Palestine: Top Turkish cleric calls on Muslims to unite

29 January 2018 0

The head of Turkish Religious Affairs Ali Erbas said Monday the Palestine and Jerusalem issue could be solved through the united efforts of the Muslim world. The event in Istanbul on “Jerusalem: The City Blessed by Revelation”, organized by Turkish Religious Affairs, aims to draw attention to the importance of Jerusalem in the Islamic faith and to stress the solidarity with the oppressed Palestinian people. Speaking at the event in Istanbul, Erbas said: “It is Read More

Erdogan visits Ottoman sites on Sudanese island

25 December 2017 0

Suakin port city was under Ottoman rule between 1555 and 1865 Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday visited former Ottoman port city Suakin in eastern Sudan. During his two-day official visit to the country, he visited several Ottoman sites including Al-Hanafi Mosque, Al-Shafei Mosque and an old customs building. Suakin, one of the oldest seaports in Africa, was used by African Muslims who set out for pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia. Ottomans used the port Read More

UN adopts Jerusalem resolution despite US threats

21 December 2017 0

128 states vote in favor, 9 vote against, 35 others abstain The United Nations on Thursday overwhelmingly adopted a resolution on Jerusalem, calling on the United States to withdraw its recognition of the city as Israel’s capital. A total of 128 members voted in favor of the Jerusalem resolution, nine countries voted against and 35 others abstained. The UN’s 193-member General Assembly voted on the resolution rejecting U.S. President Donald Trump’s Dec. 6 decision to Read More

Norway apologizes to Turkey over NATO drill incident

18 November 2017 0

Norway’s defense minister on Friday apologized to Turkey after a civilian Norwegian official depicted Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as an “enemy collaborator” during a NATO drill in the Scandinavian country. In a statement published on the Ministry’s website, Frank Bakke-Jensen said: “During a NATO exercise at the Joint Warfare Center in Stavanger an exercise message was published on the internal exercise network. “The message does not reflect Norway’s views or policies and I apologize Read More

Turkey withdraws troops from NATO drill in Norway

17 November 2017 0

President Erdogan says move comes after his name, picture of Ataturk used in ‘enemy chart’ during drill Turkey has withdrawn its troops from a NATO military drill in Norway after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday that his name and the picture of Turkish Republic’s founder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk were used in an “enemy chart”. “There was an incident in Norway,” Erdogan told ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party members in capital Ankara. “They used Read More

Turkey’s flying aces stun crowds at UK airshow

16 July 2017 0

The Turkish Air Force’s demonstration flight team — SOLOTURK — has been the center of attention once again at a world-famous airshow being held in the U.K. SOLOTURK, one of the world’s most-renowned flight demonstration teams, drew the admiration of thousands of visitors and aviation fans at the Royal International Air Tattoo 2017 (RIAT17) held this weekend in Fairford, a small town in Gloucestershire, England. An Anadolu Agency team visited the airshow and accompanied SOLOTURK, Read More

Laptop ban on US-bound Turkish Airlines’ flights ends

5 July 2017 0

The ban on carrying large electronic devices aboard U.S.-bound passenger aircraft ended for Turkish Airlines flights from Istanbul early Wednesday, according to an airline spokesman and passengers. The ban was lifted after American security officials visited Turkish airports to monitor security arrangements. The U.S. in March banned all passengers from carrying large electronic devices, such as laptops, on commercial flights to the U.S. from 10 international airports in eight Muslim-majority countries — Egypt, Morocco, Jordan, Read More

Turkey neutralizes 7 terrorists in northern Iraq

28 June 2017 0

Turkish warplanes have neutralized seven PKK terrorists during airstrikes northern Iraq, according to an official statement released on Wednesday. The airstrikes were launched in Avasin-Basyan region early morning that also destroyed PKK shelters and weapons depots. On Tuesday, Turkish jets also conducted an airstrike in Metina region, killing two terrorists. More than 1,200 people, including security personnel and civilians, have lost their lives since the PKK — listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the Read More

Srebrenica decision by Dutch court ‘great injustice’

27 June 2017 0

Hague Court of Appeal rules Dutch government ‘partially liable’ for death of some 300 Muslim men in 1995 Srebrenica massacre The decision by a Dutch court of appeal on Tuesday holding the Dutch government “partially liable” for the deaths of some 300 Muslim men during the 1995 Srebrenica massacre is a “great injustice,” according to the head of Mothers of Srebrenica Association. “Today I have suffered a great injustice. This judgment does not only concern Read More

Russia: Daesh leader may have been killed in Syria

16 June 2017 0

Daesh leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was likely killed late May in a Russian airstrike in Syria’s northern city of Raqqah, according to the Russian defense ministry on Friday. The Russian aircrafts attacked on May 28 a command post, where Daesh leaders were meeting and killed around 300 Daesh militants, including 30 field commanders, the ministry said in a statement. “According to information, which is being verified via various channels, the meeting was also attended by Read More

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