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Top Finance Ministers Tackle Global issues Ahead G20 Summit

Top Finance Ministers Tackle Global issues Ahead G20 Summit

Ankara, Turkey, Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors of leading 20 economies converge in Ankara, Turkey to brainstorm on ways to tackle several challenges of the world economies today. During his opening remarks, Ahmet Davutoglu, prime minister of Turkey, Davutoglu stated that insecurity has been a big threat to growth of the world economy but

Syrian War Bleeds Turkey

Ankara, Turkey The Syrian civil war has been a burden to the nation and its neighbours. Apart from the high casualty rate, the huge number of refuges migrating to neighbouring countries has generated a serious crisis in the region. Syria’s neighbours are forced to bear the brunt of the fall out of the war, and

Turkey: Court Jails Editor For Insulting President

A Turkish court has handed down a 21-month suspended jail sentence to an editor of a leading English-language Turkish daily newspaper after convicting him of insulting the president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. The Ankara penal court said Bulent Kenes, editor-in-chief, Today’s Zaman, was guilty of insulting Erdoğan in a tweet implying his late mother would have

Turkey Reacts to Prophet Mohammed Cartoons

The Government of Turkey has condemned and vowed to thwart the publication of cartoons of the Muslim prophet describing it as an open provocation. Turkey said it would not condone the continued insult of Prophet Mohammed in the aftermath of attacks on Charlie Hebdo magazine. Ahmet Davutoglu, Turkey Prime Minister, stated this while addressing journalists

Turkey Shuts Down Syria Border

Turkey has begun to shut some of its border crossings with Syria after at least 70,000 Kurdish refugees entered the country since Friday. The shut down followed the clash that broke out after a solidarity demonstration by Kurds on the Turkish side of the border on Sunday. The clash was between Turkish security forces and

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