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Bus accident kills five in Turkish capital

Bus accident kills five in Turkish capital

A bus accident has killed five people and wounded many others when it hit the pier of a bridge in Ankara

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Turkish-Armenian Cyprus war veteran laid to rest in Istanbul

Turkish-Armenian Cyprus war veteran laid to rest in Istanbul

Murat Mihran İşler, a Turkish-Armenian veteran of the Turkish army’s move on Cyprus in 1974, was laid to rest in Istanbul on Aug. 22.

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Conservative group demands removal of statue of Ancient Greek philosopher in Turkey’s Sinop

Conservative group demands removal of statue of Ancient Greek philosopher in Turkey’s Sinop

A local religious conservative foundation staged a protest in the Black Sea province of Sinop on Aug. 22, demanding the removal of a statue of Ancient Greek philosopher Diogenes.

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No dating shows on Turkey’s TVs this season, top media watchdog official says

No dating shows on Turkey’s TVs this season, top media watchdog official says

Dating shows will not be aired on Turkish TVs this season, an official from the Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK) was quoted as saying on Aug. 21 at a forum in the northwestern province of Kocaeli.

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Female Turkish bus driver hits headlines after Ivanka Trump tweet

Female Turkish bus driver hits headlines after Ivanka Trump tweet

A female Turkish bus driver, Pelin Aslantaş, has suddenly hit headlines after Ivanka Trump, the daughter of U.S. President Donald Trump, mentioned her in a tweet.

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Gendarmerie saves 10-year-old from kidnappers in Turkey’s Aksaray

Gendarmerie saves 10-year-old from kidnappers in Turkey’s Aksaray

A 10-year-old child, who was kidnapped on Aug. 21 in the Central Anatolian province of Aksaray, was saved in a gendarmerie operation early on Aug. 23.

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One in five university students in Turkey who receive state loan support fail to pay their debts

icon-newOne in five university students in Turkey who receive state loan support fail to pay their debts

Some 239,097 university students, out of just over one million who received credit from the state for their higher education, have failed to pay back their loans on time, daily Evrensel reported on Aug. 23.

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Seven generals asked for retirement before military board decision: Ministry

Seven generals asked for retirement before military board decision: Ministry

Seven general and admirals asked for retirement of their own volition before recent promotions and demotions within Turkey’s military ranks, the Defense Ministry has stated

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Transport vessel carrying 10 ships passes through Istanbul’s Bosphorus

Transport vessel carrying 10 ships passes through Istanbul’s Bosphorus

A transport vessel carrying a total of 10 ships on board traversed through Istanbul’s Bosphorus Strait on Aug. 23.

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Half of foreign language high school graduates in Turkey opt to study abroad

Half of foreign language high school graduates in Turkey opt to study abroad

Almost half of the graduates of foreign language high schools in Turkey chose to study at universities abroad for their higher education this year, 30 percent more when compared to last year, with most preferring countries like Germany and Canada, daily Cumhuriyet reported on Aug. 21.

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