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 21 2014 - 13:10
A clash between four members of the Ertosi and Pinyanisi Kurdish clans on July 19 caused bloodshed in Hakkari (Turkey), ITAR-TASS reports.The cause of their argument is unknown. By the end of the day, other members of their clans began hostilities. Members of the Ertosi broke into the house of Mustafa Er, a member of the Pinyanisi, slaughtered him and injured his son. The incident sparked mass disorders, turning the center of Hikkari into a warzone.
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 18 2014 - 10:13
An earthquake with a magnitude of 4 points hitting the Izmir Province of Turkey at 6.58am caused panic. No injuries or damage have been reported, Trend reports.
Jul 15 2014 - 12:05
Turkish Minister for Religious Affairs Mehmet Gormez said that the Hagia Sophia Museum in Istanbul should not be seen as a confrontation between Muslims and Christians. The operation of Hagia Sophia as a mosque should only be considered from the Islamic point of view, he added, Trend reports.Hundreds of Islamic shrines were misused in some Balkan states, in his words.
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.