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Turkish Religious Affairs Directorate called on international organizations such as the United Nations (UN) and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) not to remain silent to violence against Arakanese Muslims in Burma.
A statement by the Religious Affairs Directorate said that more than 1,000 Arakenese Muslims living in Burma were killed and more than 90,000 Muslims there were left homeless.
There have been clashes between peoples from different religions in the world in the recent years, it said, adding that they were deeply saddened by such clashes undermining peace and tranquility.
Arakan Muslims have been suffered from killings, human rights violations, violence, tortures and rapes, the statement said.
Muslims' houses, mosques and villages were destroyed and they were forced to migrate and live in camps and woods, it said.
Such inhuman practices in Burma must be ended as soon as possible, the statement said, noting that international organizations such as UN and OIC not to remain silent and say 'stop' to violence against Arakanese Muslims in Burma.
"We call on Islamic world and whole humanity to assist Arakanese Muslims," it said, adding that the directorate also called on Bangladeshi government to comply with international practices for asylum-seekers.
Rumors are circulating the Turkish media that ISIL militants have surrounded the Suleiman Shah tomb, a Turkish military base in Syria's Aleppo.
Thursday’s dailies cover the clashes between ISIL and the pro-Kurdish Democratic Union party in Kobani and Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s remarks at the opening of the country’s new legislative year.
Turkey will speed up the process of nuclear power plant construction, said Turkish energy minister following talks with Russian energy officials.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu compared the Syrian regime to the ISIL.
"If this massacre attempt achieves its goal it will end the process," said Abdullah Ocalan, leader of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).
Turkey had warned Kurdish and Syrian fighters to unite against ISIL, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said.
The advanceof ISIL insurgents to within sight of the Turkish army on the Syrian border has piled pressure on Ankara to play a greater role in the U.S.-led coalition.
"Immediately subsequent to the 2015 elections, all parties in the parliament should free themselves from prejudice and come together to write a new constitution based on reconciliation," Erdogan said.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said "We will fight effectively against both ISIL and all other terrorist organizations within the region; this will always be our priority."
Concerns Kiev could stop gas flow to Turkey and construction of nuclear plant on agenda for Taner Yildiz.
Turkish government's motion for military action against ISIL is extensively covered by Turkish dailies on Wednesday.
The Syrian Kurdish People’s Defence Units (PYD), a strong affiliate of the Kurdish separatist PKK terrorist organization, asked for weapons from Turley to fight the ISIL.
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker called on Turkey to 'lift barriers' for American investment in the country.
Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc said a special 'solution process council' will guide government's efforts to solve the Kurdish issue.
The newly-submitted motion, seeking parliamentary mandate for military action, cites the rising threats on southern borders as a motive.
A Turkish warship was harrassed in international waters, while a Turkish training aircraft was tracked in international air space.