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Turkey's top media watchdog removes broadcaster Rudaw based in northern Iraq from satellite

Turkey's top media watchdog removes broadcaster Rudaw based in northern Iraq from satellite

RTÜK has decided to remove broadcaster Rudaw, which is affiliated to the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in northern Iraq, from its satellite broadcasting

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PKK strikes Syrian migrants in Turkey’s southeast, one killed

PKK strikes Syrian migrants in Turkey’s southeast, one killed

One person was killed while five others were wounded in an attack by the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) on Syrian migrants in the Şemdinli district of the southeastern province of Hakkari on Sept. 25

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Closure of lanes on second Bosphorus bridge snares Istanbul traffic

Closure of lanes on second Bosphorus bridge snares Istanbul traffic

The closure of two lanes on the second bridge spanning the Bosphorus, as of 10 p.m. on Sept. 24, caused chaos in the city’s already congested traffic.

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64 migrants caught off Turkey’s touristic Kuşadası

64 migrants caught off Turkey’s touristic Kuşadası

A total of 64 migrants were caught on a plastic boat off the touristic town of Kuşadası in the Aegean province of Aydın.

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Hunters bring along pigs they killed to Erdek liberation ceremony

Hunters bring along pigs they killed to Erdek liberation ceremony

A group of local hunters joined the 95th anniversary celebrations marking the liberation of the northwestern town of Erdek from Greek occupation during Turkey’s War of Independence, together with dead pigs that they hunted, Doğan News Agency reported on Sept. 25.

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Istanbul municipal council to elect new mayor on Sept 28 after Topbaş’s resignation

Istanbul municipal council to elect new mayor on Sept 28 after Topbaş’s resignation

The Istanbul municipal council will meet on Sept. 28 to elect a new provincial mayor, after Kadir Topbaş announced last week that he was stepping down from the post, which he had held for the past 13 years

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Turkish writer Mustafa Akyol detained in Malaysia for 18 hours

Turkish writer Mustafa Akyol detained in Malaysia for 18 hours

Turkish writer Mustafa Akyol stated on Sept. 26 that he was detained by police in Malaysia for 18 hours before being released.

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Istanbul Kuleli Military High School’s garden pits ministries against each other

Istanbul Kuleli Military High School’s garden pits ministries against each other

The garden of the now shut-down Kuleli Military High School in Istanbul has pitted the Defense Ministry against the Culture Ministry as the latter insists on acquiring a part of the 180-decare garden in addition to the building itself but the Defense Ministry denies the request.

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Delay in business chamber elections in Turkey stirs debate

Delay in business chamber elections in Turkey stirs debate

The postponement of presidential elections in a total of 364 business chambers and commodity exchanges across Turkey through a decree law has stirred debate and uncertainty.

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Police seize drugs hidden in wheelchair in Turkey’s south

Police seize drugs hidden in wheelchair in Turkey’s south

Police have seized a total of 13 kilograms of marijuana hidden in a wheelchair at Antalya International Airport in southern Turkey, Doğan News Agency reported on Sept. 24.

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