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Istanbul police detain 51 ISIS members

Turkish police detained 51 suspected members of ISIS in Istanbul today, according to a police source. The suspects were believed to be planning to travel back to conflict zones in Syria, they said in a statement. The police …

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Turkey to retaliate if US halts F-35 purchases

Turkey will retaliate against the United States if Washington refuses to purchase Lockheed Martin's F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jets to Ankara, Turkish foreign ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy said. …

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Turkey to form new administrative system - media

The new administration system to be formed in Turkey after June 24 parliamentary and presidential elections, Turkish media reported. The plan of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) plan suggests to merge the finance, economy, …

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Istanbul has problems with landing aircraft

The Istanbul Ataturk International Airport is experiencing some problems with landing of aircraft, Turkish media reported. The media reports that there are currently delays in the landing of aircraft due to the storm clouds over …

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1 dead, 4 injured in Turkish explosives factory blast

A blast at a state-owned explosives factory in Turkey killed one worker and injured four others, The Washington Post reported citing state-run news agency. The blast occurred at a Mechanical and Chemical Industry Cooperation plant in …

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Istanbul to host 2020 Champions League final

Istanbul’s Ataturk Olympic Stadium will host the 2020 UEFA Champions League final, European football’s governing body UEFA confirmed. The 76,000-capacity stadium won the right to host the event in the competition against …

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Turkish military convoy attacked in Hakkari

Two Turkish village guards were killed and three others wounded when a roadside bomb exploded today as their vehicle was traveling in an area near Turkey’s border with Iraq and Iran, security sources said. The Turkish military …

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Ancient city on sale in Turkey

The ancient city of Bargylia, a community dating back some 2,500 years, is seeking a new protector.  Bargylia, on the Turkish coast of the Aegean Sea in what was once governed by Athens, has been put up for sale for a snip at 35 …

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Mass poisoning in one of Turkey's military units  Amasya

Servicemen got poisoned in one of the military units in Turkey’s Amasya province, the Turkish media reported. Reportedly, the poisoning occurred after deratization [a set of measures to exterminate rodents] was carried out in the …

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Raids on FETO suspects ongoing in Turkey

Turkey issued detention warrants for 109 people over their suspected links to the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ), Anadolu Agency reported, citing a judicial source.  Police have so far detained 13 suspects during …

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Turkey may ban some Israel goods

US President Donald Trump’s move to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and shift the American embassy there reversed decades of US policy, upsetting the Arab world and Western allies

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Turkey to send astronauts into space

Turkey's authorities plan to send astronauts into space, and this task is planned to be realized after the country creates a national space agency, a source in the Turkish government said. The source said that currently work is …

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 Erdogan threatens to impose economic embargo on Israel

With the decision of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to impose an embargo on Israeli products, Turkey will also review its economic ties with Israel after the early June 24 elections, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan …

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