Around 20 Pakistani Taliban members seize control of a counterterrorism centre in Bannu, Pakistan, killing one officer and taking six hostages. The attackers are demanding safe passage to Afghanistan.
Afghanistan withdraws all of its senior diplomats from Pakistan after the abduction and alleged torture of the ambassador's daughter in Islamabad. Pakistan calls Kabul's decision "regrettable" and says that they should reconsider.
The European Union and leading member states such as Belgium, France and Germany, criticize the Turkish government's decision to re-run Istanbul's mayoral election, which was won by underdog Ekrem İmamoğlu of the opposition multi-party Nation Alliance.
An overloaded bus carrying migrants from Iran, Pakistan, and Afghanistan crashes into a light pole on the Igdir-Kars highway in Turkey and catches fire. A second bus hits some of the ejected passengers, killing at least 17 people and wounding 36 others.
U.S. President Barack Obama visits Afghanistan on an unannounced visit coinciding with the first anniversary of Osama Bin Laden's assassination by the U.S. Special Forces in Pakistan, signing an agreement with Afghan President Hamid Karzai outlining a continuing U.S. role in Afghanistan after 2014.