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The navies of Turkey and Egypt will conduct a joint exercise between Oct. 7 and 14 in the eastern Mediterranean...
Turkey, Egypt set to hold navy drills in eastern Med
Turkey and Greece are working on a new ferry line between Thessaloniki and İzmir which is expected to set sail in early 2017, drawing the countries closer together in the process
İzmir, Thessaloniki to connect with new ferry line
Ankara is set to ask Washington to arrest the U.S.-resident Islamist preacher Fethullah Gülen, accused of masterminding the bloody July 15 coup attempt, in order to “isolate” him from his network, while legal proceedings on the demand to extradite Gülen continue, Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmuş has told the Hürriyet Daily News
Turkey asks US to isolate Gülen from his network
Turkey will sweep the Democratic Party Union (PYD) from Manbij, a key Syrian city close to the Turkish border that has been liberated from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has vowed.
Turkey’s military operations in Syria targets Manbij not Aleppo: President Erdoğan
On Oct. 22, an interesting symposium was held by Kuramer, or the “Qur’an Research Center,” at May 29 University, a government-owned Islamic institution for higher education in Istanbul. The topic was “The Faith in the Awaited Savior.” More specifically, what was addressed was the Islamic belief in the “Mahdi,” or the Islamic version of the Jewish Messiah, who is expected to emerge at the end of times and save Muslims, and ultimately humanity, from evil.
‘Dear Muslims, don’t wait for a savior’
A man arrested for kicking a young woman in the face on a public bus for wearing shorts was released pending trial during the first hearing at an Istanbul court on Oct. 26
Istanbul man who attacked woman for wearing shorts released pending trial
Police in the Seyhan district of the southern province of Adana carried out an operation at an apartment after it received a tip-off that two alleged Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants were residing there, detaining seven people.
Police capture two would-be ISIL suicide bombers in Adana
The German Foreign Ministry has cancelled a long-planned concert by the Dresden Sinfoniker orchestra in Istanbul on Nov. 13 that was to commemorate the killings of Armenians in 1915 after protests by Ankara, orchestra director Markus Rindt said on Oct. 26.
Germany cancels Istanbul concert marking Armenian mass killings
Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Işık met U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter in Brussels on Oct. 26, the second meeting in five days, as two countries ramp up joint efforts to destroy the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Iraq and Syria.
US-Turkey defense ministers meet second time in five days
Kyrgyzstan’s government resigned on Oct. 26 after President Almazbek Atambayev’s party quit the ruling majority coalition earlier this week, deepening a rift between the pro-Russian leader and his former allies.
Kyrgyzstan government resigns after coalition break-up
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