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Top soldier visits Syrian border, İncirlik Air Base

Top soldier visits Syrian border, İncirlik Air Base

Turkish Chief of General Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar has visited the units in the southeastern province of Gaziantep and the southern provinces of Kilis and Adana near the Syrian border in order to carry out examinations and inspection

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School’s out for millions of Turkish students

School’s out for millions of Turkish students

Nearly 18 million students in Turkey received their first-term report cards and began their two-week winter semester break on Jan. 20.

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Death toll in PKK attack in Turkey’s southeast rises to five

Death toll in PKK attack in Turkey’s southeast rises to five

The death toll from an outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) bomb attack that targeted a police vehicle driving near an excavation site at Dicle University in the Sur district of the southeastern province of Diyarbakır has risen to five.

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VIDEO: Strange shoot-out in Turkey’s Bursa sparks on social media

VIDEO: Strange shoot-out in Turkey’s Bursa sparks on social media

A video showing a gun shoot-out between three people in the Marmara province of Bursa on Jan. 19 went viral on social media as the reason for the fight remains unknown.

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Five Turkish soldiers killed, nine wounded in Syria’s al-Bab

Five Turkish soldiers killed, nine wounded in Syria’s al-Bab

Five Turkish soldiers were killed and nine others were wounded in an Islamic State Iraq and Levant (ISIL) attack in the al-Bab area of northern Syria on Jan. 20, according to the Turkish army

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28 percent of women who married in 2016 in Turkey were underage: Study

28 percent of women who married in 2016 in Turkey were underage: Study

Some 28.2 percent of women who got married in 2016 in Turkey were underage, while the ratio of men in the same category was 5.6 percent, according to figures released by the Turkish Statistics Institute (TÜİK) under the Family Structure Research category.

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İzmir chamber issues call for women taxi drivers

İzmir chamber issues call for women taxi drivers

İzmir’s Chamber of Drivers is seeking women drivers for at least 15 taxi stands to increase the number of women taxi drivers in İzmir, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.

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Some 60 percent of Syrian children in Turkey have access to schooling: UNICEF

Some 60 percent of Syrian children in Turkey have access to schooling: UNICEF

Nearly half a million Syrian refugee children are currently enrolled in schools across Turkey, according to figures provided by UNICEF, adding that 40 percent of school-age children do not have access to education

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Impossible not talk about Turkey’s founding figures, says education minister

Impossible not talk about Turkey’s founding figures, says education minister

Turkish Education Minister İsmet Yılmaz has responded to criticisms about the content of a new draft curriculum that has drawn reactions over its coverage of Turkey’s founding fathers, saying it was impossible not to talk about the figures in the new program.

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‘HDP lawmakers’ arrests planned by AKP,’ says jailed co-chair Demirtaş

‘HDP lawmakers’ arrests planned by AKP,’ says jailed co-chair Demirtaş

A jailed co-chair of the opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) has said the arrests of the party’s lawmakers were planned by the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) “hour by hour around a table.”

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