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8 Police Killed in Turkey Explosion

Posted September 16th, 2012 at 6:10 am (UTC-5)
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Security officials in Turkey say a roadside mine blast has killed eight police officers and wounded six. Authorities blame the attack Sunday on the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK, saying the mine was detonated when a police vehicle was passing through the Karliova district of Bingol province. Rebels from the outlawed PKK are active in […]

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60 Dead After Boat Capsizes Off Turkish Shore

Posted September 6th, 2012 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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Turkish officials say at least 60 people have drowned, about half of them children, after a boat carrying illegal immigrants sank in waters off western Turkey. The provincial government of Izmir said Thursday that 31 of the victims were children, and most of the others were women. The boat is believed to have been bound […]

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58 Dead After Boat Capsizes Off Turkish Shore

Posted September 6th, 2012 at 8:55 am (UTC-5)
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Turkish officials say at least 58 people have drowned after a boat carrying illegal immigrants struck rocks and sank in waters off western Turkey. The boat is believed to have been bound for European waters, but after hitting the rocks it sank around dawn Thursday only 50 meters from the Turkish shore. Forty-six people have […]

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39 Dead Near Turkey After Boat Capsizes

Posted September 6th, 2012 at 7:30 am (UTC-5)
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Turkish officials say at least 39 people have drowned after a boat carrying illegal immigrants struck rocks and sank in waters off western Turkey. Two local officials said they expect the death toll to rise as more bodies are discovered. Forty-five people were reported rescued after the incident, and two people have been arrested. It […]

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Turkish Ammunition Depot Blast Kills 25

Posted September 6th, 2012 at 3:55 am (UTC-5)
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An explosion at an ammunition depot in western Turkey has killed 25 soldiers and injured four others. Forestry and Water Minister Veysel Eroglu said the blast occurred late Wednesday in Afyonkarahisar at a section of the depot where hand grenades were stored. The soldiers’ remains were discovered early Thursday after a fire caused by the […]

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BBG Demands Syria Release Correspondent, Turkish Cameraman

Posted August 27th, 2012 at 1:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors called Monday for the release of a correspondent and a Turkish cameraman who went missing in northern Syria while on assignment for the U.S.-funded Alhurra television channel. The cameraman, Cuneyt Unal, appeared in a video Monday aired on a pro-government Syrian news channel, al-Ikhbariya. Unal said in a statement […]

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Missing Turkish Cameraman Appears on Syrian TV

Posted August 27th, 2012 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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A Turkish cameraman who went missing while in northern Syria a week ago has appeared in a video aired on a pro-government Syrian news channel. In the video shown on al-Ikhbariya Monday, Cuneyt Unal talks about how he traveled into Syria and what he experienced. It is not clear when or under what conditions the […]

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Missing Turkish Cameraman Appears on Syrian TV

Posted August 27th, 2012 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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A Turkish cameraman who went missing while in northern Syria a week ago has appeared in a video aired on a pro-government Syrian news channel. In the video shown on al-Ikhbariya Monday, Cuneyt Unal talks about how he traveled into Syria and what he experienced. It is not clear when or under what conditions the […]

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Turkish Soldiers Kill 16 Rebels After Deadly Attack

Posted August 23rd, 2012 at 5:35 am (UTC-5)
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Turkish troops have killed 16 Kurdish rebels in southeastern Turkey in clashes that followed an attack on a military convoy. Turkish officials said rebels from the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) detonated roadside bombs Wednesday in Hakkari, near the border with Iraq and Iran, killing five soldiers and wounding seven others. The army responded with […]

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Turkish President Calls Bombing “Crime Against Humanity”

Posted August 21st, 2012 at 1:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Turkey’s President Abdullah Gul has called a fatal bomb attack on the town of Gaziantep a “crime against humanity” and lamented the deaths of the nine victims, including four children. Mr. Gul said in a statement Tuesday that he shares the pain of the families who lost loved ones. He said he condemns those responsible […]

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