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Places serving alcoholic beverages closed in central Turkish province

Places serving alcoholic beverages closed in central Turkish province

Several businesses that serve alcoholic beverages have been shut down in the Central Anatolian province of Yozgat as a part of a state of emergency decree issued in the Official Gazette after the July 15 failed coup attempt

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One prisoner dead, another injured in jail fire in southeastern Turkey

One prisoner dead, another injured in jail fire in southeastern Turkey

A fire erupted in a jail in the southeastern province of Şırnak on Sept. 28, killing one prisoner and severely injuring another, while 12 employees working at the jail were also hospitalized

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Police officer in Turkey’s Muğla dies after gun accidentally fires

Police officer in Turkey’s Muğla dies after gun accidentally fires

A police officer was killed on Sept. 28 when a gun under his pillow allegedly fired accidentally in the Köyceğiz district of the Aegean province of Muğla, Doğan News Agency has reported

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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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Turkey’s top satellite network removes 12 channels

Turkey’s top satellite network removes 12 channels

Twelve television channels have been removed from Türksat, Turkey’s top satellite network, as a part of a state of emergency decree issued in the Official Gazette after the July 15 failed coup attempt

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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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Olives harvested from 800-year-old tree cut down in Turkey’s south

Olives harvested from 800-year-old tree cut down in Turkey’s south

Olives have been harvested from an 800-year-old tree which was brought back to life in the Toroslar district of the southern province of Mersin after it had been cut down earlier.

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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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PKK kills three in Turkey’s southeast

PKK kills three in Turkey’s southeast

Three village guards were killed in an attack by outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants in the Yüksekova district of the southeastern province of Hakkari on Sept. 29. The militants opened fire on the village guards, killing three and leaving two others wounded

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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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