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
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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Tuesday it was important for Turkey to remain part of the NATO security alliance and continue its orientation toward Europe despite current tensions between the two countries. Source: Daily Sabah
Turkey’s overseas assets rose by 5.1 percent in the first eight months of 2017, the Central Bank said on Oct. 17. The country owned external assets worth $226.5 billion at the end of August, compared to $215.5 billion at the end of last year. Source: Hurriyet Daily News
Turkish Chief of Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar signed a defense agreement with Georgian and Azerbaijani defense chiefs on Oct. 17. Source: Hurriyet Daily News