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Section: Middle East Monitor (Kuwait)

      Turkey and the Gulf states 
      Jan09

      Turkey and the Gulf states 

      The joy of reconciliation and resuming cooperation among the Gulf states was not limited to the peoples, but also extended to the countries of the region. The Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs published a statement in this regard, conveying: “We welcome the demonstration of a common will to resolve the Gulf conflict, and the announcement...

      Ukraine demands all details from Tehran about downed plane 
      Jan09

      Ukraine demands all details from Tehran about downed plane 

      The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry has asked Tehran to disclose all details related to its downed civilian plane last year. On the first anniversary of the downing of the plane, the ministry published a statement about sharing the same grief with the relatives of the plane crash victims. The ministry called on Tehran to issue a statement revealing...

      “Never again” says Ukraine, as families mourn Iran plane crash victims
      Jan09

      “Never again” says Ukraine, as families mourn Iran plane crash victims

      Ukraine urged Iran on Friday to deliver justice and pay full compensation to the families of those who died when a Ukrainian airliner was shot down by Iranian Revolutionary Guards exactly one year ago, Reuters reports. Iran said 10 officers would soon go on trial for the downing of the Ukraine International Airlines plane shot down in Iranian...

      Clarity needed in conflict zones, says UN expert
      Jan07

      Clarity needed in conflict zones, says UN expert

      On the first anniversary of the Ukraine International Airlines plane crash which killed all 176 persons aboard, a UN human rights expert called for urgent measures to protect civilian aircraft flying in conflict zones or areas of high military tensions, Anadolu Agency reports. “The downing of Flight PS752 sadly highlights the...

      Turkey: Senior Gulenists returned from Ukraine  
      Jan06

      Turkey: Senior Gulenists returned from Ukraine  

      Turkey has brought back suspected Gulenists from the Ukraine, Anadolu reported the Interior Ministry announcing today. In a statement, the ministry said that Salih Fidan and Samet Gure, who are the group’s chiefs in the Iraqi cities of Baghdad and Erbil, respectively, were arrested while trying to illegally traverse the Ukraine-Poland...

      Iran to pay $150,000 to families of Ukraine plane downed in error
      Dec31

      Iran to pay $150,000 to families of Ukraine plane downed in error

      The Iranian government will pay $150,000 as compensation to the families of each of the 176 victims of the Ukrainian plane downed near Tehran airport in January, IRNA news agency reported yesterday. At the time, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard admitted to shooting down the plane shortly after take-off; mistaking it for a missile at a time of...

      Wagner to pay $304,800 to 2 Russians freed in Libya 
      Dec16

      Wagner to pay $304,800 to 2 Russians freed in Libya 

      Russia’s private security company, Wagner, yesterday said it intended to pay 18 million Russian rubles ($304,855) to two of its members who were arrested in Libya on espionage charges in 2019 and were released last week. The announcement came in a statement issued by Concord Management and Consulting, which is being run by the Russian...

      Relief in Ankara at signs of improved relations with Riyadh
      Dec10

      Relief in Ankara at signs of improved relations with Riyadh

      Turkish-Saudi relations have witnessed signs of improvement in recent days, in light of other developments and new international and regional equations imposed by the victory of the Democratic candidate, Joe Biden, in the US presidential elections. These indicators led to relief in Ankara, because it would give it the opportunity to devote itself...

      Russia: ‘Turkey’s position on Crimea is a prominent issue between Moscow, Ankara’
      Dec05

      Russia: ‘Turkey’s position on Crimea is a prominent issue between Moscow, Ankara’

      The Russian presidency has confirmed that Turkey’s position on the legal status of Crimea is still one of the biggest discords between Moscow and Ankara. Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov announced on Friday that relations between Russia and Turkey are mutually beneficial, based on principles of non-interference in domestic affairs and...

      UAE funding Russian Wagner mercenaries in Libya, says US
      Dec01

      UAE funding Russian Wagner mercenaries in Libya, says US

      The US Department of Defence has indicated that the United Arab Emirates is financing Russian Wagner mercenaries operating in Libya. The Pentagon report could have a serious impact on Washington’s relations with the Gulf State. “The DIA [Defence Intelligence Agency] assessed that the United Arab Emirates may provide some financing for...