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Locals plan to protest turnstiles at Istanbul public beach

Locals plan to protest turnstiles at Istanbul public beach

Locals and rights groups in Istanbul’s Kadıköy district plan to protest on July 4 the installation of turnstiles used to charge an entry fee for a public beach, saying this is a new practice of the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (İBB)

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121 workers poisoned in Tekirdağ factory, governor says

121 workers poisoned in Tekirdağ factory, governor says

As many as 121 workers in a lighting factory have been poisoned after an unknown smell came from outside in Turkey’s northwestern province of Tekirdağ, Tekirdağ Governor Enver Salihoğlu said on July 1.

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PKK suspect caught with explosives in western Turkish city

PKK suspect caught with explosives in western Turkish city

Police disarmed a man, suspected of being a member of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), carrying 14 kilograms of explosives and a firearm near a shopping center in the western city of Izmir on June 1

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VIDEO: Seagull causes pileup in central Istanbul

VIDEO: Seagull causes pileup in central Istanbul

A seagull landing on one of the busiest routes of Istanbul caused a pileup on the early hours of July 1, injuring one driver in the Mecidiyeköy neighborhood

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22nd anniversary of Sivas massacre commemorated with politicians, Alevi notables

22nd anniversary of Sivas massacre commemorated with politicians, Alevi notables

The Sivas massacre, an arson attack on mostly Alevi intellectuals inside the city’s Madımak Hotel staged by radical Islamists that killed 33 intellectuals and two hotel personnel, was commemorated on its 22nd anniversary on July 2 in Turkey’s Central Anatolian province of Sivas

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Turkish Education Ministry bans high school students from using social media

Turkish Education Ministry bans high school students from using social media

Using and sharing posts on social media during school time without the knowledge of a teacher has been banned in high schools across Turkey

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Refugees face death with substandard life vests made in Turkey

Refugees face death with substandard life vests made in Turkey

Refugees in the western coastal town of İzmir attempt to cross the Aegean wearing poor-quality locally produced life vests, further endangering their lives.

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Istanbul Chinese restaurant attacked in protest at Uighur suppression

Istanbul Chinese restaurant attacked in protest at Uighur suppression

A Chinese restaurant in Istanbul, owned by a Turkish citizen who employed a Uighur cook, was attacked on July 1 by a group protesting China’s suppression of Uighur Turks living in East Turkestan

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Bird flu cases detected in Istanbul’s Kartal, Arnavutköy: Report

Bird flu cases detected in Istanbul’s Kartal, Arnavutköy: Report

Bird flu cases have been detected in both the European and Anatolian sides of Istanbul, Turkey’s biggest metropolitan city, according to a report

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Top court rules expropriations ‘unlawful’ in Istanbul’s Tarlabaşı renovation project

Top court rules expropriations ‘unlawful’ in Istanbul’s Tarlabaşı renovation project

Turkey’s Council of State has insisted on its earlier cancelation of expropriations in Istanbul’s controversial Tarlabaşı urban transformation project, in a key ruling that the case’s lawyer says will set an example for similar projects in the future

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