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14,000 teachers to be suspended over suspected PKK links: PM Yıldırım

14,000 teachers to be suspended over suspected PKK links: PM Yıldırım

Up to 14,000 teachers will be suspended over their suspected links to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the east and south of Turkey, Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has announced

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2 killed after tour boat capsizes off Antalya

2 killed after tour boat capsizes off Antalya

Marine and harbor teams on Sept. 3 rescued 84 people from a tour boat that was carrying 86 people off the southern province of Antalya after it capsized during a strong storm

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Truck drivers protest new Bosphorus bridge toll, traffic blocked

Truck drivers protest new Bosphorus bridge toll, traffic blocked

Construction truck drivers staged a protest on the recently opened third bridge over Istanbul’s Bosphorus Strait on Sept. 5, arguing that they were asked to pay different fares at different times and demanding a discount on the bridge’s passage fares

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Historic Istanbul district by Bosphorus to get facelift

Historic Istanbul district by Bosphorus to get facelift

The historic Istanbul district of Üsküdar will receive a brand-new look thanks to a massive project to redesign a historic square by the Bosphorus, which is decorated with numbers of valuable Ottoman buildings and mosques

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Two soldiers killed in clashes with PKK in Turkey’s Hakkari

Two soldiers killed in clashes with PKK in Turkey’s Hakkari

Two soldiers were killed on Sept. 5 during clashes with militants from the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the Çukurca district of the southeastern province of Hakkari, Doğan News Agency has reported

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PKK kills 19, army says 104 militants ‘neutralized’

PKK kills 19, army says 104 militants ‘neutralized’

More than 100 outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants have been “neutralized” in the southeastern province of Hakkari, while PKK militants have killed a sum of 18 soldiers and one village guard

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Czechs offer to renovate Turkish parliament’s chandeliers damaged during coup attempt

Czechs offer to renovate Turkish parliament’s chandeliers damaged during coup attempt

The Czech Republic has offered to restore the crystal chandeliers inside the Turkish parliament, which was greatly damaged on the night of July 15 when it was bombarded by jets as part of the attempted coup activities

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Precious horses on Istanbul course for debut race

Precious horses on Istanbul course for debut race

Some of the most precious thoroughbred horses of the world have been transferred to Istanbul for the debut “Longines International Racing Festival Istanbul,” which will be held on the course over the weekend

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Business mogul Ağaoğlu’s helicopter flies ‘without permission,’ alarms Air Force

Business mogul Ağaoğlu’s helicopter flies ‘without permission,’ alarms Air Force

The unreported flight of a helicopter owned by a Turkish construction mogul has alarmed the Turkish Air Force, as it was followed by two F-16 jets until contact was made with the helicopter’s pilot in the skies above Istanbul

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Gaziantep Governor’s Office bans outdoor celebrations amid security worries

Gaziantep Governor’s Office bans outdoor celebrations amid security worries

The Governor’s Office in the southeastern province of Gaziantep has banned celebratory events - such as weddings, circumcision ceremonies, and farewell parties to soldiers - from being held outdoors

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