04
Oca 2019
US: Rashida Tlaib sworn in wearing Palestinian dress

Newly elected U.S. Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib was sworn into the House of Representatives on Thursday wearing a traditional Palestinian thobe, or dress, sparking a movement on social media. When she announced last month on Instagram that she would be wearing...

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04
Oca 2019
Sudan’s president advised to normalize ties with Israel

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir said Thursday he has been advised to normalize relations with Israel in order to improve the situation in his country. Without mentioning who gave the advice, however, Bashir said he believes that "sustenance is in the hands...

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04
Oca 2019
Turkey: Plastic bag use down 50 pct with new regulation

Plastic bag usage in Turkey has dropped by 50 percent since Jan. 1, when retailers began charging for environmentally-damaging plastic bags, the environment and urbanization minister said on Friday. Turkey's target is to reduce the plastic bag usage...

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04
Oca 2019
It's time to boost Pakistan-Turkey trade volume: Khan

Starting the business of his two-day visit to Turkey, Pakistan's premier said Thursday that it is time to boost the trade volume between Turkey and Pakistan. 'I've brought my team with me because now's the time to enhance the trade volume...

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03
Oca 2019
Turkish charity group distributes Quran in 10 countries

A Turkish charity agency handed out some 51,000 copies of Quran, Muslim holy book, in 10 countries and regions in 2018, the aid group said on Thursday. The Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH) said in a statement that the copies of Quran were in its original...

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03
Oca 2019
UN: 2,500 Rohingya flee latest Rakhine state clash

Around 2,500 more Rohingya fled the central Rakhine State in Myanmar following military clashes, the United Nations said Wednesday. UN spokesman for the secretary general, Farhan Haq, said the Rohingya were "forced to flee fighting between the Arakan Army...

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03
Oca 2019
Overview of unconditional Turkey-Pakistan relations

Diplomatic relations between Turkey and Pakistan were established in 1947, soon after Pakistan came into being as the then largest Muslim country on world map. Turkey was among a few countries that quickly recognized Pakistan after its creation and supported...

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03
Oca 2019
Turkey takes over FETO-linked schools in Pakistan

Turkey's Maarif Foundation has taken over the management of education institutions once linked to the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO) in Pakistan. In a written statement Thursday, the foundation said Pak-Turk Cag Education Foundation...

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02
Oca 2019
Israel PM lobbies Honduras to open embassy in Jerusalem

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has lobbied the Honduran president to move his country's embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. This came during a joint meeting between Netanyahu, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Honduran President Juan...

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02
Oca 2019
Around 7,000 civilians killed in Syria last year: NGO

Around 7,000 civilians were killed in attacks across war-torn Syria in 2018, according to a human rights group on Wednesday. In a statement, the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) said the victims included 1,436 children and 1,361 women. The NGO said...

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02
Oca 2019
Bursa awaits holidaymakers with hot springs, ski tracks

Once a capital of the late Ottoman Empire, Turkey's northwestern Bursa province looks forward to hosting visitors during winter break, with its leading winter tourism center of Uludag and hot springs. Holidaymakers traveling to Bursa, one of the most...

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01
Oca 2019
Turkey nabs over 200 Daesh-linked suspects in December

Over 200 suspects linked to Daesh terrorist group were arrested in Turkey in the month of December, as the country continues its fight against the terror group. According to data compiled by Anadolu Agency, 13 of 251 arrested suspected Daesh members, including...

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01
Oca 2019
Pakistan, Turkey to gain from PM Khan’s visit: Analysts

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan's visit to Turkey this week augurs well for bilateral ties, analysts said Monday. "This visit will be a harbinger of change, as President [Recep Tayyip] Erdogan and Khan are both known to be rulers of hearts amongst...

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01
Oca 2019
Taliban kill 20 Afghan forces on New Year’s Eve

The Taliban stormed the administrative headquarters of Sayaad district in northern Afghanistan on New Year's Eve, killing at least 20 security forces, an official said on Tuesday. Noor Mohammad Rehmani, chairman of the provincial council, told Anadolu...

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01
Oca 2019
Turkish retailers to charge for plastic bags in 2019

Turkish retailers are set to begin charging for environmentally-damaging plastic bags with a view to reducing non-recyclable waste. Starting Tuesday, all retailers -- including those selling their wares online -- will begin selling plastic bags for 0.25 Turkish...

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01
Oca 2019
Over 40,000 Syrians return home from Turkey in 2018

Over 40,000 Syrians left Turkey over the last year for their hometowns liberated from terrorists in northwestern Syria. Taking refuge in Turkey due to civil war in Syria, a total of 40,574 Syrians from different parts of Turkey used the Cilvegozu border gate...

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01
Oca 2019
Muslim persons of 2019: Palestinian icon, Malaysian PM

A teenage Palestinian resistance icon and Malaysian prime minister have been named the Muslim persons of the year in the 2019 edition of the Muslim 500, a list of world's most influential Muslims. Ahed Tamimi, a 17-year-old Palestinian, was released...

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01
Oca 2019
Turkish operations neutralize 2,398 terrorists in 2018

Almost 2,400 terrorists neutralized in 147 major counterterrorism operations in 2018, Turkish defense minister said on Tuesday. Turkish authorities often use the word "neutralized" in their statements to imply the terrorists in question either surrendered...

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31
Ara 2018
Major events that left their marks on 2018

Here are the main developments of 2018 day by day, and month by month: JANUARY Jan. 1 - U.S. President Donald Trump weighs in with his sharp views on the developing situation in Iran where thousands of people were protesting against the government for several...

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31
Ara 2018
Bangladesh: PM Hasina wins violence-marred elections

Bangladesh premier Sheikh Hasina's Awami League party won parliamentary elections on Sunday after the opposition rejected the polls, according to unofficial results. The unofficial results reported by local TV networks shows that the ruling party-led...

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31
Ara 2018
India to send 3 astronauts in space

The Cabinet has approved a mission to send three astronauts to space for at least a week, officials said Friday.  The government said in a statement that a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday approved the "Gaganyaan Program"....

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31
Ara 2018
After rains, 32,000 await aid along Syrian border

In the wake of heavy rains, at least 32,000 civilians staying in tents along the Turkish-Syrian border are awaiting humanitarian aid, locals told Anadolu Agency. Since Dec. 22 at least 22 refugee camps were flooded and 67 others were badly affected by heavy...

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31
Ara 2018
Under fire, Japan joins whalers Iceland and Norway

Japan is drawing criticism worldwide for withdrawing from an international authority on whaling as well as for its decision to restart commercial hunting of whales. Tokyo announced Wednesday it will quit the International Whaling Commission (IWC) next year,...

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31
Ara 2018
Bangladesh: Opposition rejects results, urges new polls

Bangladesh's main opposition alliance on Sunday urged the country's election commission to cancel the parliamentary elections, claiming nationwide vote-rigging, a charge the government denies. In a statement hours after the polls closed, Kamal Hossain,...

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