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Retired soldier detained over helicopter crash

Retired soldier detained over helicopter crash

Law enforcement officers detained yesterday a retired soldier as part of the investigation over the 2009 helicopter crash that killed Muhsin Yazıcıoğlu, the head of the Great Union Party (BBP).

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Exodus from quake-hit Van as fresh tremor hits

Exodus from quake-hit Van as fresh tremor hits

Rental prices throughout eastern Turkey have been skyrocketing in response to demand driven by people seeking to escape Van after the province suffered two devastating earthquakes over the last month.

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Internet filter to go into effect next week

Internet filter to go into effect next week

A controversial decision by Turkey’s Information and Communication Technologies Authority (BTK) to begin filtering the Internet will go into effect on Nov. 22, following the end of a three month trial period that began on Aug. 22.

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Academics resign en-masse

Fifty-seven academics have resigned en masse from the Turkish Academy of Sciences (TÜBA) in protest of a statutory decree that annuls the institution’s autonomous member selection process while allegedly bringing it under tighter government control.

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Probe launched into death of intelligence operative

Probe launched into death of intelligence operative

An Istanbul Prosecutor’s Office has launched an investigation into the death of Kaşif Kozinoğlu, a former intelligence operative who died on Nov. 12, while under arrest for his alleged involvement in the ODA TV case.

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Former crisis center in Van hit by quake

Former crisis center in Van hit by quake

A police building that was originally constructed as a disaster center in the early 1980s was rendered unusable during the 7.2-magnitude earthquake that struck Van on Oct. 23, raising new questions about building codes in active seismic zones.

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Suspect’s father reveals new info on Dink murder

Suspect’s father reveals new info on Dink murder

The father of one of the suspected conspirators in journalist Hrant Dink’ murder, Bahattin Hayal says his son Yasin Hayal was used as a pawn in the murder case. “The true criminals must be revealed,” Hayal says.

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Father of suspect casts doubt on Dink trial’s fate

Father of suspect casts doubt on Dink trial’s fate

Bahattin Hayal, the father of a murder suspect in Hrant Dink trial, claims that his son was tricked by state officials into the murder and he will announce their names

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Van governor calls for urgent aid

Van governor calls for urgent aid

As search and rescue operations in the eastern province of Van draw to a close, falling temperatures and extreme weather conditions in Van have already taken their toll on the quake victims. Van Gov. Münir Karaoğlu called yesterday for more aid to be sent to Van immediately, saying that the city needs an urgent suply of food and clothing.

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Iranian bus attacked in Turkey, eight wounded

An Iranian passenger bus carrying 45 passengers was attacked early yesterday morning in the eastern province of Van’s Erciş district, resulting in injuries to eight passengers

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