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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
The Housing Development Administration of Turkey (TOKİ) has undertaken the construction of the remaining 700 kilometers of the wall being built on Turkey’s border with war-torn Syria, after the construction of the initial 200-kilometer-long concrete wall on the border was completed jointly by the Defense Ministry and neighboring provinces governor’s offices.
Around 32,000 people have been arrested as part of the investigation into the failed coup of July 15, Justice Minister Bekir Bozdağ has announced
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has stressed the need for the trial without delay of suspects in the July 15 coup attempt
A Turkish court has ruled for three aggravated life sentences for each of the five suspects in the Zirve Publishing House murder case, some nine years after the crimes were committed
The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) will “evaluate” a photo of a group of party MPs posing with Fethullah Gülen, an Islamic cleric based in the U.S. who the government says was behind Turkey’s failed coup attempt, Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmuş has said
Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) militants in the Manbij region were withdrawing east of the Euphrates River, Turkish government spokesperson Numan Kurtulmuş said on Sept. 26.
The U.N.’s torture expert on Sept. 21 criticized Turkey’s decision to postpone his visit, saying it sent “the wrong message,” amid a crackdown following the July 15 failed coup attempt.
School has started for close to 18 million children in Turkey, but upward of a million of their peers are currently engaged in child labor, according to a number of new reports
The bar association in Turkey’s southeastern province of Diyarbakır has received the eighth International Hrant Dink Award, presented on Sept. 22 in a ceremony held at the Istanbul Lütfi Kırdar International Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Greenpeace Turkey’s Sail to the Sun Campaign, which aims to promote the use of solar energy in Turkey, kicks off in Bodrum before heading to Seferihisar, İzmir and Istanbul
Kırşehir’s bird paradise at Seyfe Lake has completely dried up over the summer, as officials are called to take urgent measures
The party plaintiff lawyers in the case of a controversial mine construction in the Black Sea province of Artvin demanded recusal and abandoned the hearing room on Sept. 19 amid intense security precautions
A 22-year-old Turkish man was shot dead with his own gun by his estranged wife early on Sept. 27 in Istanbul’s Üsküdar district after he assaulted the woman following a quarrel, daily Habertürk has reported.
The Sakıp Sabancı International Research Awards has started collecting essays for its 2017 competition.
At least eight animals including stray dogs and cats were found dead in the Güzelbağ neighborhood of the southern province of Antalya
Turkish police found nearly 240 blank firing guns buried underground in the Üsküdar district of Istanbul late on Sept. 27. The guns were found after an anonymous tip was received by police officers.
Istanbul prosecutors have decided to include the Ergenekon, Balyoz and Military Espionage investigations and prosecutions, which saw the arrest and trial of hundreds of mostly military personnel, in the main July 15 coup attempt investigation dossier
A court of serious crimes in Istanbul has transferred a case which will try the suspects in a May 6 assassination attempt against Turkish journalist Can Dündar to a lower court
U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrived in Ankara on Sept. 27 to hold a series of meetings with Turkish officials on issues of cooperation in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and discuss other bilateral and strategic issues
Turkish European Union Minister Ömer Çelik has welcomed the EU’s aid program of 3 billion euros for refugees in Turkey but expressed criticism over the mechanism of delivering those finds through international organizations
Cooperating with the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in any potential operation against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Syria’s Raqqa would mean “putting Syria’s future at risk,” said Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu.