UK Muslim communities slam terrorism

6 June 2017 0

A senior Muslim police officer has lead condemnation by UK Islamic groups of the latest London terror attack, saying they were ready to act with the authorities to defeat extremism. A Metropolitan Police commander in West London, Mak Chishty, read out a statement with representatives of various Muslim groups, describing Saturday’s deaths in central London as “an attack on all communities, including Muslim communities”. At least seven people died and almost 50 were injured when Read More

Turkey calls for dialogue to solve Qatar row

5 June 2017 0

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s spokesman on Monday called for dialogue and negotiation among the members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) after some of its members severed diplomatic relations with Qatar for national security concerns. Earlier on Monday, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Yemen cut links with Qatar, in the worst rift in years among some of the major states in the Arab world. Ibrahim Kalin said in a written statement Read More

Russia lifts further trade sanctions against Turkey

3 June 2017 0

Decree signed by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev features agriculture, construction, tourism sectors Russia on Friday further relaxed trade sanctions placed on Turkey in the aftermath of the downing of a Russian fighter jet in 2015. In a statement, the government said Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev had signed a decree lifting the ban on some agricultural produce and Turkish companies involved in construction, engineering and tourism. The development is the latest in the lifting of sanctions Read More

Mexican attorney to market ‘Trump’ toilet paper

2 June 2017 0

Portion of sales to be donated to groups that help Mexican immigrants, deportees A Mexican lawyer said Thursday that insults against his country by U.S. President Donald Trump inspired him to find a creative response. Antonio Battaglia was moved to create a brand of toilet paper called “Trump” in 2015 when the billionaire business developer launched his presidential campaign and offended Mexicans with remarks such as: “When Mexico sends its people, they are not sending Read More

UN: Turkey sets an example for hosting refugees

30 May 2017 0

Turkey sets a good example for the rest of world by the way it manages refugees’ challenges, the United Nations Population Fund’s Turkey representative has said. Speaking to Anadolu Agency during the recent opening of a women’s health center in the central province of Eskisehir, Karl Kulessa praised Turkey’s hosting over 3 millions of refugees. “These people suddenly came very quickly, and Turkey had to respond. If you look at how it was done, it Read More

Game of Thrones inquiry linked to Turkey’s coup attempt

17 May 2017 0

U.S. fantasy-drama Games of Thrones has been named in an indictment against a group of military officers allegedly tied to the group that planned last July’s attempted coup in Turkey, a judicial official said Wednesday. The hit HBO show was singled out in an indictment against 136 military lawyers accused of ties to the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO), which Ankara has said plotted the failed putsch. The suspects are said to have been assigned to Read More

Report documents evidence of attacks on Rohingya

16 May 2017 0

A Rohingya advocacy group urged the government of Myanmar on Tuesday to cooperate with a UN fact-finding mission as it presents new evidence of attacks against Muslim civilians in western Rakhine state. The London-based Burmese Rohingya Organization U.K. (BROUK) published a new report that contains evidence Rohingya have been targeted in an organized manner by state forces in northern Rakhine state during military operations since last October. “What is new about the material contained in Read More

Turkey slams Trump’s statement on 1915 events

25 April 2017 0

The Foreign Ministry has slammed the U.S. President Donald Trump’s statements on the 1915 events, saying it contained “misinformation and false definitions”. In a written statement on Monday evening, the ministry said: “U.S. President Trump’s written statement of April 24, 2017 regarding the 1915 events contained misinformation and false definitions, and were derived from the information pollution created over the years by some Armenian circles in the U.S. by means of propaganda methods. “We expect Read More

Saudi forces start using Turkish-made encryption device

21 April 2017 0

Full-disk encryption device made by Turkish engineers aims at protecting sensitive data Saudi Arabia’s armed forces have started using a full-disk encryption device developed by Turkish technology firm, company officials told Anadolu Agency on Friday. The device named Diskripto was produced by Turkish engineers using local resources for Saudi Arabia’s King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology. Diskripto is a hardware-based full-disk encryption device that is designed to protect data-at-rest by encrypting content and securely Read More

Thousands of Palestinians gather in in Netherlands

16 April 2017 0

Rotterdam conference aims to bring together all Palestinians living in Europe, says organizer Thousands of Palestinians living in Europe gathered in the Dutch city of Rotterdam for a now-annual conference on Palestinian issues. Around 5,000 people from across Europe attended the one-day event which discussed Palestinian affairs under the key theme of the Balfour Declaration — the 1917 letter confirming support from the then British government for the establishment in Palestine of what it termed Read More

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