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Pakistan tent peggers in solidarity with Azerbaijan

Horses painted in colors of Turkish and Azerbaijani flags, to express solidarity with Ankara and Baku, paraded at the culmination of an international tent-pegging tournament in Pakistan’s northeastern province of Punjab on Sunday. “This is a small show of solidarity with our Turkish and Azerbaijani brothers,” Sultan Bahadur Aziz, an international tent pegger and one […]

Medical & Health

UPDATE 5 – Turkey quake death toll hits 55

The death toll from Friday’s earthquake in Turkey’s Aegean region has risen to 55, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca announced Sunday. At least 896 people were also wounded in the magnitude-6.6 quake that struck Izmir, Turkey’s third largest city. As many as 104 people have been rescued from under the debris, while search and rescue activities […]

Medical & Health

Kashmir: Top militant commander killed by Indian forces

A top militant commander, Saifullah Mir, was killed in a gun battle in the Indian-administered Kashmir on Sunday, police said. Kashmir region’s Inspector General of Police Vijay Kumar said that Mir, the operational chief commander of Hizbul Mujahideen — a militant outfit active in the region — was killed while a suspect was held during […]

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UPDATE – Azerbaijan has liberated 193 settlements from Armenia

The Azerbaijani army has liberated 193 settlements from Armenian occupation, the Turkish National Defense Ministry said on Sunday as clashes in Karabakh continue for over four weeks. “The heroic Azerbaijan army continues to save its occupied territories by demonstrating its strength and capabilities at the front line,” it said on Twitter. Meanwhile, Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry […]

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’Fight needs to be put up against anti-Muslim sentiment’

“A fight needs to be put up against anti-Muslim sentiment today, just as a battle was waged against anti-Semitism in the wake of the Holocaust,” said the Turkish president on Sunday marking the 25th anniversary of the Dayton Peace Agreement. On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the beginning of talks for the Dayton […]

Governance

Turkey welcomes Georgia parliamentary elections

Turkey on Sunday welcomed the peaceful conduct of Saturday’s parliamentary elections in Georgia. “We are pleased that the elections were completed in peace and tranquility throughout the country,” the Foreign Ministry said in a statement. Ankara conveyed its best wishes to “friendly” Georgia, saying it believes bilateral relations will develop further in all areas through […]

Medical & Health

Turkey quake death toll hits 62

The death toll from Friday’s earthquake in Turkey’s Aegean region has risen to 62, Turkey’s disaster and emergency management authority AFAD announced Sunday. At least 940 people were also injured in the magnitude-6.6 quake that struck Izmir, Turkey’s third largest city. At least 722 victims have been discharged from hospitals, while treatment is continuing for […]

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UPDATE 4 – Turkey: Death toll from quake rises to 51

The death toll from an earthquake in Turkey’s Aegean region rose to 51 on Sunday, according to Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay. The country’s Disaster and Emergency Management Authority said as of 9.30 a.m. local time (0630GMT) Sunday, there have been 850 aftershocks with 40 stronger than magnitude-4.0. Search and rescue activities continue in the […]