World Bulletin / News Desk
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday that what has been happening in Syria is a new Karbala.
"What happened in Karbala 1,332 years ago is what happens in Syria today," Premier Erdogan said at his speech at an international conference titled "Arab Spring and Peace in the New Middle East: Muslim and Christian Perspectives" conference in Istanbul.
Erdogan said that he knew that killing was forbidden not only in Islam but also in all divine religions.
Premier Erdogan said that they would never forget the tragedy of Karbala and that painful incident must be a lesson to all, referring to a battle between supporters and relatives of the Prophet Muhammad's grandson Hussein ibn Ali on the one side and a military detachment from the forces of Yazid I, the Umayyad caliph, on the other in 680. Hussein ibn Ali was martyred during the battle of Karbala.
Islam considered human being as the most sacred one in all creatures regardless of his/her faith, sect or status, he said, adding that Turkey did not have any prejudices toward any ethnical origin, religion or any sect.
Mr. Fuller in his lengthy comment argues that the Gulen Movement (GM) is a civilian movement that has nothing to do with violence and political ambitions. Well, based on our experience in recent years, I would say, in the simplest words, the following: That’s what we thought so, Mr. Fuller, but it was a long time ago! It is over now, we have changed our minds dramatically in recent years about the possible real intentions and ambitions of this so called “movement.”
Total of 8,651 military personnel took party in attempted coup, or just 1.5 pct, announces Turkish General Staff
Civilians who rose up against plot meet prime minister in Ankara
Lawmakers will investigate facts surrounding July 15 coup attempt
The paper's ex-staffers are suspected of links to FETO terror organization, accused of plotting July 15 coup attempt
Justice minister says Fetullah Gulen is planning to flee US following extradition request
Main opposition leader urges Pennsylvania-based preacher's extradition from US; supports changes to constitution
Civil servants are suspended over alleged links to Gulenist organization, held responsible for coup attempt
Operations, missions will continue at base in south Turkey
Binali Yildirim reacts to European Commission president's warnings on death penalty
Turkey's relations with Russia and Israel will contribute to region's stability, says Turkey's energy minister
Devlet Bahceli says Turkey-US relations face 'serious problems' over Gulen extradition demands
In their testimony, the pilots claim they were following orders and did not know what was going on
Binali Yildirim says Turkish Cypriots on the island still being isolated
In an article to Al Jazeera, Cavusoglu tells how citizens of Turkey responded to July 15 coup attempt
Azerbaijan expects investments in Turkey to reach $20 billion by 2018; says economic cooperation 'built on solid'