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Court orders evacuation of İztuzu Beach, occupying company set to appeal

Court orders evacuation of İztuzu Beach, occupying company set to appeal

A local court has ruled for the evacuation of İztuzu Beach on Turkey’s Mediterranean coast – a safe haven for loggerhead turtles known as caretta carettas – by a local company claiming to hold an exclusive right to operate the beach’s facilities

Comment(s)5/29/2016

Bodrum sea sponge collector readies for summer

Bodrum sea sponge collector readies for summer

A sea sponge collector in the Bodrum district of the southwestern Muğla province is getting ready to open a stand on which he will showcase his inventory of sea sponges, which were once a major source of income for the locals of the town

Comment(s)5/27/2016

Turkey’s top religious official calls for united Islamic calendar

Turkey’s top religious official calls for united Islamic calendar

Turkey's top religious state official cleric used a speech in Istanbul on May 28 to criticize the practice of different countries celebrating Islamic festivals at varying times.

Comment(s)5/28/2016

Symbolic wedding ceremony held for woman with Down syndrome in Turkey

Symbolic wedding ceremony held for woman with Down syndrome in Turkey

A symbolic wedding ceremony without a groom was held in the Soma district of the western Manisa province for a 28-year-old woman with Down syndrome, in a bid to realize her childhood dream

Comment(s)5/27/2016

Five wounded in rockets fired from Syria in Turkey’s Kilis

Five wounded in rockets fired from Syria in Turkey’s Kilis

Five people were injured on May 27 when rockets fired from ISIL-controlled territory in northern Syria hit Turkey’s border province of Kilis, 20 days after the last such attack by the jihadist group targeting the province

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67 PKK militants surrender in Turkey's southeast

67 PKK militants surrender in Turkey's southeast

A total of 67 militants of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) surrendered to Turkish security forces on May 26 as clashes intensified in two neighborhoods of the southeastern district of Nusaybin despite a statement from the group announcing a redeployment outside the district

Comment(s)5/26/2016

Istanbul to mark Ottoman conquest of city with grand ceremony

Istanbul to mark Ottoman conquest of city with grand ceremony

Istanbul is set to mark the Ottoman conquest of Istanbul on its 563rd anniversary with a major event created by a grand team of 1,200, as expectations rise for the event, which is expected to attract 1 million spectators

Comment(s)5/27/2016

Unattended cellphone forces Turkish Airlines jet to divert

Unattended cellphone forces Turkish Airlines jet to divert

A Turkish Airlines Boeing 777 carrying 300 passengers and crew made an unscheduled landing on May 26 at Belgrade’s Nikola Tesla Airport after an unattended cellphone was found onboard

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Eight more PKK militants surrender in Nusaybin

Eight more PKK militants surrender in Nusaybin

Eight more outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants have surrendered to security forces in the Nusaybin district of southeastern Mardin province, raising the total figure of surrendered militants to 76 since May 24

Comment(s)5/27/2016

78,000 students face exclusion from university in line with motion

78,000 students face exclusion from university in line with motion

Some 77,814 Turkish students could be denied a place at university because they did not sit the Transition to Higher Education examination (YGS) in the expectation that they could opt for open admission, only for a draft amendment to propose the abolition of such a route to university enrolment

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