Muharram is the first month in the Islamic year and fasting during this time holds a very special place within the Alevi, a community in Turkey that belongs to a branch of Shia Islam.
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey came under a "heinous economic attack" after statements from the United States. But he said Turkey would weather the attack and stay its course.
The 10th round of the World Rally Championship kicked off in southwestern Turkey on Thursday.
Turkey’s Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said Ankara is still working with Russia and Iran to try to prevent a humanitarian tragedy in the case of a threatened Syrian regime offensive in the last opposition and rebel stronghold in the country.
Its monetary committee decided to "implement strong monetary tightening to support price stability," it said on Thursday, as it raised interest rates by 625 basis points in the face of a spike in inflation and a slump in the lira.
A presidential decree has been published in the Official Gazette ordering that all sales and leasing contracts made in foreign currencies in Turkey must be converted into lira within 30 days.
Yusuf Nazik was brought to Turkey from Syria's Latakia following an operation by Turkey's National Intelligence Organization.
Turkey's First Lady Emine Erdogan received a humanitarian service award at the Global Donors Forum in London for her efforts for the needy, and in particular for her work with the Rohingya people.
In a Wall Street Journal article, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on the international community to take action, and warned that "the entire world stands to pay the price" otherwise.
The SADA Women Empowerment and Solidarity Centre has provided vocational courses and counselling sessions to more than 2,000 Syrian refugee women since it opened last year.
Idlib is home to some three million people — around half of them displaced from other parts of the country — and UN says an attack on the region could result in the worst humanitarian catastrophe with the biggest loss of life in the 21st century.
The Turkish government has allowed worshippers to attend mass at the Armenian Cathedral Church of the Holy Cross in Van, Turkey which was previously forbidden for security reasons.
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