World Bulletin / News Desk
“Turkey built the school in a region where most residents were complaining about the lack of such a facility,” Maria Angela Holguin told a news conference with her Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu in Istanbul.
She was referring to a school in the Orejon area of Antioquia built by the aid group Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA), this May.
Holguin thanked Turkey for its support to the Colombian peace process.
“The support you gave to the Colombian peace process means a lot to us. Those were really hard times. Finally, we have ensured peace, even though it was tough.”
She said violence in the country had killed 250,000 people and left 50,000 others missing.
In 2016, President Juan Manuel Santos and Rodrigo Londono Echeverri, leader of the guerilla movement Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, signed a historic peace agreement to end the decades-long civil war.
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The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said earlier that nearly 40 foreign fighters allied to Syria's regime were killed in the raid in eastern Syria.
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Settlers clash with Israeli police over illegal settlement outpost built on Palestinian land
Israeli army strikes at al-Bureij refugee camp in Gaza Strip
US will implement 25 percent tariff on Chinese goods that 'contain industrially significant technologies,' White House says
Airstrikes target PKK terror group in mountainous Qandil region
Colombians go to the polls in the second round of presidential elections
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Gaza's Palestinians celebrate end-of-Ramadan holiday amid steadily worsening economic conditions
Muslims have gathered at Al-Aqsa Mosque to celebrate the Eid ul Fitr.
Grenfell Tower, an apartment building that is a 10-minute walk from the mosque, had gone up in flames, leaving more than 70 people dead. By the morning of June 14, 2017, 203 families were homeless, and most had lost nearly all of their possessions. More than half of the victims were Muslims.