Last month’s Protest at Capitol Hill intensified concerns about different views within the United States military. However, the number of current or former members of the armed forces who participated in the Peaceful Protest is unknown.
Turkish police on Monday detained 159 people over protests in Istanbul against President Erdogan’s appointment of a new rector at one of the country’s top Universities, the Istanbul Governor’s office said.
President Tayyip Erdogan said he would discuss strained U.S. relations with President-elect Joe Biden if he takes office, playing down the possibility of sanctions over Turkey’s purchase of Russian missile defence systems.
The earthquake was felt intensely in Seferihisar as well as in the city center and surrounding districts. It was stated that some buildings in Izmir collapsed and many buildings were damaged. AFAD reported that 17 people lost their lives, including 1 drowning, and 763 people were injured in the earthquake.
Azerbaijan accused Armenia of killing 21 people and wounding dozens in a missile strike near Nagorno-Karabakh on Oct. 28, the deadliest reported attack on civilians in a month of fighting over the disputed region.
The origins of the outrage in parts of the Muslim world over the French president’s stance towards Islam spring from a speech he gave earlier this month, before the incident with Samuel Paty.
Ankara has accused Charlie Hebdo of promoting hatred after the French satirical magazine published a front-page caricature of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, amid cultural tensions between France and Muslim countries.
In the wake of the murder of Samuel Paty, a teacher who was killed for showing students caricatures of Prophet Muhammad, French authorities have launched a crackdown on radical Islam, closing one mosque and raided several properties. Earlier in September, President Emmanuel Macron had pledged to fight “Islamist separatism” and to protect French values and principles.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is suing Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilders after the anti-Islam politician posted a series of tweets against the Turkish leader, including one that described him as a “terrorist.”