World Bulletin/News Desk
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday that they considered Islamophobia an appearance of racism.
Delivering a speech at the Istanbul World Forum, Erdogan said that those who tried to create a bad and wrong image that Islam was identical with terrorism were actually supporters of terrorism in the world.
Erdogan said Islamophobia was kind of an appearance of racism, and this wrong mentality has become a danger not only for the western countries but also for whole world.
There was need for a new order that would create a fair global income distribution, he said. Countries should take more responsibilities regarding sustainable development and combating poverty, he said.
Erdogan said the Turkish International Development and Cooperation Agency (TIKA) has been conducting its activities in 100 countries, stating that Turkey's aids to underdeveloped countries reached 1.5 billion U.S. dollars this year.
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Body of Turkish national to be returned following autopsy
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Cavusoglu speaks with Palestinian counterpart on the phone over developments in Jerusalem
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Countries sign deals on energy, industry and trade
Turkish citizens arrived in Aegean resort of Bodrum after being stranded on Kos
Muslim Turks in Greece's Western Thrace region welcome promotion of new Deputy Prime Minister Hakan Cavusoglu
Premier Yildirim warns against making 'worrying statements' targeting businessmen keen on investing in Turkey
President will seek to resolve crisis among Gulf countries during visit to Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Qatar
Warrants also issued in capital Ankara for over 150 suspects, including 20 Forestry and Water Affairs Ministry staff
BIST 100 index drops 0.25 percent while US dollar/Turkish lira rate stands at around 3.52
Nationwide demonstrations in Turkey planned for after Friday prayers
Turkish General Staff shared details of counter-terrorism operations from July 13 to 20
Handover ceremony held at many ministries following Cabinet reshuffle on Wednesday
More than 194 million vehicles used Turkey's bridges, highways in first half of 2017