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Turkish police detain 418 people in PKK probe

The police detained 418 people across 29 provinces in an investigation related to the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) terror group, according to the Turkish Interior Ministry. Four hundred and eighteen people have been detained …

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Temporary head of Istanbul Municipality appointed

The governor of Istanbul Ali Yerlikaya became the temporary head of the city's municipality, according to the Turkish Interior Ministry. The Supreme Electoral Council of Turkey has recently reported that the new …

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Death toll in Istanbul building collapse climbs to 14

The death toll from the collapse of Istanbul building has risen to 14 after three more bodies were recovered, Turkish Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu said. He said 14 people had been rescued from the debris of the …

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 Record number of Russians visit Turkey in 2018

Russian citizens topped the list of foreign tourists entering Turkey in 2018, according to the Turkish Interior Ministry's statement. The ministry's Directorate General of Migration Management said that nearly 6 million Russians …

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Rize police chief killed in Turkey by another officer

Rize police chief Altuğ Verdi has died and two others wounded in shooting believed to have been carried out by a police officer at Rize Police Department in northeastern Turkey. Verdi was taken to the hospital in critical condition …

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Turkey to take census of Syrian refugees

Turkey will take a census of Syrian refugees, Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said. The minister said that the presence of Syrian refugees in Turkey is a very complex issue and should be thoroughly examined, …

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Group of terrorists liquidated in Turkey's Hatay

Five terrorists were liquidated in the Turkish province of Hatay, the Turkish media reported. Turkey's Ministry of Internal Affairs said that on August 28 the terrorists took five hostages who were released later. …

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 Turkey eliminates 26 PKK members

At least 26 PKK terrorists were eliminated in counterterrorism operations across Turkey over the past week, according to the country's Interior Ministry. In a statement, the ministry said the Turkish Armed Forces carried out 2,156 …

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Russian lawmaker slam US sanctions against Turkey

Deputy head of the International Committee of the State Duma Alexey Chepa criticized a U.S. move to impose sanctions on two Turkish Cabinet members as "counterproductive and destructive". "Every day we …

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Ankara to retaliate against US sanctions

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu demanded that the United States reverse its decision to impose sanctions over detention of Pastor Andrew Brunson and threatened to retaliate.  …

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More than 30 terrorists killed in Turkey

At least 36 PKK terrorists have been killed as part of anti-terror operations across Turkey over the past week, the Interior Ministry said in a statement. According to the ministry, the Turkish Armed Forces carried out 1,994 …

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