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Illegal migrants detained in western Turkey

A total of 53 irregular migrants were detained in Turkey's western Canakkale province. Security personnel spotted groups of migrants who were attempting to illegally cross into Greece. The detainees will be deported. Among …

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Erdogan: sanctions not to stop Turkey

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that no sanctions will stop Turkey. "As long as we are confident in ourselves, no sanctions and threats connected with them, no additional duties, no obvious and hidden …

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Soldier killed in shooting on Turkish-Iranian border

A Turkish soldier was killed and another injured today n a PKK terror attack in eastern Turkey, according to security sources. The PKK terrorists used improvised explosive to carry out the attack early morning in Igdir …

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Turkey jolted by two earthquakes

Two earthquakes were recorded in the Sea of Marmara in Turkey yesterday. The first 3.3-magnitude earthquake occurred at 18:56 (GMT+3). The epicenter was at a depth of 15.4 kilometers. The second 3.6-magnitude earthquake …

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Erdogan: EU needs Turkey more than Turkey needs EU

The European Union (EU) needs Turkey more than the other way around, said Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Thursday regarding Ankara's full membership in the powerful bloc. "Turkey proceeds on its way persistently despite …

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Liquid steel spills at Izmir plant

Liquid steel spilled on a steel plant in Turkey, Turkish media report. The incident happened in the production area of the Habaş plant in Aliaga district, Izmir province. In total, about 80 tons of liquid steel were spilled, RIA Novosti …

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Turkey hit by 3.8-magnitude earthquake

A 3.8-magnitude earthquake jolted Turkey, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre ( EMSC) reported. The earthquake was recorded 89 km east of Adana at 01:58 UTC. The seismic center was located at a depth of 3 …

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Temporary head of Istanbul Municipality appointed

The governor of Istanbul Ali Yerlikaya became the temporary head of the city's municipality, according to the Turkish Interior Ministry. The Supreme Electoral Council of Turkey has recently reported that the new …

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 EU comments on re-run of Istanbul election

The European Union commented on the Turkish Supreme Election Council's decision to re-run elections in Istanbul.  EU High Representative Federica Mogherini and European Commissioner Johannes …

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 Turkey to re-run Istanbul election on June 23

Turkey’s Supreme Election Council (YSK) announced that a do-over election in Istanbul will be held on June 23. The council members accepted the ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party's objection to the local election …

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Immortal Regiment. Istanbul (photo report)

The "Immortal Regiment" march, dedicated to the Victory Day, was held at the Heybeliada island on May 5, 2019. The event has been held in Istanbul for ten years in a row. Members of many national diasporas of countries that …

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