"Jihadi John", the masked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militant linked to the beheading of Western hostages, was named on Feb. 26 as Kuwaiti-born London computer programmer Mohammed Emwazi by experts and the media.
Ankara has condemned a series of deadly bombings in eastern Libya and the Somalian capital Mogadishu.
Somalia's Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab insurgents killed at least 25 people on Feb. 20 in an attack on a popular hotel in the capital Mogadishu where government ministers and officials were holding Friday prayers.
The United States sought to unite nations around a common vision for combating violent jihadist groups in three days of talks which ended on Feb. 19 long on words but short on concrete steps
Nine officials from Turkey’s Foreign Ministry resigned before the Feb. 10 deadline in order to run in the upcoming parliamentary elections, scheduled for June 7.
Foreign fighters are flocking to Syria at an "unprecedented" rate, with more than 20,000 volunteers from around the world joining the Islamic State or other extremist groups, US intelligence officials said on Feb. 10
Following the government’s initiative to open Turkish schools abroad, the Health Ministry is now planning to open hospitals abroad, starting with Somalia and Sudan.
Following the government’s initiative to open Turkish schools abroad, the Health Ministry is now planning to open hospitals abroad, starting with Somalia and Sudan
The UN Security Council demanded the immediate release of all hostages held by the ISIL, as Jordan vowed to do everything it can to save the life of a pilot captured by the militants
Category: ERTUĞRUL ÖZKÖK
I have completely opposite views from President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on many topics, but I watch in admiration his political genius, his way of interpreting politics, his economic determination and also his “leadership stance.”
Security black holes around Turkey are getting bigger, yet the government is not vocalizing the threat is becoming more serious, warns an analyst. ‘Being Muslim will not protect Turkey from radicalism,’ says security expert Mete Yarar.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan arrived in war-torn Somalia on Jan. 25 amid tight security, a rare visit by a foreign leader to the war-torn nation
(HDP co-leader Selahattin Demirtaş has lamented the declaration of national mourning for Saudi Arabian King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz
Category: AKİF BEKİ
The name of the first Ottoman diplomat in the Horn of Africa is Ahmet Mazhar Bey, who was appointed as consul general to the Ethiopian city of Harar in 1910s. He was shot dead by colonialists in Djibouti.
Category: MURAT YETKİN
The global security environment is getting more complicated and dangerous every other day and the Somalia bombing before Erdoğan’s visit is a part of it.
Foreign leaders gathered in a cavernous mosque in the Saudi Arabian capital on Jan. 23 for the funeral of King Abdullah
Five Somalis died in a suicide car bomb exploded at the gate of a Mogadishu hotel where Turkish delegates were meeting, a day ahead of a visit by Erdoğan. 'If they do it in the name of Islam, there is nothing like that in our religion. We are against terror whatever mask it hides itself behind,' the Turkish president said.
Preparations are continuing for President Erdoğan’s scheduled visit to Somalia, despite the Jan. 22 suicide attack in Mogadishu
President Erdoğan called on Muslim countries to warn Western countries against a rise in Islamophobia
Category: GWYNNE DYER
After Ahmed Merabet, a French policeman, was killed outside the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris last week, his brother Malek said: “My brother was Muslim and he was killed by two terrorists, by two false Muslims. Islam is a religion of peace and love.”
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