Muslim countries are able to solve their problems on their own, the Turkish president believes. He says far from offering help, the West is actually exploiting “conflicts in the Middle East” and only cares about the region’s riches.
The Russian President is to visit Turkey on December 1 to discuss trade and energy. His talks with Turkish President Erdogan will focus on the Blue Stream gas pipeline from Russia, as well as the building of a $20 billion nuclear power plant.
Presenting the clashes in Kobani as a battle between good and evil where the Kurd good guys are fighting against the fundamentalist Islamists, western media helped the Kobani fighters reach their goals, Firat Demir from the University of Oklahoma told RT.
Turkey’s president says men and women cannot be equal, and that feminists don’t understand motherhood. Recep Tayyip Erdogan caused widespread offence with his comments at a conference on women’s rights in Ankara.
Turkish protesters have rallied against the visit of US Vice President Joe Biden under banners saying ‘Yankee Go Home’. In Istanbul Biden has been encouraging Europe to reduce energy dependence on Russia and announced aid to Syrian refugees.
Relatives of an Iranian Press TV reporter, a US national killed in a suspicious car accident in Turkey, claim they have received no support from US authorities during the investigation, which is full of many inconsistent details.
The chairman of an Ankara-based football club says he will impose a $11,200 fine on any player that is seen sporting a beard. He has also put pressure on the Turkish Football Federation to impose a nationwide ban.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan says the Muslim faith was “widespread” in America before the arrival of Columbus in the 15th century, and insists that a massive mosque should be erected in Havana, despite the city's refusal to grant a building permit.
The US and Turkey agreed on plans to train 2,000 members of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) on Turkish territory, but the sides failed to agree on the question of training Kurdish groups, which Ankara has labeled members of a terrorist organization.
Turkish children who start their six grade biology lessons will now see cute ducklings and puffy polar bears instead of human genitalia in their standard biology text books. The decision of the authorities caused quite a stir.