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World Refugee Day: Meet the Somali politicians breaking through in the Nordics 

Composite image showing Suldaan Said Ahmed and Marian Hussein - Copyright Euronews
By: Euronews To mark World Refugee Day, Euronews profiles two Somalis and traces their journeys from arrival in the Nordics to their breakthroughs as politicians. _In the Nordic region, the first Somalis arrived in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Later, as Somalia's civil war became more intense,...

Foreign arrivals in Turkey jump 308.48% in May

The Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport arrivals terminal, Turkey, March 29, 2022. (Shutterstock Photo)
By: Daily Sabah The number of foreigners visiting Turkey increased by 308.48% in May compared to the same month of the previous year, according to data released by the Culture and Tourism Ministry on Monday. The ministry revealed that some 3,824,555 people visited the country in...

UN warns over Greece’s treatment of asylum seekers

Filippo Grandi, the U.N. Commissioner for Refugees, on Monday raised concerns about the treatment of asylum seekers and migrants at European Union member states' points of entry. File Photo by Ismael Mohamad/UPI | License Photo
By:UNHCR UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is deeply concerned by the increasing number of incidents of violence and serious human rights violations against refugees and migrants at various European borders, several of which have resulted in tragic loss of life. Violence, ill-treatment and pushbacks continue to...

Türkiye, UAE sign 13 agreements to revive relations

Erdogan and Mohamed bin Zayed discussed opportunities for cooperation, particularly in the economic and development fields, and the latest regional developments. (AA)
Türkiye and United Arab Emirates (UAE) have signed 13 agreements on various areas during Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s visit to the Gulf country. The agreements on Monday were signed during the meeting between the Turkish and UAE delegation chaired jointly by Erdogan and Abu...

Turkey, UAE ink $10 billion investment deals

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (R) and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed (MBZ) speak at the entrance of the Presidential Complex, Ankara, Turkey, Nov. 24, 2021. (AA Photo) RECOMMENDED The European Central Bank (ECB) headquarters in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany, Oct. 28, 2021. (AFP Photo) Europe's big payday remains elusive even as inflation surges EURO-ZONE
By:Daily sabah Turkey and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) signed dozens of cooperation and investment agreements worth billions of dollars on Wednesday, after a meeting between President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed (MBZ). MBZ’s arrival in Ankara, the first in years,...

Turkey’s President Erdogan on declaring 10 ambassadors ‘persona non grata’ over Kavala

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan listens to a question during a joint news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel following their meeting at Huber Villa presidential palace, in Istanbul, Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021. (AP Photo)
By: Daily Sabah Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Saturday said he instructed the Turkish foreign minister to declare ambassadors of 10 countries to Turkey persona non grata after their statement calling for the release of Osman Kavala. "I have ordered our foreign minister to declare...

Father of suspect in UK lawmaker’s slaying is ‘traumatized’

A photograph of member of Parliament David Amess is seen among the flower tribute near the Belfairs Methodist Church in Eastwood Road North, where Amess died after he was stabbed several times on Friday, in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, England, Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021. The slaying Friday of the 69-year-old Conservative lawmaker Amess during his regular weekly meeting with local voters has caused shock and anxiety across Britain's political spectrum, just five years after Labour Party lawmaker Jo Cox was murdered by a far-right extremist in her small-town constituency. (Kirsty O'Connor/PA via AP)
By: ASSOCIATED PRESS The father of a man held for the fatal stabbing of a British lawmaker during a meeting with local voters has told British media that he was shocked and “traumatized” by his son’s arrest, as police continued questioning the suspect under terrorism...

Suldaan Said Ahmed becomes Finland’s first Somali-born MP

Helsinki city councillor and incoming Member of Parliament Suldaan Said Ahmed of the Left Alliance Party. Image: Mårten Lampén / Yle
Helsinki city councillor Suldaan Said Ahmed (Left) will become Finland's first Somali-background Member of Parliament when he replaces outgoing MP, and incoming Helsinki Deputy Mayor, Paavo Arhinmäki (Left). MEP Silvia Modig (Left) was initially mooted as Arhinmäki's replacement after the latter was nominated as the Left Alliance Party's candidate for Deputy...

Turkey, Somalia sign MoU to boost cooperation on investments

Turkish Investment Office Signs Mou with Somalia Investment Promotion Agency
By:Horndiplomat staff Turkish Investment Office and the Somalia Investment Promotion Agency-SOMINVEST sign an MoU to boost cooperation on investments, promote collaborative ventures, and provide technology transfer between the two countries. The Turkish ​Investment Office and the Somalia Investment Promotion Agency (SOMINVEST) signed a memorandum of understanding...

British Somali doctor’s mission to get London’s Somali community vaccinated

Doctor Farah Bede (Image: Farah Bede)
By:MYLONDON Doctor Farah Bede is a GP in Tower Hamlets who wants to study the impact of coronavirus on her community Back in March 2020 Doctor Farah Bede, a GP in Tower Hamlets, knew that the oncoming pandemic would have a disproportionate effect on many of...