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Hundreds of thousands mark Nevruz in Turkey’s southeast

Hundreds of thousands mark Nevruz in Turkey’s southeast

Hundreds of thousands of people have marked Nevruz in the Bağlar district of the southeastern province of Diyarbakır along with other cities around Turkey and the region.

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Turkish journalist Tayfun Talipoğlu dies aged 55

Turkish journalist Tayfun Talipoğlu dies aged 55

Journalist Tayfun Talipoğlu died early on March 21 in the western province of İzmir after falling ill, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported. He was 55

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PKK operation ends after 16 days in Turkey’s southeast

PKK operation ends after 16 days in Turkey’s southeast

A major operation launched against outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants was finalized after 16 days in Turkey’s southeastern provinces on March 21, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.

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Two soldiers killed in Turkey’s Diyarbakır

Two soldiers killed in Turkey’s Diyarbakır

Two Turkish soldiers have been killed in operations against outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants in the Lice district of the southeastern province of Diyarbakır, security sources said March 19, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported

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Investigation launched into GMO material found in bread in Turkey’s south

Investigation launched into GMO material found in bread in Turkey’s south

An investigation was launched into a case in which bread with genetically modified organisms (GMO) was found in the southern province of Adana on March 21

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Nearly 800 detained over suspected links to PKK/KCK in two days: Interior minister

Nearly 800 detained over suspected links to PKK/KCK in two days: Interior minister

Nearly 800 people have been detained over their suspected links to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party/Kurdistan Communities Union (PKK/KCK) in two days, Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu said March 18, adding that a “major struggle” against the group was being led

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Ferry line between Istanbul’s Çubuklu and İstinye begins service

Ferry line between Istanbul’s Çubuklu and İstinye begins service

The Istanbul Municipality began its first ferry line service between İstinye on the city’s European side and Çubuklu on the Asian side on March 21, in a bid to ease commuting time, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.

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Play featuring ‘dead soldiers’ and ‘grieving mothers’ at Istanbul elementary school draws anger

Play featuring ‘dead soldiers’ and ‘grieving mothers’ at Istanbul elementary school draws anger

A play featuring the coffins of “killed soldiers” and children playing the roles of “veteran soldiers” and “grieving mothers” at an elementary school in the Bağcılar district of Istanbul has drawn widespread criticism after photos emerged on social media

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Police kill man who sought to enter Newroz area in Turkey’s Diyarbakır

Police kill man who sought to enter Newroz area in Turkey’s Diyarbakır

A man who attempted to enter a square where Newroz celebrations were occurring in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır was shot and killed by police for allegedly trying to enter with a knife, Doğan News Agency has reported

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Naysayer women attacked by protesters in Istanbul’s Bakırköy district

Naysayer women attacked by protesters in Istanbul’s Bakırköy district

A naysayer stall set up mostly by women in Istanbul’s Bakırköy district was attacked by a group on March 19, on the eve of Turkey’s upcoming April 16 constitutional referendum, Doğan News Agency has reported

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