Islam is Compatible with Democracy, Despite Turkey’s Recent Example

Fethullah Gülen : « L’échec de l’expérience démocratique turque n’est pas dû à l’adhésion aux valeurs islamiques mais à leur trahison » Turkey was hailed as an example for a modern Muslim democracy during the early 2000s. The current ruling party that came to power in 2002 implemented reforms that were aligned with the European Union’s democratic standards and the country’s record in human rights began to improve. Unfortunately, the democratic reforms were short lived. The process stalled only a few years later and then around 2011, following his third…

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Shots fired at U.S. embassy, no casualties: police

Several gunshots were fired early Monday morning from a vehicle at the U.S. Embassy in the Turkish capital, Ankara, causing no casualties, police and the embassy spokesperson said. The attack coincided with a deepening row between Ankara and Washington over the trial of a U.S. pastor in Turkey. A police officer told Reuters at the scene the drive-by shooting occurred around 5 a.m. (0200 GMT) and that nobody was hurt. The embassy is closed this week for a public holiday to mark the Islamic Eid al-Adha festival. “We can confirm…

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BREAKING: President Buhari Leaves For Turkey

The President, Muhammadu Buhari, has left the country to Istanbul, Turkey where he will be participating in the ninth Summit of the Developing 8 (D-8) on Friday, October 20, 2017.   The President left the country on Wednesday after presiding over the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting, with his cabinet members at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.   Prior to the D-8 Summit, President Buhari, at the invitation of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey, would participate in an official working visit to Ankara, the capital city.   This was contained…

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Pilot lands plane ‘blind’ after hailstones shatter windscreen

A hero pilot successfully landed a plane “blind” after hailstones shattered the aircraft’s nose and windscreen.The plane took off from Ercan International Airport in northern Cyprus, but Captain Alexander Akopov came into difficulty shortly afterwards when a storm broke out and large hailstones destroyed the cockpit’s windscreen. He was given permission to fly the AtlasGlobal jet into Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport, where he managed to successfully land despite not being able to see anything. The Airbus A320 had 121 passengers and six crew on board, who broke out into applause as…

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