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Turkey’s top religious body releases report on ISIL, names it ‘terrorist organization’

Turkey’s top religious body releases report on ISIL, names it ‘terrorist organization’

Turkey’s top religious affairs body has released a report on the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), where it defined the group as a terror organization for the first time.

Comment(s) 8/9/2015

Masturbating men ‘will find their hands pregnant in the afterlife,’ says Muslim televangelist

Masturbating men ‘will find their hands pregnant in the afterlife,’ says Muslim televangelist

After claiming that a man would meet his masturbating hand 'pregnant in the afterlife' and 'asking for its rights,' a televangelist has set Turkish social media aflame

Comment(s) 5/25/2015

Hagia Paraskevi Day held on Tenedos island

Hagia Paraskevi Day held on Tenedos island

Orthodox Greeks have gathered at the Ayazma Monastery on Tenedos island, known Bozcaada in Turkish, in the Aegean province of Çanakkale for a religious ceremony to celebrate Hagia Paraskevi Day.

Comment(s) 7/28/2015

Pope Francis canonises two Palestinian women

Pope Francis canonises two Palestinian women

Pope Francis named two Palestinian women as saints on May 17, in a ceremony in Saint Peter's Square just days after the Vatican formalised its de facto recognition of the State of Palestine

Comment(s) 5/17/2015

‘Oldest’ Koran fragments found in Birmingham University

‘Oldest’ Koran fragments found in Birmingham University

What may be the world’s oldest Quran fragments have been found by the University of Birmingham, the BBC has reported

Comment(s) 7/22/2015

Study: Americans becoming less Christian, more secular

Study: Americans becoming less Christian, more secular

The number of Americans who don't affiliate with a particular religion has grown to 56 million in recent years, making the faith group researchers call "nones" the second-largest in total numbers behind evangelicals, according to a Pew Research Center study released May 12

Comment(s) 5/12/2015

Muslim theologian insists on ‘advanced oral sex’ statement, bashes critical colleague

Muslim theologian insists on ‘advanced oral sex’ statement, bashes critical colleague

A Turkish theologian who recently drew attention for describing 'advanced oral sex' as 'haram' (forbidden) in Islam has accused a critical televangelist of being 'shameless.'

Comment(s) 7/19/2015

Pope to visit Cuba in September: Vatican

Pope to visit Cuba in September: Vatican

Pope Francis is planning to visit Cuba in September as part of a trip that will also take him to the United States, the Vatican announced on April 17

Comment(s) 4/17/2015

Muslim televangelist defends oral sex, slams colleague for declaring it haram

Muslim televangelist defends oral sex, slams colleague for declaring it haram

A popular Muslim televangelist in Turkey has opposed a recent statement by a colleague, who had declared “advanced oral sex” to be forbidden by Islam.

Comment(s) 7/16/2015

Pope's remarks on Armenia issue irk Ankara

Pope's remarks on Armenia issue irk Ankara

Turkey has summoned the Vatican's ambassador in Ankara over the Pope's comments on the mass deportation of Armenians

Comment(s) 4/12/2015

Pope says weapons manufacturers can't call themselves Christian

Pope says weapons manufacturers can't call themselves Christian

People who manufacture weapons or invest in weapons industries are hypocrites if they call themselves Christian, Pope Francis said on June 21

Comment(s) 6/22/2015

Mankind ‘failing’ multiculturalism: Turkey’s top cleric

Mankind ‘failing’ multiculturalism: Turkey’s top cleric

All religions, beliefs and cultures are intertwined, Turkey’s Religious Affairs Directorate head Mehmet Görmez said

Comment(s) 4/12/2015

Muslims holy month of Ramadan to start tomorrow

Muslims holy month of Ramadan to start tomorrow

Muslims in Turkey are set to begin fasting on June 18 for the holy month of Ramadan, when most of the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims abstain from food and water from sunrise to sunset.

Comment(s) 6/17/2015

Orthodox Christians celebrate Easter 2015 in Turkey

Orthodox Christians celebrate Easter 2015 in Turkey

Orthodox Christians celebrated Easter with masses in churches across Turkey and the world April 12, commemorating the day followers believe Jesus was resurrected 2,000 years ago.

Comment(s) 4/12/2015

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