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Three female governors in office for first time in Turkey

Three female governors in office for first time in Turkey

A long-awaited reshuffle has led Turkey to have its third sitting female governor - and the fourth in the history of the republic - as a female district governor from Ankara was promoted to governor of the northwestern province of Yalova

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German couple found dead in Turkey’s south

German couple found dead in Turkey’s south

A German couple was found dead in their apartment in the Erdemli district of Turkey’s southern province of Mersin on May 31

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65 consuls-general visit third Bosphorus bridge with Istanbul mayor

65 consuls-general visit third Bosphorus bridge with Istanbul mayor

Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Kadir Topbaş has visited the third bridge over the Bosphorus connecting Europe and Asia with consuls-general from 65 countries and briefed the diplomats on what are dubbed the “crazy projects” of Istanbul

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Gang using dozens of Syrian children as slaves busted in Turkey

Gang using dozens of Syrian children as slaves busted in Turkey

A gang allegedly using Syrian children as slaves has been caught in a simultaneous operation by the police in the southeastern province of Kahramanmaraş, where some 282 children worked 12 hours a day for five Turkish Liras daily as paper collectors

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Turkey’s religious vocational schools to teach Spanish to connect with South American Muslims

Turkey’s religious vocational schools to teach Spanish to connect with South American Muslims

Turkey’s religious vocational high schools, known as imam hatip high schools, are set to introduce Spanish education in the following academic year, aiming to strengthen relations with Muslims living in Central and South American countries

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Yıldırım vows to launch new projects for İzmir

Yıldırım vows to launch new projects for İzmir

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has vowed to launch the Gulf Passage project, which he described as a “crazy project,” in the western province of İzmir

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Turkey’s top generals inspect anti-PKK operations regions

Turkey’s top generals inspect anti-PKK operations regions

Turkish Chief of General Staff Hulusi Akar, accompanied by commanders-in-chief and the commander of the gendarmerie forces, have visited the southeastern provinces of Şırnak and Mardin in order to inspect ongoing security operations against the outlawed PKK

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Turkey conducts Efes-2016 military exercise with international allies

Turkey conducts Efes-2016 military exercise with international allies

The Turkish Armed Forces conducted the Efes-2016 Combined Joint Live Fire Exercise on May 30 and May 31 in the Western Anatolia region with the participation of units from friendly and allied countries, making the event an international drill for the first time ever

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Clashes erupt with PKK militants in Turkey’s southeast

Clashes erupt with PKK militants in Turkey’s southeast

An armed clash erupted between security forces and the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants on early June 1 in the İdil district of the southeastern province of Şırnak

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Istanbul’s Gezi Park on lockdown for third anniversary of protests

Istanbul’s Gezi Park on lockdown for third anniversary of protests

Istanbul’s Gezi Park, which was the epicenter of country-wide protests that erupted in 2013, was closed on May 31, the third anniversary of the protests

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