Global body's top council to officially submit Palestinian request for UN recognition
to admissions committee ahead of Friday's hearing on membershipMideast Quartet proposal calls for renewal of direct talks
within a month, with end of 2012 as deadline for final agreement.Turkey introduces first self-produced warship
Turkish PM Erdogan inaugurates domestically produced 'Heybeliada'; says Turkey has 'taken its place among 10 countries that can design and construct warships'Turkey said its naval ships could escort Turkish energy exploration ships in the Mediterranean, raising the possibility of a naval confrontation. “We will try all channels of peace but we will also protect our country's interests until the end,” Erdogan said during the ceremony, commenting on the gas row.Turkey has also stated that it may choose to dispatch warships to escort future Gaza-bound flotillas, in wake of the 2010 deadly raid on the Marmara, and Israel's refusal to apologize for the incident.