Turkish products hit Qatar shelves as blockade remains

11 June 2017 0

Turkey sent stockpiles of food and water supplies aboard cargo planes to Qatar amid row with Arab states. Turkish products are meeting high demand in stores across Qatar, which is facing an economic blockade from fellow Arab countries. On Monday, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, accusing Doha of supporting terrorism. Saudi Arabia has also closed its land borders with Qatar, geographically isolating the tiny Gulf Read More

Turkey sends aid to cholera victims in Somalia

6 June 2017 0

A ship carrying 24 tons of medical supplies set off from Mersin province on Sunday Turkey has sent 24 tons of medical supplies to Somalia following a severe cholera outbreak, health ministry officials said Tuesday. A ship carrying medical supplies set off from Mersin on Sunday, and is expected to arrive in the Somali capital Mogadishu in 15 days. Equipment provided by the Turkish Public Health Association was also dispatched to establish a community laboratory Read More

Turkish premier cancels meeting with German minister

5 June 2017 0

Turkish Prime Ministry blames busy schedule A scheduled meeting between Prime Minister Binali Yildirim and German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel was cancelled Monday, according to the Turkish Prime Ministry. The cancellation came amid worsening ties between Berlin and Ankara over a row about granting access to German lawmakers who want to visit troops stationed at a NATO air base in Incirlik, southern Turkey. Monday’s meeting was cancelled due to Yildirim’s busy schedule, the ministry said. Read More

Turkey condemns London terror attacks

4 June 2017 0

Ankara expresses solidarity with British people, vows to continue support to UK government in fight against terrorism Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Sunday condemned the terror attacks in London that killed at least seven people and wounded dozens more. “Baghdad, Kabul and now London. We condemn terrorism whereever it happens. We shall defeat it by joint fight,” Cavusoglu tweeted. At least seven people were killed and 48 others were injured in attacks late Saturday when Read More

Turkey sends Zimbabwe 35 tons of aid

1 June 2017 0

Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency helps 1,000 flood-stricken families in Zimbabwe Turkey’s state-run aid agency provided 1,000 flood-stricken families in Zimbabwe with food items, a statement released on Thursday said. The Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) sent 35 tons of essential food supplies including flour, rice, sugar, tea and oil to families displaced by a flood this year. A ceremony attended by Zimbabwean officials took place in Hopley, an underprivileged settlement in the outskirts Read More

Turkey says German MPs’ Incirlik visit ‘not possible’

31 May 2017 0

Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has made it clear that Turkey will not open its Incirlik airbase to German lawmakers who want to meet German soldiers stationed there unless Germany takes some “positive steps”. German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday threatened Turkey that Germany would withdraw soldiers from the airbase if their MPs were not allowed the visit. Speaking at a news conference with his Gabonese counterpart Pacome Moubelet Boubeya on Tuesday, Cavusoglu said the visit Read More

Turkey to send 15,000 tons of aid to Somalia in Ramadan

27 May 2017 0

Turkey is set to deliver 15,000 tons of humanitarian aid to Somalia during the holy month of Ramadan. Speaking to Anadolu Agency in southern Mersin province, Kerem Kinik, the president of the Turkish Red Crescent aid organization, or Kizilay, said the humanitarian ship will depart from Mersin port within two days. “This aid will be sent to all the regions in Somalia. There is 1,000 trucks-loaded humanitarian aid in this ship,” Kinik said. Somalia is Read More

Turkey’s Diyanet forms strategy to tackle Islamophobia

13 May 2017 0

New strategy to gather Muslim pioneers in Europe, arrange meetings with non-Muslim communities: Diyanet head Mehmet Gormez Turkey’s top religious affairs body has formed a two-pronged common strategy to fight against Islamophobia in Europe, head of the body said on Saturday. In an interview with Anadolu Agency, Diyanet head Mehmet Gormez said the new strategy would gather Muslim pioneers in Europe and arrange meetings with non-Muslim communities. He said Diyanet would organize the first meeting Read More

Turkish army conducts airstrikes in N Iraq, SE Turkey

4 May 2017 0

The Turkish Air Force has conducted operations against the terrorist group PKK in northern Iraq and southeastern Turkey, the military said on Thursday. In a statement, the Turkish General Staff said the airstrikes were conducted in the Cukurca countryside and in Iraq’s Zap region, destroying four weapon emplacements, two caves and several shelters. The Turkish General Staff said the military had detected during an early morning air-backed operation in the Cukurca district of Hakkari province Read More

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