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Two terrorists 'neutralized' in southeastern Turkey

Two terrorists were "neutralized" in an operation in southeastern Turkey, the country’s Interior Ministry said on Wednesday. The terrorists were neutralized during Operation Eren-2 in rural areas of Diyarbakir's …

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Soylu: 5-kg explosive device found in Istanbul

The Turkish police have found and neutralized an explosive device at a bus station in Istanbul, planted by the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said. "Today, the police of Istanbul have …

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Seven killed in reconnaissance plane crash in Turkey

Seven security personnel were killed after a reconnaissance plane crashed in Turkey's eastern Van Province, the state-run Anadolu agency reported on Thursday, citing Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu. Soylu, who has arrived at …

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Turkey bans elderly people to go outside

Turkey’s Interior Ministry announced Saturday a curfew for elderly people aged 65 and up and people with chronic diseases starting at midnight. In a tweet published on the official account, the Ministry calls on the elderly and chronically …

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Turkish police detain 418 people in PKK probe

The police detained 418 people across 29 provinces in an investigation related to the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) terror group, according to the Turkish Interior Ministry. Four hundred and eighteen people have been detained …

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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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Death toll in Istanbul building collapse climbs to 14

The death toll from the collapse of Istanbul building has risen to 14 after three more bodies were recovered, Turkish Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu said. He said 14 people had been rescued from the debris of the …

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 Record number of Russians visit Turkey in 2018

Russian citizens topped the list of foreign tourists entering Turkey in 2018, according to the Turkish Interior Ministry's statement. The ministry's Directorate General of Migration Management said that nearly 6 million Russians …

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Rize police chief killed in Turkey by another officer

Rize police chief Altuğ Verdi has died and two others wounded in shooting believed to have been carried out by a police officer at Rize Police Department in northeastern Turkey. Verdi was taken to the hospital in critical condition …

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Turkey to take census of Syrian refugees

Turkey will take a census of Syrian refugees, Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said. The minister said that the presence of Syrian refugees in Turkey is a very complex issue and should be thoroughly examined, …

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