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11 PKK militants killed in Turkey’s southeast

11 PKK militants killed in Turkey’s southeast

A total of eleven outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants were killed in operations in the southeastern provinces of Bitlis and Diyarbakır

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Turkey’s disaster agency and KADEM to work for integration Syrian women and children

Turkey’s disaster agency and KADEM to work for integration Syrian women and children

Turkey’s disaster agency AFAD and the Women and Democracy Association (KADEM) have accelerated a project for the social and economic integration of women and children refugees in Turkey.

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Police detain US consulate employee over allegedly PKK links in Turkey’s Adana

Police detain US consulate employee over allegedly PKK links in Turkey’s Adana

Police detained an employee of the U.S. consulate in the southern province of Adana on Feb. 23 on suspicion of involvement with the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), according to a police official

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Turkish commander to testify as witness in case for murder of soldier who resisted coup attempt

Turkish commander to testify as witness in case for murder of soldier who resisted coup attempt

A court has ruled for Special Forces Commander Lt. Gen. Zekai Aksakallı to testify as a witness in the case into the killing of anti-coup soldier Ömer Halisdemir, who has been idolized for his resistance during a raid on the Special Forces Command in Ankara.

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No plans to grant citizenship to Syrians before referendum: PM sources

No plans to grant citizenship to Syrians before referendum: PM sources

There are no plans to grant citizenship to Syrians before the upcoming referendum on shifting Turkey to an executive presidential system, Prime Ministry sources have said.

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Ankara police quash protests after mistaking Spanish Narcos theme for ‘Kurdish music’

Ankara police quash protests after mistaking Spanish Narcos theme for ‘Kurdish music’

Police intervened to quash demonstrations against the expulsion of 16 academics from Ankara University after mistakenly believing that protesters were playing Kurdish “propaganda music,” daily Birgün has reported.

Comment(s)2/23/2017

Long-awaited restoration begins in Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar

Long-awaited restoration begins in Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar

A long-awaited restoration in the world’s oldest covered bazaar, Istanbul’s historic Grand Bazaar, has begun with efforts to replace the tiles in the commercial and tourist venue.

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Turkish Deputy PM rules out granting Syrians citizenship before charter referendum

Turkish Deputy PM rules out granting Syrians citizenship before charter referendum

Deputy Prime Minister Veysi Kaynak said on Feb. 23 that Turkey would not grant Syrians citizenship before the April 16 referendum on constitutional amendments.

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Police chief shot in the head by coup soldiers wakes up after five months in intensive care

Police chief shot in the head by coup soldiers wakes up after five months in intensive care

Turgut Aslan, the head of the Turkish police’s Anti-Terror Bureau, is gradually returning to life after spending five months in intensive care, where he was taken after being shot in the head by soldiers on the night of the attempted coup on July 15, 2016, daily Habertürk reported on Feb. 24

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Bosnian, Albanian added to Turkish Education Ministry’s curriculum

Bosnian, Albanian added to Turkish Education Ministry’s curriculum

Bosnian and Albanian have been added to the list of foreign languages available to be taught at secondary schools by the Turkish Education Ministry, the state-run Anadolu Agency reported on Feb. 23.

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