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Turkey is a cosmetic surgery hub

Turkey is a cosmetic surgery hub

Known for its pristine Aegean beaches and architectural wonders, Turkey also draws tourists for its cosmetic treatments

Okinawa unhappy with US military presence

Okinawa unhappy with US military presence

Fifty years after Okinawa was returned to Japan’s control, locals continue to decry the outsized burden the island group carries in the Japan-U.S. security alliance

Will Georgia be accepted in EU?

Will Georgia be accepted in EU?

On May 10, Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili formally handed over a seven-volume tome to the European Union’s ambassador in Tbilisi, Carl Hartzell

How Iran gets oil to Venezuela

How Iran gets oil to Venezuela

The widening energy cooperation between the nations is helping cash-scrapped Venezuela obtain supplies to convert its extraheavy oil and boost exports. A Venezuela-owned tanker in March sailed to a remote spot in the Indian …

Will Turkey overcome housing crisis?

Will Turkey overcome housing crisis?

This week, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan introduced new measures aimed at stimulating the purchase of real estate by offering low interest rates

Does Erdogan close NATO doors for Sweden and Finland?

Does Erdogan close NATO doors for Sweden and Finland?

Turkey doesn’t favor Sweden and Finland joining NATO, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in Istanbul on Friday, potentially dashing the two countries’ hopes of a quick accession to the military alliance

Defeated Armenia arms population

Defeated Armenia arms population

Armenia’s ruling party is seeking to significantly loosen the rules for civilians to obtain guns, proposing new legislation that they say will help the country better defend itself in the wake of the 2020 military defeat to Azerbaijan

Four processes of relations normalization in Middle East

Four processes of relations normalization in Middle East

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan visited Saudi Arabia at the invitation of King Salman in the final days of Ramadan, starting a new chapter in bilateral relations. It was clear that Ankara and Riyadh needed to hold talks on many …

What options for replacing Russian gas are Europe's priorities

What options for replacing Russian gas are Europe's priorities

From April 1, Russia began to accept payments for gas from unfriendly countries in rubles in order to get away from settlements in dollars and euros. Refusal from operations in Russian currency in the Russian Federation is regarded as a …