In an op-ed for Global Times, the Turkish President highlights Turkey and China's historical ties and writes about their significance in the emerging new world order.
The leaders of Turkey, Russia, Qatar, China, and Iran arrived for Asian cooperation summit in Tajikistan, where Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan urged the world to respect UN resolutions and the historical and legal status of Jerusalem.
Media watchdog Reportes Without Borders (RSF) warns political leaders' hostility towards the media have "fuelled an unprecedented level of fear and danger for journalists".
Kazakhstan's leader for the past thirty years has voluntarily left the presidency, a first in the region.
Meanwhile, around 100 Afghan soldiers fled their posts and tried to cross into neighbouring Turkmenistan during a weeklong battle with the Taliban in the western Badghis province.
Mariah Carey’s upcoming concert in Saudi Arabia is just the latest episode of American celebrities flirting with dictators in exchange for substantial fees.
Amid ongoing tensions with the US, Moscow and Tehran are embarking on naval cooperation in the Caspian Sea, where huge oil and gas resources reside.
From increased trade connectivity with Europe to construction of energy pipelines and some room for political optimism - this is some of the progress in Afghanistan that hasn't been making headlines.
Turkmenistan is a strategic nation in the region, with deep influence over Russian expansionism in the region, stability in Pakistan and Afghanistan, and energy security worldwide. Is this sustainable and what's at risk?
Pakistan has tried to remain neutral as Syria, Yemen and the Saudi-led blockade of Qatar have inflamed tensions in the Middle East. Pakistan is now finding out it may no longer be able to sit on the sidelines.
Five littoral states - Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia and Turkmenistan - sign a deal that settles a long-lasting dispute on whether the Caspian is a sea or a lake, which means it falls under different international laws.
Turkey carries out military operations in Syria and uses arms and weapons that it manufactures domestically. Technological progress in Turkey's defence industry is helping the nation become a major exporter in the region.
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