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Taksim Square killings remembered on eve of May Day

Taksim Square killings remembered on eve of May Day

A group of civil society organizations, consisting of 34 people, commemorated the 40th anniversary of a 1977 massacre that left 37 people dead and many others wounded during May Day celebrations, on a street opening onto Istanbul’s landmark Taksim Square.

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16 PKK militants ‘neutralized’ in two days in Turkey’s Tunceli

16 PKK militants ‘neutralized’ in two days in Turkey’s Tunceli

A total of 16 outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants have been “neutralized” in the eastern province of Tunceli over the past two days, the Tunceli Governor’s Office announced on April 27

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Turkey retaliates to attacks from YPG-controlled Syria, at least 18 militants killed: Military

Turkey retaliates to attacks from YPG-controlled Syria, at least 18 militants killed: Military

The Turkish military “retaliated” to a rocket attack on a Turkish border post in the province of Şanlıurfa from areas controlled by the Peoples’ Protection Units (YPG) in Syria on April 28, the army said, killing 11 militants

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19th century Russian soldier found inside unearthed coffin in Turkey’s Ardahan was captain: Museum director

19th century Russian soldier found inside unearthed coffin in Turkey’s Ardahan was captain: Museum director

A museum director in Kars has said the Russian soldier whose skeleton was found inside an unearthed coffin was a captain

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Turkish-origin children in Germany suffering from inadequate language skills: Professor

Turkish-origin children in Germany suffering from inadequate language skills: Professor

The children of Turkish immigrants living in Germany are generally underachieving and have “low employment success” due to inadequate language knowledge, according to Professor Erol Esen, the director of the EU Research Center of Akdeniz University (AKVAM) in the southern province of Antalya.

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‘Cemetery of the nameless’ established in Turkey’s west for Syrians who died en route to Greece

‘Cemetery of the nameless’ established in Turkey’s west for Syrians who died en route to Greece

A “cemetery of the nameless” has been established near the coast in the western Turkish province of İzmir for Syrians who died while trying to cross over to Greece

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All Russian naval personnel rescued from sunken ship return to their country

All Russian naval personnel rescued from sunken ship return to their country

All of the rescued Russian naval personnel on board of an intelligence ship that sank off Turkey’s Black Sea coast on April 27 after colliding with a vessel carrying livestock, have returned to Russia by plane, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.

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May 1 celebrations to be held in Istanbul’s Bakırköy instead of Taksim Square

May 1 celebrations to be held in Istanbul’s Bakırköy instead of Taksim Square

May Day celebrations in Istanbul will be held in the city’s Bakırköy district this year after authorities again refused to heed workers’ demands to use Taksim Square, the Confederation of Progressive Trade Unions (DİSK) said on April 26.

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Russian naval ship, cargo vessel collide off Istanbul coast, all soldiers rescued

Russian naval ship, cargo vessel collide off Istanbul coast, all soldiers rescued

A Russian naval intelligence ship sank off Turkey’s Black Sea coast on April 27 after colliding with a vessel carrying livestock, Turkey’s Coast Guard said, noting that all 78 personnel on board were evacuated

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Investigation started into fishermen who shot dead dolphins in Turkey’s Zonguldak

Investigation started into fishermen who shot dead dolphins in Turkey’s Zonguldak

The Forestry and Water Affairs Directorate has started an investigation into fishermen amid allegations they killed dolphins with a gun following a tipoff from a biology professor in the Black Sea province of Zonguldak

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