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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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Small village flooded with dam waters despite locals’ pending legal case

Small village flooded with dam waters despite locals’ pending legal case

A small village in the southern province of Isparta was flooded by water from a dam after the facility and three other hydroelectric power plants in the vicinity began to operate.

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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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Four police officers killed in PKK bomb attack in Turkey’s Diyarbakır

Four police officers killed in PKK bomb attack in Turkey’s Diyarbakır

Four police officers were killed and two others were injured on Jan. 16 in an outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) bomb attack targeting an armored police vehicle in the Sur district of the southeastern province of Diyarbakır

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Some 180,000 Syrians born in Turkey since war began

Some 180,000 Syrians born in Turkey since war began

Nearly 180,000 Syrians have been born in Turkey over the last five years, according to Turkey’s Health Ministry.

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Products including palm oil to be investigated: Agriculture Minister Çelik

Products including palm oil to be investigated: Agriculture Minister Çelik

Food, Agriculture and Livestock Minister Faruk Çelik has said his office has launched work to detect food thought to include palm oil in its ingredients, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported

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Public trust in military plunges after Turkey’s failed coup: Poll

Public trust in military plunges after Turkey’s failed coup: Poll

The military has lost its decades-long status as Turkey’s most trusted institution following the failed coup of July 15, according to a recent poll

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Debate over Atatürk marks curriculum change in Turkey

Debate over Atatürk marks curriculum change in Turkey

Turkey’s new draft national education curriculum aims to “protect national values,” Education Ministry Undersecretary Yusuf Tekin said Jan. 15, amid claims that the curriculum devalues Turkey’s founding fathers

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Hagia Sophia Mosque to be restored in Turkey’s Trabzon

Hagia Sophia Mosque to be restored in Turkey’s Trabzon

The Hagia Sophia Mosque, which was opened to worship in 2013 after serving as a museum for 52 years, will be restored in the Black Sea province of Trabzon, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported

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Interior ministry says 20 PKK/KCK militants ‘neutralized’ in week

Interior ministry says 20 PKK/KCK militants ‘neutralized’ in week

Security forces have “neutralized” 20 outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party/Kurdistan Communities Union (PKK/KCK) militants around the country over the past week, the Interior Ministry said in a statement on Jan. 16

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