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A list of the names of the victims of the recent traffic accident in Turkish Antalia has been published, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced today.A bus with Russian tourists crashed in Turkish Antalia on Thursday morning. 10 people were injured.The names of the victims:Maxim BudsukOlga BudsukSergey BudsukAnzhella ZhuravlevaValentina KovalenkoVadim OrchinnikovValentina Ovchinnikov

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A bus carrying Russian tourists was involved in an accident inTurkey's Antalya this morning. 10 people, including 8 Russiantourists, a guide and a driver, were in the accident, RIA Novosticites the Russian Consul General to Antalya Alexander Tostopyatenko assaying.

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Turkish President Abdullah Gul has approved a new government. Leader of the ruling Justice and Development Party (JDP) Prime Minister Recep Tayyipt Erdogan has presented the list of Cabinet members.

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 Turkish Hurriyet Daily News published an analytical article headlined ‘Political crisis deepens’. According to its author, Turkish PM Tayyip Erdoğan had raised the bar to limit the maneuvering space of the CHP, by saying that the CHP would “eat their words” if they continue to protest by not taking the parliamentary oath unless eight elected deputies (two of them from the CHP who are under arrest, are not released to take their oath. Well, the expression used by Erdoğan in Turkish sounds much worse than its equivalent in English; a direct

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SA scandal surrounding two fixed matches in Turkish football is growing. In the near future a new wave of arrests is possible, this time of former football officials, RIA Novosti reports. Last Sunday the biggest corruption scandal in Turkish football broke out. The police arrested 40 managers and administrators of the leading football clubs, as well as sportsmen. The investigation is looking into the organization of fixed matches in the Premier League in 2010-2011.

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Border service vessels of the Black Sea countries are visiting the port of Novorossiysk on July 6th, Yuga.ru reports. Among the ships are the Bulgarian border police vessel Obzor, the Romanian cutter May, Turkey's CG-87 and the Ukrainian boat Donbass. The vessels' visit was agreed in Sochi in October 2010.

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Turkey's testing body has abolished a rule barring students from using headscarf photos in the enrollment process, the Turkish news agency Hurriyet Daily News reports.Turkey's Student Selection and Placement Center has removed a sentence from the Higher Education and Quota Guidebook that laid out the conditions for the photos used during enrollment, according to which, headscarf photos were considered unacceptable.

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An explosion took place in the Turkish capital Ankara at 07:40 localtime, Trend reports.

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New chairman was elected to Turkish Parliament.

The chairmanship election has been held today in the Turkish Parliament. Cemil Cicek and Zekif Kazdal from the ruling Justice and DevelopmentParty (AKP) and Tunca Toskay from the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) have put themselves forward as candidates for the post. In the first round Cicek got 302 votes, Toskay – 50 and Kazdal – 23. Under the Constitution, one has to win two-thirds of the total number of votes of MPs (367) to be elected to the post of parliamentary

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The president of the Istanbul Football Club Fenerbahce, Aziz Yildirim,was arrested for fixing matches in Turkey. He has been hospitalized.Yildirim“s team may lose its position in the Turkish Premier League.About 30 supervisors, administrators and players of football clubs inTurkey have been arrested. They are charged with fixing matches.

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Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan will present his film 'Once Upon aTime in Anatolia' at the Golden Apricot Cinema Festival in Yerevan.The film received a grand prix at the Cannes film fest.Ceylan is famous for his film 'Distant', which received awards atCannes, Chicagom Istanbul, Mexico, San-Sebastian, Sofia and Trieste.This will be the 8th Golden Apricot festival in Yerevan. It will beheld on July 10-17.

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 The Guardian published an article entitled ‘Strangers in a foreign land’ by Kamin Mohammadi, an emigrant from Iran, telling the story of her life after fleeing the Islamic Revolution in 1979 when she was nine with her mother and sister to live in London. Later, her father joined them. She remembers the confusion of a new life in exile, after a move that changed their lives radically.

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Turkey has recognized the National Transitional Council of Libya asthe only legitimate government in Libya. All relations with MuammarGaddafi have been broken and the Turkish ambassador to Tripoliwithdrawn. RIA Novosti reports.Benghazi is the Libyan opposition center. The Turkish foreign ministermet with opposition representatives and promised to provide it with$200 million. $100 million was provided earlier.

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Turkey will provide the National Transitional Council (NTC) of Libyawith $200 million and has urged Libyan Leader Muammar Gaddafi to leavethe country, Reuters reports.Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Sunday at a visit tothe rebel center of Benghazi that Libya must not be separated.Turkey had economic ties with Muammar Gaddafi before the disordersstarted in February. Turkey promised to provide $100 million in June.Turkey recognizes the NTC.

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The Greek police have arrested one of the Freedom Flotilla's captains as he was trying to leave a Greek port without permission, News.am reports. Greece on Friday banned ships heading to the Gaza Strip from leaving Greek ports, Hurriyet Daily News previously reported. A flotilla of nine Greek and foreign-flagged vessels and several hundred activists have said they want to break Israel's sea blockade and deliver aid to the Palestinian territory.

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 This year, about 500 thousand tourists from Azerbaijan intend to visit Turkey, the chairman of the Association of Turkish Tourism Market Investors (TYD), Turgut Gur has announced.   Turgut Gur said the results of May show that the number of tourists arriving in Turkey is increasing by 15% from year to year.  

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