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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"…

Should Turkey trust the U.S.?

SHAFAQNA - Last week, the Turkish Armed Forces entered Afrin in Syria’s Aleppo. According to the Syria-based Kurdish Hawar News Agency, Turkey also intends to deploy troops near the Raju area and place its armored vehicles there. Many…

Istanbul to host Halal expo, world halal summit

SHAFAQNA - The World Halal Summit Istanbul (WHSI) and the 5th Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Halal Expo are set to begin on Nov. 23 in Istanbul, Turkey. Ministers and representatives from 57 countries will attend the summit and expo.More…

Turkey Seeks Return of 16th-Century Quran from London

SHAFAQNA - Turkey’s ministry of culture and tourism launched a legal process to stop the sale of a 16th-century copy of the Quran penned by the son of an Ottoman calligraphy master. The copy of the Holy Book will be put up for auction…

US provides safe exit for ISIS in Syria’s Raqqa

    SHAFAQNA - ISIS Takfiri terrorists are abandoning Raqqa through a safe exit corridor established by US-backed SDF militias. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) backed by the US, is an alliance of Kurdish and Arab militias,…

Turkey urges US to reverse visa halt

SHAFAQNA- Turkey urged the United States on Monday to review its suspension of visa services after the arrest of a US Consulate employee sharply escalated tensions between the two NATO allies and drove Turkey's currency and stocks lower. Relations…

Saudi warplans target Sa’ada with cluster bombs

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    SHAFAQNA - Saudi warplanes on Monday dropped ten cluster bombs on areas in Yemen’s Sa’ada province despite the global outcry against the use of such internationally-banned weapons by the Riyadh-led coalition. The districts…

Turkey summons US diplomat amid visa dispute

SHAFAQNA- Turkey has summoned the US embassy undersecretary and called for an end to a dispute between the two countries after they suspended visa services in a tit-for-tat fallout between the NATO allies. Philip Kosnett was told that…

Syria demands immediate international move against US-led coalition

      SHAFAQNA - The Foreign and Expatriates Ministry of Syria addressed on Thursday new letters to the chiefs of the UN and the international Security Council over the constantly repeated attacks of the US-led coalition…

Turkish PM: Ankara, Tehran, Baghdad to meet on Iraqi KRG referendum

SHAFAQNA- Turkey, Iran and Iraq will soon hold high-level talks on the recent referendum conducted by the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government, the Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım told reporters on Thursday. Yıldırım, after…

Erdogan, King Abdullah II discuss Palestine’s al-Aqsa

SHAFAQNA- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has met with Jordan's King Abdullah II and discussed the recent clashes between Israeli troops and Palestinians in al-Aqsa Mosque compound in East Jerusalem al-Quds. Following the Monday…

Iran, Turkey exchange views on Iraqi KRG

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SHAFAQNA- Head of the Iranian Staff of Armed Forces Mohammad Baqeri held high-level talks with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli on Wednesday, discussing a range of regional issues including a referendum…

14th Quran recitation contest held in Turkey

SHAFAQNA - The 14th edition of a Quran recitation contest for staff of custodianships of holy places was organized in Konya city, Central Anatolia Region of Turkey. The country’s Directorate of Religious Affairs (Diyanat) held the contest…

Erdogan ends in Persian Gulf without results

SHAFAQNA- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has wrapped up a tour of Arab countries involved in a dispute but has failed to help bring the feuding sides closer to one another. Erdogan arrived in Qatar on Monday on the last leg of…