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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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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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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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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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Turkey quake toll rises to 596


October 31st, 2011 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
Ankara, Oct 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The toll in the devastating earthquake in southeastern Turkey has risen to 596, while 4,100 people are reported injured, the country's emergencies ministry said Sunday.Previously, ... Read more...

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Turkey quake toll rises to 582


October 29th, 2011 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Ankara, Oct 29 (IANS) The toll in a powerful earthquake that hit Turkey Oct 23 has risen to 582, while the number of injured reached 4,152, the government said Saturday.At ... Read more...

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Turkish teenager rescued after four days


October 28th, 2011 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Ankara, Oct 28 (IANS) A teenager was rescued from the rubble after over 100 hours following an earthquake that flattened his home in a Turkish town.Ferhat Tokay, 13, was found ... Read more...

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Toll in Turkey quake rises to 459


October 26th, 2011 - 8:32 am ICT by IANS
Ankara, Oct 26 (IANS) The toll from Sunday's powerful earthquake in Turkey has risen to 459. At least 1,352 other people were injured, the Disaster and Emergency Administration said.The earthquake ... Read more...

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Turkey launches military operations in northern Iraq


October 21st, 2011 - 7:59 pm ICT by BNO News
ANKARA, TURKEY (BNO NEWS) -- The government of Turkey on Thursday launched a military operation against Kurdish rebels in southeastern Turkey and northern Iraq, officials said on Friday.The announcement comes after clashes ... Read more...

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Archaeologists explore Iraqi marshes for origins of Mesopotamian cities


April 2nd, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 2 (ANI): Archaeologists have recently undertaken the first non-Iraqi archaeological investigation of the Tigris-Euphrates delta in nearly 20 years.The three National Science Foundation-supported researchers, Jennifer Pournelle, Carrie Hritz, and geologist ... Read more...

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7 ‘terrorists’ killed in clash in Turkey: report


April 1st, 2011 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Ankara, April 1 (IANS) At least seven terrorists were killed in a clash with security forces in south Turkey Friday, said a local media report.The militants sneaked into Turkey ... Read more...

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Turkish Groom Accidentally Kills Guests At A Wedding Ceremony


August 14th, 2010 - 7:42 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
August 14, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Three family members at a wedding ceremony in Turkey have been accidentally gunned down by the groom, who was letting off an AK-47 rifle ... Read more...

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6 killed in Turkey clash


June 22nd, 2010 - 10:30 am ICT by IANS
Istanbul, June 22 (DPA) The latest skirmish Monday between the Turkish military and Kurdish rebels in southeastern Turkey left six people dead, the Turkish news agency Anadolu reported. Fighters from the Kurdistan Workers' ... Read more...

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Turkish jets bomb targets in northern Iraq


June 21st, 2010 - 3:05 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, June 21 (IANS) Two Turkish warplanes bombed several areas in Iraq's northern Kurdish mountainous region, a media report said. The fighter jets bombarded the Sidakan district in Arbil province, Xinhua reported citing ... Read more...

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57 dead in the 5.9 magnitude earthquake in Turkey


March 9th, 2010 - 12:10 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Elazig, Mar 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Turkey was rocked by an earthquake of 5.9 magnitude on the Richter scale. The devastation caused by the earthquake has been immense, as many homes have ... Read more...

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16 Year Old Girl Punished By Being Buried Alive


February 7th, 2010 - 8:54 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Feb 7, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Turkey seems to be still in the Barbaric age, given the news of the girl who was buried alive by her own family as a sort ... Read more...

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Eight Kurdish rebels killed in Turkey


September 14th, 2009 - 7:06 am ICT by IANS
Anakara, Sep 14 (Xinhua) Eight rebels of the outlawed Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK) were killed by Turkish security forces in southeastern Turkey, the semi-official Anatolia news agency reported Sunday. The security forces clashed ... Read more...

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Archaeologists find cache of cuneiform tablets in 2,700-year old Turkish temple


August 8th, 2009 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Toronto, August 8 (ANI): Excavations led by a University of Toronto (U of T) archaeologist at the site of a recently discovered temple in southeastern Turkey have uncovered a cache of cuneiform ... Read more...

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44 killed in attack on Turkish wedding (Second Lead)


May 5th, 2009 - 8:19 am ICT by IANS
Ankara, May 5 (DPA) At least 44 people were killed and 17 injured Monday night in an armed attack on a wedding celebration in southeastern Turkey, officials confirmed Tuesday morning. Four masked ... Read more...

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41 killed in shooting at Turkish wedding (Lead)


May 5th, 2009 - 6:02 am ICT by IANS
Ankara, May 5 (DPA) At least 41 people were killed Monday night in an armed fight at a wedding in southeastern Turkey, authorities confirmed early Tuesday morning. The families of the bride and ... Read more...

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41 killed Turkey wedding shooting


May 5th, 2009 - 5:03 am ICT by IANS
Istanbul, May 5 (DPA) At least 41 people have been killed in a shooting at a wedding in southeastern Turkey, according to media reports Monday. The families of the bride and groom ... Read more...

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Ancient temple in Turkey to cast new light on “dark age”


April 30th, 2009 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 30 (ANI): Archaeologists have found an ancient temple in Turkey, filled with broken metal, ivory carvings, and stone slabs engraved with a dead language, which would cast new light ... Read more...

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Six killed, about 100 injured in Turkey election clashes


March 29th, 2009 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
Ankara, March 29 (DPA) Six people were killed and about 100 injured as a number of clashes broke out in Turkey during Sunday's local elections, the CNN-Turk news channel reported. Fighting was reported ... Read more...

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Helicopter carrying ultra-nationalist political party leader crashes in Eastern Turkey


March 26th, 2009 - 2:14 am ICT by admin
A helicopter carrying Muhsin Yazicioglu, leader of the Great Unity Party, has crashed in southeastern Turkey as reported by the local media.The helicopter was carrying 6 people, all on board were at ... Read more...

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Iron Age man believed soul was separate from the body


November 18th, 2008 - 4:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): An Iron Age chiseled stone slab has been discovered by archaeologists in southeastern Turkey a finding that provides the first written evidence in the region that people ... Read more...

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Ancient Turkish temple might be the birthplace of civilization


November 15th, 2008 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 15 (ANI): Archaeologists have discovered a temple in Turkey that dates back to 11,500 years, which they say might be the birthplace of civilization.According to a report in the ... Read more...

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Batman director being sued for ‘’stealing Turkish city’’s name”


November 11th, 2008 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 11 (ANI): The director of the latest Batman film is being sued by a Turkish mayor, who claims the helmer stole the name of his city.The Mayor of ... Read more...

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14 rebels killed in eastern Turkey


August 27th, 2008 - 4:43 am ICT by IANS
Ankara, Aug 27 (Xinhua) At least 14 rebels of the outlawed Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK) were killed Tuesday in a clash with the security forces in eastern Turkey, a media report said.Five ... Read more...

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Archaeologists find Christian Holy Wine factory in Egypt


June 19th, 2008 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 19 (ANI): Archaeologists have found two ancient wine presses in Egypt, which are most likely part of the areas earliest winery, producing holy wine for export to Christians aboard.According ... Read more...

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Turkish warplanes bomb Kurdish rebel bases in Iraq


March 20th, 2008 - 8:54 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Diyarbakir (Turkey), March 20 (Xinhua) Turkish warplanes Thursday bombed bases of the outlawed Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK) in northern Iraq, local sources said. The sources said a number of Turkish warplanes flew ... Read more...

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