Jan 23 2015 - 19:04
The Turkish Foreign Ministry has condemned the attack on a bus in Volnovakha (Donetsk, Ukraine) on January 13, RIA Novosti reports.12 people were killed in the bus and 13 more at a bus stop. The Turkish government has urged all sides of the conflict to follow the agreements reached in Minsk in September 2014 and expressed readiness to assist in the peace process.
Jan 14 2015 - 21:16
The Diyarbakir City Court has blocked access to websites publishing cartoons of the Charlie Hebdo newspaper. The newspaper has published three million copies of its new release today. French media say that crowds of people gathered to get a copy. The new release has a caricature of Prophet Muhammad holding the newspaper's slogan "Je suis Charlie," the Turkish television reports.The number of copies may increase to 5 million.
Jan 13 2015 - 20:35
The new issue of Charlie Hebdo will be translated into the Turkish and Arabic languages, according to the editor-in-chief of the magazine Gerard Biard.
Jan 13 2015 - 20:04
Mehmed Hermez, the head of the Directorate for Religious Affairs of Turkey, stated at a session of muftis of Turkish provinces in the town of Edirn that the murders of people should be condemned by the world community, whatever the ethnic or religious affiliation of the victims.
Jan 13 2015 - 14:47
Anna-Liisa Pozanti of the Finnish Consulate General in Istanbul has been attacked by a citizen of Turkey and Finland (born in 1988) armed with a knife. The assailant borrowed her telephone and pulled a knife out when she asked the phone back, HaberTurk reports.Security officers neutralized the assailant. The consul noted that the consulate was not issuing visas, so it had no security in the building.
Jan 11 2015 - 15:57
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu will participate in a rally in Paris on January 11 in memory of the victims of the recent terrorist attacks. He commented on cooperation between the special services of France and Turkey at the airport before leaving for Paris. The Prime Minister said that Turkey’s National Intelligence Agency (MİT) had provided information on Hayat Boumeddiene as soon as she arrived in Turkey. Hayat Boumeddiene was the girlfriend of gunman Amedy Coulibaly, who killed one policewoman and four hostages in a kosher grocery in Paris during the recent events.
Dec 24 2014 - 21:55
Five people were injured in an attack of Antalya residents on houses of Syrian refugees. The attack followed a brawl in Manavgat while the refugees were working in fields. Four people were detained by the police, four houses and two cars were damaged. 70 refugees were evacuated to avoid any further tensions, RIA Novosti reports.