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Turkey to release U.S. pastor Brunson

U.S. pastor Andrew Brunson has been freed from house arrest by a court in Turkey's western province of Izmir. Brunson was sentenced to three years in prison but will not serve time as he had already spent two years …

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Gas leak in Turkey's Izmir poisons 3 people

There was a gas leak in the building of the prosecutor’s office in Turkey’s Izmir province, the Turkish media reported. Reportedly, rescuers and ambulances arrived at the scene, people are being evacuated from the …

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Boat carrying migrants sinks in Aegean Sea

At least eight people died and another 26 are missing after a migrant boat shipwrecked in the Aegean Sea off the Turkish coast of Karaburun in the province of Izmir, Anadolu reported. Rescue units from Ankara arrived on the scene and …

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Operation against PKK conducted in Turkey's Izmir

Turkish police and intelligence services conducted a joint operation against members of the PKK terrorist organization in Turkey's Izmir Province, local media reported. According to the report, 21 people, who had close ties with the …

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Gulen's brother jailed for over 10 years

The brother of Fetullah Terrorist Organization's (FETO) leader Fetullah Gulen was sentenced to 10.5 years in jail, judicial sources said. Izmir's 14th High Criminal Court handed down the sentence to …

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Turkey rejects US pastor's appeal for release

A Turkish court has rejected an appeal for U.S. pastor Andrew Brunson to be released from house arrest during his trial on terrorism charges. Brunson’s lawyer, İsmail Cem Halavurt, filed the demand on August 14 …

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One of ISIS emirs detained in Turkey

Turkish authorities have detained four suspected senior ISIS extremists in an operation in Turkey's city of Izmir. The suspects include the group's so-called "emir," or ruler, of Syria's Deir el-Zour, and its …

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Dozens injured in Turkey's Izmir road accident

A major road accident involving a passenger bus and a truck has occurred in Turkey’s Izmir, Turkish media reported.  According to preliminary information, 25 people were injured as a result of the crash. …

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 Turkey's military plane crashes in Izmir

Turkish military plane crashed in Turkey's province of Izmir,  DHA agency reports, citing military sources. Both pilots died after a training aircraft crashed in the air force base in the district of Cigli, Izmir …

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Gas explosion at school in Turkey's İzmir kills one

A natural gas explosion at a high school in the western Turkish province of İzmir killed one person and wounded four this morning. The blast occurred while dozens of students were in lessons. A fire broke out shortly after the explosion …

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Resident of Izmir took his children hostage

Resident of Turkey's Izmir province, located in the east of the country, took his children hostage. It is reported that law enforcement officers have already arrested him. Children were taken to the hospital. …

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 Five dead in bus crash in central Turkey

At least five people died, many others were injured in a bus accident in Eskişehir-Ankara highway in Turkey early Thursday. The accident reportedly took place when the bus crashed into a pier on the highway. The cause of the …

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