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16 PKK militants ‘neutralized’ in two days in Turkey’s Tunceli

16 PKK militants ‘neutralized’ in two days in Turkey’s Tunceli

A total of 16 outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants have been “neutralized” in the eastern province of Tunceli over the past two days, the Tunceli Governor’s Office announced on April 27

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Municipality halts controversial construction at Istanbul’s Galataport

Municipality halts controversial construction at Istanbul’s Galataport

The Istanbul Municipality has halted construction at the in-progress Galataport project, which has been the subject of debate for over a decade.

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19th century Russian soldier found inside unearthed coffin in Turkey’s Ardahan was captain: Museum director

19th century Russian soldier found inside unearthed coffin in Turkey’s Ardahan was captain: Museum director

A museum director in Kars has said the Russian soldier whose skeleton was found inside an unearthed coffin was a captain

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Australians, New Zealanders commemorate fallen soldiers of Gallipoli at dawn service

Australians, New Zealanders commemorate fallen soldiers of Gallipoli at dawn service

Around 500 Australians and New Zealanders commemorated the fallen soldiers on the Gallipoli peninsula in the western province of Çanakkale early on April 25 with a dawn service, marking the 102nd anniversary of the landing of Allied troops during World War I.

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‘Cemetery of the nameless’ established in Turkey’s west for Syrians who died en route to Greece

‘Cemetery of the nameless’ established in Turkey’s west for Syrians who died en route to Greece

A “cemetery of the nameless” has been established near the coast in the western Turkish province of İzmir for Syrians who died while trying to cross over to Greece

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Construction reaches last stage in four districts of southeastern Turkish province

Construction reaches last stage in four districts of southeastern Turkish province

Construction efforts have reached the final stage in four districts of the southeastern province of Şırnak, which were severely damaged in clashes between the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and the security forces over the last two years.

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May 1 celebrations to be held in Istanbul’s Bakırköy instead of Taksim Square

May 1 celebrations to be held in Istanbul’s Bakırköy instead of Taksim Square

May Day celebrations in Istanbul will be held in the city’s Bakırköy district this year after authorities again refused to heed workers’ demands to use Taksim Square, the Confederation of Progressive Trade Unions (DİSK) said on April 26.

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Five soldiers killed in PKK attacks in Turkey’s Kars, Şırnak, Bitlis

Five soldiers killed in PKK attacks in Turkey’s Kars, Şırnak, Bitlis

Five Turkish soldiers were killed and four others were wounded on April 25 due to attacks by militants of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the eastern and southeastern provinces of Kars, Bitlis and Şırnak

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Investigation started into fishermen who shot dead dolphins in Turkey’s Zonguldak

Investigation started into fishermen who shot dead dolphins in Turkey’s Zonguldak

The Forestry and Water Affairs Directorate has started an investigation into fishermen amid allegations they killed dolphins with a gun following a tipoff from a biology professor in the Black Sea province of Zonguldak

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Taksim closed again for May 1 celebrations

Taksim closed again for May 1 celebrations

The May 1 Worker’s Day celebrations will not be held in Istanbul’s Taksim Square, Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu said yesterday

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