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Turkish police conducting raids in Adana

Turkish police are conducting raids in the southern province of Adana, Turkish media reported. Over 100 policemen are involved in the operation, during which some Syrian citizens, who are suspected of forging documents, have been …

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Shots fired at U.S. embassy in Ankara

Several gunshots were fired from a vehicle at the U.S. embassy in the Turkish capital, Ankara, this morning, hitting a window in a security cabin but causing no casualties. A police officer said that the drive-by shooting occurred …

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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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'Robbery of century' committed in Istanbul

The unknown armed men robbed the branch of one of the local banks in Istanbul's Fatih district this morning. It is reported that the robbers managed to steal $150,000. This robbery was one of the largest in the history of …

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Suspect held in Almaty over Denis Ten's murder

Police in Kazakhstan's Almaty have detained a suspect after the murder of Olympic figure skater Denis Ten, the city prosecutor said. Ten, 25, one of Kazakhstan's most noted sporting heroes, "caught two …

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German singer arrested in Turkey's Edirne

A German-Kurdish singer Saide Inac has been remanded in custody in Turkey on terrorism-related charges. Inac, 47, who goes by the artistic name Hozan Cane, was detained on June 22 in the western province of Edirne …

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Three killed in deadly dispute in Turkey's Gaziantep

Three people were killed and five were injured after an argument between a Turk and Syrian escalated into a deadly shooting yesterday in the Turkish province of Gaziantep. The incident in the Hoşgör district started as an …

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3 dead in attack on Turkey’s ruling AKP in southeast

Three people have been killed and several injured in an attack on members of Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) during an election campaign event in the southeast of the country. Members of AKP, including MP …

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One of richest Kazakh businessman arrested

The former chairman of commerce of Tsentrkazenergomontazh JSC Yerkin Amirkhanov has been arrested in Astana, the Kazak National Security Committee said. One of the richest Kazakh businessmen was arrested on suspicion of …

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Four Saudi officers killed at security checkpoint

Four Saudi officers were shot dead and four others wounded yesterday when their check post came under gunfire in southern Asir province, the country's interior ministry said. Three officers were instantly killed when the outpost …

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