Turkish firms cancel US iPhone orders as trade war intensifies

Turkey's biggest mobile phone importing companies have cancelled their iPhone orders as Turkish citizens join a move to boycott US products. A significant number of importers began to withdraw their short and long-term orders after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's appeal to boycott American electronic products on Tuesday, reports Hurriyet

Muslim footballer Özil quits German national team over racism

Ozil met Erdogan in London in May [Kayhan Ozer/Presidential Palace/Handout via Reuters] Arsenal star Mesut Özil has announced his retirement from international football after receiving "racist" and "disrespectful" treatment following a meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Ozil, 29, has Turkish ancestry. He made the announcement on Sunday in a statement

Erdogan appoints son in-law as finance minister

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has appointed his son-in-law as the country's finance minister in a cabinet dominated by loyalists. Berat Albayrak had served as energy minister since 2015, and his new appointmeny as finance minister appeared to rattle the markets. Albayrak, 40, holds an MBA in financial management from Pace University

Turkey arrests Somalis over alleged links to US-based cleric

Authorities in Turkey have detained 10 Somali students over alleged links to US-based Muslim preacher Fethullah Gulen. Three students from Djibouti, two from Guinea and one from Syria were also arrested for their alleged ties with the cleric, the Daily Hurriyet newspaper reported. Turkey's government blames Gulen for a 2016 bloody attempted

10 things that happened this week in Somalia

Here at Gosahan, we know that there are times when keeping up with the news is hard. So we have decided to save you the hassle by rounding up the most significant stories from each week. Here’s a complete recap of this week’s top stories from Somalia: 1. This week, al-Shabab denied

Somali president congratulates Turkey’s Erdogan on election win

Somalia's president has congratulated his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan on his victory in Sunday's elections. Calling Turkey a "valuable partner of Somalia", President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed said his government also congratulated "the people of Turkey on their historic presidential and parliamentary elections". "Congratulations to President @RT_Erdogan on his successful Presidential election.