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Former Turkish Parliament Speaker İsmet Sezgin laid to rest in Ankara

Former Turkish Parliament Speaker İsmet Sezgin laid to rest in Ankara

İsmet Sezgin, a former parliament speaker of Turkey who died aged 88 on Dec. 7, was laid to rest following an official ceremony at the Turkish Parliament

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CNN Türk, journalists receive ‘information and democracy’ award

CNN Türk, journalists receive ‘information and democracy’ award

CNN Türk, its Ankara representative Hande Fırat, and daily Hürriyet columnist Abdulkadir Selvi have received the “Information and Democracy Award” for their critical role in countering the July 15 coup attempt, at the 33rd National Informatics Congress held by the Turkish Informatics Society (TBD) and launched on Dec. 8 by Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım.

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Turkish daily Yeniçağ attacked by masked group, no casualties

Turkish daily Yeniçağ attacked by masked group, no casualties

A group of assailants staged an attack on the Istanbul building of Turkish daily Yeniçağ on Dec. 8, breaking its windows and damaging vehicles in front of it

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Turkey schooling almost 79,000 Syrian children

Turkey schooling almost 79,000 Syrian children

Almost 79,000 Syrian children are being educated in Turkey’s temporary refugee centers, Deputy Prime Minister Veysi Kaynak told state-run Anadolu Agency on Dec. 7

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Turkish intelligence, special forces conduct 20-day excavations in Turkey’s south

Turkish intelligence, special forces conduct 20-day excavations in Turkey’s south

Excavation work in a house in the southern province of Mersin’s Tarsus district has drawn much curiosity after continuing for 20 days under the direction of the special forces and the National Intelligence Agency (MİT), Doğan News Agency has reported.

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Turkish warplanes hit PKK targets in Turkey’s southeast

Turkish warplanes hit PKK targets in Turkey’s southeast

Turkish warplanes hit outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) targets in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır on Dec. 7, Doğan News Agency has reported

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Explosives thrown at car in gas station in Istanbul, no casualties

Explosives thrown at car in gas station in Istanbul, no casualties

Hand-made explosives were thrown at a car at a gas station in Istanbul’s Çağlayan neighborhood early on Dec. 9, causing damage to the vehicle and temporary hearing loss to the car’s driver, Doğan News Agency reported

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Police discover violent murder of young woman in Turkey’s south

Police discover violent murder of young woman in Turkey’s south

Police teams in the southern province of Adana have tracked down the alleged killer of a 27-year-old woman whose dismembered remains were found on Dec. 7.

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Diyanet gathers intelligence on suspected Gülenists via imams in 38 countries

Diyanet gathers intelligence on suspected Gülenists via imams in 38 countries

Turkey’s Directorate of Religious Affairs (Diyanet) has gathered intelligence via imams from 38 countries on the activities of suspected followers of the U.S.-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen, widely believed to be the mastermind of the failed July 15 coup attempt.

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Turkey’s education problems revealed in OECD-wide education test PISA

Turkey’s education problems revealed in OECD-wide education test PISA

The results of the international PISA education test has revealed a number of education problems in Turkey, with the opposition and education experts blaming the system for the failure.

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