Ethnic groups in Asia
According to Turkish security sources, 50 000 Syrian refugees from Aleppo are expected to cross into the country due to the recent surge of violence in the region.
Russian airstrikes against Islamic State (IS) have targeted the southern and eastern neighbourhoods of Aleppo, while Syrian President Bashar al-Assad launched a land operation near the city.
Istanbul's Armenian community is set to open a new school building in the city's Bak?rköy district for the 2015-2016 academic year, replacing an older building that had served for 171 years.
"I am very happy to see that the school is almost completed. Moving to a new building after 171 years makes us all happy," Surp Asdvadzadzin Church Foundation head Mesut Özdemir said.
As recently as five years ago Turkey had a happy story to tell ? and sell. Its ?moderate? Islamists would be the role model in the Arab world; borders in the Middle East would be as peaceful as the U.S.-Canadian border; the Crescent and Star?s ?rise and rise?
The deadly Suruç attack that claimed the lives of 32 activist youngsters and wounded around 100 others is itself a declaration of war by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) on Turkey. Its magnitude, scope and method show us that the July 20 Suruç attack cannot be described as just a message conveyed by the extremist jihadists, but rather as a challenge against Turkey?s recent move
Many news reports on China?s alleged restrictions on Muslim Uighurs during the holy month of Ramadan do not reflect reality, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an has said, amid anti-Chinese demonstrations by Turkish nationalists over the treatment of the Turkic-speaking, largely Muslim minority in China?s Xinjiang region.
Once in a while, the nationalists in Turkey show too much interest in a chronic problem. The latest such issue is the situation of Turkic Uighurs living in China?s Xinjiang region and the supposed restrictions on the Muslim minority to observe the holy month of Ramadan.