Hezb-e-Islami, the Afghan Islamist organization headed by Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, announced its support for the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), International Business Times has reported.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Cavuşoğlu has welcomed the lifting of sanctions on neighboring Iran after the recent nuclear deal, saying it will contribute to the regional economy and will have a direct positive impact on Turkey.

The five UN veto powers and Germany signed a nuclear deal with Iran in Vienna on Tuesday – after 13 years of negotiations. Some commentators see the agreement as a historic step that can bring peace and prosperity to the Middle East. Others warn that it won’t stop Iran from building a nuclear bomb sooner or later.


Former President Abdullah Gül has criticized Turkey’s foreign policy, saying the country needs to revise its Middle East policy by adopting a more realistic point of view
Protests shut Thai embassy in Turkey

Thailand closes its embassy in Turkey following protests over Thailand’s deportation of about 100 Uighurs to China.
China-Turkey relationship strained

Tensions rise between Turkey and China
Turkey has put a travel ban to Turkey on 15,000 suspected foreign fighters heading to Syria and Iraq, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Tanju Bilgiç said on July 15, as Ankara ramps up measures to counter the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) threat.

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