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Car bomb targeting police kills 11, wounds 36 in Istanbul

Car bomb targeting police kills 11, wounds 36 in Istanbul

Jun 08, – The car was detonated as police buses passed, Istanbul Governor Vasip Sahin told reporters, in the fourth major bombing in Turkey’s biggest city this year. A car bomb ripped through a police bus in central Istanbul during the morning rush hour on Tuesday, killing 11 people and wounding 36 near the main […]

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Anguish and anger as families bid farewell to Turkey bombing victims

Anguish and anger as families bid farewell to Turkey bombing victims

Jul 21, – Twenty five coffins holding the large majority of the 32 killed in Monday’s attack on the Turkish town of Suruc were laid out in the courtyard of a mosque in the southeastern Turkish city of Gaziantep following an autopsy. Crying and shouting slogans against jihadists, relatives of the victims of the suicide […]

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Turkey- Blast kills 30, wounds nearly 100 near Syrian border

Turkey- Blast kills 30, wounds nearly 100 near Syrian border

Jul 20, – The midday explosion happened at a cultural center in Suruc as a political group, the Federation of Socialist Youths, was wrapping up a news conference on plans to rebuild the Syrian city of Kobani, a witness said. An explosion rocked the Turkish city of Suruc near the Syrian border on Monday, killing […]

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UK teens ‘heading for Syria’ released on bail

UK teens ‘heading for Syria’ released on bail

Mar 16, – Two 17-year-old boys from northwest London and a man aged 19 were detained by authorities in Turkey on Friday and were deported to Britain on Saturday, where they were promptly arrested by counter-terrorism officers. Three British teenagers suspected of trying to travel to Syria were released on bail after being questioned for […]

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Turk, Lebanese hostages free after Syrian war deal

Turk, Lebanese hostages free after Syrian war deal

Oct 20, – Thousands of well-wishers greeted the Shiite pilgrims in Beirut, with one man being carried out of the airport on the shoulders of a crowd. Meanwhile, a plane carrying the two freed Turkish Airlines pilots landed in Istanbul, where Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and other officials greeted them. Nine Lebanese pilgrims abducted […]

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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 […]

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Prime Minister Erdogan soften stand proposes referendum to end protests

Prime Minister Erdogan soften stand proposes referendum to end protests

June 13, ISTANBUL (AP) — Protesters expressed doubts about the offer, however, and continued to converge in Taksim Square’s Gezi Park, epicenter of the anti-government protests that began in Istanbul 13 days ago and spread across the country. At times, police have broken up demonstrations using tear gas, water cannon and rubber bullets. Turkey’s government […]

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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 […]

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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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Prime Minister Erdogan calls for end to Turkey protest

Prime Minister Erdogan calls for end to Turkey protest

June 7, ISTANBUL (AP) — In the first extensive public show of support since anti-government protests erupted last week, more than 10,000 supporters cheered Recep Tayyip Erdogan with rapturous applause outside Istanbul’s international airport. Turkey’s prime minister took a combative stance on his closely watched return to the country early Friday, telling supporters who thronged […]

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