Pope Francis heads to Turkey with a brief to use his populist touch to rebuild bridges with the Islamic world that were damaged by his predecessor Benedict XVI.
US Vice President Joe Biden departed on a five-day tour of Ukraine, Turkey and Morocco, with the ongoing struggle between Kiev and pro-Moscow rebels.
Turkish President Recep accused the main Kurdish party in Syria of not wanting Kurdish peshmerga fighters from Iraq to help it fight Islamic State jihadists
Mid-September Kazakhstan's KASE signed a framework agreement on strategic cooperation with BIST; the agreement lays foundations for a long-term partnership, including through reciprocal purchase of shares.
25-year-old Astana beauty Anna Levitskaya has entered the Top 5 of the Photomodel of the Universe-2014 beauty pageant held in Bodrum, Turkey.
US President Barack Obama called his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan and they pledged to step up the fight against the Islamic State group in Syria.
Turkey has granted the United States access to its air bases for the campaign against the Islamic State group.
Turkish President Recep vowed that the peace process with Kurdish rebels would not be derailed by "sabotage".
The White House denied it was planning to create a safe haven along Turkey's border with Syria.
Turkish Prime Minister said no one has the right to criticise Ankara on Syria, after US Vice President accused Turkey of financing and even arming jihadists.
Turkey warned it would not hesitate to strike back at Islamic State jihadists if they attacked Turkish troops stationed at Ankara's exclave inside Syria.
The Turkish government said it has asked parliament to authorise military action in Iraq and Syria to halt the advance of Islamic State (IS) jihadists.
Turkey deployed tanks and armoured vehicles to reinforce its border with Syria amid escalating violence by the Islamic State group.
Turkey cannot stay out of the international coalition fighting Islamic State jihadists, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said.
Turkish President rushed off the frenzy surrounding Apple's new iPhone 6, saying it was much the same as its iPhone 5 predecessor.
Turkey's Islamic-rooted government has banned pupils from wearing tattoos or body piercings in schools.
Kazakhstan and Turkey have the highest suicide level among 15 to 19 year olds in the world.
The Turkish government announced it was lifting a ban on female students wearing the Islamic headscarf at high schools.
Islamic State militants closed in on Syria's third-largest Kurdish town as tens of thousands fled in terror across the border into Turkey.
Blamed by some for prompting the rise of the Islamic State insurgency, Turkey has finally taken steps to tighten its borders with Iraq and Syria.
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