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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
The Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) region does not only accommodate Kurds, but also Turkmens and Arabs, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan stressed on his way back from New York, when questioned about the planned independence referendum in the region.
Turkey on Sept. 22 called for the cancellation of the Iraqi Kurdish independence vote, ruling out any postponement.
Turkey’s National Security Council Meeting (MGK) which convened under President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan ended late on Sept. 22, stressing that the Iraqi Kurdish independence referendum was illegitimate and unacceptable.
Istanbul Mayor Kadir Topbaş on Sept. 22 announced that he was stepping down from his post, which he had held for the past 13 years
The Turkish government will seek a mandate from the Parliament to send troops to Iraq and Syria after consecutive security meetings where measures to be taken against the Arbil administration have been decided.
The main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) will support a parliamentary motion on a one-year mandate authorizing the deployment of the Turkish army abroad “if it will be about counter-terrorism”
Turkey is the most active country in seeking the removal of content on Twitter, accounting for nearly half of all requests worldwide, according to a biannual transparency report by the company.
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled on Sept. 19 that the Turkish government must pay compensation amounting to 30,000 euros for the lack of safety measures on a building site that led to the death of a man in 2002.
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputy Enis Berberoğlu, who has been jailed since June in an Istanbul prison, was taken to the hospital late on Sept. 21 and is expected to undergo an operation next week.
The construction of a new road set to cut through Middle East Technical University’s (ODTÜ) forested campus in the capital Ankara started on Sept. 9
The Istanbul Municipality has taken a series of precautions in an attempt to control and prevent noise pollution throughout the city, with transport routes being the first priority.
A famous river dubbed the “life source of Thrace” in Turkey’s west has been flowing with poison because it has mixed with industrial waste.
One soldier was killed in an outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) attack in the Yüksekova district of the southeastern province of Hakkari on Sept. 22, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported
An artillery shell fired from an area controlled by the Syrian regime landed near a rural area in the Yayladağı district of the southern province of Hatay on the afternoon of Sept. 21
The Turkish army entered the fourth day of a military drill on the Iraqi border on Sept. 21, Doğan News Agency has reported.
An Istanbul court on Sept. 20 ordered the Interior Ministry pay compensation amounting to 734,162 Turkish Liras ($209,000) over the killing of Uğur Kurt, who was shot by police during a funeral ceremony in an Alevi worship house, or cemevi in 2014.
A chief public prosecutor’s office in the Central Anatolian province of Konya on Sept. 20 issued detention warrants for 125 “secret imams” suspected of being in charge of Gülenist military personnel as part of an investigation into the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ)
Fourteen lawyers of imprisoned hunger-striking educators Nuriye Gülmen and Semih Özakça were arrested by a court order on Sept. 20, broadcaster CNN Türk reported on Sept. 21.
Turkey, Iran and Iraq have agreed to consider taking “coordinated counter-measures” against the Iraqi Kurdish Regional Government’s (KRG) bid to hold independence referendum at a trilateral foreign ministers’ meeting in New York, days before the Sept. 25 vote in northern Iraq.
Following the Sept. 19 meeting between President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and French President Emmanuel Macron in New York, the Turkish Presidency issued an ironic message saying “meeting with the President of Turkey is valuable.”
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan did not claim that U.S. President Donald Trump apologized to him over a brawl involving Turkish security officers, Presidential Spokesperson İbrahim Kalın stated on Sept. 21.