World Bulletin/News Desk
Canada's foreign affairs minister said that Canada commended Turkey on successfully stopping shipment of weapons to Syria.
A statement by John Baird said that Canada has continually supported efforts to prevent weapons from reaching Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime, amid what he described as the leader's "bloody struggle to cling to power."
"We commend Turkey on successfully stopping one such shipment today," Baird said. "These efforts will help limit the Assad regime's ability to kill civilians in Syria."
Baird added that Canada wants the bloodshed in Syria to end quickly, and urged the UN Security Council to push for further sanctions as well as an arms embargo "to bring pressure to bear on the Assad regime."
A Syrian refugee has set himself on fire to protest his 15 year old sons abduction by the PKK.
Turkish dailies on Thursday report on the Turkish parliamentary speaker election, Greek debt crisis
Thousands take to streets all over Turkey to protest China's alleged ban on Muslims fasting during Ramadan
Foreign Ministry statement offers sympathy to victims' families
Turkish AK party candidate has been elected Turkish parliament speaker
Turkish police have detained 7 people suspected of being part of ISIL
The Turkish army has boosted security on the border with Syria
Turkish newspapers on Wednesday focus on ongoing voting for the country's parliamentary speaker
Volkan Bozkir is closely watching developments in Greece since it directly effects Turkey as well
A top aide of Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that the increased border security is a preventative measure.
Ismet Yilmaz, Deniz Baykal, Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu and Dengir Mir Mehmet Firat are the four candidates contesting for the post
A temporary accommodation center has been established in the Suruc district of Turkey's southeastern Sanliurfa province that can host up to 35,000 people
Turkey's Foreign Ministry 'deeply concerned' over reports China banned Ramadan for Party members, including civil servants, students, teachers
Turkish dailies on Tuesday reported on the National Security Council regarding 'possible threats' on Syrian border