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In revenge for Aleppo Russian Ambassador to Turkey shot dead in Ankara

In revenge for Aleppo Russian Ambassador to Turkey shot dead in Ankara

Mr Karlov Russian Ambassador to Turkey was making a speech at a photo exhibit in the capital sponsored by the embassy when he was shot in the back. Three other people were reportedly hurt. He was shot dead after being attacked in an art gallery in the city, Russia’s foreign ministry has said. Andrey Karlov […]

December 19, 2016 | By | Reply More
Turkey seeks to identify child suicide bomber

Turkey seeks to identify child suicide bomber

Aug 22, – The attack late Saturday on a street wedding in the city of Gaziantep was latest in a devastating series of bombings in Turkey at a time when the country is riven by internal upheaval and shaken by the civil war in neighbouring Syria. Turkish authorities were on Monday scrambling to identify a […]

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3 killed, 45 wounded in Turkey car bombing blamed on Kurds

3 killed, 45 wounded in Turkey car bombing blamed on Kurds

May 10, – No group had claimed responsibility for the attack in Diyarbakir’s Baglar neighborhood, but the state-run Anadolu Agency said it was carried out by the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK, as the bus was passing by. A car bomb on Tuesday struck a police vehicle that was carrying officers escorting seven recently […]

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Deadly drone, artillery strikes launched against IS from Turkey- report

Deadly drone, artillery strikes launched against IS from Turkey- report

May 02, – The strikes were in response to repeated rocket fire by IS jihadists inside Syria on the Turkish border region of Kilis that has killed 18 people inside Turkey since the start of the year. Turkish artillery have launched deadly strikes on Islamic State (IS) positions in Syria, while drones that took off […]

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Turkish army hits IS in Syria after soldier killed

Turkish army hits IS in Syria after soldier killed

Jul 23, – The deadly clash was the most serious yet between the Turkish army and IS since the Islamists began to take swathes of Iraq and Syria right up to the Turkish border from 2013. The Turkish military Thursday pounded positions of Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria after a Turkish soldier was killed […]

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Turkey’s Erdogan says new cabinet to be announced on Friday

Turkey’s Erdogan says new cabinet to be announced on Friday

Aug 27, – Erdogan was speaking outside a congress meeting of the ruling AKP in Ankara, where tens of thousands of people had thronged to hear his final address as party leader after more than a decade at the helm, before he ascends to the presidency. Turkish president-elect Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday he would […]

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Labour unions, political opponents protest to support Turkey activists

Labour unions, political opponents protest to support Turkey activists

June 17, ISTANBUL (AP) — Two major unions urged their members to hold a one-day strike and join demonstrations in response to a police crackdown against activists who led a wave of protest that have centered on Istanbul’s Taksim Square and Gezi Park in recent weeks. Labor unions and political foes of Prime Minister Recep […]

June 17, 2013 | By More
PM Erdogan finally agrees to halt park project

PM Erdogan finally agrees to halt park project

June 15, AP – Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday agreed to halt plans to redevelop an Istanbul park at the centre of two weeks of mass anti-government unrest, in a move protesters welcomed as “positive”. It marked the first easing of tensions in the standoff, which has presented the Islamist-rooted government with […]

June 14, 2013 | By More
Riot police drive protesters out of Taksim Square

Riot police drive protesters out of Taksim Square

June 12, AP – A day-long protest against Prime Minister Erdogan’s government culminated on Tuesday night in a showdown with riot police on Taksim Square. Thousands of demonstrators attempted to hold their ground, setting off fireworks and throwing stones, as authorities moved in to quash the unrest. Police in Istanbul have broken up a massive […]

June 12, 2013 | By More
Turkey’s PM convenes party as anti-government protest enter 9th day

Turkey’s PM convenes party as anti-government protest enter 9th day

June 8, ISTANBUL (AP) — Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has said the protests must end immediately, will meet with top officials from his Justice and Development Party in Istanbul. The protests began as a sit-in at a park in Taksim Square to prevent a redevelopment project that would replace the park with replica Ottoman barracks […]

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