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Eight killed, 34 injured after passenger bus overturns in Turkish capital

Eight killed, 34 injured after passenger bus overturns in Turkish capital

Some eight people were killed and another 34 were injured early on May 27 when a passenger bus overturned in the Kalecik district of Ankara, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.

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Turkey to introduce ‘w,’ ‘x,’ ‘q’ in primary curriculum

Turkey to introduce ‘w,’ ‘x,’ ‘q’ in primary curriculum

Turkish students will be introduced to the letters “w,” “x” and “q,” which are not in the Turkish alphabet, starting from the fourth grade as part of a lesson teaching children how to use computer keyboards.

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Stadiums in Turkey to no longer be called ‘arena,’ Erdoğan instructs minister

Stadiums in Turkey to no longer be called ‘arena,’ Erdoğan instructs minister

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said he has instructed the sports minister to order the removal of the word “arena” from the names of all sports stadiums across Turkey.

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Father ends hunger strike on 90th day after receiving son’s bones in Turkey’s east

Father ends hunger strike on 90th day after receiving son’s bones in Turkey’s east

A 90-day hunger strike by a father demanding to be given his dead son’s remains in the eastern province of Tunceli has ended after he finally received his son’s bones.

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Demonstrations featuring singing banned in Ankara

Demonstrations featuring singing banned in Ankara

The Ankara Governor’s Office has banned demonstrations featuring “singing of songs, ballads, anthems and slogans voiced in a loud and disturbing way” after sunset, in accordance with the Law on Meetings and Demonstration Marches

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Turkish military stages major operation against PKK in southeast

Turkish military stages major operation against PKK in southeast

The Turkish Armed Forces have staged a major operation against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the country’s southeast, with dozens of militants “neutralized” in the last couple of days and over the past week.

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Turkey’s fertility rate falls to critical level of 2.1 for first time since WWI

Turkey’s fertility rate falls to critical level of 2.1 for first time since WWI

Turkey’s fertility rate hit the replacement level of the population in 2016, at 2.1 children, according to 2016 birth statistics released by the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) on May 18.

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828 soldiers affected by infection in military barracks: Turkish Health Ministry

828 soldiers affected by infection in military barracks: Turkish Health Ministry

A total of 828 soldiers were affected by an infection in a military barrack in the western province of Manisa, the Health Ministry has said, adding that one soldier, Hüsnü Özel, was killed as a result.

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Missing British woman sought by Interpol spotted in Turkish resort of Marmaris

Missing British woman sought by Interpol spotted in Turkish resort of Marmaris

A 63-year-old English woman who was reported to have gone missing three weeks ago and is the subject of a search by Interpol has been found in a three-star hotel in the Turkish Mediterranean resort town of Marmaris

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Work on three-story Istanbul tunnel project set to start

Work on three-story Istanbul tunnel project set to start

The company that previously won the tender for the preparation, engineering and consultancy services of the Three-Story Grand Istanbul Tunnel Project, Yüksel Project International, will soon start work on the project, state-run Anadolu Agency reported on May 25.

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