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Angelina Jolie visits Syrian refugees in Turkey


September 14th, 2012 - 6:50 am ICT by IANS
Ankara, Sep 14 (IANS) Hollywood star and UN goodwill ambassador Angelina Jolie Thursday visited two Syrian refugee camps in Turkey.Accompanied by UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antonia Guterres, Jolie ... Read more...

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58 dead after boat sinks in Turkey


September 7th, 2012 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
Ankara, Sep 6 (IANS) At least 58 illegal immigrants, including nine children, trying to enter Europe, drowned Thursday when their boat sank off western Turkey, a media report said.According to ... Read more...

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13 held in Turkey for blast that killed nine


August 24th, 2012 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
Ankara, Aug 24 (IANS) Thirteen suspects have been detained in connection with a car bombing during Eid-ul-Fitr in Turkey that killed nine people, including four children, officials said Friday.Erdal Ata, ... Read more...

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Eight killed, 60 injured in Turkey blast


August 21st, 2012 - 3:15 am ICT by IANS
Ankara, Aug 21 (IANS) At least eight people were killed and 60 injured in a powerful blast in Turkey's Gaziantep province Monday, an official statement said.The incident occurred, near Syrian ... Read more...

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Stray bullet kills man after Eid prayers in Turkey


August 20th, 2012 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
Ankara, Aug 19 (IANS) A 32-year-old man died in Turkey Sunday after being hit by a stray bullet fired at the courtyard of a mosque after Eid prayers, Xinhua reported.The ... Read more...

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Seven killed in Turkish road accident


August 2nd, 2012 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
Ankara, Aug 2 (IANS) Seven people were killed in a traffic accident in northern Turkey Thursday, Dogan news agency reported.The accident occurred in Boyabat district of Sinop province when a ... Read more...

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Turkish army holds drills on Syria border


August 2nd, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Ankara, Aug 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Turkish army is conducting exercises with ground forces and tanks near its border with Syria, national media reported Thursday.Around 25 tanks took part in ... Read more...

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Abducted Turkish journalists released in Syria


August 2nd, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Ankara, Aug 2 (IANS/AKI) Two Turkish journalists, who had been captured by members of Syria's Democratic Union Party, have been released and are back in their own country, CNN Turk ... Read more...

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Turkey closes borders with Syria


July 25th, 2012 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Ankara, July 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Turkish government is closing all its checkpoints on the Syrian border, Customs and Trade Minister Hayati Yazici said Wednesday."All checkpoints along the Syrian border ... Read more...

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Four killed in Turkish military helicopter crash


July 23rd, 2012 - 3:01 am ICT by IANS
Ankara, July 23 (IANS) At least four soldiers were killed and eight others injured after a Turkish military helicopter crashed Sunday, Xinhua reported.The chopper crashed shortly after taking off ... Read more...

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Inmates set prison on fire in Turkey


July 15th, 2012 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Ankara, July 15 (IANS) Inmates of a prison in southeastern Turkey set ablaze their jail Sunday morning, local media reported.According to Today's Zaman newspaper website, the incident took place ... Read more...

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40,000 Syrian refugees reach Turkey


July 14th, 2012 - 8:35 am ICT by IANS
Ankara, July 14 (IANS/AKI) Around 40,000 Syrians have fled to neighbouring Turkey amid the fighting that has killed thousands during the 16 months of violence, according to Turkey's disaster relief ... Read more...

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Turkey denies fighter jet shot down by Syria


July 14th, 2012 - 4:33 am ICT by IANS
Ankara, July 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Turkish military has backed down from its previous claim that its fighter jet was downed last month by Syrian forces."The actual cause of the ... Read more...

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Terror attack foiled in Turkey


July 8th, 2012 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
Ankara, July 7 (IANS) A major terror attack was foiled Saturday when Turkish security forces seized 150 kg of explosives in the southeastern province of Diyarbakir, Xinhua reported.Security forces found ... Read more...

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30 Syrian army men defect to Turkey


June 25th, 2012 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Ankara, June 25 (IANS) Thirty-three Syrian army defectors, including a general and two colonels, have fled to Turkey, Turkish state-run Anadolu news agency reported Monday.The defectors and their family members ... Read more...

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Turkish military plane crashes in Mediterranean


June 22nd, 2012 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Ankara, June 22 (IANS) A Turkish military plane that went missing Friday was found to have crashed in the Mediterranean Sea, in Syrian territorial waters, Xinhua reported.The warplane carrying two ... Read more...

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Eight held in Turkey for Al Qaeda ties


June 16th, 2012 - 5:14 am ICT by IANS
Ankara, June 16 (IANS/AKI) Eight people have been arrested in Turkey for allegedly having links with Al Qaeda, receiving training in terrorist camps and recruiting militants.The suspects were arrested in ... Read more...

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Turkey to hold political dialogue with EU


June 7th, 2012 - 7:34 am ICT by IANS
Istanbul, June 7 (IANS) Turkey and the European Union (EU) will engage in a political dialogue in Istanbul Thursday. The meet will be part of Turkey's accession negotiation for the ... Read more...

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Abducted British tourist released in Turkey


June 4th, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
Ankara, June 4 (IANS) A British tourist who was abducted by the outlawed Kurdish Workers Party in Turkey was freed Monday, a media report said.Citing the local Dogan news agency, ... Read more...

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Turkish journalists released from Syria


May 13th, 2012 - 9:43 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, May 13 (IANS) Two Turkish journalists who were held in Syria for two months have been released following Iranian mediation, BBC reported.Reporter Adem Ozkose and cameraman Hamit Coskun arrived ... Read more...

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11 Turkish generals held for 1997 coup


May 10th, 2012 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
Ankara, May 10 (IANS) Police in Turkey Thursday detained 11 army generals - four retired and seven in service - for their alleged involvement in a coup in 1997, a ... Read more...

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Turkish club’s chairman arrested for fraud


April 5th, 2012 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
Ankara, April 5 (IANS) A Turkish court Thursday ordered the arrest of 15 officials from the football club Gaziantepspor, including the club's chairman, on charges of fraud.The 15 people were ... Read more...

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47 tonnes of hashish seized in Turkey in 2011


March 15th, 2012 - 1:18 am ICT by IANS
Ankara, March 14 (IANS) A total of 46.9 tonnes of hashish and 6.4 tonnes of heroin were seized by police in Turkey in 2011, the Anatolia news agency reported.Police detained ... Read more...

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Abu Dhabi prince meets Turkish leaders


February 29th, 2012 - 12:37 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Feb 28 (IANS/WAM) Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, crown prince of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), who is currently on a visit to Turkey, ... Read more...

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Limb transplant patient dies in Turkey


February 28th, 2012 - 8:36 am ICT by IANS
Ankara, Feb 28 (IANS) The patient who received the world's first quadruple limb transplant in a university hospital in Ankara died Monday.Sevket Cavdar died "despite all precautions and intensive care ... Read more...

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World’s first quadruple limb transplant


February 26th, 2012 - 5:42 am ICT by IANS
Ankara, Feb 26 (IANS) The world's first successful quadruple limb transplant operation was carried out at a Turkish hospital.Two arms and two legs of a deceased donor were transplanted to ... Read more...

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1,500-year-old handwritten Bible kept in Turkish museum


February 25th, 2012 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Ankara, Feb 25 (IANS) A handwritten Bible, believed to be 1,500 years old, is stored at a museum here. The 52-page Bible is written in Aramaic, the language Jesus spoke.The ... Read more...

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Turkey donates 85 homes to flood-hit Pakistani city


January 28th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Ankara, Jan 28 (IANS) A humanitarian foundation in Turkey has donated 85 homes to a Pakistani city devastated by floods in 2010 and 2011, the Anatolia news agency reported Saturday.The ... Read more...

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Five killed in Turkey building fire


January 23rd, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Ankara, Jan 23 (IANS) At least five people were killed and as many injured after a fire broke out in a three-storey building in Turkey's largest city Istanbul Monday, the ... Read more...

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Turkey conducts its first face transplant


January 22nd, 2012 - 9:40 am ICT by IANS
Ankara, Jan 22 (IANS) Doctors in Turkey Saturday began the country's first ever face transplant surgery on a 19-year-old Turkish national, the Anatolia news agency reported.The face of a 45-year-old ... Read more...

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1.3 tonnes hashish seized in Turkey


January 6th, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Ankara, Jan 6 (IANS) Turkish security forces have seized 1.3 tonnes of hashish, worth over $1.5 million, during an operation in the southeastern province of Diyarbakir, said an official Friday.The ... Read more...

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Nine Russian circus bears die touring Turkey


December 29th, 2011 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A total of nine Russian circus bears died of smoke inhalation while touring Turkey, a Russian official said Thursday. The animals died when smoke filled ... Read more...

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Santa Claus is dishonest, says Turkish imam


December 29th, 2011 - 9:45 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Muslim cleric in Turkey has issued a warning to people from the community about Santa Claus, who he described as a "dishonest" person as ... Read more...

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Now Russian gas to Europe to pass through Turkey


December 29th, 2011 - 4:40 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 29 (IANS) Turkey has allowed Russia to build a gas pipeline through its part of the Black Sea, making it possible for Moscow to bypass Ukraine to deliver ... Read more...

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Turkey seized 11 tonnes of hashish in 2011


December 17th, 2011 - 9:45 am ICT by IANS
Ankara, Dec 17 (IANS) The Turkish police seized about 11 tonnes of hashish in southeastern Turkey and arrested over 400 people for drug-smuggling in 2011, Anatolia news agency reported Friday.The ... Read more...

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