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Turkey determined in fight against terror: PM Yıldırım

Turkey determined in fight against terror: PM Yıldırım

No deal or EU's visa exemption can change Turkey's resolve in fight against terrorism, says Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım

Comment(s)6/25/2016

Cannabis fields destroyed in anti-PKK operation in Lice

Cannabis fields destroyed in anti-PKK operation in Lice

A field full of some 240,000 cannabis roots planted by outlawed PKK militants and two hand-made explosives were found and destroyed in an ongoing operation in the Lice district of Diyarbakır on June 22

Comment(s)6/23/2016

New measures in sight against LPG cylinders in anti-terror fight

New measures in sight against LPG cylinders in anti-terror fight

A new action plan discussed by Turkey’s Energy Market Regulatory Authority has suggested a number of measures to prevent the use of LPG cylinders as external parts of home-made bombs by the outlawed PKK

Comment(s)6/24/2016

Glock pistols found in PKK raid in southeast

Glock pistols found in PKK raid in southeast

Security teams have seized 11 smuggled Glock pistols, a gun widely used for assassinations, during an operation in which three people were also detained in the Uludere district of the southeastern province of Şırnak on June 23

Comment(s)6/23/2016

Turkey’s parliament adopts legal shield for soldiers, village guards in anti-terror fight

Turkey’s parliament adopts legal shield for soldiers, village guards in anti-terror fight

A bill providing a legal shield to senior members of the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) involved in anti-terror operations has been approved by the Parliament late June 23 in spite of vociferous opposition from some opposition parties

Comment(s)6/24/2016

Experts contest recent earthquake study, expect larger magnitude quake in Istanbul

Experts contest recent earthquake study, expect larger magnitude quake in Istanbul

In response to a recent claim by Boğaziçi University’s Kandilli Observatory that any potential earthquake in Istanbul and the greater Marmara Sea region would not exceed 7.0 magnitude, several geological experts have contested the statements

Comment(s)6/23/2016

Six soldiers killed in PKK attacks in Turkey’s southeast

Six soldiers killed in PKK attacks in Turkey’s southeast

Six soldiers were killed on June 24 in two separate outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) attacks in the Çukurca district of the southeastern province of Hakkari and the Derik district of the southeastern province of Mardin

Comment(s)6/24/2016

Rocket attack carried out in İzmir, no casualties reported

Rocket attack carried out in İzmir, no casualties reported

A rocket-propelled grenade attack, believed to have targeted a police headquarters, was carried out on late June 22 in the central part of the Bayındır district in the western province of İzmir

Comment(s)6/23/2016

Four killed in armed dispute at university hospital in Turkey’s capital

Four killed in armed dispute at university hospital in Turkey’s capital

Four pharmacists were killed in an armed attack on June 24 in a pharmacy at Ankara University’s Cebeci Hospital

Comment(s)6/24/2016

Group of coal miners attack reporters in Turkey’s Zonguldak

Group of coal miners attack reporters in Turkey’s Zonguldak

A group of coal miners attacked local reporters over “widespread media coverage” of claims that the state-run Karadon mine in the Black Sea province of Zonguldak would be privatized, during a press briefing held by a sector union to provide information about the allegations

Comment(s)6/23/2016

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