NATO’s “open door policy” for enlargement aims to increase stability and security in Europe but some critics argue expansion of new member countries could cause issues for the alliance.
The Russian military announced massive drills of its strategic nuclear forces, a stark reminder of the country's nuclear might amid Western fears that Moscow might be preparing to invade Ukraine.
Turkey and the US agree to continue strong partnership on Afghanistan, while the UK calls upon China and Russia to agree on a coordinated approach to prevent Afghanistan from becoming a haven for militants.
Pakistan's military said it had granted asylum to at least 46 Afghan soldiers who crossed the Durand Line into northwestern Pakistan after their military posts in Afghanistan were overrun by Taliban insurgents.
Turkey’s surprise — and conditional — proposal to run the Kabul airport would prove critical in providing security and stability after the US withdrawal, but many regional and political challenges remain.
Members of the US-backed alliance have agreed this month to wrap up their 9,600-strong mission in Afghanistan after President Joe Biden made the call to end Washington's longest war.
Marking the 97th Republic Day, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the country's historical legacy is its biggest strength.
President Erdogan tells European Council President Charles Michel the provocative words and steps of European politicians on Turkey-Greece row will not serve for the solution.
The prisoners' fate is a crucial hurdle in launching peace talks between the Taliban and Afghan govt.
Turkey has dismissed French allegations as "groundless," insisting its vessels only observed the warship. It has accused the French ship of a "high-speed and dangerous manoeuvre."
"On one side, NATO sees Russia as a threat but on the other side, NATO ally France is working to increase Russia's presence there," Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has said.
Russian S-400 air defence system is seen as one of the most advanced missile systems in the world, capable of tracking several targets simultaneously.
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