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Ankara/Tehran, June 24: After observing the fast for 29 days of Ramadan, the people of Turkey along with neighbouring Iran, Iraq and Syria are expecting the sighting of the moon tonight.
Its director general Mehmet Akarca said Turkey had been generously contributing to shelter the Syrian refugees, spending up to US$25 billion (RM100.7 billion) in hosting 3.05 million of them at 23 Temporary Protection Centres (TPCs) and also outside ...
"The people are afraid of a huge attack from Turkey and the Syrian Islamists on Afrin and the Shahba region with support from Russia, the Syrian regime and Iran," Dr Kamal Sido, a consultant for 'the Society for Threatened Peoples' (STP), told ARA News.
Russian president Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan discussed during a phone-call on Friday TurkStream pipeline and Akkuyu station - Putin hailed the high-level of economic cooperation with Turkey adding that Russia is ready to ...
Main opposition CHP leader is seen holding a banner that reads 'Justice' during the party's 'justice march' - AA photo.
Unlike other Muslim countries, homosexuality is not a crime in Turkey. However, lesbian, gay and transgender activists say they lack legal protections and face widespread social stigma in the nation that is heavily influenced by conservative and ...
Twelve Syrian nationals tried to enter Cyprus hidden inside cargo containers shipped to Famagusta port in the north, from Turkey, Turkish Cypriot newspaper Kibris reported on Saturday. The 12, including two women, were found on Friday afternoon ...
(USAV) - The U.S. Men's Junior National Team (MJNT) fell to Turkey, 25-19, 25-14, 30-28 in its opening match of the FIVB Under-21 World Championship on Friday in Brno, Czech Republic.
Aleppo, Syria - Thousands of Syrian refugees in Turkey have rushed since June 1 to the Bab al-Hawa and Bab al-Salam crossings on the Turkish-Syrian border to spend the Eid al-Fitr holiday in their homeland.
A soldier, who was critically wounded during in an anti-terror operation targeting the PKK in Turkey's eastern province of Bingol Friday, succumbed to his wounds at a hospital in Elazig on Saturday, according to the local governorship.
Ankara, June 24 (Xinhua) -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday that Turkey will never allow the establishment of a state in northern Syria, state-run Anadolu Agency reported Saturday.
Direct investments made by European Union countries in Turkey increased by 42 percent in the first four months this year, compared to the same period last year, as the total amount reached $1.7 billion.
Ask most bird hunters and they might tell you there's no such thing as a fowl tenderloin. After all, on the backside of any bird - where one would expect to locate a tenderloin, since that is where they are found on cattle and deer - there is little ...
photo - FILE - In this Sunday, June 28, 2015 file photo, a FILE - In this Sunday, June 28, 2015 file photo, a participant of the Pride Week march in Istanbul, reacts as others flee after Turkish police use a water canon to disperse them.
government ministers went on TV to say Turkey's accession to the EU was just on the horizon, as a result of a refugee deal brokered between Angela Merkel and the Turkish government.
Darwin's theory of evolution has been at the center of the Turkish culture wars over the last decade. The government-run Scientific and technological Research Council of Turkey, or TUBITAK, enflamed the debate in 2009 after recalling a magazine issue ...
Five people have died after being electrocuted at a water park in northwest Turkey, including three children. The children, aged 12, 15 and 17, were caught up in an electrical current in the pool in the town of Akyazi in Sakarya province.
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Turkey is a staunch opponent of Bashar al-Assad while Russia and Iran have been his main allies and provided significant military support for the regime.
The Project aims to diversify Turkey's agricultural production, increase productivity and reduce the planted area of water-intensive crops such as rice and soybeans in drought-prone areas.
Turkish security forces have killed 60 PKK terrorists in counter-terrorism operations in eastern and southeastern Turkey in the past week, the military said on Friday.
A colonel was removed from office from Turkey's western Manisa province over a case of food poisoning which left more than a thousand soldiers ill, a source in the defense ministry said Friday.
Turkey is continuing to be drawn into the crisis between Qatar and Saudi Arabia and other gulf States over Doha's alleged support of radical Islamic groups in the region.
Ankara, Turkey - Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has agreed with Saudi Arabia's King Salman and the new crown prince to ''increase efforts'' to end tensions in the region related to the dispute with Qatar, Turkish officials said Thursday.
The Turkey Testicle Festival is the biggest social event in this stretch of Sierra foothills. Its only competition is the yearly rodeo just down the road or the American Legion Hall dances.
Russian president Vladimir Putin oversaw Friday's joining of a major pipeline that's set to provide Turkey with over 556 billion cubic feet of gas each year, an event that came shortly after the two countries reached a deal to allow foreign troops into ...
Although homosexuality has been legal in Turkey since 1923, Turkey has one of the worst records of human rights violations against LGBTI+ people in Europe, according to a 2016 report from the European Region of the International LGBTI Association.
Istanbul - Turkey rejected a call from four Arab states on Friday to shut down its military base in Qatar, saying the base was a guarantor of security in the gulf and demands for its closure represented interference in its ties with Doha.
Five people, including two teenagers and a 12-year-old, died Friday after being electrocuted at a water park pool in northwest Turkey, Turkish media reports said. The three children were caught up in an electrical current in the pool in the town of ...
Istanbul - Turkey has removed the concept of evolution from its high school curriculum, in what critics fear is the latest attempt by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government to erode the country's secular character.
Turkey has quality human resources, outstanding capabilities, high-class products, says Kuwaiti minister - Anadolu Agency.
Turkey, which spent $6 billion on humanitarian relief last year and currently hosts approximately three million Syrian refugees, has been praised by the World Health Organization (WHO) for its charitable efforts, especially in the field of health.
Turkey could take delivery of its first cargo of Chinese steel scrap in the next few months, Mario Borsese, co-founder and managing partner at steel trader DP Trade, told S&P Global Platts Steel markets Europe conference in Barcelona.
On Sunday, members of Turkey's LGBT community are to hold a pride parade - if the authorities let them. The parade has been canceled for the last two years, reportedly due to security concerns.
A ship carrying 4,000 tons of food for beleaguered Qatar left Turkey early on Thursday, marking a change in how essential supplies are being sent to the tiny gulf state.
BELFRY, Ky. - Two individuals arrested in connection with a murder investigation in the Turkey Creek area of Pike County were arraigned Thursday morning.
Turkish and Russian personnel will be deployed in Syria's northern Idlib region as part of a de-escalation agreement, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan's spokesman said on Thursday.
Ankara (Reuters) - The United States has told Turkey it will take back weapons supplied to the Kurdish YPG militia in northern Syria after the defeat of Islamic State, Ankara said on Thursday, seeking to address Turkish concerns about arming Kurds on ...
Despite threats from right-wing groups, LGBTQ rights activists in Turkey are pressing on with plans for a Pride parade in Istanbul this Sunday.
Ankara, Turkey - Turkish officials said Thursday that U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has written to his Turkish counterpart, reassuring him that arms provided to Syrian Kurdish fighters would be taken back once Islamic State militants are ousted ...
Istanbul, Turkey - Turkish authorities on Wednesday, June 21, detained the chief executive of a catering firm that supplied food to an army barracks where hundreds of soldiers have been hospitalised with food poisoning, state media said.
HDP leader says 'Justice March' in Turkey inspired by courageous Demirtas. By Rudaw 7 hours ago. HDP spokesman Osman Baydemir (left) breaks fast at an Iftar dinner this week in Turkey. Photo: AA. ERBIL, Kurdistan Region - The primarily Kurdish ...
Izmir- Turkey, May 2017 (UNHCR)- Ahmed and his brother Omar have popped upstairs to their first floor apartment above the Syrian sweet store where they both work to talk to us.
The Ambassador of Turkey to Qatar, Fikret Ozer, has said that with his country's support, Qatar would not face any kind of shortage of any type of goods in future and Turkey would also supply construction materials for ongoing FIFA 2022 related or ...
Turkey by itself, can help expand economic growth in the European Union, economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci said Tuesday. "An updated Turkey-EU Customs Union agreement is most important for us," he said at a fast-breaking, or iftar, dinner held by the ...
Istanbul, Turkey - Ankara has been trying to woo Mohammed bin Salman, the new Saudi crown prince, for some time. The timing of his appointment amid the most serious Arab crisis for decades means Turkey now faces a delicate balancing act if it wants ...
FETO, led by U.S.-based Fetullah Gulen, is accused of orchestrating the July 2016 coup attempt in Turkey -- which martyred 250 people and injured thousands -- as well as being behind a long-running campaign to overthrow the state through infiltrating ...
If you haven't booked your holiday yet this year - if you're thinking of a last minute booking or are planning to go later in the year - you might want to consider Turkey as an option. That's because it's one of the few places where you will get more ...
Ankara [Turkey], June 22 :Turkish economic minister Nihat Zeybekci said that the first Turkish ship carrying aid to Qatar has departed in a bid to break the embargo imposed on Doha by a number of gulf countries.


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