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Ramadan in Turkey

Like all people in Islamic countries, Turkish Muslims receive Ramadan with joy. They rely on astronomical calculations to determine the beginning of Ramadan. It is rare to see someone watching Ramadan’s crescent, so the Turkish Directorate of Religious Affairs announces the start of Ramadan. As Ramadan starts in Turkey, lights at mosques are lit from …

Daily News Egypt

38.5% increase in Egyptian exports to Turkey in 2017

Minister of Trade and Industry Tarek Kabil announced that Egyptian exports to Turkey achieved unprecedented growth during the past year, increasing 38.5% to reach $1.998bn compared to $1.443bn in 2016. The minister added that Egyptian imports from Turkey witnessed a remarkable decline last year to reach $2.36bn compared to $2.733bn in 2016, a decline of …

Daily News Egypt

Cyprus faces unprecedented Turkish intransigence, arrogance: Cypriot presidential commissioner

Cyprus’s presidential commissioner, Photis Photiou, said that Cyprus faces the intransigence of Turkey and its unprecedented arrogance, in addition to flagrant violations of international laws relating to Cyprus’s sovereign rights in its exclusive economic zone. Photiou’s remarks came during a press conference on Sunday, where he explained that his country will continue efforts to find …

Mohamed Samir

Turkish ground forces enter Syria’s Kurdish-held Afrin, amid criticism

Turkey says its military forces have crossed into Syria’s Kurdish enclave of Afrin, as Ankara launched on Saturday an air assault to take the area held by the US-backed Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG). Turkish forces crossed the border into Syria’s Afrin district on Sunday, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said. At a news conference in …

Daily News Egypt

Iran, Turkey, and the interests game

It seems that Iran and Turkey agreed to share the legacy of the old, sick Arab man, although they disagreed on the master whose instructions they should follow in the region to help them to achieve their interests and plans. Iran is a Shiite Muslim country, and the majority of Turkey’s population is Sunni Muslim. …

Abdallah Al-Moghazy