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Shadow of Srebrenica still hovers over the Netherlands, Erdoğan says

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Shadow of Srebrenica still hovers over the Netherlands, Erdoğan says

AA Photo President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan yesterday slammed the Netherlands’ undemocratic treatment of the Turkish ministerial convoy in the Dutch city of Rotterdam by reminding the country of its role in the Srebrenica genocide of Bosniaks, Muslim Bosnians, in 1995. Speaking at an event in Ankara commemorating March 14 Medicine Day, Erdoğan said that the […]

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Turkey suspends high level contacts with the Netherlands as dispute escalates

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Turkey suspends high level contacts with the Netherlands as dispute escalates

Deputy prime minister Numan Kurtulmus said on Monday that all contacts ‘at government level and higher’ will be frozen ‘until the Netherlands meets Turkey’s demands’. Turkey will also block all Dutch diplomatic flights and the Dutch ambassador, who is not currently in Turkey, will also not be allowed to return. ‘There is a crisis and […]

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Storm Stella causes cancellation of Scandinavian flights to New York

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Storm Stella causes cancellation of Scandinavian flights to New York

File photo of a flight taking off from Stockholm Arlanda. Photo: Fredrik Sandberg While the east coast of the US braces itself for the worst of Storm Stella, the impact of the bad weather is already being felt on the other side of the Atlantic, as a string of flights from Scandinavia to New York […]

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Is Sweden really the best place in the world for women?

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Is Sweden really the best place in the world for women?

Female friends chatting to each other in Stockholm. Photo: Maja Suslin/TT Sweden was ranked the best place in the world for women in a survey published on International Women’s Day. We asked foreigners how they feel their lives have changed since moving to Sweden. Based on 9,000 respondents’ opinions and ranked among 80 countries, the […]

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Police chief says 90% of Mosul’s old city retaken from Islamic State

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Police chief says 90% of Mosul’s old city retaken from Islamic State

Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) Iraq’s Federal Police chief said Tuesday security forces had retaken 90 percent of central Mosul’s Old City, a most-wanted target in operations against the Islamic State in western Mosul. Lt. Gen. Shaker Jawdat said in a statement that his forces recaptured Bab al-Jadid and Bab al-Bid neighborhood. The troops recaptured Nineveh’s railway station […]

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Somalia pirates hijacked tanker, allegedly: UPDATE

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Somalia pirates hijacked tanker, allegedly: UPDATE

 Mar 14 UPDATE: other sources say tanker was under Sri Lanka flag. Voice of America reported on Mar 13 alleged hijack of an UAE tanker in Gulf of Aden by Somalian pirates:   Somali officials say pirates have hijacked an oil tanker in the Indian Ocean and guided it to the coast of Puntland region. […]

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European Commission calls on Turkey to moderate its tone in row with Dutch

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European Commission calls on Turkey to moderate its tone in row with Dutch

The European Commission has reacted to the diplomatic row between the Netherlands and Turkey by calling on Ankara to ‘refrain’ from statements and actions that will make the situation worse. The commission’s foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini and regional policy commissioner Johannes Hahn said in a joint statement on Monday that following the tensions between Turkey […]

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Turkey demands formal apology from Netherlands, protests mistreatment of minister, protesters

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Turkey demands formal apology from Netherlands, protests mistreatment of minister, protesters

MAP File Photo Turkey summoned the charge d’affaires of the Netherlands to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for a third time, on Monday and handed two diplomatic notes over the banning of entry for Turkish ministers. Dutch Embassy’s Charge d’Affaires Daan Feddo Huisinga was called to the foreign ministry in the morning and received a […]

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Ellison says travel ban will hurt Somalis fleeing famine

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Ellison says travel ban will hurt Somalis fleeing famine

The second in command at the Democratic National Committee, Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., called President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban inhumane and cruel, and particularly hurtful to an immigrant community he knows well. “In Minneapolis, we are proud of our Somalia-American community,” Ellison said on MSNBC’s Morning Joe on March 7. “Somalia is going through […]

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Recep Tayyip Erdogan lashes out anew at Angela Merkel

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Recep Tayyip Erdogan lashes out anew at Angela Merkel

Scathing broadside against German chancellor came hours after EU urged Turkish president to halt inflammatory rhetoric.   Chancellor Angela Merkel said she’s unwilling to play Erdogan’s ‘game’ [File: Kacper Pempel/Reuters] Turkey’s president continued his rhetorical attacks on European leaders on Monday by accusing German Chancellor Angela Merkel of “supporting terrorists”. Merkel called the accusations “clearly […]

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