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Some 102 people, including 60 traffic police officers and two constables, were detained in Istanbul in an operation early on July 24 for turning a blind eye to earth-moving trucks carrying weight beyond their capacity and for letting concrete mixers on the roads during banned hours in return for briberies amounting to 5,000 Turkish Liras (around $1,400) a month.
İsmail Saymaz – ISTANBUL
Police have detained five people over “making propaganda for a terrorist organization” after they gestured the “victory sign” in Istanbul.
ANKARA – Anadolu Agency
A total of six outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants were killed in the southeastern province of Siirt, said a Turkish General Staff statement on July 22
Outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants kidnapped and killed a villager early on July 23 in the southeastern province of Hakkari, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported
ISTANBUL / ANKARA
The Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office in Istanbul issued detention warrants for 168 people as part of ongoing investigations into the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ) on July 21, of which 115 people were detained
Fevzi Kızılkoyun – ANKARA
Turkish police have mapped out high drug-trafficking neighborhoods in 17 provinces across the country, which are kept under air and land surveillance for 24 hours a day
KONYA – Anadolu Agency
A man who had planned to stage an anti-drug march in the Central Anatolian province of Konya has turned out to be a drug dealer.
An Ankara court ruled “faulty” for a man who lost his eye during the Gezi protests in 2013 at the Turkish capital and also fined the Interior Ministry, daily Cumhuriyet has reported
COPENHAGEN - Anadolu Agency
Ibrahimjon Asparov, an alleged accomplice to Abdulgadir Masharipov, the main suspect in the Reina nightclub attack on New Year’s Eve, was taken into custody on July 19 in Denmark.
İsmail Saymaz - AĞRI
A nine-year-old orphan boy has reportedly been sexually abused by his 17-year-old mentor in a Quran course in the eastern province of Ağrı
Burcu Purtul Uçar - ISTANBUL
An Istanbul court ordered two and a half years in jail for Islamic preacher Hasan Akar on July 19 for insulting Mustafa Kemal Atatürk who was the founder of modern Turkey