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Turkey sealing Syrian border with giant wall

Turkey sealing Syrian border with giant wall

The Housing Development Administration of Turkey (TOKİ) has undertaken the construction of the remaining 700 kilometers of the wall being built on Turkey’s border with war-torn Syria, after the construction of the initial 200-kilometer-long concrete wall on the border was completed jointly by the Defense Ministry and neighboring provinces governor’s offices.

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Animals found dead of suspected poisoning in Antalya

Animals found dead of suspected poisoning in Antalya

At least eight animals including stray dogs and cats were found dead in the Güzelbağ neighborhood of the southern province of Antalya

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Turkey to educate up to 450,000 Syrian refugee children

Turkey to educate up to 450,000 Syrian refugee children

Turkey plans to provide education to up to 450,000 Syrian children in the 2016-2017 academic year, the deputy minister of education said on Sept. 28.

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Assaulted woman shots husband dead with his own gun

Assaulted woman shots husband dead with his own gun

A 22-year-old Turkish man was shot dead with his own gun by his estranged wife early on Sept. 27 in Istanbul’s Üsküdar district after he assaulted the woman following a quarrel, daily Habertürk has reported.

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Six dead PKK militants found in house in Turkey’s southeast

Six dead PKK militants found in house in Turkey’s southeast

The bodies of six dead outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants were found in a house in the southeastern province of Şırnak on Sept. 28. The militants were found with their guns, Anadolu Agency reported.

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Sakıp Sabancı International Research Award issues call for papers

Sakıp Sabancı International Research Award issues call for papers

The Sakıp Sabancı International Research Awards has started collecting essays for its 2017 competition.

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Locals on alert after suspected UFO sighting in Turkey’s south

Locals on alert after suspected UFO sighting in Turkey’s south

The sighting of a suspected unidentified flying object (UFO) caused alarm among locals living in the Seydikemer district of the Aegean province of Muğla on Sept. 27.

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Topkapı Palace kiosk in danger, restoration underway, ministry confirms

Topkapı Palace kiosk in danger, restoration underway, ministry confirms

The Culture Ministry confirms reports about the danger to a major kiosk at Topkapı Palace. A former director of the palace says funding is a serious problem amid other concerns over the palace walls.

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Police officer chases wild boar herd in Turkey’s south

Police officer chases wild boar herd in Turkey’s south

A wild boar has attacked a police officer after he tried to take pictures of a herd in the Marmaris district of southern Muğla province, as he chased the animals into the forest with solely a rock in his hand.

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Another lynx shot dead in Turkey’s Erzincan

Another lynx shot dead in Turkey’s Erzincan

A second endangered lynx has been found shot dead in the eastern Turkish province of Erzincan, triggering public anger.

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