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'Black gold' found in three provinces of Turkey

Oil fields have been discovered in three provinces of Turkey,according to the Turkish official newspaper Resmi Gazete. The message reads that the oil has been found in the provinces of Mardin, Sirnak and Bitlis. The potential of the …

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Three soldiers killed in Turkey's Sirnak

  At least three soldiers were killed in action, another was injured following a terror attack by the PKK in southeastern Turkey's Şırnak province. The attack reportedly took place near Kuyutepe base area, where …

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Turkey to build 6 new football stadiums

Six new football stadiums will be built in such Turkish cities as Ankara, Elazig, Erzincan, Hakkari, Sirnak and Edirne, Turkey's Youth and Sports Ministry said in a message, noting that 820 million Turkish liras ($217 million) will …

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Nine Iraqi nationals die in Turkey road accident

Nine people have been killed and 28 have been wounded in a bus accident in the southeastern district of Silopi in Sirnak. The bus carrying Iraqi nationals had been moving from Turkey to Iraq, the Dogan News Agency reported. …

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Four killed in Turkish coal mine collapse

Four miners were killed when part of a coal mine in Turkey’s southeastern province of Sirnak collapsed, security sources and Turkish media said. Search and rescue teams were searching for trapped workers, Reuters reported. …

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Ankara: Khabur border checkpoint continues its work

The Khabur border crossing on the Turkish-Iraqi border, which is located in Silopi district of Sharnak province, was not closed, the Turkish Ministry of Customs said. Earlier it was reported in media that the Turkish government closed …

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Three soldiers killed in PKK attack in Turkey

Three soldiers were killed in a Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) attack in the Uludere district of the southeastern province of Şırnak on June 27. Security sources said PKK militants opened fire on a military vehicle carrying food …

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Two Turkish soldiers killed in Sirnak in clash with PPK

Turkish soldiers clashed with Kurdish militants in a rural area of southeast Turkey near the Iraqi border on Friday morning, the armed forces said. The firefight occurred around 9.30 am (0630 GMT) in the Uludere district of Sirnak …

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Bomb blast kills children in Turkey's Sirnak

A bomb blast in the southeastern Turkish province of Sirnak killed at least two children, local officials said on Saturday. Four more children were also wounded in the attack, the governor's …

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Turkish PM: PKK responsible for attack in Sirnak

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said there was no doubt that the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which has waged a three-decade insurgency for Kurdish autonomy, was responsible for the attack in Sirnak province. …

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Explosion in Turkey's Cizre kills nine police officers

An explosion has hit a police checkpoint in the Turkish border town of Cizre, with reports of at least nine dead and 64 wounded in the latest attack in the country’s south-east. State-run Anadolu Agency blamed the attack on the …

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Two soldiers killed in Sirnak explosion

A Turkish military vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device in southeast Sirnak province near the Iraqi border, killing two soldiers, the Dogan news agency reports. No one claimed responsibility for the blast yet, Reuters …

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 Two southeastern Turkish provinces to be renamed

A draft law was submitted Tuesday to the Turkish parliament to change the administrative status of two southeastern provinces and two districts. The draft law proposes to downgrade Hakkari and Sirnak provinces to districts, and rename …

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Turkish soldier martyred in PKK attack

A Turkish soldier has succumbed to wounds after being shot during PKK attacks in the southeastern Sirnak province, a security source said, Anadolu Agency reports. A group of terrorists attacked police and gendarmerie headquarters as …

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Blast in Turkey: 4 civilians dead, 19 injured

Four civilians were killed and 19 people including five policemen were wounded in a PKK bomb attack in the Silopi district of southeastern Sirnak province on Monday, Daily Sabah reported citing security sources. PKK terrorists detonated …

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