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China trashes Turkey's remark on Uighur camps

China trashes Turkey’s remark on Uighur camps

Beijing: China on Monday trashed Turkey’s allegations that nearly one million Uighur Muslims were subjected to torture and political brainwashing at concentration camps and prisons in the Xinjiang region. Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said Beijing respected freedom of religious belief and asked Ankara to stop making such accusations in[Read More…]

Iran, Turkey to enhance cooperation to defy US sanctions

Iran, Turkey to enhance cooperation to defy US sanctions

In a meeting held in Tehran on Saturday, Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (ICCIMA) Head, Gholam-Hossein Shafeie, and the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (known as TOBB) President, Rifat Hisarciklioglu, also discussed issues of mutual concern, Xinhua news agency reported. The ICCIMA head mentioned[Read More…]

Trump to visit Turkey in 2019 upon Erdogan's invitation: Official

Trump to visit Turkey in 2019 upon Erdogan’s invitation: Official

Ankara: US President Donald Trump has agreed to visit Turkey in 2019, Turkey’s presidential spokesperson Ibrahim Kalin announced on Monday. Speaking at a press conference after a cabinet meeting in capital Ankara, Kalin said Trump accepted the invitation by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a weekend phone call between[Read More…]

US working to extradite Turkish cleric

US working to extradite Turkish cleric

Ankara, A Turkish Minister has said that US President Donald Trump’s administration is working on the extradition of exiled cleric Fethullah Gulen for his alleged role in an attempted coup in Turkey two years ago. In an interview on Sunday, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu asserted that US President Donald[Read More…]

Jamal Khashoggi's sons ask for his body

Jamal Khashoggi’s sons ask for his body

Washington: The sons of murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi issued an emotional appeal for the return of their father’s body, in their first interview since he was killed in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October. Salah and Abdullah Khashoggi, who called their father “courageous, generous and very brave”, told CNN[Read More…]

Ten killed, 73 injured as train derails in Turkey

Ten killed, 73 injured as train derails in Turkey

Ankara: At least 10 persons were killed and 73 others injured when a passenger train derailed on Sunday in Turkey, the Health Ministry said. Six coaches of the train, carrying 360 people, derailed on the Uzunkopru-Istanbul route, Efe news reported. Uzunkopru is near the border with Greece. The accident occurred[Read More…]

Archaeologists discover world's first emoji!

Archaeologists discover world’s first emoji!

While emojis are taking over communication, archaeologists have discovered what may be the world’s oldest emoji – a smiley face painted on a 3,700-year-old piece of pottery. According to Hindustan Times reports, In Turkey, near the Syrian border, during an excavation at an ancient city archaeologists found the ancient pitcher[Read More…]

Suspected IS operative held at Delhi Airport

Suspected IS operative held at Delhi Airport

The police on Tuesday arrested an Indian national who is suspected to be an ISIS operative. The man had been deported from Turkey twice and was recently arrested from the Indira Gandhi International Airport in the national capital. After US intelligence agency, CIA, informed the Indian police about his arrival,[Read More…]

Erdogan demands Saudis reveal location of Khashoggi's body

Erdogan’s Turkey blocks Wikipedia

Turkey has blocked all the access inside the country to the online encyclopaedia Wikipedia without giving any official reasons. According to ‘Turkey Blocks’ monitoring group, the site was inaccessible from 08:00 (05:00 GMT) by order of the Turkish authorities. People in the capital Istanbul were unable to access any Wikipedia[Read More…]

Twitter accounts of UNICEF, Forbes, Reuters and others hacked by Turkish govt supporters

Hundreds of Twitter accounts, including media outlets, celebrities, international aid organisations and political entities, appear to be hacked by a group supporting the Turkish government. The tweets from alleged hackers include a swastika, as well as the hashtags ‘Nazialmanya’ (NaziGermany) and ‘Nazihollanda’ (NaziHolland), which refers to the increasing diplomatic tensions between[Read More…]

Syria: 3 Turkish soldiers killed in Russian airstrike, Putin apologises

Russian airstrikes accidentally killed three Turkish soldiers and wounded 11 others during an operation against Islamic State in northern Syria on Thursday morning, Turkey’s military said in a statement. Russian President Vladimir Putin called Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and expressed sorrow and condolences for the accidental killing, the military[Read More…]

Turkey detains 400 ISIS suspects in nationwide operation

Turkey detains over 400 ISIS suspects in a nationwide search operation just a month after the horrifying Istanbul Nightclub attack on New Year’s eve, which killed 39 people. The suspected members of the murderous group include non-Turkish nationals and some suspected of planning attacks. The nationwide operation detained 150 suspects[Read More…]

Istanbul nightclub attacker identified, says Turkey Foreign Minister

The Turkish authorities on Wednesday identified the gunman responsible for the attack on an elite nightclub that killed 39 people celebrating New Year, the foreign minister said. “The identity of the person responsible for the Istanbul attack has been established,” Mevlut Cavusoglu told Anadolu news agency during a televised interview.[Read More…]

Syria: Ceasefire backed by Russia, Turkey officially in effect

A ceasefire across Syria, brokered by Russia and Turkey, came into force after the government and armed opposition groups accepted the truce agreement. Russian President Vladimir Putin, a key ally of Bashar al-Assad, announced the deal on Thursday after preparing the agreement with Turkey, a long time backer of the[Read More…]

Turkey, Russia agree on ceasefire in Syria: State media

Turkey’s state-run Anadolu Agency on Wednesday reported that both the Turkish and Russian governments have agreed the terms of a ceasefire in Syria. The ceasefire, which comes into effect on midnight, aims to expand a ceasefire in the city of Aleppo, brokered by Turkey and Russia earlier this month to[Read More…]

Islamic State claims responsibily for Turkey car bomb blast

Islamic State claimed responsibility for a car bomb in southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir on Friday morning that killed eight people and wounded more than 100,Reuters reports. The blast went off close to the Diyarbakir state prison, where some of the opposition leaders are believed to be held. After the[Read More…]

Turkey declares 3-month state of emergency

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has declared a state of emergency for three months following the failed military coup. He vowed to cleanse “all the viruses within the armed forces” to restore normalcy to the democratically-elected country. The decision comes after he presiding over a meeting with the national security[Read More…]

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