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Turkey drops charges against Israelis on attacking Mavi Marmara ship

ISTANBUL, Dec 9 (KUNA) — A Turkish court has dropped charges against four Israelis who have been tried in absentia in the case of assaulting the Mavi Marmara ship in 2010. The suspects included the then Chief of Israeli General Staff Rau Aluf Gabiel Ashknazi, who were all being tried …

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Turkish military kills 20 kurdish fighters in Hakkari, says army

ANKARA, Dec 3, (Agencies): The Turkish military killed 20 fighters from the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) after they tried to attack army bases in the southeastern Hakkari province, the military said on Saturday. The fighters crossed into Turkey from northern Iraq and attempted to launch attacks on military bases …

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11 children among 12 dead in Turkey school dorm fire

Istanbul, Nov 29, 2016 (AFP) -Twelve people, most of them children, were killed on Tuesday when a fire broke out at a school dormitory in the southern Turkish city of Adana, local officials said. “12 bodies were recovered, 22 wounded people were taken to hospitals,” Adana governor Mahmut Demirtas was …

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Merkel says EU and Turkey must stick to migration deal

BERLIN, Nov 25 (Reuters) – The European Union and Turkey must honour their commitments to each other, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday, in a bid to cool a row threatening a key migration deal. She spoke a day after members of the European Parliament passed a non-binding resolution …

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Car bomb attack in southern Turkish city kills 2, wounds 16

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A car bomb attack targeting a government building in the southern city of Adana has killed at least two people and wounded 16 others, officials said. Mahmut Demirtas, the governor for Adana province, told the state-run Anadolu Agency that the attack occurred in a parking lot …

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US orders family of Istanbul consulate staff to leave

Washington, Oct 29, 2016 (AFP) -The United States ordered the relatives of staff members in its consulate in Istanbul to leave the country Saturday, warning that “extremist groups” are targeting American citizens for attack. The order was announced in the second travel warning that the State Department issued for Americans …

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US ‘warns’ on Istanbul risks

ANKARA, Turkey, Oct 23, (AFP): The United States has warned its citizens of the potential risk of terror attack or attempted kidnapping of foreigners in Istanbul, which has been rocked by several bombings this year. The consulate in Istanbul said in a message late Saturday that extremist groups continued their …

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Over 35,000 suspects arrested in Turkey coup probe: minister

Ankara, Oct 23, 2016 (AFP) -Turkey has arrested more than 35,000 people over alleged links to the group run by the US-based preacher Fethullah Gulen, who is blamed for the failed July coup, local media reported Sunday. Turkish Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag said the suspects had been placed under arrest …

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Deadly Turkish strikes on Syrian Kurdish militants: army

Ankara, Oct 20, 2016 (AFP) -Turkish warplanes struck Syrian Kurdish militia targets in northern Syria and killed up to 200 militants, state media quoted the military as saying Thursday. The jets hit 18 targets in Maarrat Umm Hawsh, a region north of the city of Aleppo, the official news agency …

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Bomber killed in Turkey raid

ANKARA, Oct 19, (AFP): A suspected Islamic State suicide bomber was killed early Wednesday in a police raid on an apartment in the capital Ankara, state media reported. Anti-terrorism police, following a tip-off the man was planning an attack, stormed his apartment building in the Etimesgut district on the city outskirts, …

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