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Turkish education system changes must focus on quality: Education Reform Initiative head

Turkish education system changes must focus on quality: Education Reform Initiative head

The education system needs changes but the focus should be on quality, the head of the Education Reform Initiative has told the Hürriyet Daily News. Many students receive mediocre education and hasty recent changes herald little different, according to Batuhan Aydagül

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Miss Turkey Itır Esen decrowned hours after triumph due to tweet about last year’s coup attempt

Miss Turkey Itır Esen decrowned hours after triumph due to tweet about last year’s coup attempt

The winner of Miss Turkey 2017 was decrowned on Sept. 22 a couple of hours after the beauty pageant due to her alleged tweet about the July 15, 2016 coup attempt.

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Death toll after capsizing of Black Sea migrant boat rises to 24

Death toll after capsizing of Black Sea migrant boat rises to 24

The total death toll in the Sept. 22 sinking of a boat carrying migrants heading to Europe in the Black Sea, off the Turkish province of Kocaeli, rose to 24 after the body of another woman was found by search-and-rescue teams on Sept. 24, according to the Turkish Coast Guard.

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Turkey processing citizenship for 50,000 Syrians, interior ministry official says

Turkey processing citizenship for 50,000 Syrians, interior ministry official says

Turkey will grant around 50,000 Syrians citizenship, an Interior Ministry official said on Sept. 22, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.

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Russian pilot heavily injured after falling 70 meters in parachute accident in Turkey’s Fethiye

Russian pilot heavily injured after falling 70 meters in parachute accident in Turkey’s Fethiye

A Russian pilot was heavily wounded on Sept. 23 after falling 70 meters while parachuting in the Fethiye district of the Aegean province of Muğla, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.

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Turkey-Syria border wall to be completed by end of September

Turkey-Syria border wall to be completed by end of September

The construction of a concrete barrier along hundreds of kilometers of Turkey’s border with Syria is expected to be completed by the end of September, a Turkish official told state-run Anadolu Agency on Sept. 22.

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Soldier, worker killed in PKK attack in Turkey’s Hakkari

Soldier, worker killed in PKK attack in Turkey’s Hakkari

One soldier and a worker were killed on Sept. 23 in an attack by the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants in the southeastern province of Hakkari, the governor’s office said.

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At least 19 killed after boat carrying migrants sinks off Turkey’s Black Sea coast

At least 19 killed after boat carrying migrants sinks off Turkey’s Black Sea coast

At least 19 people were killed after a fishing boat carrying migrants sank off the northwestern Turkish coast of Kocaeli in the Black Sea early on Sept. 22

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Turkish military increases level of drill near Iraqi border

Turkish military increases level of drill near Iraqi border

The Turkish Armed Forces on Sept. 23 increased the level of a drill it has been conducting near the Iraqi border for the past five days as additional troops were deployed.

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Private jet skids off runway at Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport leaving four injured

Private jet skids off runway at Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport leaving four injured

A private jet crashed while making an emergency landing on Sept. 21 at Istanbul Atatürk International Airport and burst into flames, leaving four injured, officials said

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