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Turkish Red Crescent to held Afrin people

The Turkish Red Crescent is ready to provide humanitarian aid to all 323,000 people living in Syria’s Afrin, its head Kerem Kinik said. "Our General Staff was in contact with the International Committee of the Red Cross, the …

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 Cat gets Besiktas in trouble with UEFA

Turkish soccer club Besiktas ended up in trouble with European soccer’s governing body, UEFA, after a cat sneaked on to the pitch during their Champions League match against Bayern Munich. Besiktas have been charged by Uefa after …

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Women can now be Iran Air pilots

For the first time, the Iranian flag-carrier airline, Iran Air, is set to recruit female pilots, the CEO of Iran Air Farzaneh Sharafbafi said. The airline publishes a job vacancy advertisement to recruit new pilots …

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 Turkey starts to fight against child labor

Turkey declared 2018 the Year Against Child Labor, according to the Turkish Resmi Gazete website. The country's prime ministry has issued a public mandate, declaring 2018 'The Year Against Child Labor.' The …

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Tehran arrests currency traders as rial plunges

Tehran authorities have detained almost 100 currency traders and frozen bank accounts reportedly worth 200tn rials ($5.3bn) in the biggest crackdown on foreign exchanges in six years. The operation is aimed at tackling a slide in the …

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'Robot fish' created in Turkey (VIDEO)

A "robot fish" has been created by Turkish engineers, the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) said. The "robot fish" was developed with the support of TUBİTAK at the …

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 Erzincan citizen wins $11.4 million in Turkish jackpot

A lottery ticket holder in Turkey's Erzincan province hit the jackpot of 42.5 million ($11.4 million) in Thursday evening's draw. The lottery had not hit lucky numbers for the last 11 weeks. As of last week, the amount gathered …

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Hand of convicted thief amputated in Iran's Mashhad

Iran's authorities have amputated the hand of a convicted thief in a prison in the country's city of Mashhad, the media reported. According to the ISNA news agency, one hand of the 34-year-old convict identified only as Ali …

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Turkish prisoners to wear single-type uniform

Turkey's prisoners will wear a single-type uniform, sources in the country's Interior Ministry said. Single-type uniform for prisoners will be used for the first time in one of the prisons in Turkey's Diyarbakir …

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Turkey extends state of emergency for 3-more months

Turkish Parliament ratified on Thursday a prime ministry motion, extending the ongoing state of emergency in Turkey for three months. The sixth extension will become effective from Friday, Anadolu Agency reports. The …

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Kazakhstan's car industry shows improvements in 2017

In 2017, residents of Kazakhstan bought more than 46,000 new cars worth $1.12 billion, the press service of KazAvtoProm reported. The press service noted that the sales have increased by 28.6% in comparison with 2016. …

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Saudi Arabia allows women at football game for first time

Saudi Arabia has for the first time allowed women to spectate at a football match, part of an easing of strict rules on gender separation by the ultra-conservative Muslim country. It follows a series of reforms intended to modernise the country, …

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 Turkey to establish new ministry - media

Turkey may establish a car manufacturing ministry, local media outlets reported. The  ministry will be created within the framework of the program for the creation of Turkish cars. It will control the production of domestically …

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Almost 4 thousand protesters arrested in Iran

Some 3,700 people were arrested in the days of protests and unrest that roiled Iran over the past two weeks, an Iranian reformist lawmaker Mahmoud Sadeghi said. The official news website of the Iranian parliament, …

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