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Prime Minister Ahmet DavutoÄlu has said his government attributes an "international mission" to Turkey's Directorate for Religious Affairs (Diyanet), also indicating that the country needs to make âreforms in religion.â
His words echo President Recep Tayyip ErdoÄan's recent suggestion that the Diyanetâs âhonorâ as a key state body should be restituted
Turkey took second in Group C at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup after a 77-64 win over third placed Dominican Republic with OÄuz SavaÅ leading the way with 15 points.
The Turkish national team will face Australia in the last 16, who were beaten by Angola 91-83 but gave a rest to two of their top players, Joe Ingles and Aron Baynes.
At 0.1 percent monthly, Turkeyâs August inflation, which was published on Sept. 3, disappointed again by coming in slightly higher than expectations of 0 percent. Annual inflation rose from 9.3 to 9.5 percent.