Turkish Airlines tops country’s Fortune 500 list

27 September 2018 0

National flag carrier ranks first among largest 500 companies based on exports volume Turkey’s national flag carrier Turkish Airlines topped Fortune 500 list for Turkey based on exports volume, the company said on Thursday. The Turkish Airlines has been leading Turkey’s Fortune 500 list since 2008, and ranked again first with exports volume of $8.05 billion in 2018, the statement read. “Our efforts being deemed worthy of such precious awards give us courage while preparing Read More

European media praise Russian-Turkish summit on Syria

18 September 2018 0

Agreement in Sochi will prevent more bloodshed in Idlib, say dailies The summit between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian leader Vladimir Putin in Sochi Monday night has been covered extensively in European newspapers on Tuesday. The two leaders met in the Russian resort city to discuss the situation in the Syrian province of Idlib, on which an all-out assault by Syrian regime forces was feared. The story was on the front page of 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

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

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