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Turkey’s Tayyip Erdogan says Emmanuel Macron ‘needs treatment’ over attitude to Muslims

ISTANBUL: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan launched a fresh attack on his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on Saturday, saying he needed mental treatment over his attitude towards Muslims and Islam. Earlier this month, Macron pledged to fight “Islamist separatism”, which he said was threatening to take control in some Muslim communities around France, drawing a sharp […]

China-backed AIIB approves 70 million euro loan to Turkey to fight COVID-19

BEIJING: Beijing-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) said on Monday it would lend 70 million euros ($83.37 million) to Turkey to help the country deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. The project will be co-financed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and aims to increase public hospital infrastructure capacity, according to a statement by […]

Twitter removes China, Russia and Turkey ‘state-linked’ accounts

Twitter on Friday said it had removed tens of thousands of “state linked” accounts used by China, Russia and Turkey to push their own propaganda, sow misinformation or attack critics. By far the biggest network uncovered was linked to China, the US social media giant said, comprised of a “highly engaged core” of 23,750 accounts […]

Four Muslim nations consider gold, barter trade to beat future sanctions

By Liz Lee KUALA LUMPUR: Iran, Malaysia, Turkey and Qatar are considering trading among themselves in gold and through a barter system as a hedge against any future economic sanctions on them, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Saturday. At the end of an Islamic summit in Malaysia, Mahathir praised Iran and Qatar for […]

Turkey building naval warship for Pakistan

ANKARA: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that his country has started construction of a warship set to be sold to the Pakistan Navy, a media report said. Erdogan made the announcement on Sunday while attending a dual ceremony to commission the new Turkish naval ship TCG Kinaliada and the MILGEM (Turkish national warship programme)-class […]

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