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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Monday, August 24, 2015

UNESCO chief condemns destruction of Palmyra’s ancient temple

UN, 24 August 2015 – Extremists “cannot silence history,” the Director-General of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Irina Bokova, declared today, firmly condemning the destruction of Palmyra’s ancient temple of Baalshamin, in Syria, a World Heritage site.

Ancient Palmyra: Islamic State Blows Up Ancient Temple

Syrian activists and the country's antiquities chief say the so-called Islamic State militant group has blown up an ancient temple in Palmyra, one of the the most historic sites in the Middle East.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

ISIS destruction of heritage ‘most brutal since WWII’ (UNESCO)

ISIS extremists in Syria and Iraq are engaged in the “most brutal, systematic” destruction of ancient sites since World War II, the head of the U.N. cultural agency said Friday - a stark warning that came hours after militants demolished a monastery with ancient foundations in central Syria.

Friday, May 29, 2015

UN nations agree to action to save Iraqi cultural sites

UN member-states on Thursday declared that the destruction by jihadists of Iraqi cultural sites may amount to war crimes and agreed to take steps to curb the trade of stolen ancient artifacts.

Five million of our brothers: It is Turks who will shape Europe's future

Europe's future depends on the Turks who live there, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told a large public rally on Thursday.