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‘We thought justice would be delivered … but instead our hopes were shattered,’ says victim’s son  NEW DELHI (BT) – A court in central Indian acquitted six of nine defendants Wednesday in a 2017 lynching case caught on video.  The remaining three defendants are minors and are being tried in juvenile court. The decision shocked the family […]

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India moves to remove all special provisions to Kashmir Kashmir (BT) – India on Monday scrapped the special status granted to disputed region of Jammu and Kashmir in a move likely to raise tensions in the insurgency-hit region.  Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his election campaign earlier this year promised to remove this special status granted to India’s only Muslim-majority state which […]

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– Vice President Fuat Oktay says terror and terrorists have ‘no religion, no race, no geography’ UPDATES WITH REMARKS BY NEW ZEALAND GOVERNOR-GENERAL, EDITS THROUGHOUT By Diyar Guldogan and Dilara Hamit ANKARA (Burma Times) – Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay on Monday called on the world to stop promoting “provocative language” in wake of Friday’s […]

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Turkey will stand by New Zealand in its fight against terrorism, Fuat Oktay says  ISTANBUL (Burma Times) – Turkey’s vice president on Saturday urged the international community to stand up against Islamophobia, xenophobia, radicalism, and racism, in the wake of Friday’s terror attacks in New Zealand. Speaking at an Istanbul airport before leaving for New […]

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Politicians, media fueling Islamophobia also responsible for heinous attack on Christchurch mosques, says Mevlut Cavusoglu ANKARA (BT) – Turkey’s foreign minister on Friday condemned terrorist attacks targeting two mosques in New Zealand. “I condemn the barbaric terrorist attacks perpetrated against two mosques in #Christchurch in #NewZealand,” Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Twitter. Cavusoglu wished God’s mercy […]

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Rohingya in good health but exhausted, Malaysian naval chief says By Adem Salvarcioglu The Burma Times – A boat carrying 56 Rohingya refugees reached Malaysian waters Tuesday, the country’s naval chief said. The Rohingya, who escaped persecution in Myanmar, included 19 women, 20 children, and 17 men. Adm. Ahmad Kamarulzaman Ahmad Badaruddin told local media outlets that after the boat was intercepted, […]

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730 children under age of 5 are also estimated to have been killed between Aug. 25 and Sept. 24 last year By Dildar Baykan ANKARA – Nearly 10,000 Rohingya people were killed in one month following Myanmar’s government-led crackdown in the Rakhine state in late August last year, according to Doctors Without Borders (MSF). The figures published […]

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