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Former CHP deputy Türmen re-elected as head of ECHR’s Judges Association

Former CHP deputy Türmen re-elected as head of ECHR’s Judges Association

Rıza Mahmut Türmen, a former deputy of Turkey’s main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) who is also a former judge of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), was re-elected as head of the court’s Judges Association on June 25.

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110,000 Syrians return to Syria from Turkey to celebrate Eid

110,000 Syrians return to Syria from Turkey to celebrate Eid

Tens of thousands of Syrians have returned to Syria from Turkey to celebrate Eid al-Fitr at home after years spent in Turkey amid the war in their homeland

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Police detain 44 people at Istanbul’s banned LGBT Pride march

Police detain 44 people at Istanbul’s banned LGBT Pride march

Police detained some 44 people at an LGBT Pride march in Istanbul’s Taksim Square on June 25, which was previously banned by the Istanbul’s Governor’s Office for the third consecutive year

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31 people killed, more than 190 wounded in traffic accidents across Turkey at start of Eid al-Fitr

31 people killed, more than 190 wounded in traffic accidents across Turkey at start of Eid al-Fitr

Some 31 people were killed and more than 190 were wounded in traffic accidents across Turkey at the beginning of the Eid al-Fitr holiday, state-run Anadolu Agency reported on June 25

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Alleged sexual harassment of six-year-old stirs neighborhood in Turkey’s Diyarbakır

Alleged sexual harassment of six-year-old stirs neighborhood in Turkey’s Diyarbakır

Hundreds of locals in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır hit the streets to protest an alleged sexual harassment incident against a six-year-old girl on June 25, prompting clashes with the police, Doğan News Agency has reported

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Experts warn against new deadly drug spreading in Turkey

Experts warn against new deadly drug spreading in Turkey

Experts have warned against a new liquid drug spreading in Turkey that makes users lose their consciousness when consumed in two or three drops.

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One soldier killed, another injured in clash with PKK in Turkey’s east

One soldier killed, another injured in clash with PKK in Turkey’s east

One soldier was killed and another was injured in an operation conducted against outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants at a rural area between the eastern province of Elazığ’s Karakoçan district and the provincial border of eastern Bingöl on June 26, Doğan News Agency has reported

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Road construction plans over flamingo sanctuary in Turkey’s west stir debate

Road construction plans over flamingo sanctuary in Turkey’s west stir debate

Turkish environmentalists have condemned plans to construct a road that will pass through the nature reserve of the Gediz Delta, one of the most important sites for the breeding of flamingoes in the country

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50 decares of olive grove destroyed by fire in Turkey’s Aydın

50 decares of olive grove destroyed by fire in Turkey’s Aydın

A total of 50 decares of olive grove were destroyed after a fire ignited by a cigarette butt caught them on fire in the Aegean province of Aydın on June 25, Doğan News Agency has reported.

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Russian intel ship traverses Istanbul’s Bosphorus Strait

Russian intel ship traverses Istanbul’s Bosphorus Strait

A Russian ship used for gathering intelligence passed through Istanbul’s Bosphorus Strait early on June 24

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