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The United Kingdom stands by Turkey a year on from the coup attempt and understands the extraordinary challenges Turkey is facing, but urges it to signal a return to normality by lifting the state of emergency rule, Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Alan Duncan, has told daily Hürriyet
A forest fire broke out on Aug. 17 near the Devil’s Table in the Ayvalık district of the western province of Balıkesir.
An 18-year-old woman, who was forced into prostitution in southern Turkey for years by her own parents, has been saved with the help of a women’s rights NGO and the Family and Social Policies Ministry
Fleet Commander Adm. Veysel Kösele has resigned from his post, Presidential Spokesperson İbrahim Kalın said on Aug. 17.
Turkey’s Parliamentary Speaker’s Office has decided to pay 71,000 Turkish Liras ($20,000) in compensation to former deputy Merve Kavakçı, who was recently appointed as ambassador to Kuala Lumpur, over her ban from parliament in 1999, daily Cumhuriyet reported on Aug. 16.
A number of Turkish doctors and rights groups have slammed the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) for rejecting a request by two jailed educators, who have been on hunger strikes for nearly 150 days, to order Ankara to release them on health grounds.
Five firms commissioned with preparing a layout for the transformation of the Ayder Plateau in the Çamlıhemşin district of the Black Sea province of Rize will each offer a model to the authorities, with a two-story limit imposed by the government for development in the idyllic area.
The Ankara municipality will cut down 8,000 trees for additional roads to pass through the Middle East Technical University (ODTÜ) campus
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