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Turkey brings 33 more wounded Palestinians for treatment

Turkey has evacuated 33 more wounded Palestinians from the Gaza Strip for medical treatment.

The Palestinians were initially transferred from Gaza Strip to Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport on Aug. 28, where the Turkish Ministry of Health National Medical Rescue Team (UMKE) provided preliminary treatment.

Turkey brings over 33 more wounded Palestinians for treatment

Turkey has evacuated 33 more wounded Palestinians from the Gaza Strip for medical treatment.

The Palestinians were initially transferred from Gaza Strip to Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport on Aug. 28, where the Turkish Ministry of Health National Medical Rescue Team (UMKE) provided preliminary treatment.

Gov't jet carrying Venizelos back from Turkey conducts emergency landing

A government jet carrying Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Evangelos Venizelos back to Athens from Ankara where he had attended the inauguration ceremony of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was forced to conduct an emergency landing in Thessaloniki on Friday due to a technical problem.

Four new names in Davutoğlu cabinet with Çavuşoğlu as FM

No time has been wasted for the formation of Turkey’s new government with PM Ahmet Davutoğlu at the helm. The newly-minted Cabinet announced less than 24 hours after the handover ceremony at the presidency only contains four new names. Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has replaced Davutoğlu as top diplomat

UNHCR: Syrian Refugees Top 3 Million

Over 3 million people have fled the civil war in Syria, according to reports of the United Nations refugee agency.

Antonio Guterres, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), called the crisis "the biggest humanitarian emergency of our era" in a Friday statement.

According to the press release, almost half of all Syrians have been forced to abandon their homes.

Galatasaray handed tough draw in Champions League

After Fenerbahçe and Beşiktaş, it will be Galatasaray's turn to battle out with Arsenal in the top European competition as the Champions League group stage draw was made in Monaco on Aug. 29. The Gunners have will travel for a third time to Istanbul within a year and will have consecutively faced Turkey's three big football clubs.

Number of Syrian refugees tops three million mark: UN

More than three million Syrians have fled the civil war ravaging their country to become refugees - a million of them in the past year alone, the United Nations said Aug. 29.

The prime foreign minister

After Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s elevation to the seat of the prime president minister, Ahmet Davutoğlu is taking over as the prime foreign minister.

Readers should know this column has often hosted Professor Davutoğlu; sometimes, perhaps, it has been unfair to him.

Erdoğan’s epic political journey

One shall give credit where credit is due: Turkey’s President-elect Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has proven he could deliver most of his promises after having entered politics as a full-time assignment back in 1994, when he was elected mayor of the country’s largest city, Istanbul.

A portrait: Erdoğan’s epic political journey

One shall give credit where credit is due: Turkey’s President-elect Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has proven he could deliver most of his promises after having entered politics as a full-time assignment back in 1994, when he was elected mayor of the country’s largest city, Istanbul.

Bulgaria's President Plevneliev: Turkey Is Very Important To Us

“Turkey is very important to us, because we have the strategic goal to diversify our energy supplies,” Bulgaria's President Rosen Plevneliev told the Bulgarian National Radio. 

Plevneliev is in Turkey to attend the inauguration of Recep Tayyip Erdogan as president of the country. 

Recep Erdogan Inaugurated As Turkey's President

Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been officially sworn in as Turkish president after winning the country's first public vote for head of state, reports BBC.

Erdogan, who served three terms as PM, received 52% of the popular vote earlier this month, and vowed to give more power to the previously ceremonial post.

Russia Denies Having Sent Troops To Ukraine

Andrey Kelin, Russian representative to the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) denied all allegations that there are Russian troops in Ukraine.

According to RT.com, Kelin has given a firm response to the allegations, saying that “we have said that no Russian involvement has been spotted, there are no soldiers or equipment present.”

Petro Poroshenko: Russia Invades Ukraine

Ukraine's president Petro Poroshenko announced on Thursday that Russian troops have invaded Ukraine and cancelled his working visit to Turkey.

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