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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…

World Halal Summit Kicks Off in Istanbul

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SHAFAQNA- Sheikh Thafier Najjaar, president of the World Halal Council, said Muslims should consume halal food according to the orders of Allah. Halal is defined as something being "legitimate according to Islam”. "We should be careful…

At least 50 people dead after explosion at Istanbul's Atatürk airport

SHAFAQNA- At least 50 people have reportedly been killed and dozens injured in an apparent terror attack at Turkey's international airport. Three suicide bombers detonated their explosives at Ataturk Airport in Istanbul after police fired…

Iran condemns terror attack on Turkey, offers support and assistance

SHAFAQNA - Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hossein Jaberi Ansari on Tuesday strongly denounced Tuesday’s terrorist attack in the Turkish city of Istanbul that claimed at least 10 lives and wounded several others. Jaberi Ansari condemned…

ISIL targets Turkey - Backlash says political analyst

SHAFAQNA - Turkish President Recep Erdogan confirmed this morning that the bomb attack in Istanbul this January 12, 2016 was carried out and commandeered by ISIL militants. Marwa Osman, a prominent political analyst told RT in an interview…

Blast rocks Turkish city of Istanbul

SHAFAQNA - At least 10 people have been killed and 15 injured on a historic central square in Istanbul, Turkish authorities said. Local media reported that a suicide bomber blew himself up near a group of tourists. Among the injured are…