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At least 16 PKK terrorists, including a senior member sought by security forces, were killed in a counter-terrorism operation in eastern Turkey, security ... the Interior Ministry's most-wanted list, including the individual responsible for the so-called Serhat province Yusuf Sek, code named "Yaşar," who was in ...
By Fahrettin Gok. ERZURUM, Turkey. A total of 467 undocumented migrants were held in eastern Turkey during the weekend, security sources said on Sunday. In Erzurum province, 222 undocumented migrants were held following an intelligence tip off, said a source, who spoke on condition of anonymity ...

ISTANBUL (AP) — More than a dozen Turkish opposition lawmakers switched parties Sunday in a show of solidarity as President Recep Tayyip ... The other way to ensure eligibility was to establish organizations in half of Turkey's provinces and completing a general congress, all to be completed six ...
As Turkey heads to the polls for early presidential and parliamentary elections on June 24, Turkey Supreme Election Board (YSK) released Saturday the distribution list of deputies to the country's 81 provinces in line with their population, in addition to the schedule for candidates to follow. Public servants ...
The number of "neutralized" militants in Turkey's operation in northwestern Afrin, Syria has risen to 4,254, while 37 militants were also neutralized in ... against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) between April 14 and 20 in Turkey's eastern provinces of Tunceli, Diyarbakır and Şırnak, as well as ...
Meanwhile, it is expected that 10 electric buses will also operate in the Turkish province of Sanliurfa by the end of 2018. Production of four models of electric buses is established at an enterprise of the Turkish automobile company "Bozankaya". Turkey ranks sixth in Europe for the production of cars.

The Turkish government has submitted a bill to parliament that foresees the establishment of 15 new universities across the country, Education Minister İsmet Yılmaz told state-run Anadolu Agency on April 20. Three new state universities will be founded in the southeastern province of Gaziantep, the ...
Counter-terrorism police on April 16 detained four foreign nationals as part of an operation against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in the western province of Sakarya, Turkey's state-run Anadolu Agency has reported. The detentions came following an investigation launched by the Sakarya ...
On Monday demonstrations against the state of emergency reportedly took place in all of Turkey's 81 provinces. ... On the Turkish side, Ankara is angry about Washington's support for the People's Protection Units, Kurdish militias in northern Syria who are linked to the PKK, which the Turkish government ...
Turkish authorities have deported a total of 6,846 undocumented Afghan migrants back to Kabul in recent weeks, state-run Anadolu Agency reported on ... The directorate said the migrants were deported from the eastern provinces of Erzurum, Ağrı, and the western province of İzmir on nine charter flights, ...
Turkish Interior Ministry's General Directorate of Migration Management said that the migrants were deported from the eastern provinces of Erzurum, Ağrı, and the western province of İzmir on nine charter flights, as well as additional scheduled flights following the completion of deportation procedures. Anadolu reported the ...
Supporters of Turkey's main opposition party have staged sit-in demonstrations across the country to protest against the state of emergency, a move criticised by the government. The demonstrations held on Monday, reportedly in all of Turkey's 81 provinces, were organised as the government prepares this ...
ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey warned Greece on Monday to refrain from “provocations” after a Greek flag was hoisted on a disputed, uninhabited islet in the Aegean Sea off the Turkish coast. Prime Minister Binali Yildirim told reporters that the Turkish coast guards had removed the flag from the island off the ...
The Afrin Liberation Congress, held under Turkey's auspices following the capture of the region of Afrin in Syria by Turkish and Free Syrian Army forces, has announced that the region will be governed as part of the Turkish province of Antakya, independent news site T24 said . The region will also establish ...
The daughter of Halil Dağ, who died while trying to take a selfie on a castle in southeastern Turkey's Şanlıurfa province, fell down Tuesday in the exact same spot her father died. The woman reportedly wanted to see where her father died, but instead tumbled down 10 meters from the castle. Ambulances ...
Ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy said on Tuesday that the camps would be built in a zone controlled by Turkish-backed forces, as well as in Idlib province where Turkish forces are trying establishing a "de-escalation zone" under an agreement reached between Turkey, Russia and Iran. Aksoy said the ...
Why would TCs want to become a province of Turkey unless it was absolutely necessary? One of the reason why TCs have been negotiating with GCs for all this time is because, like the GCs, many TCs initially lived in hope of one day returning to their ancestral homes and/or businesses or at the very least ...

A total of 43 undocumented migrants are being held in Turkey's Muğla province, the Turkish Coast Guard said late Monday. Teams from the coast guard noticed a group of people in a rubber boat offshore of Mugla's Akyarlar neighborhood. A Yemeni national and 42 Syrians were held in the boat, according ...
Turkish Cypriot deputy parliament speaker and a group of lawmakers visited Tuesday Turkey's southern Hatay province in a bid to show solidarity with Turkey's ongoing Operation Olive Branch. "Imperialist countries are trying to prevent Turkey from becoming a great power by supporting terrorist ...
BERLIN — Turkey's foreign minister is urging Germany to reconsider its travel advice for his country, which has seen a slump in German tourists in recent years. Mevlut Cavusoglu says the guidance, which warns against travel to southern provinces and the arbitrary arrest of German citizens, doesn't reflect ...
The advance of the Turkish military and Free Syrian Army (FSA) toward Syria's Afrin as a part of Operation Olive Branch from multiple fronts was expedited as the forces focused on liberating the ... The rocket attacks have killed several civilians and wounded dozens in Turkey's Kilis and Hatay provinces.
The peace of mind has returned in the region after Daesh terrorist organization was removed from Turkey's southeastern border, the mayor of Gaziantep province said. Turkey's Operation Euphrates Shield, which began in late August in 2016 and ended in March 2017, eliminated terrorists along the Syrian ...
"Afrin has been surrounded. We have cleared all areas near our borders of terror nests," he said at a rally in the central province of Konya, adding that Turkey would not cease its campaign against "terror." Turkish troops and allied Syrian fighters have been attacking Afrin from the north, west and east, and ...
A lion cub, puppies, more than a hundred parrots were seized in the back of a truck in the northwestern Turkish province of Edirne on March 3, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported. One lion cub, 123 lovebirds, 150 quarrions, 24 miniature Asian goats, two snow owls, six Amazonian parrots and 42 doves ...
At least 17 suspects have been arrested during anti-narcotics operations across Turkey, a police source said on Saturday. In Edirne province, anti-narcotics units arrested two suspects after receiving a tip-off that suspects would smuggle drugs from River Meric, the source, who asked not to be named due to ...
26, a crescent-shaped corridor, stretching along northwestern Idlib province and Aleppo province's Azaz district, has cut terrorists' connection with Turkey's border.Since the launch of the operation, Turkish military and the FSA liberated 128 locations including two district centers, 98 villages, 21 strategic ...
A rooster giving birth has shocked locals in Turkey's Black Sea province of Sinop, according to media reports on March 3. “Of course, this is not a normal encounter,” veterinarian Hakkı Apaydın was quoted as saying. “It is not possible for a rooster to ovulate as ovaries need female reproduction organs and ...
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, front, and Senegal's President Macky Sall speak during a joint news conference after talks in Dakar, Thursday, March 1, 2018. Erdogan is in Senegal for a two-day visit aimed at boosting the political and economic cooperation between the two countries. Kayhan ...
Greece says two of its soldiers on patrol on the Greek-Turkish border accidentally strayed into Turkey and have been taken to the province of Edirne by Turkish authorities. The Greek army said Friday the two-man patrol strayed into Turkish territory on Thursday because of bad weather, and Greek and ...
At least 2,295 terrorists have been "neutralized" in Operation Olive Branch since it was launched in northwestern Syria's Afrin, the Turkish military said Friday. ... The operation in Afrin – bordering Turkey's Hatay and Kilis provinces – was widely expected in the wake of Turkey's Operation Euphrates Shield in ...
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's five-day, four-country west Africa tour has already started yielding concrete results for Turkey's economic ties with the continent. Plans for a $1 billion petrochemical plant in the Yumurtalık district of Turkey's southern province Adana have been made by the Turkish ...
BEIRUT — Turkish air force hit two positions of pro-government Syrian fighters deployed last week in the Kurdish enclave of Afrin, killing and wounding a number of fighters in an escalation of violence in a region where Turkey has been on the offensive for more than a month, Syrian activists said Friday.
AT THE start of its offensive against Kurdish insurgents in Syria's Afrin province last month, Turkey's prime minister, Binali Yildirim, held a morning ... The coverage was to highlight that Turkish troops would be fighting Islamic State (IS) gunmen in addition to Kurdish ones—though IS has no presence in Afrin.
Turkiye Diyanet Foundation will send 81 philanthropists from Turkey's 81 provinces for distributing humanitarian aid among civilians in Syria, according to an ... “For example, we have sent and continue to send 10 trucks full of humanitarian aid every month from the Turkish province of Kayseri,” he added.
Turkey's northwestern-most Edirne province was hit with snow late Monday and into Tuesday, canceling schools and blanketing the city in white. The precipitation slowed transportation across the province, with crews working to clear roads closed off by snow, Edirne Secretary General Alaaddin Uğur told ...
Turkey's Chief of General Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar on Monday paid a visit to the border province of Hatay to inspect troops who are taking part in Operation Olive Branch in Syria's Afrin. Hatay is across the Syrian border and is within the firing range of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK)'s Syrian branch, the ...
20 of them have been detained at the time of this writing. Turkish government accuses the movement of masterminding the July 15, 2016 coup attempt while the latter denies involvement. Nearly 150,000 people have been detained and 60,000 arrested over ties to the movement since the summer of 2016.
Turkish security forces arrested 64 suspects in nationwide anti-drug operations, a police source said Tuesday. In an operation run by the gendarmerie of the eastern Van province, 30.6 kilograms (66 pounds) of heroin, hidden under the snow, was seized, according to a security official, who asked not to be ...
Chief minister of Pakistan's largest province has thanked the Turkish government for extending support to Pakistan at an international forum. According to a statement issued by Punjab's Chief Minister House, Shehbaz Sharif, who is also an acting president of ruling Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz group), ...
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan had supporters hoist a little girl dressed in military camouflage onto the stage with him as he was addressing ... Alas, the findings of the survey, carried out by the polling firm Metropoll, which conducted face-to-face interviews with 2,453 people from 28 provinces in ...
The investment will be made in the Adana Yumurtalık Free Zone, located in Turkey's Mediterranean province of Adana. ... The Turkish and Algerian foreign ministers signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation between Turkey's Foreign Ministry Diplomacy Academy and the Algerian Foreign ...
After Turkish and Free Syrian Army cut off the access of terrorists in Afrin, a crescent-shape corridor reconnected two areas held by Syrian opposition ... captured the Aleppo highway, which also goes to Turkey's southeastern Kilis province, and another highway along the towns of Qabasin and Ratyan, north ...
ANKARA, Turkey — A top U.N. official has expressed concerns over increased allegations of torture and ill-treatment in police custody in Turkey. ... There was no immediate response by the Turkish government which in the past declared commitment to a policy of “zero tolerance” to torture. Turkey accuses ...
Turkey's Chief of General Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar on Monday paid a visit to the border province of Hatay to inspect troops who are taking part in Operation Olive Branch in Syria's Afrin. Hatay is across the Syrian border and is within the firing range of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK)'s Syrian branch, the ...
Turkey's northwestern-most Edirne province was hit with snow late Monday and into Tuesday, canceling schools and blanketing the city in white. The precipitation slowed transportation across the province, with crews working to clear roads closed off by snow, Edirne Secretary General Alaaddin Uğur told ...
Salih Muslim, former co-chair of the Democratic Union Party, or PYD, was detained in the Czech capital of Prague on Saturday based on a Turkish request for his arrest. Turkey considers the PYD a “terrorist group” linked to outlawed Kurdish insurgents fighting within Turkey's own borders. Czech authorities ...
Access to all social media accounts and websites belonging to the faith-based Furkan foundation has been blocked in Turkey by the government, the furkanhaber.net reported on Saturday. The ruling came several days after a Turkish court in Adana province appointed trustees to the management of the ...
In a separate statement Saturday, the Turkish army said one soldier was killed in the Afrin operation Saturday, bringing the overall military death toll to 32 since the start of the campaign. Another soldier was killed in Turkey's southeastern province of Hakkari during clashes with Kurdish militants, it added.
Iraqi authorities stated on Feb. 15 that Ismail Alwan Salman al-Ithawi, a key leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), has been extradited to Iraq from Turkey. AI-Ithawi, 55, was tracked to Turkey's northwestern Sakarya province, detained and returned through cooperation between Turkish, ...
The office of Turkey's Chief of General Staff on Feb. 15 issued a second statement regarding the de-escalation zone in the Idlib province of Syria and announced that it built another observation post in the province. According to the statement, the Turkish military established its sixth observation post, ...


 

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