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Turkey Plans to hold meeting on Syria Conflict In September

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SHAFAQNA - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said that Ankara wants to organize a meeting on regional issues including the Syrian conflict with Russia, France and Germany in Istanbul on September 7. In comments published by Turkish…

Romanian Muslims Cancel Grand Mosque Project

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SHAFAQNA - IQNA : The Romanian Muftiyat, which represents Muslims in the country, has cancelled its project to build a showpiece mosque in the capital, Bucharest, saying the costs were too high. The Muftiyat has filed a request to the Ministry…

8 ISIS terrorists executed in Tehran over 2017 Parliament attack

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SHAFAQNA - ISNA : Eight members of Daesh terrorist group who were convicted in the 2017 deadly attack on Parliament and Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini’s mausoleum in Tehran have been executed. According to the public relations of Tehran’s…

Top 5 Muslim Honeymoon Destinations You Have To Consider!

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SHAFAQNA - MVSLIM | by Huda and Zain : As newly-weds, choosing a place to celebrate the start of your new life together can be both exciting and overwhelming. As Muslims we have a variety of travel needs, and alhamdulillah, there are plenty…

Water crisis in Iraq: Declining water levels after filling Tigris dam

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SHAFAQNA - Reduction levels of Tigris and the Euphrates Rivers, as the main sources of water in Iraq, after filling of a large dam on the Tigris River by Turkey lead to water crisis in Iraq. According to The Times, Iraq’s survival is commonly…

Germany calls for Turkey to explain over closure of school

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SHAFAQNA - Branch of German embassy school in the western city of Izmir was closed by regional office of Turkish education ministry, without any explain. Germany's embassy in Ankara on Saturday demands Turkish government to explain the reason…

10 Muslim World Cup facts you should know

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SHAFAQNA - My Salaam | by Tharik Hussain : Russia 2018 is a record-breaking World Cup for the Muslim world, with seven Muslim-majority nations taking part this year, the most since the start of the games in 1930. To celebrate this, here are…

Trump Wants to end Persian Gulf crisis because it Only Benefits Iran

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SHAFAQNA - U.S Foreign Minister during the meeting with Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, Qatari counterpart, emphasised that President Donald Trump wants dispute between Qatar and Persian Gulf nations to be ended because it only benefits…

Erdogan declared winner as Turkey's first executive president in historic polls

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SHAFAQNA - Recep Tayyip Erdogan becomes elected as Turkey's first executive president in twin presidential and parliamentary polls, held for the first time on the same day. With 97.7 percent of ballots counted, Erdogan received on Sunday…

Which country is the most reputable one in the Middle East?

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SHAFAQNA - The UAE was ranked 36th in the ranking of world's most reputable countries while outperforms countries such as Qatar, Turkey and Saudi Arabia. The UAE continues to enjoy the status of the most reputable country in the Middle…

Turkey elections: Will Erdogan era continue?

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SHAFAQNA - Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been in power for more than 15 years, either as prime minister or president of Turkey. One more time Erdogan is the frontrunner, but polls suggest it’ll be close. Turkish citizens will be voting on June…

Syrians return home to spend Ramadan holiday

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SHAFAQNA - Anadolu Agency | by Handan Kazanci: 39,000 Syrians have already returned to liberated areas in Syria, says Turkish migration official.   Thousands of Syrian refugees are returning to their home country for the Ramadan holiday…

Austrian far-right government is closing 7 mosques

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SHAFAQNA - Vox | by  Tara Isabella Burton: The far-right government claims it’s due to “national security” concerns. On Friday, the Austrian government announced that it plans to close down seven mosques and potentially expel about…

Turkey vows to bring Israel to ICC over Gaza carnage, Tel Aviv says Ankara will be there first

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SHAFAQNA - Turkey suggested that Palestine appeals to the International Criminal Court over Israeli actions in Gaza, saying “crimes against humanity” should not remain unanswered. Tel Aviv said Turkey will appear there first. “Israel…

Turkish warplanes kill 49 Kurdish militants in northern Iraq

SHAFAQNA - Turkish warplanes struck 19 Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) targets in northern Iraq on Monday, killing 49 militants, Turkey’s armed forces said on Thursday. Two airstrikes were carried out in the Asos/Qandil, Zap, Avasin/Basyan…

Turkish jets destroy 11 Kurdish PKK targets in northern Iraq

SHAFAQNA -  The Turkish Air Force carried out several attacks against the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in northern Iraq this morning, the Turkish military reported. According to the Turkish military, their Air Force destroyed at least 11…

Erdogan: We will nip US-backed 'terror army' at Syria/Turkey border

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SHAFAQNA- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned the United States over its support for the creation of a 30,000-strong “terror army” on the country’s southern borders with Syria, vowing to crush the force before it was…

Managers of Alawids Belief Unity Foundation of Turkey visit Imam Reza Holy Shrine

SHAFAQNA - A group of managers and members of founding group of lovers of the household of the Apostle of God (S.A.W.) and Alawids belief unity foundation from Turkey traveled to Iran and visited Holy Shrine of Ali Ibn Mousa al-Reza (A.S.). Going…

Turkish religious head calls for Muslims to reunite

SHAFAQNA - The head of Turkey’s religious affairs on Thursday called on the Muslim world to reunite, saying it had become divided on the basis of race and denominations in recent years. "The Muslim world was united under one banner a…

Turkish Scholar Deplores Riyadh’s Negative Role in Muslim World

SHAFAQNA - Speaking to IQNA, Cuneyt Akalin, a professor of political sciences at Istanbul Arel University, said the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain are also following Saudi Arabia in their policies. The Saudis need to change their path…

Humanity Supports Palestine: Turkish PM

SHAFAQNA - Turkey’s Prime Minister Binali Yildirim underlined the support of the world’s Muslims and Christians for Palestine. “Both the Muslim world and the Christian world, in short humanity, looked out for the rightful cause of…

Turkey wants to open embassy in East Jerusalem: Erdogan

SHAFAQNA - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Dec. 17 said Turkey wants to open an embassy in East Jerusalem al-Quds, following a decision by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to recognize East Jerusalem al-Quds as the capital…

Turkey Criticizes Arab Countries’ Muted Response to Trump’s Quds Move

SHAFAQNA -  Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu lashed out at some Arab countries over their “weak” reaction to US recognition of al-Quds (Jerusalem) as the Zionist regime of Israel’s capital. “Some Arab countries have shown…

Erdogan slams Israel as 'terrorist state', 'killer of children'

SHAFAQNA - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan lashed out against Israel Sunday, calling it a ‘terrorist state’ that ‘kills children.’ Erdogan promised to fight to the bitter end against Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem al-Quds…

World Halal summit, expo in Istanbul

SHAFAQNA - The World Halal Summit and the fifth OIC Helal EXPO international trade fair kicked off in Istanbul, Turkey. The trade fair, which deals with food and beauty products that are allowed under traditional Islamic law (halal) is held…

Istanbul University remembers Iranian poet Shahriar

SHAFAQNA - Istanbul University commemorated Mohammad-Hossein Behjat Tabrizi, the prominent contemporary Iranian poet who is known by his pseudonym Shahriar, during a symposium at the Faculty of Letters on Monday. The symposium opened with…

Foreign Ministers of Iran, Russia, Turkey meet in Antalya

SHAFAQNA - Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has traveled to Turkey to hold a trilateral meeting with his Russian and Turkish counterparts over the conflict in Syria. Zarif is due to sit down with Russian and Turkish Foreign Ministers…

Erdogan pledges military support for Qatar

SHAFAQNA - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan pledged his country's continued military support for Qatar during a visit to Doha on Wednesday, according to state media, amid an ongoing political crisis. Erdogan also signalled the "readiness"…