“We support what Turkey is doing nowadays in Syria, I do believe that the aims of Turkey and Saudi Arabia in the region are almost the same,” Al-Jubeir told a panel “We stand with any move that helps to eliminate the Daesh [Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, ISIL] terrorist organization from Syria, and anywhere else in the region,” he added. Source HurriyetDaily
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A Turkish military patrol boat fired shots early Friday morning in the area around the eastern Aegean island of Farmakonisi, the Greek defense ministry said.Source Ekathimerini
Czech Premier Bohuslav Sobotka said his Social Democrats could create a ruling coalition with the opposition Communists to prevent billionaire Finance Minister Andrej Babis from taking power after fall elections. Sobotka said his party has already held a number of functioning coalitions with the Communists in regional administrations Source: Bloomberg
A special budget only for the countries of the euro area, the EU Council as “a true legislative chamber” – MEPs propose. The report by Italian Socialist Mercedes Bresso and the German Christian Democrat Elmar Brok proposes reforms that would not require changes in the EU Treaty of Lisbon. Source: PAP/Onet