Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim's first visit to Washington hopes to heal strained relations that peaked after both countries suspended bilateral visa services.
Turkey is gaining significance as an energy corridor supplying oil and gas to Europe from oil-rich Central Asian and Middle Eastern countries. But first, it must meet its own energy demands.
The 2,500-seat opera house, due to open in early 2019, will be built on the site of the Ataturk Cultural Centre.
Turkish Red Crescent head Kerem Kinik says a minority in the UN decides the fate of thousands of oppressed people in the world.
Turkey's Red Crescent president says, "We must put an end to injustice and imbalance in the world," at the General Assembly of the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies this week in Antalya.
A Syrian National Dialogue Congress was initially set for November 18. It was planned to be held in Russia's Black Sea resort of Sochi.
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