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Turkish military to establish unit to clear Gülenist members

Turkish military to establish unit to clear Gülenist members

A special unit in the Turkish Armed Forces is slated to be formed to clear members of the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ) from the military, daily Milliyet reported on July 20

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No libraries opened in 44 provinces of Turkey in last 10 years: Report

No libraries opened in 44 provinces of Turkey in last 10 years: Report

No new libraries have opened in 44 provinces of Turkey over the last 10 years, according to the data from the Ministry of Culture and Tourism

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Turkish gendarmerie commander offers giving medals to commanders who clashed with coup plotters

Turkish gendarmerie commander offers giving medals to commanders who clashed with coup plotters

Turkish Gendarmerie Commander Gen. Yaşar Güler has offered giving medals to commanders who clashed with the plotters of the July 15, 2016, coup attempt on the night of the thwarted coup.

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Turkish defense, justice ministers deny construction in Anıtkabir claims

Turkish defense, justice ministers deny construction in Anıtkabir claims

Turkey’s Defense Minister Fikri Işık and Justice Minister Bekir Bozdağ have refuted recent claims that the premises of Anıtbakir, the mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of modern Turkey, would be opened to construction.

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Turkish village mourns teacher killed by PKK

Turkish village mourns teacher killed by PKK

A village in the Black Sea province of Gümüşhane’s Torul district has been mourning the death of a teacher who was killed by the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in eastern Turkey.

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Heavy rainfall paralyzes daily life, raises dam levels in Istanbul

Heavy rainfall paralyzes daily life, raises dam levels in Istanbul

Heavy rainfall paralyzed daily life in Istanbul starting in the early hours of July 18 and raised dam levels in the province. Meteorologists described it as the heaviest rainfall in 32 years

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Chinese navy fleet docks at Istanbul port

Chinese navy fleet docks at Istanbul port

Chinese navy destroyer Changchun, the flagship of long-term overseas drilling, and two other warships docked at Istanbul’s port on July 18, as part of Beijing’s plan to tour them around the world in 180 days.

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Man in Turkey’s Zonguldak places hoax bomb under wife’s car during divorce

Man in Turkey’s Zonguldak places hoax bomb under wife’s car during divorce

A man set up a hoax bomb under his wife’s car to “scare” her as the two were in the process of a divorce in the Black Sea province of Zonguldak’s Ereğli district.

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Turkey’s media watchdog cancels TV channels’ licenses for first time based on state of emergency decree

Turkey’s media watchdog cancels TV channels’ licenses for first time based on state of emergency decree

Turkey’s media watchdog Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK) cancelled licenses for five TV channels, after the latter did not heed the council’s broadcasting ban of 10 days, state-run Anadolu Agency reported on July 20.

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Investigation launched into tombstone with ‘Atatürk’ name in Turkey’s Çorum

Investigation launched into tombstone with ‘Atatürk’ name in Turkey’s Çorum

An investigation has been launched into a case in which the relatives of a man named Mustafa Kemal Aydoğdu, who died 46 years ago, changed the deceased’s name to “Mustafa Kemal Atatürk Aydoğdu” on his tombstone.

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