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Almost 300 ISIS militants detained in Turkey

Turkey's security officials say police have detained 283 suspected ISIS militants in the past 11 days. A security directorate statement also said police seized 66 improvised explosive devices during the anti-ISIS operations …

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Explosion at Istanbul filling station: 3 injured

An explosion occurred at a filling station in Istanbul’s Tuzla District, the Turkish media reported. According to the preliminary information, three people were injured in the explosion. Medical personnel are …

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4 Daesh suspects arrested in Istanbul

Police arrested four Daesh suspects, including two women who were allegedly planning a terror attack in Istanbul, according to a police source, Anadolu Agency reported. The suspects were held in the car park area of Forum Istanbul …

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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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Istanbul courthouse attacked, one injured - media

One person was injured as a result of the attack on the Istanbul court building. A hearing in the murder trial was held in the court, CNN Turk reported. There are yet no other details of the incident. …

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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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