World Bulletin / News Desk
The United Arab Emirates’ Embassy in Turkey’s capital has a new address evoking Turkey’s Ottoman heritage in the Middle East, including its defense of Muslim holy sites.
The embassy building has not moved, but the streets around it have been renamed, in the wake of a historical row between Turkey and the UAE.
Under an Ankara Municipality decision, 613rd St. has been renamed Fahreddin Pasha Street - -- after the Ottoman governor of Medina, Saudi Arabia from 1916-1919 -- and 609th Ave. in front of the embassy was also renamed "Medine Müdafii" (Defender of Medina) Ave.
The move comes after social media posts last month by Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyan, the UAE’s foreign minister, accusing Fahreddin Pasha of committing crimes against Medina’s population, including theft.
The post drew the ire of Ankara, with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his top aide Ibrahim Kalin slamming the allegations.
"Where were your ancestors when our Fahreddin Pasha was defending Medina?" Erdogan asked last month.
He added that the so-called “theft” was actually "protecting the holy relics of the Prophet Mohamed from [British] invaders."
Zeynep Ikbal received Kairos Prize for her project over geometry and detailed drawings
Turkey’s Aegean resort town offers a premium holiday with its unique landscape and white summer houses
A small city in Japan is facing a ninja shortage as the town struggles with depopulation.
Tamer El Said’s In the Last Days of the City documents life in the Egyptian capital over 10 years, but authorities have refused him a permit to show it
Director of museum in Yozgat says fossil belonging to mammoth found for first time in city
Gobeklitepe has recently been added to UNESCO's World Heritage List
France play Croatia in the World Cup final at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium on Sunday. Here is each team's path to the showpiece match.
Grammy award-winning singer set to perform at Vodafone Park as part of her 6th world tour 'El Dorado'
Now the house lies in ruins, like dozens of others in the "City of Stone", defined by its castle, steep cobblestone roads and silvery-coloured limestone structures with views of the Drino Valley near the border with Greece.
Nemrut Caldera in eastern Turkey offers breathtaking views to visitors
Site in Sanlirufa province known as world's oldest temple
Buses are symbol of good relations Bosnia-Herzegovina and Turkey, says Turkish envoy
Mexican children living in rural areas will be able to access information through digital libraries, TIKA says
Yunus Emre Institute (YEE) offers Turkish language teaching certificate program for foreigners
Turkey’s biggest library to open in Istanbul with capacity of 7 million books
Library with capacity of 7 million books to open for public in 2020