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Turkey’s presidential palace part of Ankara’s new skyline

Turkey’s presidential palace part of Ankara’s new skyline

As lanterns fly in the skies of Ankara in the early hours of April 25 to mark the centennial anniversary of the World War I campaign in Gallipoli, Turkey’s national media discovered Mustafa Kemal Atatürk’s mausoleum has new company in the capital’s skyline: The much-speculated, new presidential palace.

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Istanbul police disperse students commemorating 1915 massacres

Istanbul police disperse students commemorating 1915 massacres

Police dispersed Istanbul Technical University (İTÜ) students on April 24 as they attempted to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the events of 1915, which Armenia and a number of countries recognize as genocide, Doğan News Agency reported

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Turkish man injured while testing gas leak with match

Turkish man injured while testing gas leak with match

A technician tested a possible gas leak at a house in the northwestern Turkish province by using a match, seriously injuring himself and the homeowner due to the ensuing explosion

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Turkish nationalist group lays wreath in front of Armenian newspaper

Turkish nationalist group lays wreath in front of Armenian newspaper

A group of Turkish nationalists left black wreaths in front of Agos, the bilingual Turkish-Armenian weekly, in the early hours of April 24 in an apparently aggressive move against the newspaper, whose editor Hrant Dink was murder by a nationalist in 2007

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Thousands honor fallen soldiers of Gallipoli at dawn service

Thousands honor fallen soldiers of Gallipoli at dawn service

Thousands gather on Gallipoli Peninsula for an Anzac Day dawn service to mark the centenary of the landing of Allied troops

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Governor refuses HDP rally request, AKP rally a day later permitted in eastern Turkey

Governor refuses HDP rally request, AKP rally a day later permitted in eastern Turkey

The Governor’s Office in the eastern province of Erzincan has refused to grant permission to the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) to hold an election rally on April 25, citing an election rally by the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) scheduled for April 26 as the reason

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Turkish plane makes emergency landing over engine fire

Turkish plane makes emergency landing over engine fire

A Turkish Airlines plane bound for Milan makes an emergency landing at Istanbul Airport after one its engines catches fire

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Former deputy’s son dead in AKP election bureau attack in southeastern Turkey

Former deputy’s son dead in AKP election bureau attack in southeastern Turkey

An unidentified assailant attacked the election bureau of the ruling AKP in the southeastern province of Batman on April 23, killing the son of a former AKP deputy and injuring another

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Ankara court halts construction plans in Ulus historic city center

Ankara court halts construction plans in Ulus historic city center

A local court in Ankara has ruled for a stay of execution on the reconstruction plan of Ankara’s historic Ulus city center on the grounds that the plan does not serve the public good

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Fraudster claiming to be from Health Ministry asks for photos of young women’s breasts

A fraudster has been asking for photos of women’s breasts online posing as a representative of the Health Ministry, prompting a warning from the ministry to only trust its official social media accounts

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