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Three Turkish mayors fired for suspected PKK links

Turkish authorities fired mayors of Diyarbakir, Mardin and Van for alleged ties to the PKK, a Kurdish group classified as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the country's Interior Ministry said. The pro-Kurdish …

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Turkey's Diyarbakır hit by 4.2 magnitude quake

A 4.2 magnitude earthquake hit the southeastern Turkish province of Diyarbakır yesterday. The quake struck Lice district at a depth of 6.41 kilometers, according to Turkey's Disaster and Emergency Management Authority …

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Textile companies leave Istanbul

More than two dozen textile companies leave Istanbul and move to the Turkish province of Diyarbakir, local media inform. This happens due to the fact that labor is cheaper in the provinces than in Istanbul. So, since the …

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More than 5 mln cannabis roots seized in Turkey

Turkish security forces confiscated nearly 5.5 million cannabis roots in an anti-drug operation, officials said. The Diyarbakir Governorship said that the local gendarmerie commando units carried out the operation in 72 different …

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 Turkish army destroys 6 PKK strongholds in Diyarbakir

Turkish Armed Forces have destroyed six strongholds of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) terrorists, as well as ammunition depots as part of the operation against the PKK in Turkey’s Diyarbakir province. A great number of …

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Tigris river's waters rise in Turkey

One of the floodgates of the Kral Kızı Dam in Turkey's Diyarbakır province broke due to excessive rainfall, prompting Turkey's gendarmerie and Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD) teams to take measures against flooding in …

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Freight train derails in Turkey's Diyarbakir

A freight train derailed in Turkey’s eastern Diyarbakir province, the Turkish media reported. Reportedly, there are no victims.  The work is underway to eliminate the consequences of the accident. The …

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Quake jolts southeastern Turkey

A 4.1-magnitude earthquake has shaken Turkey's Diyarbekir, Trend reports with a reference to Turkish media reported March 24. The tremors were fixed at 18:04 local time. The seismic center was located at a depth of 12,48 …

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Curfew declared in Turkey's Diyarbakir

A curfew has been declared in 115 settlements of Turkey's Diyarbakir province due to the counter-terrorism operation, according to the statement posted on the Diyarbakir governor's website. The indefinite curfew went into …

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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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Curfew declared in Turkey’s Silvan

A curfew was declared in the Silvan district of the Turkish southeastern province of Diyarbakır ahead of operations against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), the district governor’s office has announced. The …

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Monument to Atatürk attacked in Turkey

A statue depicting a five-year-old girl, modeled in memory of Ayten Alper who was photographed in 1931 handing flowers to Mustafa Kemal Atatürk has been attacked by unidentified assailants in the Turkish province of …

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 Powerful explosion hits Turkey's Diyarbakir - media

An explosion in a police compound in Turkey's southeastern city of Diyarbakir wounded several people, the Dogan news agency reported. A police source said the explosion appeared to have taken place in a vehicle repair section of the …

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