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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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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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Fighter jet crashes in central Turkey, killing pilot


March 14th, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by BNO News
KONYA, Turkey (BNO NEWS) -- A fighter jet crashed in the central region of Turkey on early Tuesday afternoon, killing the pilot, military officials said on Wednesday. There were no survivors.The accident ... Read more...

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Turkey allowed US to use airbase to take suspected terrorists to Guantánamo Bay


January 18th, 2011 - 7:04 pm ICT by ANI
Ankara, Jan 18 (ANI): US diplomatic cables released by the whistleblower website 'Wikileaks' have revealed that Turkey had allowed the US to use its airbase at Incirlik to take suspected terrorists to ... Read more...

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More officers jailed in Turkey coup investigation


February 25th, 2010 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Istanbul, Feb 25 (DPA) A Turkish court Thursday ruled to jail another group of army officers in an ongoing investigation into an alleged coup plot against the government. Twenty officers - including five ... Read more...

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Plight of the Kurds forced off their land


February 11th, 2009 - 11:16 am ICT by IANS
Somewhat conveniently separated by the multi-laned Tarlabasi Boulevard is the Beyoglu that foreign tourists rarely see, a district where live many Kurdish people forced to flee there homes in south-east Turkey, either ... Read more...

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Turkish planes hit Kurdish targets in Iraq


December 29th, 2008 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
Ankara, Dec 28 (Xinhua) Turkish jets have struck several targets of the Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK) in northern Iraq, the Turkish army said Sunday.Sources in the army said it carried out several ... Read more...

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At least two dead in Turkish munitions factory blast


August 29th, 2008 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Ankara, Aug 29 (DPA) At least two people were killed and 16 injured in an explosion Friday afternoon at a munitions factory in the central Anatolian town of Kirrikkale, Turkish media reported.NTV ... Read more...

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Abductions highlight Turkey’s ongoing civil conflict


July 15th, 2008 - 9:38 am ICT by IANS
DPA Ankara, July 15 (DPA) The abduction of three German mountaineers from their tents at a base camp on Mount Ararat in eastern Turkey has brought back into the spotlight the issue of ... Read more...

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Turkish military confirms pullout from northern Iraq


February 29th, 2008 - 11:33 pm ICT by admin
(Lead) DPA Ankara, Feb 29 (DPA) The Turkish military Friday confirmed that its ground incursion into northern Iraq targeting Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK) fighters has come to an end. The general staff said the ... Read more...

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24 Kurdish rebels among 29 killed in Iraq


February 23rd, 2008 - 12:25 pm ICT by admin
DPA Ankara, Feb 23 (DPA) The Turkish military has said five soldiers and 24 Kurdish rebels were killed in clashes during its operations in northern Iraq. In the first casualty figures given since ... Read more...

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