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Turkey issues travel warning to Europe following protests

Jan. 29, 2023 03:14 AM EST

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey issued a travel warning late Saturday for its citizens living in or planning on going to European countries, citing Islamophobia and anti-Turkish demonstrations. The warning comes after last weekend’s protests in Sweden where an anti-Islam activist burned...

Turkey summons Danish envoy over Quran-burning protest

Jan. 27, 2023 11:18 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Turkey summoned the Danish ambassador and accused Denmark of endorsing a “hate crime” after an anti-Islam activist on Friday burned two copies of Islam’s holy book, the Quran, in a solitary protest in Copenhagen. Rasmus Paludan, a far-right activist...

Turkey: Sweden complicit in hate crime, NATO talks pointless

Jan. 26, 2023 10:37 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s foreign minister on Thursday accused Sweden of being complicit in a "hate and racist” crime for failing to prevent weekend protests in Stockholm by an anti-Islam and pro-Kurdish groups. Mevlut Cavusoglu also confirmed that a key meeting in...

Top UN woman urges Muslims: Move Taliban into 21st century

Jan. 25, 2023 21:59 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The highest-ranking woman at the United Nations said Wednesday she used everything in her “toolbox” during meetings with Taliban ministers to try to reverse their crackdown on Afghan women and girls, and she urged Muslim countries to help the Taliban move from the...

Strong quake rattles Greek island of Rhodes, Turkish coast

Jan. 25, 2023 09:30 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.9 struck Wednesday off the southeastern Greek island of Rhodes, according to the Athens Geodynamic Institute. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The quake rattled the nearby Turkish...

Turkey condemns Quran protest in the Netherlands

Jan. 24, 2023 05:11 AM EST

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s foreign ministry said Tuesday it summoned the Dutch ambassador following a demonstration targeting Islam’s holy book, days after a similar protest in Sweden tensed relations. Edwin Wagensveld, Dutch leader of the far-right Pegida movement in the...

Turkey's president says no support for Sweden's NATO bid

Jan. 23, 2023 14:07 PM EST

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s president cast serious doubt on NATO's expansion Monday after warning Sweden not to expect support for its bid for membership into the military alliance following weekend protests in Stockholm by an anti-Islam activist and pro-Kurdish groups. President...

Turkey’s President Erdogan says Sweden shouldn’t expect Ankara's support to join NATO following anti-Islam protests

Jan. 23, 2023 11:22 AM EST
ISTANBUL, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s President Erdogan says Sweden shouldn’t expect Ankara's support to join NATO following anti-Islam protests.

Erdogan announces Turkish elections to be held on May 14

Jan. 22, 2023 17:28 PM EST

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s president has announced May 14 as the date for the country's next parliamentary and presidential elections. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who plans to seek reelection, made the announcement during a Saturday youth conference in northwestern Bursa...

Turkish Muslims protest Quran-burning in Sweden

Jan. 22, 2023 13:25 PM EST

ISTANBUL (AP) — Outrage over a Quran-burning protest in Sweden produced a second day of protests in Turkey, reflecting tensions between the two countries. Some 250 people gathered outside the Swedish Consulate in Istanbul, where a photo of Danish anti-Islam activist Rasmus Paludan...