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Turkey Detains 235 Over Kurdish Militant Links After Istanbul Blasts

By Daren Butler and Tuvan Gumrukcu ISTANBUL/ANKARA, Dec 12 – Turkey detained 235 people over alleged links to Kurdish¬†militants in nationwide raids on Monday, two days after twin bombings killed 44 people and wounded about 150 outside an Istanbul soccer stadium. Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu vowed those responsible for Saturday’s attacks, claimed by an offshoot

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Twin Bombing Outside Istanbul Soccer Stadium Kills 29, Wounds 166

By Humeyra Pamuk and Murad Sezer ISTANBUL, Dec 10 – Two bombs exploded less than a minute apart, killing 29 people and wounding 166 outside a soccer stadium in Istanbul on Saturday night, in a co-ordinated attack on police shortly after a match between two of Turkey’s top teams. First a car bomb exploded outside

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Shots Fired at Turkey’s Ataturk Airport, Two Men Detained

ISTANBUL, Nov 6 – Turkish authorities briefly barred cars from entering and leaving Istanbul’s main Ataturk Airport on Sunday after police fired shots when a motorcycle refused an order to stop, CNN Turk said. One of two men aboard the motorcycle was wounded and detained and the second was apprehended by police after a pursuit,

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Violence Flares in Turkey’s Tense Southeast after Mayors’ Arrest

ISTANBUL, Oct 27 – Five members of Turkey’s security forces and five Kurdish militants were killed on Thursday in clashes in the southeast where unrest has flared since the arrest this week of two popular mayors. Two soldiers were killed in a clash near Hani, a town outside Diyarbakir, the region’s biggest city, security sources

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Turkey Orders Dozens of Pilots Detained in Coup Investigation – Anadolu

ISTANBUL, Oct 27 ¬†– Turkish prosecutors have ordered the detention of 73 air force pilots, the latest in a stream of police operations related to the investigation of July’s attempted coup, the state-run Anadolu news agency said on Thursday. The operation targeting supporters of U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom Ankara blames for the putsch, focused

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Bombing at Wedding Party in Southern Turkey Kills At Least 50

By Osman Orsal GAZIANTEP, Turkey, Aug 21 – At least 50 people were killed on Saturday when a suspected suicide bomber detonated his explosives among people dancing on the street at a wedding party in the Turkish city of Gaziantep, about 40 km (25 miles) from the Syrian border. President Tayyip Erdogan said it was

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Turkish Police Raid 44 Firms in Coup Probe, to Detain Executives

ISTANBUL, Aug 16 – Turkish police launched simultaneous raids on 44 companies in Istanbul on Tuesday and had warrants to detain 120 company executives as part of the investigation into last month’s attempted military coup, state-run Anadolu agency reported. It said the companies were accused of giving financial support to the movement of U.S.-based Muslim

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Turkish Police Search Istanbul Courthouses, 173 Face Detention

By Daren Butler ISTANBUL, Aug 15 – Turkish police raided offices at three Istanbul courthouses on Monday after detention warrants were issued for 173 judicial personnel as part of an investigation into last month’s failed coup attempt, the private Dogan news agency reported on Monday. More than 35,000 people have been detained, of whom 17,000

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