Former Soviet republics - Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan - celebrate 25 years of their independence. The countries show economic recession and suffer from the shortage of fresh water. Independence in all post-Soviet countries is seen as independence from Russia. To which extent are these countries happy?
Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay said that the Syrian authorities would have to pay for the death of Turkish troops in the Syrian province of Idlib