All posts tagged Turkey

Pope Francis meeting with Patriarch Bartholomew I in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre during his 2014 pilgrimage to the Holy Land photo Nir Hason
November 26, 2014, by Dorian Jones of VOANews

The central part of Pope Francis’ three-day visit to Turkey is to continue his predecessors’ efforts to end the theological dispute 15 centuries ago that split the Christian world into […]

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Turkey’s president Erdogan: Women not equal to men

November 24, 2014, by VOANews

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday that women are not equal to men, saying Islam has defined a position for women: motherhood. Speakin ...


Governor of Turkey’s Edirne move against synagogue draws condemnation

November 24, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

The decision of the prefect of Edirne, Dursun Şahin, to prohibit the use of the synagogue in the city – as punishment, he said, for Israel’s ...

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Biden, Erdogan discuss Syrian regime change

November 23, 2014, by Dorian Jones of VOANews

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden says he and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have discussed a Syrian transition of power away from the Bashar al-A ...

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    Turkey sees surge in xenophobia
    November 19, 2014, by Dorian Jones of VOANews

    Turkey, a NATO member and European Union applicant, is witnessing a surge in xenophobia, according to new research by Washington-based Pew Research Center. Findings of the new survey coincide with […]

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    Boat sinks off Turkish coast, 24 dead
    November 3, 2014, by VOANews

    A boat believed to be carrying illegal migrants sank off the coast of Turkey, leaving at least 24 people dead. Turkey’s coast guard said crews rescued seven people after the […]

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    Russian, Israeli, UK and Turkish military ‘squeeze’ into Cyprus EEZ
    October 17, 2014, by Independent Balkan News Agency

    Russian, Israeli, British and Turkish military forces will all be “squeezed” into the Cyprus Exclusive Economic Zone(EEZ) in the next few days, with unforeseen consequences. Turkey has issued a unilateral naval directive, according ...