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Local newscaster reports news in military uniform

Local newscaster reports news in military uniform

A newscaster working for a local TV channel in the Marmara province of Bursa has reported in military uniform, in a move to stand by the security forces fighting against the outlawed PKK in the country’s eastern and southeastern regions.

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Turkish jets, troops target militants in Iraq

Turkish jets, troops target militants in Iraq

Turkish fighter jets and ground troops have entered Iraq and targeted militants of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) following a militant attack that killed 16 soldiers and wounded six others in the southeastern province of Hakkari on Sept. 6

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Turkish army kills around 100 terrorists: military sources

Turkish army kills around 100 terrorists: military sources

A massive military operation after a deadly terrorist attack that killed 16 troops on Sept. 6 resulted in the deaths of around 100 Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants, the Anadolu Agency reported on Sept. 9, citing military sources

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Funeral held in Turkey’s east for soldiers killed in Dağlıca attack

Funeral held in Turkey’s east for soldiers killed in Dağlıca attack

A funeral has been held in Turkey’s eastern province of Van, attended by Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu, after 16 Turkish soldiers were killed in a roadside bomb attack by outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants in the nearby province of Hakkari on Sept. 6

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HDP offices violently attacked in several anti-terrorism protests

HDP offices violently attacked in several anti-terrorism protests

Nationwide demonstrations have been held in Turkey to protest recent terrorist acts, following calls from far-right organizations, while several of them turned violent on Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) buildings in many cities, including Ankara

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Two police officers killed in PKK attacks

Two police officers killed in PKK attacks

Suspected militants from the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) have opened fire on a police officer’s car in the eastern province of Tunceli, killing the officer and wounding his daughter.

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Kurdish man forced to kiss Atatürk statue in southwest Turkey

Kurdish man forced to kiss Atatürk statue in southwest Turkey

Nationalists in the southwestern Turkey have reportedly forced a Kurdish man to kiss a statue of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk as a 'punishment' for a social media message he posted

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Two former judges face life sentences over ‘parallel state’ claims

Two former judges face life sentences over ‘parallel state’ claims

Two former judges who were arrested for ordering the release of 76 suspects charged with alleged links to the “parallel state” of U.S.-based Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen face aggravated life sentences on multiple charges, according to an indictment prepared in the case.

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Turkish nationalists beat compatriot after presuming him to be Kurdish

Turkish nationalists beat compatriot after presuming him to be Kurdish

Amid ongoing terror attacks by the outlawed PKK, a group of Turkish nationalists accidentally beat one of its own members on the presumption that he was Kurdish, Turkish media have reported

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Russian woman dies, husband injured in parasailing crash in southern Turkey

Russian woman dies, husband injured in parasailing crash in southern Turkey

A 29-year-old Russian woman has died and her husband has been injured after they plunged into the sea with a parasailing parachute off the Mediterranean province of Antalya

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