In a Sunday phone call to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, American President Barack Obama issued a “clear strategic imperative” to Israel: an immediate and unconditional ceasefire. 376 more words
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Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has said that his government supports the positions of the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas, “because it embraces the Palestinian cause and struggles for its people.” In an interview with a local TV channel on Saturday, Davutoglu stressed that his government supports any organisation or individuals who serve the interests of Palestinians. 165 more words
7 Things You Must See in Istanbul
1. Topkapi Palace
The primary residence of the Ottoman sultans from 1465–1856, this palace complex is a major attraction for its holy relics — including Muhammad’s cloak, sword and footprint — the palace treasury, and the Imperial Harem which housed the sultan’s family and concubines. 486 more words
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Amid Israel’s Operation Protective Edge to stop Hamas attacks from Gaza, a “Freedom Flotilla” is being organized in Turkey to bring humanitarian aid to the Hamas-controlled Palestinian coastal enclave with the protection of the Turkish military, according to an unconfirmed media report.