Jul 22 2014 - 08:23
Turkey has declared a three-day mourning for over 60 people killed in an Israeli bombing of Shujaya (Gaza Strip), according to Turkish Vice Prime Minister Bulent Arinc, Trend reports.He said that TIKA had started collecting humanitarian aid for Palestine. Necessities and food worth $1 million will be sent. AFAD granted the Palestinian office of the WHO $1.5 million.
Jul 18 2014 - 12:36
The Turkish public is protesting against the Israeli military operation in the Gaza Strip. Protesters gathered in the Beyoglu District of Istanbul. Another group started demonstrations at the Israeli consulate general in the Levent District, demanding Israel leave Palestine and encouraging Hamas to fight Israel, RIA Novosti reports.The police used water cannon and tear gas to stop the crowds.
Jul 15 2014 - 11:21
Unidentified assailants attacked Syrians in a refugee camp in Adana Province (Turkey). This has been the second attack on Syrian refugees in Turkey. Tensions between refugees and locals are rising, Trend reports. Over 100 protesters gathered in Kahramanmaras Province yesterday and demanded that Syrian regugees leave Turkey. The police prevented them from approaching Syrian refugee camps. Water cannon were used to drive the protesters off. Two activists were detained.
Jul 14 2014 - 13:43
Over 100 locals in the Kahramanmaras Province of Turkey are protesting against Syrian refugees. They tried to approach refugee camps, only to be stopped by police using water cannon. Two people have been detained, Trend reports.About a million Syrians are refugees in Turkey at the moment.
Jul 12 2014 - 12:52
A vessel with a group of Afghan and Syrian illegal migrants has sunk in the Aegean Sea not far from the Turkish coast. 37 people are now missing. The rescuers are searching for them, Trend cites Turkey's Milliyet newspaper as saying.
Jul 7 2014 - 11:17
$135 million of assets of Azerbaijani businessman Telman Ismailov have been frozen by the Nicosia District Court (Cyprus) to comply with the suit of Sezaria Ltd, a creditor of Tandum (manager of the assets). The Mardan Palace hotel in Turkey was arrested, abc.az reports.The lawsuit was filed due to Ismailov’s failure to pay a debt of $100 million. The deadline to pay the sum was September 1, 2013. In May 2013, Ismailov gave personal surety to the creditor.The International Court of Arbitration in London will soon start hearings into the case.