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US Congress to debate religious freedom situation in Turkey
US Congress to debate religious freedom situation in Turkey
U.S Senator and Helsinki Commission Chairman Roger Wicker introduced a bipartisan resolution on June 12 urging President Donald Trump to take action against seven countries, including Turkey, for what it described as violations of religious freedom.
Tulips everywhere as Istanbul kicks off spring festival
Tulips everywhere as Istanbul kicks off spring festival
The 13th Tulip Festival officially opened yesterday in Istanbul, marking the start of month-long festivities themed with the flower in all its colors.
Croatia approves $500M deal to purchase F-16 fighter jets from Israel
Croatia approves $500M deal to purchase F-16 fighter jets from Israel
News was on the front page of Daily Sabah
Russia expresses concern over Iran-Israel tensions
Russia expresses concern over Iran-Israel tensions
Moscow is concerned about rising tensions between Iran and Israel, according to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.
Israeli company inks $15 billion gas export deal with Egypt
Israeli company inks $15 billion gas export deal with Egypt
Israeli energy company Delek Drilling has announced a $15 billion deal to supply natural gas to Egypt.
Istanbul woman awarded compensation after dismissal for being pregnant
Istanbul woman awarded compensation after dismissal for being pregnant
A court in Turkey has ordered an employer to pay financial compensation after allegedly firing a woman citing to “low performance stemming from her pregnancy.”
Five great synagogues in Turkey – Jewish Cultural Heritage
Five great synagogues in Turkey – Jewish Cultural Heritage
Jews were a significant minority till 1950s in Turkey. There are approximately 15.000 Jews living in Istanbul and about 1.500 in Izmir today. As a consequence, there are very important examples of Jewish cultural heritage in the country. Here are five synagogues that have international reputation and significance.
Community effort turns into kitchen for Syrian women
Community effort turns into kitchen for Syrian women
The Women to Women Refugee Kitchen opened its doors last week.
Israeli, Turkish chefs hope food can bridge divide
Israeli, Turkish chefs hope food can bridge divide
IIt took quite a few months for David Dudi Califa to decide to come back to Istanbul following the attack by a suicide bomber on March 19, 2016, on one of Istanbul’s busiest streets. Califa, a food blogger from Israel, was leading a gastronomy tour when an Islamic State (IS) bomber killed three of his friends and injured 10 more of his group, including himself.
Jews in Turkey under attack over Temple Mount crisis
Jews in Turkey under attack over Temple Mount crisis
Temple Mount crisis escalates into religious rift abroad, as Muslims in Turkey block entry into, and vandalize synagogues, threatening to ´come back again´ unless Israel changes its policy.
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