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Physically impaired Turkish man to sue school administration after being forced to climb stairs on hands to vote

Physically impaired Turkish man to sue school administration after being forced to climb stairs on hands to vote

A physically impaired man who climbed up the stairs on his hands to vote in the referendum due to an elevator malfunction at a school used as a polling station has said he will file complaints against the school administration.

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Syrian refugees in southern Turkish province struggle to live on side of road

Syrian refugees in southern Turkish province struggle to live on side of road

Syrian refugees in the southern province of Hatay are struggling to continue their lives on the side of the roads, as they have spent all of their money in attempting to cross illegally into Turkey.

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Naysayers stage protests in Istanbul, İzmir

Naysayers stage protests in Istanbul, İzmir

Residents in several Istanbul neighborhoods staged protests late on April 16 against a dispute over vote counting at the constitutional referendum earlier in the same day.

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New subway line to be built in Istanbul: Mayor Topbaş

New subway line to be built in Istanbul: Mayor Topbaş

A new subway line will be built to reach the Silivri district of Istanbul, Mayor Kadir Topbaş announced on April 13.

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Physically impaired Turkish man climbs stairs on hand to vote

Physically impaired Turkish man climbs stairs on hand to vote

A physically impaired man has climbed up the stairs on his hands to vote in the referendum due to an elevator malfunction at a polling station in the Eyüp district of Istanbul. The man, whose name was not disclosed, said those who were responsible for failing to provide the service “should be ashamed.”

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Istanbul municipality worker suspended after calling wives, daughters of naysayers ‘halal’ as ‘spoils of war’

Istanbul municipality worker suspended after calling wives, daughters of naysayers ‘halal’ as ‘spoils of war’

An employee with Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality was suspended from duty on April 13 after sharing a post on social media saying that the wives and daughters of naysayers in the charter referendum were “halal” for “yes” voters as “spoils of war.”

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Three killed in gunfire at school during referendum voting in Turkey’s southeast

Three killed in gunfire at school during referendum voting in Turkey’s southeast

Three people were killed in an exchange of gunfire between two groups in the schoolyard of the Yabanardı Elementary School in the Çermik district of the southeastern province of Diyarbakı

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Turkish police detain 9 suspected ISIL militants for ‘planning attacks on referendum ballot boxes’

Turkish police detain 9 suspected ISIL militants for ‘planning attacks on referendum ballot boxes’

Police in the southern province of Mersin have detained nine suspected militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) after receiving intelligence that the jihadist group ordered its followers to carry out attacks on ballot boxes set for the April 16 referendum

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PKK has 11 new generation missiles in northern Iraq: Interior minister

PKK has 11 new generation missiles in northern Iraq: Interior minister

The outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) has 11 new generation missiles in northern Iraq, Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu has stated, saying this is a result of ties between the PKK and the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), an ally of the West.

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412 detained in PKK/KCK operations in one day: Interior ministry

412 detained in PKK/KCK operations in one day: Interior ministry

A total of 412 people have been detained in operations carried out against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party/ Kurdistan Communities’ Union (PKK/KCK) in 21 provinces, the Interior Ministry said April 13

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