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1,453 trucks at under-construction third airport attempt to break record on anniversary of Istanbul’s conquest

1,453 trucks at under-construction third airport attempt to break record on anniversary of Istanbul’s conquest

A Guinness record has been attempted to be broken at Istanbul’s third airport, which is currently under construction, with the participation of a total of 1,453 trucks

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101 sought over investigation into police exam

101 sought over investigation into police exam

The Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office on May 29 issued detention warrants for 101 suspects as part of an investigation into an exam conducted in 2011 for applicant police officers to become deputy police chiefs, state-run Anadolu Agency reported

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Istanbul is frame of Turkey, says President Erdoğan

Istanbul is frame of Turkey, says President Erdoğan

Istanbul is the frame of Turkey, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on May 28 at an anniversary event for the 564th year of the conquest of Istanbul by the Ottomans.

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54 PKK militants ‘neutralized’ in security operations last week

54 PKK militants ‘neutralized’ in security operations last week

A total of 54 outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants were “neutralized” in security forces operations across Turkey over the past week, the Interior Ministry stated on May 29.

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Court arrests HDP MP Besime Konca on terror charges

Court arrests HDP MP Besime Konca on terror charges

A court in the southeastern province of Batman on May 29 ordered the arrest of Kurdish-issue focused Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) lawmaker Besime Konca on terror charges, Doğan News Agency has reported

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5.1-magnitude earthquake hits Turkey’s Manisa

5.1-magnitude earthquake hits Turkey’s Manisa

A 5.1-magnitude earthquake hit the Saruhanlı district of the Aegean province of Manisa on May 27 at 6.53 p.m., the Turkish Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) has announced.

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Turkey arrests two journalists from daily Sözcü

Turkey arrests two journalists from daily Sözcü

A Turkish court arrested two journalists from daily Sözcü late on May 26 over alleged links to the July 15, 2016, failed coup attempt, widely believed to have been masterminded by the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ).

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Eight killed, 34 injured after passenger bus overturns in Turkish capital

Eight killed, 34 injured after passenger bus overturns in Turkish capital

Some eight people were killed and another 34 were injured early on May 27 when a passenger bus overturned in the Kalecik district of Ankara, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.

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Infection in military barracks caused by uncooked turkey meat: Main opposition CHP lawmaker

Infection in military barracks caused by uncooked turkey meat: Main opposition CHP lawmaker

An infection that led to 1,046 soldiers going to emergency service with complaints of nausea, vomiting and diarrhea on May 23 in the western province of Manisa resulted from being offered uncooked turkey meat, main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) Manisa lawmaker Tur Yıldız Biçer said on May 28

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Stadiums in Turkey to no longer be called ‘arena,’ Erdoğan instructs minister

Stadiums in Turkey to no longer be called ‘arena,’ Erdoğan instructs minister

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said he has instructed the sports minister to order the removal of the word “arena” from the names of all sports stadiums across Turkey.

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