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Aug 17, 2017

Turkey strongly condemns Barcelona terror attack

Turkey strongly condemned the terrorist attack in central Barcelona that left at least 13 people dead and dozens of others injured Thursday. In a written statement, Foreign Ministry said: “We condemn in the strongest terms the terrorist attack perpetrated in Barcelona today. “We extend our deepest condolences and wish fortitude to the families of those […]

Aug 17, 2017

Posted by Ak Ajans Nederland
Aug 17, 2017

Turkey better-equipped to deal with earthquake

Turkey’s transport minister said on Thursday that the country was better-equipped to deal with an earthquake – as it observed the 18th anniversary of the devastating Marmara earthquake. Ahmet Arslan said that Turkey had developed several earthquake-resistant structures in the last few years. “We live in a quake-prone country, and should always be prepared for […]

Aug 17, 2017

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Aug 16, 2017

Turkey, Estonia discuss EU ties, refugee crisis

The prime ministers of Turkey and Estonia met on Wednesday for high-level talks in the capital Ankara, where the issue of a Turkey-EU refugee deal resurfaced. At a joint news conference, Turkish premier Binali Yildirim and Estonian leader Juri Ratas — whose country currently holds the rotating six-month EU presidency — said the two states […]

Aug 16, 2017

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Aug 14, 2017

Turkish forces ‘neutralize’ 43 PKK terrorists in 7 days

Over 1,200 counterterrorism operations take place across Turkey, says interior ministry Turkish forces have “neutralized” 43 PKK terrorists in a week of operations, according to the country’s interior ministry on Monday. In a briefing, the ministry said 28 PKK terrorists were killed, 14 others surrendered to the security forces and one was detained during counterterrorism […]

Aug 14, 2017

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Aug 13, 2017

Turkey mourns teenage boy martyred by PKK

Turkey is mourning the 15-year-old boy who was martyred by PKK terrorists in northern Turkey late Friday. Eren Bulbul died from wounds sustained as he helped gendarmes track PKK terrorists in Macka, a town 22 kilometers (14 miles) south of the Black Sea province of Trabzon. Gendarmerie Master Sgt. Ferhat Gedik, 41, was injured in […]

Aug 13, 2017

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Aug 12, 2017

Turkey will defend its southern border

We will not tolerate efforts to form artificial state at borders we share with Iraq and Syria, says PM Binali Yildirim Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Friday that Turkey will not allow the existence of an “artificial state” at its southern border. Speaking to reporters in Ankara after Friday prayers, Yildirim said that Turkey […]

Aug 12, 2017

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Aug 11, 2017

More Turkish students join Africa project

Turkey’s aid agency TIKA, Turkish Airlines, Anadolu Agency and state broadcaster TRT back visit program Sudan is the destination for a second group of Turkish students taking part in a special humanitarian program organized by the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) in cooperation with Turkish Airlines, Anadolu Agency and Turkish Radio and Television (TRT). […]

Aug 11, 2017

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Aug 10, 2017

More than 200 PKK suspects held in eastern Turkey

Gendarmerie Command in Van province says it also confiscated hundreds of kilograms of heroin, marijuana in last 2 months More than 200 suspects linked to the PKK terrorist group have been held in eastern Van province following multiple anti-smuggling operations carried out over the course of last two months, the provincial gendarmerie command said on […]

Aug 10, 2017

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Aug 09, 2017

Erdogan to make changes in party before 2019 election

‘AK Party’s most important feature is its ability to renovate and renew itself,’ Erdogan says President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday that Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party will make major changes in its structure before the 2019 elections. “We have been in continuous struggle in the past 16 years since this party was […]

Aug 09, 2017

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Aug 08, 2017

Air force hits PKK targets in southeast Turkey

Military statement says 5 storage facilities destroyed in Hakkari province The Turkish Air Force hit five targets in raids on PKK facilities in the southeastern province of Hakkari, the military said Tuesday. A statement from the General Staff said Monday’s airstrikes were launched following intelligence that a group of terrorists were planning an attack on […]

Aug 08, 2017
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