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President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan spoke to Sweden's Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson on June 25 about the country's bid to join NATO, a statement by the communications directorate has said.
According to the statement, Erdoğan said Stockholm needs to change its attitude towards PKK terror organization and its Syria branch YPG.
Turkey will continue to block Finland & Sweden’s memberships as Ankara is signaling its lack of interest in strengthening the alliance
Nobel-prize winner Orhan Pamuk has praised the country's decision to change its name from "Turkey" to "Türkiye" on international platforms.
"Now, after this decision, when English speakers say Türkiye, they will not think about that bird that is eaten on Christmas," the Turkish author said while talking to the U.K. daily Financial Times.
Turkish Justice Minister Bekir Bozdağ has joined the public anger by criticizing the "unjust provocation discount" a court has given in the case of Cemal Metin Avcı, the murderer of university student Pınar Gültekin.
Speaking at a conference on the law on June 23, Bozdağ highlighted that the issue of "unjust provocation discount" should be discussed.
Mahmut Ustaosmanoğlu, a Turkish Sufi sheikh and the leader of the influential İsmailağa Jamia of the Naqshbandi-Khalidiyya Tariqah, died on June 23 at the age of 93.
According to a statement by the tariqah, his funeral service will be held on June 24, in Istanbul's Fatih district where the movement is centered.