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28 August 2019
Qatar becomes the first foreign investor in Turkey According to a Turkish Central Bank’s report on Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) to Turkey, Qatar has become the first foreign investor in the country.
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27 August 2019
Al-Assad’s offensive over Idlib continues despite diplomatic efforts Over the past few weeks, the Syrian military, with Russian aerial support, has intensified its offensive over the north-western region of Idlib, despite diplomatic and humanitarian efforts to downgrade the tensions.
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27 August 2019
Italy approves anti-NGOs laws and blocks humanitarian monitoring airplanes Over the last weeks, Italian war against humanitarian NGOs working in the Central Mediterranean has intensified with the approval of a new “security law” sponsored by the Interior Minister/Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini and the recent prohibition against NGOs’ airplanes that were carrying on monitoring operations in the Libyan Search and Rescue Area (SAR).
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27 August 2019
Macron invites Iranian FM Zarif to the G7 in Biarritz French President Emmanuel Macron invited the Foreign Minister of Iran, Mohammad Javad Zarif, to attend side-line talks during the 45th meeting of the G7.
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23 August 2019
Almost 200 people have died in the Central Mediterranean over the last month On 27 August, the UNHCR launched one more alarm about a shipwreck in which 40 people are estimated to have drowned off Libyan coasts. At the end of July, the OIM and UNHCR denounced another shipwreck, the “year’s worst Mediterranean tragedy”, in which 150 people were estimated to have died.
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21 August 2019
Turkey adopts the “new action plan for migration-related issues” At the end of July, Turkey Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu announced the new action plan for migration that includes more controls in order to stop irregular migration.
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19 August 2019
The Turkish government suspends three mayors for alleged links with the PKK On 19 August, the Turkish government decided to remove the mayors of Diyarbakir, Mardin and Van, who were accused of collaborating with the Kurdish armed group PKK.
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14 August 2019
Tunisia’s independent electoral body accepts 26 candidates for the presidential elections On 14 August, the Independent Electoral Body of Tunisia (ISIE) accepted 26 out of the 96 candidatures presented for the next presidential elections, scheduled for 15 September.
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7 August 2019
The EU supports Tunisian development with €30 million On 7 August, the European Delegation in Tunisia announced that the EU and Tunisia had signed two conventions for a total amount of €30 million in order to support economic development in Tunisia.
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