Erdogan, Putin strike diplomatic pose in Ankara. Turkey is the scene of a flurry of high-level diplomatic traffic this week with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Ankara today to hold talks with his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The two leaders will have tackled a broad range of bilateral matters, notably the conflict in Syria, energy and defense projects as well as the dispute over Jerusalem (Al-Monitor).
Amnesty International: Europe Complicit In Libyan Migrant Abuses. European governments aiming to stem an exodus of refugees from Libya have been knowingly complicit in the abuse of would-be migrants held in detention centers in the North African country, according to Amnesty International (National Public Radio).
Hezbollah Shifts Its Focus to Israel in the Wake of Washington's Jerusalem Move. Tens of thousands of Lebanese and Palestinians attended a Hezbollah rally in Beirut on Monday, where the militant group’s leader vowed to return its focus to Israel after years of fighting in Syria’s civil war (Time).
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