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Turkey deploys troops to Qatar

The sixth batch of troops from the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) has reached the capital Doha, Qatar's defense ministry said. "The sixth batch of Turkish forces has arrived in Qatar, to continue the ongoing joint cooperation in …

Istanbul metro back in service after floods

Some metro lines suspended due to flood water returned to normal service on July 19, the Doğan News Agency reported. Metro lines between Yenikapı-Otogar and Yenikapı-Kirazlı stations in Istanbul were back in service as of 10:50 a.m. on …

World's first smiley discovered in Turkey

The origins of smiley could be nearly 4,000-years-old after archaeologists in southeastern Turkey excavated a pot that bore the ubiquitous symbol, which today is one of the most frequently used emoticons online. The roots of the symbol …

Heavy rainfall causes floods in Istanbul - media

Heavy rainfall has caused floods in Istanbul, inundating roads, underpasses and subway lines and causing havoc in the city. The DHA news agency said people stranded in homes due to flooding in the district of Silivri — one of the …

Turkey imposes travel ban on 4000 Russians

Turkey has imposed travel ban on 4128 Russian citizens over their links to terrorist organizations, according to the Turkish Interior Ministry's report on the fight against the ISIS terrorist group. "53,781 citizens are banned …