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Istanbul police detain 14 PKK terrorists

As part of a special operation conducted against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) terrorist group, 14 PKK militants were detained in Istanbul. The terrorists planned a series of provocations in connection with the 21-year …

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Explosion injures two people in Turkey's Gaziantep

An explosion collapsed a residential building in Turkey's Gaziantep Province. According to preliminary information, two people got injured as a result of the accident and the condition of one victim is critical. …

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Raids on FETO suspects ongoing in Turkey - media

Turkey issued detention warrants for 1112 people over their suspected links to the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ), TGRT reported. The nationwide simultaneous raids conducted across 76 provinces are ongoing, TASS …

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Turkish police detain 22 terrorists in Istanbul

Istanbul police detained at least 22 ISIS-linked terrorist suspects, according to a statement released by the Governor's Office. The suspects were detained in Ümraniye, Başakşehir, Beykoz, Gaziosmanpaşa, Kadıköy, Maltepe, …

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 Hundreds detained for illegal gambling in Istanbul

Turkish police detained 394 people today in mass simultaneous operations across the country against online gambling sites. The Istanbul Cybercrime Division Branch launched the raids in 40 provinces, 207 of which were in Istanbul, for …

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Turkish police seize huge haul of smuggled cigarettes

Turkish police have seized over 16,000 packets of cigarettes in southeastern Şırnakprovince. The contraband cigarettes were found on Jan. 25 hidden under a trailer truck, according to security sources, who spoke on condition of …

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Police prevents terrorist attack in Turkey

A terrorist attack was prevented in Turkey's southeastern Mardin province. Turkish security forces have seized 150 kilograms of explosives during an operation against the terrorist PKK group in Mardin province,  Mardin …

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Turkey seizes 1.5 tons of drugs hidden among soybeans

Turkish customs seized 1.5 tons of drugs in an anti-drug operation at the Greek border, the country's Trade Ministry said. According to the ministry, guards found the hashish in a tractor-trailer transporting soybeans at the Ipsala …

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Six Turkish servicemen struck by lightning in Hakkari

Six Turkish servicemen have been hospitalized after a lightning hit the barracks in the country's Hakkari province, Turkish media reported. According to reports, health condition of the injured soldiers is assessed as normal. …

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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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Over 1 ton of heroin seized in Turkey's Erzincan

Over 1 ton of heroin was seized in the eastern Turkish province of Erzincan, the governorship said. According to the governor's office, anti-drug squads stopped a long-rig trailer truck en route from Istanbul to Van along the …

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Ankara issues new arrest warrants for FETO suspects

Istanbul Public Prosecutor’s Office issued arrest warrants for 103 on-duty soldiers including colonels, lieutenant colonels and commanders as part of a probe into Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO). After it at least 74 …

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Kurdish racketeers detained in Ankara - media

At least 21 suspects were detained for extortion to help finance the PKK/KCK terrorist group after a huge dawn sweep across Ankara, security sources said. The sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on talking …

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