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Eurovision ticket sales halted due to irregularities

Just three days after they went on sale, the Israel Public Broadcasting Corporation (KAN) halted the purchase of tickets for the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest due to suspected irregularities.  Public broadcaster cites concerns over …

More than 50 Syrians detained over ISIS links in Bursa

Turkish police have detained 52 Syrian nationals over their suspected links to the ISIS terror group. The suspects were detained today in the town of Osmangazi, in northwestern Bursa province, Anadolu Agency reported. The …

 Hundreds detained for illegal gambling in Istanbul

Turkish police detained 394 people today in mass simultaneous operations across the country against online gambling sites. The Istanbul Cybercrime Division Branch launched the raids in 40 provinces, 207 of which were in Istanbul, for …

Denis Ten's murders face 20 years in prison

The Almaty Prosecutor office demanded a 20-year sentence for the person accused in the murder of Kazakh figure skater Denis Ten. The trial began on December 25, 2018. Two men and a woman were charged in a …

Hearing on murder of Andrey Karlov begins in Ankara

The first hearing on the murder of Russian ambassador in Turkey Andrey Karlov has begun in Ankara today. According to the judge, several suspects are abroad; therefore, they would not be brought to court on …

Turkey seizes 1.5 tons of drugs hidden among soybeans

Turkish customs seized 1.5 tons of drugs in an anti-drug operation at the Greek border, the country's Trade Ministry said. According to the ministry, guards found the hashish in a tractor-trailer transporting soybeans at the Ipsala …

Iran executes businessman for economic crimes

Iran on Saturday executed a businessman sentenced to death by a fast-track court set up to fight economic crimes, state television reported, following an outcry against profiteering and corruption that has seen dozens of people jailed. …

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 …

Trial of Russian envoy murder to begin in January

A criminal court in Ankara accepted an indictment stressing the FETO terror group's involvement in the December 2016 assassination of Russia’s ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov. The indictment recommended …