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Germany apologises to Qatar over minister's ISIS funding claims

Gerd MuellerGermany has apologised to Qatar for remarks by a German minister in which he accused Qatar of funding ISIS militants in Iraq.


Turkish ministers welcome nomination of Davutoglu as prime minister

The nomination of Turkey's Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu to serve as the next prime minister of Turkey and the president of the ruling AK Party by Turkey's President-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been welcomed by many politicians aligned with the ruling party.


Abdel Ghaffar: British report confirms peaceful nature of Brotherhood

Dr Ashraf Abdel Ghaffar, one of the leaders of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood, said that the British government requested a civil and not criminal investigation into the Brotherhood's activities on its territory, to please Saudi Arabia and the UAE, which had hoped that Britain would categorise the group as a terrorist organisation.


Gul tips Turkey's Foreign Minister as next prime minister

Ahmet DavutogluTurkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has been tipped to become the new chairman of the ruling AK Party, and thus become the next prime minister, by outgoing President Abdullah Gul yesterday.


Ankara dismisses Palestinian Government coup claims

Tanju BilgicTurkey has strongly condemned claims circulating in Israeli media that Ankara took part in an attempt by Hamas to topple the Palestinian unity government which was formed in June.