By SELİN NASİ, Hurriyet Daily News
While we’ve been desperately trying to keep up with the breaking news as it rolls in almost every hour, we woke up on June 21 to see that Saudi King Salman bin Abdel Aziz had deposed his nephew, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, in favor of his son Mohammed bin Salman.
By Charis Chang, news.com.au
AS THE defeat of Islamic State looms, experts are worried that a far more destructive Middle East war could flare up in its place.
By Asli Aydintasbas, WashingtonPost
In the middle of the diplomatic crisis, Qatar has found an ally in Turkey. The country has strongly criticised the measures against Qatar after Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain cut diplomatic ties with Qatar over allegations that the Gulf nation backs terror groups and that its policies, including its support for Islamist groups, threatens the region. The Yemen government, Libya's eastern-based government and Maldives too followed suit.
By Nasim Ahmed, Middle East Monitor
Israeli officials must have been tripping over each other in their rush to endorse the Saudi-led blockade on Qatar.
By NY Post Editorial Board
By John Vassilopoulos , World Socialist Web Site
An 8.5 billion euro loan to Greece was approved following a meeting of the Eurogroup council of the EU’s finance ministers on June 15. The payment forms part of the 86 billion euro bailout programme signed by Greece’s Syriza (“Coalition of the Radical Left”) government in the summer of 2015 and will be used to pay debt liabilities due in July.
By Alex Lubben, Vice news