ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey’s top cleric on Monday described comments by Pope Francis that the 1915 mass killing of Armenians was genocide as immoral and said the Vatican should look to its own history before leveling accusations of casting stones.
Turkey’s top religious body issued a fatwa urging Muslims to remove their tattoos and repent for getting them, according to the Hurriyet Daily News.
ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkish police raided media outlets close to a U.S.-based Muslim cleric on Sunday and detained 24 people including top executives and ex-police chiefs in operations against what President Tayyip Erdogan calls a terrorist network conspiring to topple him.
A controversial Turkish airline accused of mistreating women, being anti-Israel, and conducting cargo flights to Iran was one of the featured sponsors of a recent White House gala for travel bloggers, according to regional reports.
A bipartisan delegation of foreign policy leaders in Congress are calling on the Obama administration to increase U.S. sanctions on Hamas and its allies, including the terror group’s top financier, Qatar, and its close ally, Turkey, according to a letter sent Tuesday by lawmakers to the U.S. Treasury Department and obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.
Islamic State militants released a new propaganda video Sunday in which the terrorist group claimed to have raided and established control over the Mursitpinar border crossing between Turkey and Syria near the town of Kobani.
Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon criticized Turkey for providing safe haven to Hamas operatives to plan and carry out attacks against Israel during a meeting with U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel at the Pentagon on Tuesday.