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

‘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

MH17 downing: Dutch, Aussie hold Russia responsible

25 May 2018 0

Netherlands, Australia say they will seek compensation from Russia for downing Flight MH17 in Ukraine in 2014 The Netherlands and Australia on Friday held Russia responsible for the downing of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 in Ukraine in 2014 that killed all 298 people on board. “On the basis of the JIT’s conclusions, the Netherlands and Australia are now convinced that Russia is responsible for the deployment of the Buk installation that was used to Read More

Turkish doctors volunteer in Uganda

9 May 2018 0

Turkish doctors will train doctors, nurses and academics on orthopaedics in Uganda, a medical association said Tuesday. Doctors Worldwide said in a statement, the training will teach how to treat congenital hip dislocation and crooked foot disorders. The group has conducted similar training in more than 50 countries, it added. Ahmet Salduz, board member of Doctors Worldwide, said: “According to WHO, one in 1,000 children in the world and 2-3 per thousand in Africa are Read More

Turkey to perform 1 mln cataract surgeries in Africa

3 April 2018 0

Turkey to create an automatic control system to keep records of African patients, Health Ministry official says Turkey joins the Islamic Development Bank’s (IDB) health project in Africa by offering one million cataract surgeries, the country’s Health Ministry undersecretary Eyup Gumus said on Monday. “Turkey, one of the largest economy among Islamic nations, also provides eye examinations and 10 million free glasses,” he said at the official launch of the Second Generation of the Alliance Read More

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

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