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Gülenists escape to Greece by concealing themselves as Syrian refugees

Gülenists escape to Greece by concealing themselves as Syrian refugees

Suspected members of the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ), widely believed to have orchestrated the July 15, 2016 failed coup, are attempting to cross into Greece by concealing themselves as Syrian refugees.

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Turkey commemorates Jewish boat victims during Holocaust

Turkey commemorates Jewish boat victims during Holocaust

An official ceremony was held on Feb. 24 to commemorate the victims of the 1942 Struma incident, a World War II tragedy that resulted in the death of over 750 Romanian Jews after their ship was sunk by a Soviet submarine after it had been forced to remain docked for two months in Istanbul

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Historic city walls covered with roof, converted for wedding hall in Istanbul

Historic city walls covered with roof, converted for wedding hall in Istanbul

The Fatih Municipality of Istanbul has controversially converted historic city walls, on the UNESCO World Heritage Sites protected list, for the construction of a new wedding hall, covering them with a portable roof

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11 PKK militants killed in Turkey’s southeast

11 PKK militants killed in Turkey’s southeast

A total of eleven outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants were killed in operations in the southeastern provinces of Bitlis and Diyarbakır

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New group of Syrian policemen trained in Turkey returns home

New group of Syrian policemen trained in Turkey returns home

A second group of Syrian police officers trained in Turkey as part of a joint initiative by Turkish forces and Free Syrian Army (FSA) factions has started to return to Syria.

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Zeynep remains most popular girl name in Turkey for 16 years

Zeynep remains most popular girl name in Turkey for 16 years

The name Zeynep has remained as the most popular name given to baby girls by parents, data compilation made with information obtained from the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) and the Population Directorate has shown.

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PKK militants stage bomb attack on cargo train in Turkey’s southeast

PKK militants stage bomb attack on cargo train in Turkey’s southeast

Outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants have detonated explosives during the passage of a cargo train in the Bağıvar neighborhood of the Sur district of the southeastern province of Diyarbakır

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Police detain US consulate employee over allegedly PKK links in Turkey’s Adana

Police detain US consulate employee over allegedly PKK links in Turkey’s Adana

Police detained an employee of the U.S. consulate in the southern province of Adana on Feb. 23 on suspicion of involvement with the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), according to a police official

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More than half of Turkey-Syria border wall complete: Housing agency

More than half of Turkey-Syria border wall complete: Housing agency

More than half of the construction of a 511-kilometer concrete wall being built on Turkey’s border with Syria has been completed, the head of the state-owned Housing Development Administration of Turkey (TOKİ) has said.

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No plans to grant citizenship to Syrians before referendum: PM sources

No plans to grant citizenship to Syrians before referendum: PM sources

There are no plans to grant citizenship to Syrians before the upcoming referendum on shifting Turkey to an executive presidential system, Prime Ministry sources have said.

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