A court in capital Ankara on Friday sentenced Aysel Tugluk, a former senior official of the opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) to 10 years in jail on terrorism-related charges, according to a judicial source.
The number of newly established companies in Turkey jumped 27.80 percent last month compared with February 2017, the Turkish Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges (TOBB) announced on Friday.
The visiting Iraqi Parliament Speaker, Salim al-Jabouri, has backed Turkey’s fight against the PKK terror group and said: “We are definitely against the existence of terror organizations, especially the PKK there [in northern Iraq], which can harm Turkey and the region.”
As part of their defense strategy, the YPG/PKK had started digging ditches, building tunnels, making barricades, and planting bombs much earlier. It is commented that the ditches and tunnels in Afrin seem professional and this evokes the question if YPG received a foreign support or training to build them.
Germany’s Muslim organizations have called on all citizens to unite and speak up against the recent wave of violence targeting mosques across the country. At least 27 mosques have been targeted by PYD/PKK supporters, far-left groups or neo-Nazis, in first 3 months of 2018.
The Turkish private sector’s outstanding long-term loans received from abroad rose to $225.7 billion in January 2018, while short-term loans stood at $18.9 billion, according to an official report on Thursday.
Turkey and Sudan will establish a joint agricultural and livestock company, the Turkish government’s Official Gazette announced on Thursday. Under the agreement, around 780,000 hectares in Sudan across five regions were earmarked for investment by Turkish entrepreneurs.
On March 12, the Assad regime cut Eastern Ghouta into three distinct parts, to capture southern Hammuriyah, where it also conducted attacks, including poison gas attacks, on civilian areas.
Mevlut Cavusoglu’s trip scheduled for March 19 has been postponed in the wake of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s firing, said the sources, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.
Over the last seven years, hundreds of thousands of Syrian civilians have lost their lives – while millions more have been displaced – in a deadly conflict that first began on March 15, 2011.