Over 460,000 people immigrates to Turkey in 2017

5 September 2018 0

The number of immigrants in Turkey rose 22.4 percent reaching 466,333 in 2017, compared to previous year, Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat) announced on Wednesday. 52.3 percent of migrated people were men and 47.7 percent were women in 2017, TurkStat said. 26.6 percent of all immigrants were comprised of Iraqi citizens, 10.4 percent Afghans, 7.7 percent Syrians, 5.7 percent Azerbaijanis and 5.6 percent were citizens of Turkmenistan, it added. “In 2017, it was seen that 12.3 Read More

Dutch politician calls off anti-Islam cartoon contest

31 August 2018 0

Right-wing Geert Wilders announced in June a contest to draw cartoons of Prophet Mohammad drawing global criticism An anti-Islam cartoon contest depicting Prophet Mohammad to be held by a Dutch lawmaker was cancelled on Thursday. Geert Wilders, leader of the right-wing Party for Freedom, in a statement said the contest which was expected to take place in the Dutch Parliament was cancelled due to “security reasons”. He claimed that not only his own life but Read More

‘Let us not fail Rohingya again’

29 August 2018 0

‘I am a mother, and I saw my children in the eyes of every single refugee child I met,’ says Cate Blanchett UN Refugee Agency goodwill ambassador Australian actress Cate Blanchett on Tuesday urged the UN Security Council not to fail Rohingya “again” as the minority Muslims have been enduring violence for a year. “I have heard the gut-wrenching accounts. Stories of grave torture, of women brutally violated, people who have had their loved ones Read More

Brexit, opportunity for boosted Turkey-UK ties: Expert

28 August 2018 0

Both countries aim for closer ties while drifting away from EU, says Turkish academic As the U.K. government has proven to be unprepared for Brexit, this could serve as a vast opportunity for developing relations with non-EU states like Turkey, experts said. According to Seckin Baris Gulmez, an assistant professor of international relations at Izmir Katip Celebi University, Turkey and the U.K. have been experiencing parallel situations in their relations with the EU, despite technically Read More

Turkey: 26 PKK terrorists ‘neutralized’ over past week

27 August 2018 0

Five senior operatives of terrorist group among ‘neutralized’ terrorists, says Interior Ministry At least 26 PKK terrorists were “neutralized” in counterterrorism operations across Turkey over the past week, according to the Interior Ministry on Monday. Turkish authorities often use the word “neutralized” in their statements to imply that the terrorists in question either surrendered or were killed or captured. In a statement, the ministry said the Turkish Armed Forces carried out 2,156 operations on Aug. Read More

Turkish Airlines breaks daily passenger record

22 August 2018 0

Turkish Airlines CEO says 253,000 passengers traveled via 1,547 flights on Saturday, setting a new record Turkish Airlines broke a new daily passenger record on Saturday, according to the chief executive office of the Turkish flag carrier. Turkish Airlines CEO Bilal Eksi tweeted on Sunday the density of passengers using the airline before the Muslim holiday Eid-al Adha remains continuing. “Yesterday, we made a historic record, we flew 253,000 passengers via 1,547 flights to their Read More

Turkish opposition head calls US sanctions ‘not right’

2 August 2018 0

Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader on Thursday criticized the U.S. decision to impose sanctions on two Turkish ministers, terming the move “not right”. Speaking to reporters in Istanbul, Kilicdaroglu called for talks with the U.S. to resolve issues, reminding that Turkey and the U.S. were allies. He urged “healthy discussions” to resolve bilateral issues. He also said Turkey sees Fetullah Gulen, who lives in self-imposed exile in the U.S., as the mastermind of Read More

Turkish envoy hails strong relations with South Africa

25 July 2018 0

Turkish president to attend BRICS summit in South Africa Turkey’s ambassador to South Africa praised brotherly relations between the two countries, ahead of BRICS summit which will be attended by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. “Turkey and South Africa go back a long way ,” Elif Comoglu Ulgen said, in an exclusive interview to Anadolu Agency. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa invited Erdogan at the summit as the term president of the Organization of Islamic Read More

Turkey tops global humanitarian assistance list in 2017

21 June 2018 0

Foreign Ministry says London report confirms Turkey’s ‘power of humanitarian policy’ Turkey topped the 2017 list of countries delivering humanitarian assistance with $8.07 billion, according to the report by the Global Humanitarian Assistance Programme of “Development Initiatives” of London. Turkey’s Foreign Ministry hailed the report with a written statement on Thursday, saying that “the power of Turkey’s humanitarian diplomacy, implemented without discrimination, is once again confirmed globally”. The June 19 report said the U.S. ($6.68 Read More

‘Turkish patrols in Manbij give hope for homecoming’

19 June 2018 0

Security is leading problem in Manbij, and YPG terrorist group is same as Syrian regime soldiers, says Ibrahim Alhaji. Turkish soldiers patrolling in Manbij are giving locals hope that they can go back home, according to a prominent longtime resident of the northeastern Syria city. Ibrahim Alhaji, who served a decade as an undersecretary at Syria’s Justice Ministry after 12 years as a judge and prosecutor in Manbij, took refuge in Turkey after Daesh occupied Read More

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