlib on the agenda. Turkey and Russia are backing different sides in the Syrian...


September 14th, 2018 - Daily News Brief

Turkey’s foreign minister calls on the US to assess who its real allies are in Syria, and VW says it's finally over for the iconic Beetle. This is TRT World’s Daily News Brief for Friday, September the 14th. Turkey says the US should reconsider its alliances in Syria Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says "It’s time for Washington to assess who its real allies in the region are." The foreign minister was writing in the New York Times. Cavusoglu warned that the US-backed YPG has...


September 13th, 2018 - Daily News Brief

Twenty-five years on, the Oslo Accords are in tatters, and Turkey orders that property and vehicle deals be done in lira. This is TRT World’s Daily News Brief for Thursday, September 13th. Khan Al Ahmar demolition Israel has torn down structures built by Palestinians protesting the planned demolition of a Bedouin village, Khan Al Ahmar, in the occupied West Bank. The Bedouin village has not yet been destroyed, but residents fear it's the beginning of the end. Israel says it will tear their...


September 12th, 2018 - Daily News Brief

Daily News Brief The UN is warning of a potential disaster in Syria's Idlib, and Turkey's First Lady is honoured for her humanitarian work. This is TRT World’s Daily News Brief for Wednesday, September 12th. UN warns of a potential disaster in Idlib The UN Secretary General says a regime military offensive in Idlib would “unleash a humanitarian nightmare” and result in a “bloodbath” for the three million people living there. Antonio Guterres also called on Turkey, Russia and Iran to continue...


September 11th, 2018 - Daily News Brief

Turkey calls on the world to prevent a catastrophe in Syria's Idlib, and Robert Redford bids goodbye to acting. This is TRT World’s Daily News Brief for Tuesday, September 11th. Erdogan’s warning to the world Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is calling on the world to prevent an assault on Syria's Idlib by the Assad regime and its allies. "We cannot leave the Syrian people to the mercy of Bashar Assad," Erdogan wrote in an op-ed published in the Wall Street Journal. The appeal comes...


September 10th, 2018 - Daily News Brief

A war monitor says Russia and the Assad regime have stepped up air strikes on Syria's Idlib, and Novak Djokovic wins his 14th major tennis title.


September 7th, 2018 - Daily News Brief

The presidents of Turkey, Russia and Iran meet in Tehran to discuss Syria's Idlib, and if you enjoy a cup of coffee you might like our kicker.


September 6th, 2018 - Daily News Brief

Turkey hopes a presidential summit with Russia and Iran can avert a disaster in Syria's Idlib, and gamers get it on at the GameX fair in Istanbul.


September 5th, 2018 - Daily News Brief

Turkey's President Erdogan says an attack on Idlib would be a massacre Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says an attack on the opposition and rebel-held province of Idlib in Syria would be a massacre. Ankara also fears another mass exodus of millions of people living in the region. Erdogan was speaking after the UN called on Turkey and Russia to hold talks to avert a bloodbath in Idlib. Moscow is backing Syrian regime forces that are preparing to launch an expected assault to retake...


September 4th, 2018 - Daily News Brief

Trump warns against a reckless attack in Syria's Idlib US President Donald Trump has sent a warning to Syria's Bashar al Assad - telling him not to recklessly attack Idlib province. Trump also warned regime allies Russia and Iran against such a move. Meanwhile a war monitor says Russian war planes have resumed bombing opposition and rebel-held Idlib after a three-week break. US special representative on Syria visits Turkey Staying in the region, and the new US special representative on...


September 3rd, 2018 - Daily News Brief

Myanmar finds Reuters journalists guilty A court in Myanmar has found two Reuters journalists guilty of illegally obtaining state secrets. The pair were arrested in December last year and have been held in jail ever since. They were researching the alleged genocide of Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state. They've been sentenced to seven years in prison. Turkey moves to trade in national currencies Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says the country should decrease its dependency on the US...


August 31st, 2018 - Daily News Brief

>Last minute talks to prevent regime assault on Idlib< Turkey are in talks with Syrian regime backers Russia and Iran to prevent an Aleppo-like disaster in Idlib. Assad’s regime is preparing for a major assault on the last opposition and rebel-held region in the country’s northwest, claiming former Al Nusra militants are the main targets. Idlib and surrounding areas are home to almost four million people which include civilian refugees. The UN warns that an assault could result in the worst...


August 30th, 2018 - Daily News Brief

*Regime planning possible attack on Syria's Idlib The Syrian regime is reported to be in the final phase of planning an attack on Idlib, the last major opposition and rebel-held area in Syria. The stakes are bigger than Syria though, with Turkey, Russia, Iran and the US involved, and backing different sides in the war. Idlib is also home to three million people, many of them refugees after fleeing conflict in other parts of the country. And the UN has warned that any assault on the region...


August 29th, 2018 - Daily News Brief

Regime attack on Syria's Idlib would be a humanitarian disaster The UN says if the Assad regime attacks opposition and rebel-held Idlib in northern Syria it could cause the worst humanitarian disaster yet in the eight-year war. UN humanitarian agencies are calling on the Security Council to prevent this catastrophe from happening. The area is home to some 3 million people, and the Assad regime has not ruled out an assault on the region. Puerto Rico raises the death toll from Hurricane Maria...


August 28th, 2018 - Daily News Brief

This is TRT World’s Daily News Brief for Tuesday, August 28th. UN accuses both sides of possible war crimes in Yemen The UN says the Saudi-led coalition may have committed war crimes as part of its assault on Houthi rebels in Yemen. It was the first report by the UN Human Rights Council on the conflict which began over three years ago. The UN also accused the rebels of possible war crimes. The war, which has become a humanitarian disaster, pits a Saudi-led coalition backing the exiled and...


August 27th, 2018 - Daily News Brief

This is TRT World’s Daily News Brief for Monday, August 27th. UN report says Myanmar military should face genocide charges A UN report says Myanmar’s top military brass should be prosecuted for crimes that were genocidal in intent. The report follows the mass killings, rape and abuse of Myanmar's Muslim-minority Rohingya, prompting some 700,000 to flee to neighbouring Bangladesh since last August. The UN investigation said the civilian government of Aung San Suu Kyi was effectively complicit...


August 24th, 2018 - Daily News Brief

Scott Morrison becomes Australia's 30th prime minister Australia has a new prime minister. Scott Morrison was sworn in on Friday, following his win in a battle for leadership of the Liberal Party. Morrison is Australia's sixth prime minister in just over a decade. Queen Elizabeth II remains Australia's head of state, a position she has held since 1953. Turkish and Russian foreign ministers meet in Moscow Turkey's foreign minister will meet his Russian counterpart in Moscow today. Turkey's...