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Prosecutor demands probation for ‘possible’ suspects in Turkey mine disaster

Prosecutor demands probation for ‘possible’ suspects in Turkey mine disaster

The Ermenek Public Prosecutor’s Office has demanded officials from the Karaman mine be put on probation

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18 police members released in Mersin’s illegal wiretapping investigation

18 police members released in Mersin’s illegal wiretapping investigation

Some 18 police officers, who were detained on Oct. 28 in an investigation into the illegal wiretapping of 123 people in Mersin, were released on the condition of legal control on Oct. 31

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Minister says Karaman mining accident no ‘natural disaster’ as poor safety record revealed

Minister says Karaman mining accident no ‘natural disaster’ as poor safety record revealed

Efforts were still ongoing to rescue the 18 workers still trapped underground at a mine in Turkey’s Karaman province as officials adopted a harsher tone against the owners

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Mine disaster could have been prevented if company conducted drill check, inspector says

Mine disaster could have been prevented if company conducted drill check, inspector says

The disaster that hit a mine in the Turkish province of Karaman could have been prevented if the company had taken the necessary measures, according to an inspector

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17 killed as bus carrying agricultural workers rolls over in southern Turkey

17 killed as bus carrying agricultural workers rolls over in southern Turkey

The bus was carrying a group of laborers, mostly women, working in a plantation of apple trees

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Nearly half of Syrian women refugees in Turkey don't want to work

Nearly half of Syrian women refugees in Turkey don't want to work

Almost half of the Syrian female refugees in Turkey do not want to work even if they are provided with a job, a recent survey has revealed.

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Middlemen thwart mine closures, Turkish labor minister says after disaster

Middlemen thwart mine closures, Turkish labor minister says after disaster

Labor Minister Faruk Çelik expresses his exasperation at mining safety in Turkey

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Driver’s licenses need to be renewed with increased specifics: Education Ministry

Driver’s licenses need to be renewed with increased specifics: Education Ministry

If Parliament approves the pending Highway Traffic Regulation draft bill, the number different kinds of driving licenses will be increased, according to a letter issued by the Education Ministry.

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Turkish man welcomes 32nd child as four wives await social aid

Turkish man welcomes 32nd child as four wives await social aid

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has long encouraged families to have at least three children, but one father in Hatay has repaid the head of state’s demand more than ten-fold, siring 32 children from four wives.

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'Hope waning' for trapped Turkish miners

'Hope waning' for trapped Turkish miners

Hope is waning of saving 18 Turkish miners trapped by a flood in a mine in the south of the country, the energy minister acknowledged

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