Amid urgent security threats posed by ongoing conflicts in the region, Turkey has increased its security and defence budgets for the new fiscal year.
Ongoing clashes should end immediately, citizens say.
In a new strategic plan, Turkey intends to increase the use of solar and other renewable energy sources as it continues to rely on coal and natural gas for electricity generation in the near term.
A new regulation will allow citizens to pay 18,000 TL in order to avoid compulsory military service.
The president's comments about gender inequality at a summit on women's issues sparked controversy and concern in a nation where domestic abuse is a serious problem.
Humanitarian workers from across Turkey and the world support Syrian refugees who fled from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
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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]