Oct 122018
Turkey has proof Saudi journalist Khashoggi was killed, says Washington Post

Turkey’s government has told US officials it has audio and video proof that missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed and dismembered in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, the Washington Post reported on Friday. The newspaper, for which Khashoggi is a columnist, cited anonymous officials as saying the recordings show a Saudi security team detained the writer when he went to the consulate on October 2 to pick up a document for his upcoming wedding. The Associated Press was not immediately able to confirm the report, and Turkish officials would not comment. Saudi officials enter Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul on Friday, Oct 12. ─ AP Meanwhile, a delegation from Saudi Arabia arrived in Turkey on Friday as part of an investigation into the writer’s disappearance, Turkey’s state-run news agency Anadolu said. Saudi Arabia has called the allegation it abducted or harmed Khashoggi “baseless.” However, it has offered no evidence to support its claim he left the consulate and vanished despite his fiance waiting outside. Read: ‘This has not been business as usual in my country’: excerpts from Saudi journalist Khashoggi’s writings Anadolu Agency said the delegation would hold talks with Turkish officials over the weekend. It did not provide further details. On Thursday, Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said Turkey and Saudi Arabia would form a “joint working group” to look into Khashoggi’s disappearance. The 59-year-old journalist, who was considered close to the Saudi royal family, had became a critic of the current government and Crown Prince Mohammed bin [Read More…]

Oct 112018

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/ma…aught-by-teachers-amid-familys-silence-137637 A man who raped his 12-year-old niece for four years has been caught thanks to the girl’s teachers, while the man’s family failed to file a criminal complaint. “I have been raped. Why does everyone behave badly… Man who raped niece in eastern Turkey caught by teachers amid family’s silence Click for detailed story

Dec 212017
Global Islamic Microfinance turned to end successfully in the heart of Turkey

Dubai, December 21, 2017 (PPI-OT):Chaired by the President of Republic of Turkey, 7th Global Islamic Microfinance Forum successfully ended in Istanbul Turkey. Delegates from more than 40 countries participated in the event. Al-Huda Centre of Islamic Banking and Economics organized the forum in association with World Halal Summit at Convention Center Istanbul – Turkey from November 24 – 28, 2017. Islamic microfinance financial technology, Financial Inclusion through Islamic Microfinance, Micro Takaful, Waqf and Zakat – Supportive Elements for Islamic Microfinance and other related topics were focused upon during the first two day of the conference. Islamic Agriculture and Rural Finance, the role of Islamic finance in rural development and micro takaful were under discussion in the next two days. Technical experts from over 25 countries presented the papers in the forum. While addressing to the inauguration ceremony, Mr. Khaled Al-Aboodi, CEO and General Manager, the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) said that Islamic microfinance is a core element of Islamic financial industry and ICD is already working to promote Islamic microfinance in different parts of the world. Dr. Amjad Saqib, Founder and Chairman, Akhuwat Pakistan welcomed the honourable guests and participants and briefed them the purpose behind the series of global Islamic microfinance conferences in different parts of the world. He further announced that the next such event would be organized in London next year in October. Dr. Yousaf Junaid, Consul General, Consulate General of Pakistan In Istanbul – Turkey appreciated the selfless effort of [Read More…]

Dec 182017
Turkey to support Punjab govt to improve urban facilities: CM

Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said that Turkey has assured to extend full cooperation for improvement of urban facilities in major cities of the province.He was talking to newsmen at Lahore airport on Tuesday morning after returning from Turkey.The Chief Minister said during his meeting with Mayor of Istanbul ways and means were discussed for cooperation in improving civic services including traffic management, health, solid waste management and cleanliness.Later, the Chief Minister visited the under construction Pakistan Kidney and Liver Transplant Institute project in Lahore.Speaking on this occasion, he said that all resources will be utilized to complete the first phase of the project in stipulated time period.Source: Radio Pakistan Click for detailed story

Nov 092017
Antalya to host summit on improving IT use in Turkey’s public

Ankara More than 500 information technology experts will gather in the Turkish Mediterranean resort of Antalya next week to discuss ways of improving IT use in Turkey’s public sector.During the summit, slated for November 16-19, over 40 successful public IT projects will be presented to pool best practices as well as speeches from 150 senior public sector figures, Head of the Public Informatics Association Izzet Gokhan Ozbilgin said. The summit, which will be held under the banner of “Explore Potential with Informatics”, will see more than 50 public institutions awarded for their work in IT.First Vice President of the Association Yakup Sivka told Anadolu Agency the event would bring together the public sector and private entrepreneurs.The summit will be an opportunity to introduce and disseminate the projects of public institutions, he said, pointing out that the project will be published in a book format to ensure that institutions can jointly use the projects.Sivka said that domestic software and hardware would be at the forefront in the IT sector. He added that the Storage Area Solution Project, which allows large storage space at local facilities and was partly developed by Anadolu Agency, will be presented at the program.Source: International Islamic News Agency Click for detailed story

Oct 252017

ANKARA: A prominent Turkish nationalist politician and former minister announced on Wednesday she was forming a new party which could pose a significant challenge to President Tayyip Erdogan in elections due within two years. Former interior minister Meral Aksener, who unsuccessfully opposed Erdogan’s drive for greater presidential powers in a referendum last April, said Turkey needed change after nearly 15 years of rule by his AK Party. Her Iyi Parti (Good Party) is seen by many in Turkey as potentially one of the strongest challengers to Erdogan in presidential and parliamentary elections scheduled for 2019, but it starts out with only a fraction of the AK Party’s support. Ex-Turkish economy minister among nine charged in US over Iran sanctions Just five members of the 550-seat parliament have joined the new party, although pollsters say it could win over supporters of several parties including the conservative and Islamic-rooted AK Party as well as secular or nationalist groups. “Turkey and its people are tired, the state is worn down, and public order is unravelling. There is no way other than the changing of the political atmosphere,” Aksener said at a ceremony in Ankara to mark the launch of her party. “We are that way out, you are that way out. That road is the 80 million strong Turkish nation” she said, standing in front of the logo of her party – a yellow sun shining in a blue sky. “Our people are clearly saying they want … a new government.” Aksener was expelled [Read More…]