Oct 27 2014 - 12:21
The Hungarian consulate in Istanbul has been evacuated after the arrival of a parcel with yellow powder in it. The staffs of the consulates-general of Germany, Canada and Belgium were evacuated on October 24 after receiving envelopes with similar powder, Trend reports.
Oct 22 2014 - 13:15
Fans of FC Borussia Dortmund who had arrived in Istanbul for the team’s match with FC Galatasaray were attacked by people armed with knives. No injuries or detained suspects have been reported. According to foreign media, about 3,000 Borussia fans arrived for the match in Istanbul, RIA Novosti reports.
Oct 13 2014 - 12:53
Three German journalists - Björn Kietzmann, Christian Grodotzki and Ruben Martin Neugebauer - detained in Turkey’s Diyarbakir yesterday for alleged espionage and provocations, have been released today after 30 hours of arrest, RIA Novosti reports.The journalists were covering protests by Kurds against the reluctance of the Turkish government to fight Islamic State.
Oct 7 2014 - 15:28
Terrorists of Islamic State (ISIS) have taken over part of Kobani in Syria. Hundreds of the city's inhabitants have fled it. ISIS controls three quarters of the city in the east and is fighting for control of the south-western side, said Rami Abdel Rahman, the head of the Syrian Human Rights Monitoring Council, The Guardian reports.Kobani plays an important role for Kurds and Islamists, it is a strategic territory between Aleppo and Ar-Raqqah.
Sep 21 2014 - 16:18
Some 70 thousand Syrian refugees arrived in Turkey yesterday. The people fleed from militants of the Islamic State, ITAR-TASS reports on Sunday. According to the UN chief commissioner for human rights, several hundred thousand people may leave Syria for Turkey soon.
Sep 12 2014 - 12:49
Turkey has extradited the head of a terrorist structure recruiting Islamists in France for war in Syria. French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said that the man extradited from Turkey to Paris was operating in Toulouse and Strasbourg, ITAR-TASS reports.About 900 French citizens are fighting or have undergone training in the ranks of Islamists in the Middle East, mainly in Syria, Iraq and North Africa. Some of them were members of the ISIS. France has the highest number of radical Islamists in Europe.