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‘Soothing statements’ by Erdogan won’t be enough for Turkey to avoid EU sanctions, French FM warns

Paris expects ‘actions,’ not words, from Turkey, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said ahead of the crucial European Council meeting next month where sanctions against Ankara may be adopted. “Soothing statements that we’ve heard from President [Recep Tayyip] Erdogan over the past two or three days aren’t enough, we need actions,” Le Drian told…

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ISIS claims responsibility for Kabul attack after over 20 rockets hit Afghan capital, killing 8

Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) has claimed responsibility for an attack on Afghanistan’s capital that left eight dead and several dozen injured, nearly three weeks after it carried out a rampage at Kabul University. Afghanistan’s Interior Ministry said that a total of 23 rockets hit targets across Kabul. At least one rocket landed in an…