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Islam Times - The Austrian foreign minister has warned President Recep Tayyip Erdogan against meddling in European elections after the Turkish head of state urged nationals of his country in Germany not to vote for Chancellor Angela Merkel and her coalition…
08.21 / 05:58
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Islam Times - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel has to learn his “limits” after he told Turkey’s leader to stop interfering in the upcoming Germany's elect…
08.20 / 04:08
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Islam Times - The Iranian Chief of the General Staff Mohammad Bagheri in a rare visit flew to Turkey on Tuesday at the invitation of his counterpart General Hulusi Akar, heading a top military…
08.20 / 03:42
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Russian commercial vehicle firm expands operations in Turkey The GAZ Group, one of the largest commercial vehicle manufacturers in Russia, announced that it has expanded the range of GAZelle Next vehicles with minibus and panel van models in its Sakarya factory where it has been assembling GAZelle-Business vehicles since 2012, and GAZelle Next vehicles since 2014. The group's press department issued a statement that said: "The new models will be added to the previous models of GAZelle…
08.19 / 22:02
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Does Europe not want tourists anymore? Articles COLUMNS 2023 tourism target is $50B COLUMNS US-Russia tension while euro strengthens COLUMNS IMF praises Turkey in midst of Germany tension The joke is this: North Korea President Kim Jong Un is making a statement to the whole world, "We're going to land astronauts on the sun." The media asks: "The sun is too hot. How are you planning on doing that?" Kim answers: "We will land them at night when it is much cooler." Trump instantly responds on…
08.19 / 22:02
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Miracle museum: Baksı Renowed Turkish artist, Hüsamettin Koçan's dream project Baksı Museum attracts visitors with its mountain-top location and unique content Imagine a museum in the middle of the mountains with modern art pieces and a library of 15,000 books in it, which was chosen as the best museum of the year in 2014 by the European Council, with its shape reminding a visitor of the Bayburt Mountains in which it is located. Well, this museum is Baksı. Meaning "shaman" in the Kazakh lan…
08.19 / 22:02
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Eşref Edip: Reactionary Islamism Receiving an education in law at Istanbul University and madrasa lectures as an Ottoman grown up in Greece's Serres, Eşref Edip was a representative of reactionary Islamism who published weekly journals and worked with prominent Islamist writers such as Ebulula Mardin, Mehmet Akif, and Musa Kazım The Islamists of the early Republican era were not a well-organized group of people. Unlike in the Constitutional era, Islamist ideas could not be scattered to the …
08.19 / 22:02
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"Nobody doesn't like this," is what the gold-toothed man told me. He had just chugged an entire bottle of kymyz, lightly fermented horse milk. All of us had been standing in a circle eager to sample this unusual beverage and had immediately, upon taking a sip, either frowned, gagged or retched [editor's note, kymyz is wonderful and delicious]. It had layers of flavor, each of them completely indescribable and equally revolting. My brother had purchased it from a woman by the side of the…
08.19 / 22:02
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It may be 2017, but Istanbul rolled back the years last weekend with the Ethnic Sports Cultural Festival (EKF), which aims to promote the sports practised by modern Turks' ancestors -- from the nomadic horsemen of Central Asia to the Janissaries, the elite troops of the Ottoman empire.More than 800 athletes took part in traditional sports from Anatolia and Central Asia which President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government wants to develop to celebrate the glory days of Turkey's…
08.19 / 17:03
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Islam Times - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has urged the large Turkish diaspora in Germany to vote against Chancellor Angela Merkel in the upcoming German elections, calling the party led by the chancellor "enemies" of…
08.19 / 05:43
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FOOTBALL >Fans face ‘organized crime’ charges for violence on football pitchANTALYA Prosecutors in the Mediterranean province of Antalya have ordered the detention of 72 fans who have allegedly been involved in violence on charges of “organized crime” during a game between Göztepespor and Eskişehirspor on June 4 to qualify for the top-tier football league. Security forces and clubs have been struggling to end football violence, but charging fans with “organized crime” for violence at the st…
08.18 / 22:06
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Survey shows 66.8 percent of Turks now online, number rapidly rising Turks are more connected online than ever, as a new survey shows individual internet usage at more than 66 percent and one-fourth of internet users shop online A new survey by the state-run Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat) released on Friday indicates a rising trend of internet access and e-shopping in Turkey. Computer and internet usage of individuals from teenagers to people aged 70 and above increased from…
08.18 / 22:06
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Merkel harms both Germany and EU! Articles COLUMNS The facts behind the nuclear chitchat question COLUMNS Venezuela, Turkey: No one can subvert popular democracy COLUMNS 2017-2018 expectations for Turkish economy German Chancellor Angela Merkel made a rather unfortunate statement this week about the Customs Union. It seems that Germany will use the Customs Union update between the EU and Turkey as a weapon. But the very next day following Merkel's statements, Turkey's European Union…
08.18 / 22:06
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Three great muezzins of the early Turkish Republic collected in one album The Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Culture Co. has included recordings of three muezzins in one album, some of the first recorded voices in the history of the Republic Seventeen recordings of Hafız Osman, who was the muezzin, or reciter of the call to prayer, of the palace for 27 years and who was inspired by iconic musician and composer Tanburi Cemil Bey, Hafız Sami, for whom the master Zekai Dede Efendi said, "…
08.18 / 22:06
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Turkey reproves Merkel's 'unfortunate' statements on customs union As the only non-EU member country that has a customs union agreement with the EU since 1996, Turkey has been proven a strong trade partner to the union. Turkish authorities have criticized German Chancellor Merkel's remarks on not expanding the EU customs union deal with Turkey, in what they call Germany's monopoly over EU institutions EU Affairs Minister Ömer Çelik warned that recent differences between Ankara and Berlin o…
08.18 / 22:06
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