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Sadiq Khan’s victory in last week’s London Mayoral elections to become the capital’s first Muslim mayor has been hailed by many as a victory for Muslims and multiculturalism in the UK as well as a defeat of the agendas of Islamophobes.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that a Russian fighter aircraft violated Turkish airspace on Friday. In a statement, the Turkish foreign ministry said a Russian SU-34 jet crossed into Turkish airspace at 11:46 local time on Friday, ignoring several warnings made in Russian and English.
The recent intensification of the aerial bombardment around the Syrian city of Aleppo by Russian forces and the Syrian regime has forced tens of thousands of civilians to flee the area and to seek refuge in neighbouring Turkey.