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Erdogan calls on D-8 to trade in local currencies

Countries from the so-called D-8 group of developing nations should trade with each other in their local currencies, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, . "If we are to use local currencies for trade …

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Operations against drug dealers resumed in Istanbul

Istanbul police have resumed operations against drug dealers, the city police said in a statement today. The operations against drug dealers have started at 06:00 (GMT +3). There are detainees whose names are not …

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Istanbul police detain 36 suspected ISIL militants

Turkish anti-terror police conducted simultaneous raids at 15 different addresses in Istanbul to apprehend five suspects who allegedly had travelled to Iraq and Syria for ISIL, Fars news agancy reports with a reference to Anadolu Agency. …

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Istanbul airport resumes its work

Istanbul’s International Ataturk Airport has resumed operating in its normal mode after a private jet crashed on the runway, causing authorities to suspend flights, the country's Transport Ministry said. Four people have …

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One injured in shooting outside Istanbul courthouse

Members of two feuding crime gangs have clashed outside Istanbul's main courthouse. Gunshots were heard and one person was injured in the fight, Turkish media reports. Television footage showed people inside the courthouse lying on …

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Student dorm burns in Istanbul

A fire occurred at a dormitory in Istanbul, local media report. Firefighters extinguished the fire in the shortest time. The cause of the fire has not been established yet. So far, no casualties have been reported. …

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Drug dealers arrested in Istanbul

Police officers in Istanbul neutralized a group of drug traffickers during a special operation conducted this morning, the local law enforcement agency informed. All detainees are the citizens of Turkey. A large consignment of …

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One of Daesh couriers arrested in Istanbul

One of couriers of the Daesh terrorist group (banned in the Russian Federation), Iraqi citizen Waad Ayad, was detained in Istanbul. He was arrested during special operation carried out at the Sabiha Gökçen …

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 Ex-Kosovo PM dies in Istanbul hospital

Kosovo's former prime minister and interior minister, Bajram Rexhepi, has died in a hospital in Turkey following a stroke. He was 63. Kosovo's current Prime Minister Isa Mustafa said in a …

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Unidentified gunman opens fire in Istanbul (VIDEO)

A man carrying a shotgun has climbed on a roof of a building located in Esenyurt district of Istanbul and opened fire, local media reports. A video of the alleged shooter has emerged in social media shortly after the initial reports. …

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 Bosphorus Strait opened to marine traffic

Istanbul’s Bosphorus Strait, which was closed to marine traffic this morning, was opened, the press secretary of Turkey's Transportation and Communication Ministry Turan Özyanık said. The straight …

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Turkey intensifies fight against drug traffickers

Turkish police has continued counter-narcotics operations in the country. Seventeen suspects have been detained in Istanbul last week on suspicion of drug smuggling, the Daily Sabah reported. In Istanbul police raided the …

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