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One-ton bomb unearthed at Turkish customs gate to Iran

One-ton bomb unearthed at Turkish customs gate to Iran

Citizens and customs officials managed to prevent a terror attack at Turkey’s Gürbulak customs gate to Iran, after noticing a cable under the ground that turned out to be part of a bomb mechanism tied to one ton of explosives

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Legal shield for Turkish soldiers in anti-terror ops becomes law

Legal shield for Turkish soldiers in anti-terror ops becomes law

A proposal to provide legal protection to soldiers taking part in anti-terror operations and enable the participation of Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) in operations in urban areas was made into law after being published in the Official Gazette on July 14

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Fire at Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport causes panic

Fire at Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport causes panic

A fire which broke out in a car at Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport on July 14 ignited a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cylinder, which exploded and caused a major panic

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Memorial statue for dead refugee children defaced in Turkey’s south

Memorial statue for dead refugee children defaced in Turkey’s south

A statue carved in memory of refugee children who have died at sea while trying to escape from their countries has been defaced in the Silifke district of southern Mersin province

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Greek governor ‘has to return to Turkey’

Greek governor ‘has to return to Turkey’

Nikolas Katrakazos, the governor of the Greek island of Samos who arrived on July 13 in Turkey’s Seferihisar, a town in the western province of İzmir on a new boat line between the two Aegean resorts, has a very strong reason to come back

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US holds event in Turkey after identifying no ‘specific’ security threat, contrary to France

US holds event in Turkey after identifying no ‘specific’ security threat, contrary to France

The United States Embassy in Ankara held its 240th Independence Day event on July 13, as no specific security threat was issued against the U.S. missions and nationals

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Atatürk silhouette appears in Turkey’s east

Atatürk silhouette appears in Turkey’s east

A silhouette of Turkey’s founding father, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, appeared in the outskirts of a mountain in the northeastern province of Ardahan on July 14 this year, four days after the annual festivities scheduled on July 10, due to foggy weather

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Turkey’s union of imams proposes ban on Pokemon Go

Turkey’s union of imams proposes ban on Pokemon Go

The head of Turkey’s union of imams, Diyanet-Sen, has proposed a ban on Pokemon Go, as the interactive gaming phenomenon continues to grip the country

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Man builds ‘pool’ inside his home in Turkey’s southeast

Man builds ‘pool’ inside his home in Turkey’s southeast

A man living in the Hilvan district of Şanlıurfa has constructed a makeshift pool inside his three-roomed home to cool off during the blistering summer months in the southeastern province

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Special operations police patrol Istanbul’s İstiklal Avenue as French missions closed

Special operations police patrol Istanbul’s İstiklal Avenue as French missions closed

A group of armed special operations police officers in camouflage uniforms began to patrol Istanbul’s busy İstiklal Avenue on July 13, after France’s diplomatic missions in the country were closed and French National Day events were canceled due to security concerns

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