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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
If the Democratic Union Party (PYD) condemns the outlawed PKK, it may provide a way for Turkey to open a channel with the group that is cooperating with the U.S. in Syria, CHP Deputy Chair Öztürk Yılmaz told reporters in Washington
Turkish Constitutional Law Professor and writer Server Tanilli died at the age of 80 yesterday in Istanbul.
BRUSSELS - Anatolia News Agency
Turkey’s EU minister has asked EU countries to tone down their criticism of recent operations against the Kurdish Communities Union (KCK).
ANKARA - Hürriyet Daily News
Parliament passed early yesterday a long-awaited bill exempting men from compulsory military service in return for a hefty payment, as the main opposition said it may consider asking the Constitutional Court to cancel the arrangement.
ISTANBUL / Hürriyet
An expert report presented in court yesterday in the ongoing “Balyoz” (Sledgehammer) probe has indicated a portable flashdisk found in the home of retired Col. Hakan Büyük and used as evidence in court has been tampered with.
ANKARA – Hürriyet Daily News
The EU faces a litmus test as it must decide whether to include Turkey in a critical discussion on the bloc’s attitude toward Syria, an official says
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s apology over the 1938 killings in Dersim stirred fresh polemic in Parliament yesterday, drawing both condemnation and calls for more action to face up to controversial episodes in history.
İZMİR - Doğan News Agency
Forty-nine people, including well-known singers, actors and organizers, were detained yesterday in the Aegean province of İzmir on charges of involvement in illegal gang activity.
The new law on paid exemption from military service was finally settled last night, set to take effect Dec. 31.
Turkey’s main opposition leader charged that Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s rhetoric over the 1938 Dersim massacres amounted to preaching “hatred and animosity” among the people and urged him to return to the country’s real problems of poverty and unemployment.
ISTANBUL - Doğan News Agency
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was discharged from the hospital yesterday at 5:30 p.m. following a surgery he underwent on his digestive system in Istanbul’s Marmara University Training and Research Hospital in the Pendik district Nov. 26.