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Aug 25, 2017

EU calls on members to honor Turkey refugee-pact pledge

EU budget commissioner Gunther Oettinger has called on member states to stick to their commitments under an EU-Turkey refugee deal, and allocate more than €2 billion ($2.3 billion) from their national budgets by the end of 2018. In an interview with the Der Spiegel newspaper on Friday, Oettinger said the EU Commission had already planned […]

Aug 25, 2017

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Aug 25, 2017

Turks walking away from German parties ahead of vote

Turkish-origin voters in Germany are walking away from the country’s main political parties ahead of federal elections scheduled for Sept. 24, Turks there have told Anadolu Agency. Turks who had strongly backed Germany’s Social Democratic Party (SPD) for many years are losing trust in the party’s leader, after his remarks against Turkey. Asiye Bilgin, deputy […]

Aug 25, 2017

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Aug 23, 2017

French magazine faces ire over ‘Islamophobic’ cover

New Charlie Hebdo cover accused of stirring up hatred against Muslims by linking Islam to terrorism French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo is again at the center of controversy with a new front cover blaming terrorist attacks in Europe on Islam. A cover illustration depicts two blood-soaked pedestrians after being hit by a speeding van, with […]

Aug 23, 2017

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Aug 04, 2017

Overseas demand for Turkey-made anti-drone weapon rises

After producing Turkey’s first electromagnetic anti-drone weapon, Harp Arge develops new model for international market Having produced Turkey’s first electromagnetic anti-drone weapon, technology firm Harp Arge (R&D) has developed a new model for the international market. Harp Arge General Coordinator Aytekin Guclu told Anadolu Agency on Thursday they have launched a marketing study partnership with […]

Aug 04, 2017

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Jul 29, 2017

World needs to say ‘enough is enough’ to Israel

Dutch activist Sonja Zimmermann says efforts of int’l organizations, including UN, are inadequate regarding Al-Aqsa Israel will never stop cruelty against Palestinians unless the international community says “enough is enough,” according to the head of a coalition of Dutch activists for the rights of Palestinians. The comments of Sonja Zimmermann from the Services and Research […]

Jul 29, 2017

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Jul 27, 2017

Israel should learn Turkish history: Presidential aide

Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin also says deal to buy Russian anti-missile system ‘almost’ sealed Turkey on Thursday defended President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s remarks on the Al-Aqsa crisis from Israeli criticisms. “We are proud of our history. All religions, even before the Ottoman era, carried out their worship in complete freedom” in the Holy Lands, […]

Jul 27, 2017

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Jul 24, 2017

Turkish president ends 2-day Gulf visit

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has left Qatar for Turkey on Monday, as his two-day visit to the Gulf region has come to an end. Erdogan met Qatar Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani and discussed the Gulf crisis. The Turkish leader was accompanied by a high-profile delegation that includes Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, Economy […]

Jul 24, 2017

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Jul 20, 2017

Dutch Muslims speak out after mosque incident

Mosque official in southern town of Veghel insists Muslims are ‘open to communicating’ An official from an under-construction Dutch mosque targeted by far-right activists over the weekend has told Anadolu Agency his congregation remained “open to communication with everyone”. Mehmet Imamoglu, spokesman of the Selimiye Mosque in the southern town of Veghel, said: “I wish […]

Jul 20, 2017

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Jul 12, 2017

Turkey builds hybrid ferries for Norway: shipbuilder

So far 9 ferries built and delivered to Nordic country, according to board member of Turkish shipbuilding company. Turkey has so far built nine hybrid ferries for Norway, which is one of the world’s leading maritime nations, deputy board chairman of Yalova-Altinova Shipbuilders Inc. said Wednesday. “Norway is looking to replace [a part of] its […]

Jul 12, 2017

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Jul 11, 2017

Dutch court fines school over Eid class photo

Elementary school to pay compensation to 2 Muslim girls for organizing class photo during key Islamic holiday A Dutch court on Monday ruled that an elementary school in The Hague has to pay compensation to two Muslim schoolgirls who missed a class photo because it was organized on an important Islamic holiday. The two sisters […]

Jul 11, 2017
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