Turkey slams Trump’s statement on 1915 events

25 April 2017 0

The Foreign Ministry has slammed the U.S. President Donald Trump’s statements on the 1915 events, saying it contained “misinformation and false definitions”. In a written statement on Monday evening, the ministry said: “U.S. President Trump’s written statement of April 24, 2017 regarding the 1915 events contained misinformation and false definitions, and were derived from the information pollution created over the years by some Armenian circles in the U.S. by means of propaganda methods. “We expect Read More

Saudi forces start using Turkish-made encryption device

21 April 2017 0

Full-disk encryption device made by Turkish engineers aims at protecting sensitive data Saudi Arabia’s armed forces have started using a full-disk encryption device developed by Turkish technology firm, company officials told Anadolu Agency on Friday. The device named Diskripto was produced by Turkish engineers using local resources for Saudi Arabia’s King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology. Diskripto is a hardware-based full-disk encryption device that is designed to protect data-at-rest by encrypting content and securely Read More

Turkey pleased by Trump’s approach’

19 April 2017 0

Turkey is pleased by the way U.S. Donald Trump is approaching issues, and would like a sit-down meeting to discuss the bilateral partnership, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday, calling the U.S. and Turkey allies. “The way President Trump is approaching matters is encouraging, makes us happy,” Erdogan told CNN International in an exclusive interview. “We are going to sit down and determine a roadmap as two strategic partners, the United States and Turkey, Read More

US’ Trump congratulates Erdogan on referendum win

17 April 2017 0

U.S. President Donald Trump Monday congratulated his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a phone call for the Yes win in the weekend referendum. According to Turkish presidential sources, Trump telephoned Erdogan to laud Sunday’s historic victory.  A written statement on the interview is expected to be issued soon, the sources added.  On Sunday, a majority of Turkish voters cast ballots in favor of 18 constitutional amendments that will, among other things, see Turkey switch Read More

Voting ends in 32 eastern provinces of Turkey

16 April 2017 0

Polling began at 7 a.m. local time (0400GMT) to take earlier daylight hours into account Voting in 32 eastern provinces of Turkey ended at 4.00 p.m. local time (1300GMT) on Sunday. Voting in the rest of the country is due to continue to 5.00 p.m. local time (1400GMT). A referendum is being held on an 18-article constitutional reform bill that would shift the country from a parliamentary to a presidential system. The 32 provinces are Read More

Thousands of Palestinians gather in in Netherlands

16 April 2017 0

Rotterdam conference aims to bring together all Palestinians living in Europe, says organizer Thousands of Palestinians living in Europe gathered in the Dutch city of Rotterdam for a now-annual conference on Palestinian issues. Around 5,000 people from across Europe attended the one-day event which discussed Palestinian affairs under the key theme of the Balfour Declaration — the 1917 letter confirming support from the then British government for the establishment in Palestine of what it termed Read More

Dozens of Daesh suspects arrested in Istanbul

15 April 2017 0

Detainees accused of planning ‘sensational’ attack ahead of Sunday’s referendum Police on Saturday arrested 49 Daesh suspects allegedly planning a “sensational” act of terror ahead of Turkey’s constitutional referendum on Sunday. The suspects, including 41 foreign nationals, were taken into custody during simultaneous raids in seven districts across Istanbul including Basaksehir, Beylikduzu, Fatih, Esenyurt, Kartal, Kucukcekmece and Pendik, a security source said. During the operation, police also seized three handguns — two for firing blanks Read More

More than 55M Turks to vote in historic referendum

15 April 2017 0

Turkey could adopt new constitution to replace the current one, adopted after 1980 military coup More than 55 million Turkish citizens will vote Sunday on the April 16 referendum proposing constitutional changes, including giving wide-ranging executive powers to the president. Citizens will go to over 167,000 polling stations nationwide. Over 1 million of them are first-time voters who recently turned 18. Inmates — except for the criminals who are convicted for intentional crime — will Read More

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