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700-year old Torah seized in Turkey's Mugla

Turkish security forces seized an ancient Torah manuscript in the southern Mugla province. Written on gazelle leather, the Torah is thought to date back at least 700 years. Security forces launched an operation after receiving …

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First bitcoin robbery solved in Istanbul

Turkey's cybercrimes police detained a gang of thieves who robbed 450 Bitcoins worth $2.83 million from a businessman in Istanbul's Merter district. The incident marks the first time police carried out an operation to detain criminals involved in stealing cryptocurrencies.

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Detained Saudi princes offered freedom deals

Saudi authorities are negotiating settlements with princes and businessmen held over allegations of corruption, offering deals for the detainees to pay for their freedom. The Saudi government is looking to appropriate as much as 70% of …

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Turkey orders 108 soldiers detained over Gulen links

Turkish prosecutors have issued detention warrants for 108 former security officials over alleged links to the U.S.-based cleric accused by Ankara of orchestrating last year’s attempted coup 60 former security officials were …

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One killed as car explodes in Tel Aviv

One person was killed and another badly injured when a car exploded in north Tel Aviv just after midnight Thursday morning. The cause of the blast was apparently criminal in nature and not terror-related, police said. One man …

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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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Two people die in Istanbul nightclub shootout

Two people died in a shootout which took place in one of nightclubs in Istanbul, Trend reported citing Turkish media. Reportedly, the shootout took place between two groups. Six people were injured during the incident and the …

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Almost 60 kg of heroin found in Turkey's Van

A total of 59 kilograms of heroin were confiscated in Turkey’s south-eastern Van province, the province police said in a statement. One person was detained during the operation. Operations against drug traffickers in the Van …

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Riyad denies death of Saudi prince

A Saudi prince who was thought to have been killed in a firefight while resisting arrest as part of the kingdom's anti-corruption purge is 'alive and well', according to the government.   "There is no truth …

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Operations against drug dealers resumed in Istanbul

Istanbul police have resumed operations against drug dealers, the city police said in a statement today. The operations against drug dealers have started at 06:00 (GMT +3). There are detainees whose names are not …

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Turkey orders 117 soldiers detained over Gulen links

Turkish prosecutors have issued detention warrants for 117 military personnel over alleged links to the U.S.-based cleric accused by Ankara of orchestrating last year’s attempted coup, security sources said, Reuters reported. They …

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One injured in shooting outside Istanbul courthouse

Members of two feuding crime gangs have clashed outside Istanbul's main courthouse. Gunshots were heard and one person was injured in the fight, Turkish media reports. Television footage showed people inside the courthouse lying on …

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Kazakhstan's ex-Prime Minister released from prison

Former Kazakh Prime Minister Serik Akhmetov, convicted on corruption charges in December 2015, has been released from prison this morning. Akhmetov served almost 2 years in prison out of 10 years he was handed in …

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Drugs worth $3 million seized in Turkey

Turkey's anti-narcotics teams seized drugs worth $3 million at a yacht in the Aegean sea. Some 280 kilograms of drugs were seized in the operation.  The police said that seven people were detained during the …

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