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

Turkey supports 170 countries with development aid

16 December 2017 0

Turkey’s official development assistance to dozens of countries from 2010 to 2016 totals $21B Turkey provided official development assistance (ODA) worth $21 billion to 170 countries from 2010 to 2016, according to data from Turkey’s state development aid agency. The Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) said 62 percent of Turkey’s ODA was provided to Syria, while Africa, the central Asian Turkic republics, and Balkan countries received 9.54 percent, 5.44 percent and 4.3 percent, respectively. Read More

Bank of China granted license to operate in Turkey

2 December 2017 0

Bank becomes second Chinese lender to operate in Turkey after Industrial and Commercial Bank of China The Bank of China has been granted a license to operate in Turkey, head of Turkey’s banking watchdog said on Friday. “Permission has been already given to the bank. Now, license was given. Bank of China Turkey AS can officially start its banking transactions as of tomorrow, Mehmet Ali Akben, chairman of Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency, said. In Read More