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Istanbulites to mark Ottoman conquest of city with grand ceremony

Istanbulites 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

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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

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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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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

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VIDEO: Russian warship traverses Istanbul’s Bosphorus

VIDEO: Russian warship traverses Istanbul’s Bosphorus

A Russian warship traversed Istanbul’s Bosphorus on May 26 amid tight security measures. The warship Pytlivy entered the strait from the Black Sea at around 9 a.m. before exiting into the Marmara Sea

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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

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Six security personnel killed in PKK attacks in Turkey’s southeast

Six security personnel killed in PKK attacks in Turkey’s southeast

A total of six security personnel were killed and 12 were wounded in attacks by the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the Nusaybin and Midyat districts of the southeastern province of Mardin and the Ovacık district of the eastern province of Tunceli on May 26

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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

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Two Zonguldak mines lack authorization, mayor confirms amid strikes

Two Zonguldak mines lack authorization, mayor confirms amid strikes

Two coal mines in the Black Sea province of Zonguldak, where miners are staging a hunger strike over unpaid wages, have been operating without authorization, Zonguldak Mayor Ali Kaban has confirmed

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