Opposition groups fighting against Bashar al Assad and allies in Syria agreed on Friday to send a united delegation to next week’s UN-brokered peace talks in Geneva.
For the Syrian Kurds, the YPG is not just an organization that fights Daesh in Syria as claimed by the US, nor it is just a threat for Turkey as security analysts and Turkish military and government agencies had been warning. As a military wing of the PKK/PYD terror group, it is potentially a threat to every community, including the one it claims to represent – the Kurds.
The National Dialogue Congress aimed at “gathering delegates from various political parties, internal and external opposition, ethnic and confessional groups at the negotiating table” is to be held in Sochi, Vladimir Putin said after talks with the Turkish and Iranian presidents who backed the idea.
After three years of intensive work, the Atlas of Islamic Thought project, has finally come to an end. This project is the result of collective work, with the contribution of over 200 people, most of them are scholars from different fields. The project endeavors to revitalize the lost tradition with an emphasis on historical continuity in the Islamic scientific tradition.
Turkey’s National Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli told parliament’s Planning and Budget Committee that “the first delivery of the S-400 air-defense systems is planned to be accomplished in 2019.” Canikli also pointed out that Turkey is currently panning its own production of defense missile system – “Turkey has also started a new platform, a new line which it will develop with its own potential.”
“With this broad participated support, our Palestinian siblings can look after themselves and their families,” Kerem Kinik, head of Turkish Red Crescent said while he emphasized the need of decent jobs for Palestinians.
The Treasury has signed two financing agreements with the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) totaling over 2 billion Turkish liras, when calculated from today’s exchange rate.
Ratko Mladic, 74, has been convicted by a U.N. tribunal in The Hague on charges of genocide and crimes against humanity for massacres of Bosnian Muslims and ethnic cleansing campaigns to forge a “Greater Serbia.” He was jailed for life on Wednesday.
“Today I presented my resignation to the president and he urged me to hold onto it for more dialogue about its reasons and its political underpinnings… and I accepted,” he said during a televised speech at the country’s presidential palace.
“Who are the winners of weapon orders given by Islamic countries from the West? Who benefits if brothers turning themselves to the same direction to pray five times a day become enemies?”