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Bomb Blast Kills 9 in Southeastern Turkey

Posted August 21st, 2012 at 5:35 am (UTC-5)
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A car bomb that exploded near a police station in southeastern Turkey has killed at least nine people and wounded 69 others. Deputy Prime Minister Besir Atalay told reporters Tuesday that the dead included four children. The remote-controlled blast happened Monday night in the town of Gaziantep, near the country’s border with Syria. Prime Minister […]

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Bomb Blast Kills 8 in Southeastern Turkey

Posted August 21st, 2012 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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A car bomb that exploded near a police station in southeastern Turkey has killed eight people and wounded 64 others. Police say the blast happened Monday night in the town of Gaziantep, near the country’s border with Syria. The remote-controlled explosion also set several vehicles on fire. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for […]

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Bomb Blast Kills Seven in Southeastern Turkey

Posted August 20th, 2012 at 3:10 pm (UTC-5)
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At least seven people have been killed in a car bomb explosion in southeastern Turkey. Police say the bomb occurred Monday night in the town of Gaziantep, near the country’s border with Syria. Dozens were wounded in the blast, which set several vehicles on fire. Rebels from the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) are active […]

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Turkey: 115 Kurdish Rebels Killed in Offensive

Posted August 5th, 2012 at 1:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Turkish security forces say a large-scale military offensive has killed some 115 Kurdish rebels in the south of the country. Interior Minister Idris Naim Sahin said the rebels were killed as part of an air and ground offensive that began on July 23 near the town of Semdinli. A local television station said up to […]

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19 Dead as Kurdish Rebels Clash with Turkish Soldiers

Posted August 5th, 2012 at 5:40 am (UTC-5)
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Turkish authorities say 19 people were killed in fighting overnight between Turkish soldiers and Kurdish rebels near the border with Iraq in southeastern Turkey. Officials said six soldiers, two state militiamen and 11 Kurdish militants were killed and at least 15 soldiers were wounded in the rebel attack in Hakkari province Clashes between the military […]

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Turkish Forces Put Down Riots in 2 Syrian Refugee Camps

Posted July 22nd, 2012 at 4:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Turkish security forces on Sunday fired in the air and used tear gas to put down a riot in a Syrian refugee camp near the Turkish-Syrian border. Turkish media say at least seven refugees and officers were hurt. Fighting also was reported at a second camp farther south. More than 43,000 Syrians have taken refuge […]

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Turkey Mourns 2 Pilots Downed by Syria

Posted July 6th, 2012 at 7:25 am (UTC-5)
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The bodies of two Turkish airmen whose jet was shot down last month by Syria have been recovered and are being buried Friday at a military funeral. The bodies of the pilots were pulled Thursday from the seabed 14 kilometers off the Syrian coast. They were located with the help of U.S. ocean explorer Robert […]

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NATO Condemns Syria’s Downing of Turkish Jet

Posted June 26th, 2012 at 1:55 pm (UTC-5)
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NATO has condemned Syria for shooting down a Turkish military jet last Friday, calling the attack an example of the Syrian government’s “disregard for international norms, peace and security, and human life.” Following a meeting of alliance envoys in Brussels, NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said he does not expect the situation to escalate. He […]

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NATO Weighs Response to Syria’s Downing of Military Jet

Posted June 26th, 2012 at 5:10 am (UTC-5)
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NATO envoys are considering their response to Syria’s downing of a Turkish military jet last week. Turkey requested Tuesday’s meeting in Brussels following the attack it says happened in international airspace. Syria calls the incident an act of self-defense. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is expected to give more details of his country’s response […]

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NATO Weights Response to Syria’s Downing of Military Jet

Posted June 26th, 2012 at 4:10 am (UTC-5)
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NATO envoys are considering their response to Syria’s downing of a Turkish military jet last week. Turkey requested Tuesday’s meeting in Brussels following the attack it says happened in international airspace. Syria calls the incident an act of self-defense. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is expected to give more details of his country’s response […]

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