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Minister urges envoys to tell world to give Turkey credit in foreign fighter issue

Voicing regret over "unfair international criticism" of Turkey over foreign fighters using the country as a transit point to join Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) fighters, Interior Minister Efkan Ala has tasked Turkish ambassadors to "tell the world about the facts."

Islamist Turkish dailies draw ire after Charlie Hebdo attack

Two Islamist newspapers in Turkey have drawn ire on social media with their headlines that "justified" the deadly attack on a French satirical newspaper.

Hours after gunmen stormed the offices of the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo in Paris, chanting "Allahu Akbar" (God is greatest), Yeni Akit newspaper chose the title, "Attack on the magazine that provoked Muslims."

Majority of Turks would fight for their country, survey says

A large majority of Turkish people, 73 percent, said they would be willing to fight for their country if there were a war that involved Turkey, Gallup International's annual global End of Year survey has shown.

Globally, 60 percent of the people surveyed said they would be willing to take up arms for their country while 27 percent would not be willing.

Outlawed Marxist Group Claims Responsibility for Istanbul Suicider

The prohibited Marxist DHKP-C group claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing attack carried out in Istanbul on Tuesday.

The group, which is considered a terrorist organisation by Turkey, the EU and the US, claimed responsibility for the attack on its website, the BBC reports.

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