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Turkish family files criminal complaint on ‘Blue Whale’ online game after son’s death

Turkish family files criminal complaint on ‘Blue Whale’ online game after son’s death

A family in Ankara filed a criminal complaint against an online game titled “Blue Whale,” indicating it was responsible for the suicide of their 24-year-old son.

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Ottoman composer’s ‘tekbir’ to replace Chopin’s piece at funerals of fallen Turkish soldiers

Ottoman composer’s ‘tekbir’ to replace Chopin’s piece at funerals of fallen Turkish soldiers

The Turkish Interior Ministry has ordered governors to play Ottoman-era composer Itri’s piece with lyrics from Quran verses instead of Frédéric François Chopin’s “Marche Funèbre” during the funeral processions of fallen soldiers.

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Turkish military announces huge figures in anti-terrorism fight

Turkish military announces huge figures in anti-terrorism fight

More than 1,800 outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants were “neutralized” by security forces over the last nine months, the Turkish General Staff has said in a statement

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Quadruple more trees than those cut down to be planted in ODTÜ, Ankara mayor says

Quadruple more trees than those cut down to be planted in ODTÜ, Ankara mayor says

Quadruple the number of trees as those cut down in the forest of Ankara’s Middle East Technical University (ODTÜ) will be planted elsewhere, instead of the double that had been promised, Mayor Melih Gökçek claimed on Sept. 12.

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Drivers in Turkey to have licenses suspended if red light violations repeated: Minister

Drivers in Turkey to have licenses suspended if red light violations repeated: Minister

The government is working on a regulation to have drivers’ licenses temporarily suspended if they commit a red light violation twice, Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu stated on Sept. 12.

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Israel warns citizens against travel to Turkey, Jordan, Egypt

Israel warns citizens against travel to Turkey, Jordan, Egypt

The Israeli authorities on Sept. 11 issued severe travel warnings urging Israeli travelers to avoid places where they would be prime targets for jihadist militants, including Turkey and much of the Middle East, The Times of Israel has reported.

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Turkish military denies civilian casualties in armed drone operation

Turkish military denies civilian casualties in armed drone operation

The Turkish military has denied allegations that armed drones used during operations against outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants in the country’s southeast killed civilians on Aug. 31.

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Six square kilometers of Istanbul’s land reclaimed from the sea

Six square kilometers of Istanbul’s land reclaimed from the sea

Six square kilometers of land have been gained from Istanbul coasts and opened for urban use by filling up the sea. With the acceleration of such infrastructure work at the start of the millennium, professionals are warning about risks.

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Local man makes living hunting frogs for 15 years in Turkey’s northwest

Local man makes living hunting frogs for 15 years in Turkey’s northwest

A local man in the northwestern province of Edirne has for 15 years tried to make a living by hunting and selling frogs.

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Awaited Istanbul earthquake may destroy 600,000 building units: Minister

Awaited Istanbul earthquake may destroy 600,000 building units: Minister

Some 600,000 independent building units in Istanbul are facing the risk of collapse in the event of a strong earthquake expected to rattle the country’s largest city

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