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An official ceremony was held on Feb. 24 to commemorate the victims of the 1942 Struma incident, a World War II tragedy that resulted in the death of over 750 Romanian Jews after their ship was sunk by a Soviet submarine after it had been forced to remain docked for two months in Istanbul
A total of eleven outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants were killed in operations in the southeastern provinces of Bitlis and Diyarbakır
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Deputy Prime Minister Veysi Kaynak said on Feb. 23 that Turkey would not grant Syrians citizenship before the April 16 referendum on constitutional amendments.
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
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.