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Somalia, Turkey Strengthen Diplomatic Ties

Somalia, Turkey Strengthen Diplomatic Ties

Earlier in the week, , the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation received H.E. Amb. Ahmed Isse Awad at his office in the Ministry, Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey to the Federal Republic of Somalia, H.E. Mr. Mehmet Yilmaz. Ankara’s approach in Somalia, underwritten by President Erdogan’s appeal to Islamic solidarity and a […]

Saudi Official Provides New Version Of Jamal Khashoggi’s Death

Saudi Official Provides New Version Of Jamal Khashoggi’s Death

The latest account, provided by a Saudi official who requested anonymity, includes details on how the team of 15 Saudi nationals sent to confront Khashoggi on Oct. 2 had threatened him with being drugged and kidnapped and then killed him in a choke hold when he resisted. A member of the team then dressed in […]

Turkish Contagion Spreads as Emerging-Market Currencies Slump

Turkish Contagion Spreads as Emerging-Market Currencies Slump

A plunge in the South African rand and a slump in the Mexican peso were symptoms of the growing contagion in emerging-market currencies Monday as the financial turmoil in Turkey sapped demand for developing-nation assets. The MSCI Emerging Markets Currency Index fell to the lowest level in more than a year as Turkey’s lira tumbled […]

Hamid Mumtaz Visits Turkey

Hamid Mumtaz Visits Turkey

 The State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Hamid Mumtaz, has described the visit of the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyib Erdogan, to Sudan as a historic one and marking a turning point in the relations between the two countries, affirming that Sudan and Turkey are linked to each other with firm historic ties that are based […]

Turkey’s Turkcell Says $4.2 bln Suit Against S.Africa’s MTN To Go To Trial

Turkey’s Turkcell Says $4.2 bln Suit Against S.Africa’s MTN To Go To Trial

Turkish mobile operator Turkcell said on Thursday a $4.2 billion lawsuit against South Africa’s MTN over a disputed Iran licence would be heard in a South African court after years of delays. Turkcell first sued Johannesburg-based MTN in a U.S. court in 2012, alleging the South African mobile company used bribery and wrongful influence to […]

Erdogan’s Bid for More Power Awaits Outcome of Turkish Vote

Erdogan’s Bid for More Power Awaits Outcome of Turkish Vote

Turkish voters will decide on Sunday whether to endorse President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s bid to centralize power in his hands in the most radical shake-up since the republic was formed 93 years ago. Opinion polls this month showed the referendum was too close to predict after two months of campaigning that divided Turks and damaged […]

Somali Snapchat Guru Raises U.S.$27k For A Girl’s Medical Treatment In Turkey

Somali Snapchat Guru Raises U.S.$27k For A Girl’s Medical Treatment In Turkey

A Mogadishu girl from a poor background who has been affected by a rare skin disease is expected to fly to Turkey after wellwishers raised $26,947 through a Snapchat campaign. Dahir Qureishi has one of the highest number of followers on Snapchat in Somalia and took advantage of this to help in charity work. He […]

Chemical Castration Of Sex Offenders In Turkey Condemned By Women’s Groups

Chemical Castration Of Sex Offenders In Turkey Condemned By Women’s Groups

Women’s rights groups, lawyers and doctors have condemned Turkey’s decision to introduce a mandatory chemical castration programme for convicted sex offenders, arguing the treatment does not address the underlying reasons for widespread violence against women, and that bodily punishment will instead lead to increased abuse. Özgül Kaptan, director of the Women’s Solidarity Foundation (Kadav), has […]

Blast At Turkey Hospital Part Of Coordinated Attacks; 8 Dead

Blast At Turkey Hospital Part Of Coordinated Attacks; 8 Dead

Two bomb blasts Wednesday killed at least eight people and injured dozens more in southern Turkey, a senior official said. One of the explosions targeted a police bus outside Mardin State Hospital in the town of Kiziltepe, on the Turkish border with Syria. The blast killed three people and wounded at least 30 people — […]

Turkey To Shut Military Academies As It Targets Armed Forces For ‘Cleansing’

Turkey To Shut Military Academies As It Targets Armed Forces For ‘Cleansing’

Turkey will shut its military academies and put the armed forces under the command of the defence minister, Fikri Işık, president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Saturday in a move designed to bring the military under tighter government control after a failed coup. Isik told broadcaster NTV the shake-up in the military was not yet […]

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