The opposition candidate for mayor of Istanbul came out of a second election with a resounding victory.
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The Assad regime is bombarding one of the rebels’ last strongholds, the United States has committed to an open-ended deployment, and no one knows who Iraq’s next prime minister will be.
Turkey will need the help of the United States and Europe to get out of its economic crisis.
Germany suggests parallel financial systems to insulate business from U.S. sanctions on Iran, Bolton says feud with Turkey would end “instantly” if pastor released, and King Salman hits the brakes on his son’s ambitious reforms.
The United States lifts a hold on military aid to Egypt, Trump makes a confusing diplomatic overture to Tehran, and the trial of an American pastor strains ties with Ankara.