World Bulletin/News Desk
IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation, an aid organization in Turkey, has been constructing an orphanage complex in Somali capital of Mogadishu.
IHH will build the complex on an area of 10,000 square meters and the construction of the complex is estimated to cost 2.5 million USD.
Taner Altun, head of IHH delegation in Somalia, told AA correspondent that Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag laid the foundation of the orphanage complex in November 2011.
75 percent of the complex has been completed so far, he said.
The orphanage will be constructed in a complex which will include a school, a health-care center, a supermarket, a sports hall and a mosque.
Nearly 1,500 children will receive education at the school in the orphanage complex which will provide accommodation to 400 orphans.
The Feb. 28 coup wrought havoc on observant Muslims, in particular, who were subjected to a series of rights violations and profiling efforts by the military and the state
Jailed PKK leader Abdullah Ocalan has invited on his followers to attend a conference on disarmament, a crucial step in Turkey's drive to end a 30-year insurgency with Kurdish militants, in the forthcoming spring.
Turkish President Erdogan has lately been pushing for a presidential system to replace the current parliamentary one.
The €920 million program aims to provide in Turkey a high level of quality and sustainable employment; and will guarantee decent social protection.
Thomas Melia, US deputy assistant secretary of state, expressed concern about additional authority given to police in new security draft bill.
Akyurek was charged with negligence on the job at the time of the Turkish-Armenian journalist's murder.
Central Bank Governor Erdem Basci appeared to dismiss any suggestion that he might resign, saying that public duty should be performed for the full period in which it is assigned
The new 6.5 km undersea tunnel will reduce travel time between the two sides of Istanbul via metro and highway lines to 14 minutes.
Turkey has chosen a Chinese company as the preferred bidder for the $3.4 billion project but is also pressing ahead with talks with U.S. and European firms as questions remain about the Chinese proposal
Police detained a man, believed to be mentally unstable, for questioning
Friday's dailies mostly cover the Taliban bomb attack on a Turkish convoy in Afghanistan and Turkish football team Besiktas which dramatically beat Liverpool 5-4 on penalties in the UEFA Europa League.
UN high commissioner for refugees says 3.8 million Syrian refugees are registered in neighboring countries.
Turkish defense contractor Aselsan and French defense contractor Thales on Thursday agreed to install Thales-made Lightweight Multi-role Missiles on Turkish Aselsan's launch-pad
Babacan met PM late on Wednesday, triggering speculation but officials dismiss talk of resignation
A mosque was torched Wednesday near the southern city of Bethlehem.