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Bones of Dersim massacre victims reburied in ceremony

Bones of Dersim massacre victims reburied in ceremony

The bones of 11 victims of the Dersim massacre in 1938, including seven children, have been reburied in a ceremony in the current-day eastern province of Tunceli after having been recovered in mass grave excavations a year ago

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20th Aydın Doğan Award granted to Turkey’s disaster agency

20th Aydın Doğan Award granted to Turkey’s disaster agency

The 20th Aydın Doğan Award has been granted to Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) for its efforts in hosting and providing social services to over 2 million refugees fleeing the war in neighboring Syria

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250,000 more spaces to open at Turkey’s state-run student dorms

250,000 more spaces to open at Turkey’s state-run student dorms

New student dormitories will be opened across Turkey, adding 250,000 new bed spaces to overall capacity, the Higher Education Loans and Dormitories Institution (KYK) announced on May 4

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One soldier killed, 10 wounded in PKK bomb attack in Turkey’s southeast

One soldier killed, 10 wounded in PKK bomb attack in Turkey’s southeast

One soldier was killed and 10 others were wounded on early May 4 in an outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) bomb attack in the southeastern province of Mardin

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Turkey’s disaster agency active in 40 countries across the world

Turkey’s disaster agency active in 40 countries across the world

Turkey’s disaster agency is not only housing and assisting the country’s nearly 3 million refugees but also actively working to help 40 disaster-stricken countries around the world, the president of AFAD has told daily Hürriyet

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European anti-torture committee visits jailed PKK leader Öcalan

European anti-torture committee visits jailed PKK leader Öcalan

A three-member delegation from the Council of Europe Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT) has paid a visit to the jailed leader of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), Abdullah Öcalan, and held consultations with senior Turkish government officials

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Turkish baby born with two lower teeth

Turkish baby born with two lower teeth

A baby was born in central Turkey with two lower teeth overnight on May 3, leaving the newborn’s parents both stunned and concerned

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One soldier killed in PKK attack in Turkey’s Hakkari

One soldier killed in PKK attack in Turkey’s Hakkari

One soldier was killed and three others were wounded in an outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) attack in the Çukurca district of the southeastern province of Hakkari on May 3

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One soldier killed in PKK attack in Turkey’s southeast

One soldier killed in PKK attack in Turkey’s southeast

One soldier was killed on May 4 in an outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) attack in the Varto district of the eastern province of MuşOne soldier was killed on May 4 in an outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) attack in the Varto district of the eastern province of Muş.

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Six ISIL militants killed after rocket projectiles hit Turkey’s Kilis: Army

Six ISIL militants killed after rocket projectiles hit Turkey’s Kilis: Army

Six militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) were killed on May 3 after two rocket projectiles hit the border province of Kilis

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