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Turkey to build tax-free industrial zone in Palestine

Turkey plans to build an organized industrial zone in the Palestinian city of Jenin in the West Bank, according to a new memorandum of understanding.

Turkish Science, Industry and Technology Minister Fikri Işık and Palestinian Deputy Prime Minister and National Economy Minister Mohammed Mostafa signed the deal late on Nov. 26.

‘This nature’ has a serious problem with us

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan spoke at the Women and Justice Summit yesterday, hosted by the Women and Democracy Association (KADEM). He, purely coincidentally, said, “You cannot bring women and men into equal positions; that is against nature [creation].”

The word he used is “fıtrat,” which translates into nature or creation.

Gulf football diplomacy highlights regional divisions

The outcome of the debate about the invitation extended to Jordan and Morocco to attend the Gulf Cup will serve as one more indicator of the balance of power among the Gulf states Wealthy Gulf states have invited Jordan and Morocco to compete in future Gulf Cups as part of a bid to strengthen their fragile six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), at a time when they have - at best - papered

Jihadists launch onslaught on Iraq's Ramadi

Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) launched a major attack Nov. 21 on the Iraqi city of Ramadi, capital of the troubled western province of Anbar, security officials said.
ISIL fighters pounded the city centre with mortar rounds, while clashes broke out all around Ramadi, one of the last urban areas partly under government control in Anbar.

Saudi Arabia beheads Turk for drug trafficking

Saudi Arabia on Nov. 20 beheaded a Turkish man convicted of drug trafficking, the interior ministry said, in the latest execution in the ultra-conservative Gulf kingdom.

Ali Ağırdaş had been convicted of receiving a "large amount of drugs" and was executed in the Saudi capital Riyadh, the ministry said in a statement.