48 Daesh-linked suspects arrested across Turkey

10 February 2018 0

Suspects are accused of planning terrorist attacks Security forces on Saturday arrested 48 foreigners in Istanbul and capital Ankara over their suspected links to the Daesh terrorist organization. Istanbul Police Department’s Anti-Terrorism Branch launched an operation to nab the suspects who were allegedly planning to carry out terror attacks. Thirty-one suspects were arrested in three districts of Istanbul, while separately in Ankara, 17 Daesh terrorists were also detained during simultaneous operations, a security source, who Read More

Istanbul to host Jerusalem awareness run

13 January 2018 0

A public run will be held on Sunday in Istanbul to raise awareness about the Jerusalem issue. The Palestinian territories have remained tense since early last month, when U.S. President Donald Trump recognized the contested city as Israel’s capital, drawing widespread condemnation from across the Arab and Muslim world. A number of protests have been held since then around the world against the decision on the status of Jerusalem. The head of the Istanbul-based Oncu 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

1.1M refugees in Turkey hold charity debit cards

29 November 2017 0

Around 1.1 million refugees in Turkey are benefiting from debit cards issued by The Turkish Red Crescent, said a UN official. “So far, we have received applications from 1.8 million Syrians and other refugees,” Nils Grede, the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) country director and representative, told Anadolu Agency in a recent interview in the Turkish capital. “Close to 1.1 million are receiving assistance. 700,000 people have been found not eligible,” he said. As Read More

8 PKK terrorists killed in SE Turkey

24 October 2017 0

Turkish security forces used drones to locate terrorists in Sirnak province Eight PKK terrorists were killed by air-backed operations targeting the terror group PKK in the southeastern province of Sirnak, security sources said on Tuesday. Turkish security forces on Tuesday launched operations against two targets, killing eight terrorists, according to a source, who asked not be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media. The operations took place in the Beytussebab district after the Read More

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

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