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Turkish lawyer claims he is Messiah, sues family for rejecting his claims

Turkish lawyer claims he is Messiah, sues family for rejecting his claims

A Turkish lawyer who claimed to be Jesus Christ has sued his family members after they rejected his claims and insulted him, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.

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Erdoğan meets with defense minister Işık

Erdoğan meets with defense minister Işık

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan held a meeting with Defense Minister Fikri Işık at the Beylerbeyi Palace in Istanbul on Feb. 27

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Turkish Paralympic athlete decries notary’s extra ‘stair fee’

Turkish Paralympic athlete decries notary’s extra ‘stair fee’

A Turkish Paralympic athlete who became the first Turkish tennis player to appear at the Paralympic Games, was forced to pay an extra fee to a notary because a notary descended 25 steps to bring documents to the woman, who was unable to come upstairs because she is confined to a wheelchair.

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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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Four people injured in brawl between locals, Syrians in Turkey’s Adana

Four people injured in brawl between locals, Syrians in Turkey’s Adana

Four people were injured following a brawl between locals and Syrians in the southern province of Adana late on Feb. 27, Doğan News agency has reported.

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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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Court rules return of compensation for man who died from HIV after he received blood from Turkish Red Crescent

Court rules return of compensation for man who died from HIV after he received blood from Turkish Red Crescent

Turkey’s Council of State has ruled that a woman, whose husband died from HIV after he received blood from the Turkish Red Crescent in 2011, should pay back with interest the 350,000 Turkish Liras (roughly $100,000) of fine she received, saying that it was not the Health Ministry’s fault but an employee’s.

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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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129 suspects, including İzmir Mayor Kocaoğlu, acquitted in fraud case

129 suspects, including İzmir Mayor Kocaoğlu, acquitted in fraud case

Some 129 suspects, including the mayor of the Aegean province of İzmir Aziz Kocaoğlu, were acquitted of corruption charges on Feb. 27, Doğan News Agency has reported

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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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