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Turkey's largest mosque to open in Istanbul

The opening of the new Büyük amlıca Camisi mosque will take place in Istanbul today, during the Friday prayer, Turkish media report. The opening ceremony of the largest mosque in the history of modern Turkey will be attended …

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Blast at Istanbul school injures teacher

A blast hit a school in Istanbul's Gungorenh district today, Turkish media reported. According to reports, the explosion occurred during experiments in a chemistry class. As a result, the teacher got injured. Classes …

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Two suspected spies for UAE detained in Turkey

Turkey has arrested two suspects who confessed to spying on Arab nationals for the United Arab Emirates, and is investigating whether the arrival in Turkey of one of them was related to the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal …

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Fire breaks out at Istanbul handcuffs factory

A fire broke out at a handcuffs factory in the İŞDÖK industrial zone of Istanbul's Başakşehir district this morning, Turkish media reported. According to media reports, the fire spread to another factory because of …

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Ekrem Imamoglu becomes new Istanbul mayor

Following a number of recounts from Turkey’s local elections last month, the Istanbul mayoral candidate from the main opposition party on Wednesday received his certificate of election from electoral authorities. Ekrem …

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 Varvara Karaulova granted parole

The Vologda City Court has satisfied a motion to grant parole to Varvara Karaulova (aka Alexandra Ivanova) convicted for an attempt to join the ISIS terror group (outlawed in Russia). "The petition for …

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AKP to challenge election losses in Istanbul

Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) plans to ask the Supreme Election Council (YSK) today to resolve a dispute over invalid votes in mayoral elections for Istanbul and Ankara.        Party …

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Opposition claims election win in Ankara

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared victory in municipal elections but the opposition’s success in key cities dealt a significant blow to his party’s dominance. The ruling party lost the capital, …

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