A second civilian has died after PKK terrorists’ attack Friday in the southeastern province of Diyarbakir, Turkish security sources said late Friday. The incident took place after a group of PKK terrorists carried out an armed attack on policemen who were eating soup at a restaurant in a central Yenisehir neighborhood, the sources added. Source Anadolu Agency
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Turkey, Iran and Iraq have agreed to consider taking “coordinated counter-measures” against the Iraqi Kurdish Regional Government’s (KRG) bid to hold independence referendum at a trilateral foreign ministers’ meeting in New York, days before the Sept. 25 vote in northern Iraq. Source: Daily News
About 500 migrants from the Middle East reached Romania across the Black Sea from Turkey in about a month, coastguards said on Monday, in a sharp increase the European Union says shows smugglers are testing alternative routes into Europe. Source Reuters
Just a few hours after Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias was invited by his counterpart to visit Turkey next month, Turkish authorities issued a series of navigational telexes (navtexes) Wednesday, reserving areas in the central and eastern Aegean. Source Ekathimerini