Murat Sofuoglu is a staff writer at TRT World.
Internal political fighting fed by external powers like Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Iran has heavily damaged Yemen’s educational system, and the lives of those in academia.
The Greek government restricted its Orthodox population from celebrating the Epiphany. In Turkey, Istanbul’s Greeks marked it with a famous ceremony of the blessing of the waters.
Turkey is a leading country in the liver transplant industry and world-class surgeons like Yaman Tokat have saved thousands of lives in high-risk operations.
For outsiders, all Shia groups know just one master, Iran, a Shia-majority country. But recent escalations between the two Shia groups disprove that understanding.
For some, the year prompted introspection and allowed them to see each other from a different lens. For others, it brought financial difficulties.
Yaman Tokat, a leading Turkish surgeon, speaks to TRT World and explains what made Turkey a global leader in the liver transplant industry.
Under interim Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al Kadhimi, a new rapprochement has begun between the two countries to put up a joint fight against the PKK terror group.
There are various examples of how so-called ‘terrorist’ states or leaders can suddenly become clean simply through the normalising of ties with Israel.
Human Rights Watch interviewed several detainees held in a deportation centre in Riyadh, where migrant workers have been tortured and abused continuously.
From Turkey’s perspective, Washington’s treatment of its NATO ally is “unfair”.
While protests have occasionally hit the Kurdish region since 2015, the latest demonstrations have been more intense.
Saudi Arabia and Qatar have appeared to get closer to signing a deal to end the Gulf dispute, but the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt still have reservations.
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