Amid urgent security threats posed by ongoing conflicts in the region, Turkey has increased its security and defence budgets for the new fiscal year.
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Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu (left) and his Kuwaiti counterpart Sheikh Sabah al-Khaled al-Sabah speak with reporters on January 18th after a meeting at the foreign ministry in Kuwait City. Cavusoglu said Turkey has strategic dialogue mechanisms with the Co-operation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC). He also mentioned the fight against the Islamic State of the Levant and Iraq, saying the group threatens regional stability and security and needs to be dealt with. "We are on the same page as Kuwait on regional issues. We will act together to overcome the dangers lying ahead," he said. [AFP]