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The local gendarmerie commander in the Maçka district of the Black Sea province of Trabzon was detained on Aug. 23 over his alleged links to the Gülen network, believed to have been behind last year’s failed coup attempt
An Istanbul court ordered the arrest of a soldier on Aug. 23 on charges of “insulting the legacy of Atatürk” through his social media posts.
Turkish security forces on Aug. 19 killed an Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) member and detained four others believed to have been planning a bomb attack, local authorities have said.
Gülden Aydın – DİYARBAKIR
A woman who was forced into a religious marriage with her rapist at the age of 17 in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır will return to high school, following an intervention from the Education Ministry and the Family and Social Policies Ministry.
Police in the southern province of Hatay detained four Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) suspects on Aug. 19
The Ankara Public Prosecutor’s office took Enver Altaylı, a retired National Intelligence Organization (MİT) member, into custody on Aug. 21 over links to the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ) in the southern province of Antalya.
Prosecutors have demanded an extension of the imprisonment of the suspects in the case on the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization’s (FETÖ) media leg, in which former pop singer Atilla Taş and writer Gökçe Fırat Çulhaoğlu are imprisoned along with 12 other suspects.
Former Turkish international goalkeeper Ömer Çatkıç has been detained for alleged links to the network of Fethullah Gülen, the main suspect in the cases into last years’ coup attempt, while Ahmet Şan, the chairman of Turkish First Division club Konyaspor, has testified to prosecutors over similar allegations.
Ayşe Arman - ISTANBUL
An 18-year-old woman, who was forced into prostitution in southern Turkey for years by her own parents, has been saved with the help of a women’s rights NGO and the Family and Social Policies Ministry
ZONGULDAK – Doğan News Agency
A statue depicting a five-year-old girl, modeled in memory of Ayten Alper who was photographed in 1931 handing flowers to Mustafa Kemal Atatürk has been attacked by unidentified assailants in Zonguldak.
ISTANBUL – Doğan News Agency
Security teams in Istanbul detained two suspects who had been trying to sell a mosaic depicting a woman’s face on Aug. 17.