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PM Nawaz attends Turkey president’s daughter wedding

ISTANBUL -UNS : Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif on Saturday attended the wedding ceremony of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s daughter in Istanbul. Erdogan’s daughter Sumeyye married defence industrialist Selcuk Bayraktar at a large-scale and high security ceremony in Istanbul. …

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55 Daesh members killed in Syria in Turkish army strikes

ISTANBUL: Turkish forces launched a salvo of artillery strikes on northern Syria that killed 55 members of Daesh group, Turkish news agencies reported on Sunday. Artillery units stationed near the border struck Daesh group targets near Aleppo on Saturday evening, destroying three missile launchers and …

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Bosnian mosque reopens in move towards reconciliation

SARAJEVO, BOSNIA -UNS : Thousands of Muslims flocked to the capital of Bosnia’s Serb region for the reopening of a historic mosque destroyed during wartime. The ceremony is seen as encouraging religious tolerance among deeply divided communities. The return of Muslim believers to the rebuilt …

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New mass brawl erupts in Turkey parliament: TV

ANKARA: Ruling party and opposition Turkish lawmakers on Monday exchanged punches and hurled water bottles at each other as a new mass brawl erupted in parliament over changes to the constitution, television broadcasts showed. Parliament’s constitutional committee was meeting to discuss a government-backed proposal to …

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Istanbul braces for police lockdown on May Day

ISTANBUL -UNS : Istanbul braced for a major security lockdown for May Day on Sunday, with almost 25,000 police on duty and numerous roads closed for an occasion that regularly sees clashes between Turkish protesters and police. The Istanbul governor’s office said in a statement …

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Turkish President defends secularism after remarks by parl’t speaker

ZAGREB: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday the state should have an equal distance from all religious faiths following a call by the speaker of Turkey’s parliament for a new constitution to drop references to secularism. Erdogan said in televised comments during a visit …

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Turkey needs religious constitution, parliament:Speaker

INSTUMBLE -UNS : Overwhelmingly Muslim Turkey needs a ‘religious’ constitution and secularism should be dropped from the country’s new charter, parliament’s speaker said, marking a potential rupture with the modern republic’s founding principles. The ruling AK Party, which has roots in political Islam, is pushing …

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Asian political parties conference will start from tomorrow

ISLAMABAD: The International Conference of Asian Political Parties (ICAPP) will be started from Tomorrow in Islamabad.In two days conference more than 40 delegates from 16 Asian countries will be participated. ICAPP is the Asia wide organisation of the political parties, including those in the government …

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Huge loses in Syrian war:270,000 dead, 4.7m refugees

BEIRUT (AFP) – Syria’s war has killed more than a quarter of a million people, uprooted over half the population and left much of the country in ruins since it erupted five years ago. Here are some key facts and figures on the conflict: Huge …

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Turkey demands threaten EU migrant deal

BRUSSELS -UNS : Turkey unexpectedly ratcheted up its demands for helping the EU with the migrant crisis at a high-stakes summit on Monday, leaving European leaders unsure if they were willing to pay the price for a deal. Ankara sought an extra three billion euros …

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