Category: YUSUF KANLI
As is said, “actions speak louder than words.” Ruling Justice and development Party (AKP) has been in coalition talks with the Republican People’s Party (CHP).
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.
Israeli police entered one of Islam's holiest places -- annexed east Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque --- on July 26 to tackle suspected Palestinian rioters, police said
Category: BURAK BEKDİL
If residents in the former Ottoman lands, including Turkey, stretching to three continents took the Turkish prime minister seriously, they could panic and start the world’s biggest-ever wave of immigration toward safer lands
Category: ARIANA FERENTINOU
“He is the age of my son! He was the only one who stood against those monsters in Europe, look how tired he looks; he does not smile any longer. You will see; he will be a national leader. We have not had any for many, many years! ”
President Petro Poroshenko called it a “moral duty” July 17 to punish the “murderers” who killed 298 people by downing Flight MH17 over rebel-held eastern Ukraine one year ago.
Two Chechens who were accused of beheading three priests in Syria avoided sentencing on murder charges, though they were sentenced to 7.5 years in prison for being a member of a terror organization by an Istanbul court.
Serbia's Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said on July 7 his government unanimously agreed to send him to a July 11 commemoration of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, hours after the United Nations Security Council postponed debate over a resolution to mark the 20th anniversary.
Category: VERDA ÖZER
It is one of Europe’s oldest people, yet has a Muslim majority. The whole nation is ethnically homogenous, yet split among three religions.
Lions, tigers, bears and other wild animals escaped from a zoo in the Georgian capital Tbilisi June 14, adding to chaos caused by flooding that killed at least 10 people, officials said.
Bosnian fighters returning from Syria and Iraq are forming regional militant networks that pose a direct threat to security in the Balkans and beyond, a study warned on June 11
Pope Francis encouraged Russian President Vladimir Putin to engage in "sincere" international efforts aimed at bringing peace to Ukraine as the two men met privately at the Vatican on June 10
A Greek Orthodox church’s door was set ablaze in the evening of June 9 in the Kadıköy district on Istanbul’s Anatolia side
The United States urged the Vatican on June 10 to criticise Russia's involvement in the Ukraine conflict more forcefully, hours before Pope Francis was due to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Pope Francis urges Bosnians to seek lasting ethnic and religious harmony to heal the deep, lingering wounds of the 1992-1995 war
A group of devout Muslims from across Turkey prayed before the city’s historic Hagia Sophia on the 562nd anniversary of the Turkish conquest of Istanbul, demanding that the site be turned back into a mosque.
Category: ÖZGÜR KORKMAZ
Having increased the tone of “Muslim solidarity” in his speeches with 10 days to go until the general elections, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has finally come to the point of comparing Turkey’s top religious official to the pope, the spiritual leader of the world’s Catholics.
Hundreds of people demanded that the historic Istanbul Hagia Sophia museum be converted into a mosque during a rally in Istanbul on May 24
Sweden narrowly beat Russia May 24 in a nail-biting 60th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest, winning its sixth crown in Europe's annual anything-goes music extravaganza
Sarajevo is a typical Ottoman town where you instantly come across mosques, bazaars and fountains remaining from the Ottoman era, while there are many Turkish-speaking people to be found walking through its streets.
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