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Turkish teacher receives International Women of Courage Award from US

Turkish teacher receives International Women of Courage Award from US

A Turkish teacher whose actions led to the arrest of a principal for sexually abusing six girls between the ages of six and 11 received the International Women of Courage Award in Washington on March 29.

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Girl lost for over 100 days found in Turkey’s west

Girl lost for over 100 days found in Turkey’s west

A 14-year-old girl whose whereabouts were unknown for over 100 days has been found in the western province of İzmir.

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Over 400 dismissed Gülen suspects to be reinstated in Turkey’s civil service

Over 400 dismissed Gülen suspects to be reinstated in Turkey’s civil service

Some 416 officials dismissed from their duties for suspected links to the Fethullahist Terror Organization (FETÖ), accused of orchestrating the failed July 2016 coup attempt, will be reinstated, according to a new statutory decree.

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Expelled academics teach in streets of Ankara

Expelled academics teach in streets of Ankara

A number of academics who were expelled or suspended from their duties under Turkey’s state of emergency have continued to offer courses in the streets of Ankara as part of an alternative way to reach students and youth

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Mathematics score falls to five-year low in university entrance exam in Turkey

Mathematics score falls to five-year low in university entrance exam in Turkey

The average of mathematics scores of students who took the University Entrance Examination (YGS) has dropped to a five-year low, according to statistics released by the Student Selection and Placement Center (ÖSYM).

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Turkish woman pardons daughter-in-law over son’s murder

Turkish woman pardons daughter-in-law over son’s murder

A woman in the northwestern province of Bursa has said she forgave her daughter-in-law after she killed her son and did not file a complaint against her, daily Habertürk has reported

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Dozens of illegal rifles, pistols found in shop selling circumcision clothes in Istanbul

Dozens of illegal rifles, pistols found in shop selling circumcision clothes in Istanbul

Some 130 illegal rifles and 30 pistols were discovered during a raid on a shop selling circumcision clothes in Istanbul’s Bayrampaşa district late on March 27

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VIDEO: Hospital employee filmed belly dancing in intensive care unit in Istanbul

VIDEO: Hospital employee filmed belly dancing in intensive care unit in Istanbul

A video showing a hospital employee belly dancing in the intensive care unit of a private hospital in Istanbul has caused consternation in Turkey

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Restrictions on plastic bags in Turkey due by 2018

Restrictions on plastic bags in Turkey due by 2018

The use of plastic bags in markets and stores will be restricted across Turkey starting in 2018, the Turkish Retailers’ Federation (TPF) announced on March 28, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.

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Turkish jets hit PKK militants installing explosives in Turkey’s southeast

Turkish jets hit PKK militants installing explosives in Turkey’s southeast

Turkish warplanes have targeted outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants as they were installing explosives in the southeastern province of Hakkari.

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