Day: October 3, 2019

‘Turkey should seek criminal probe of Khashoggi murder’

October 3, 2019

The Turkish government should make a formal request to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres for an international criminal investigation into the brutal murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a human rights activist said Wednesday.Speaking to Anad…

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Turkey: 2,000 smuggled goldfinches seized near Syria

October 3, 2019

In southern Turkey along the border with Syria, a smuggler with some 2,000 goldfinches was arrested and the birds seized, said a security source on Thursday.Under Turkish law, hunting goldfinches is illegal.Border regiment teams in Altinozu in the sout…

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YPG/PKK suffers heavy blow in Turkey, abroad in Sept

October 3, 2019

Turkish security forces neutralized a total of 144 YPG/PKK terrorists both in Turkey and abroad last month, according to data compiled by Anadolu Agency.Turkish authorities often use the word “neutralized” in their statements to imply that the terroris…

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Ethnosport Culture Festival kicks off in Istanbul

October 3, 2019

The Ethnosport Culture Festival kicked off at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport on Thursday.Organized by the World Ethnosport Confederation, the festival has been held for the fourth time this year with 16 nations participating, including guest country Argent…

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5.0-magnitude earthquake jolts Mediterranean

October 3, 2019

A 5.0-magnitude earthquake shook the Mediterranean on Thursday morning, according to Turkey’s disaster and emergency body.The tremor was felt at 7:44 a.m. local time (0444GMT), the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) said.Its epicenter w…

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Over 330 kg of heroin seized in eastern Turkey

October 3, 2019

Turkish police seized 330 kilograms (727.5 pounds) of heroin on Thursday in the eastern Van province.Anti-narcotics officers launched an operation against illegal drug trafficking in the Edremit district, local police said in a statement. During the se…

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Turkey Fines Facebook for Breach of Data Protection Laws

October 3, 2019

Turkey’s data protection authority says it has imposed a 1.6 million Turkish lira ($280,000) fine on Facebook for contravening the country’s data laws.The Turkish Personal Data Protection Council said Thursday that personal data belonging to 280,959 Tu…

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‘Why Doesn’t Constitutional Court Take Any Action About Application of Demirta??’

October 3, 2019

Lawyer Kayaoglu has emphasized that the Constitutional Court, which has recently concluded that freedom of expression of Sirri Sureyya Onder is violated, has not yet responded to the application of imprisoned former HDP Co-Chair Selahattin Demirtas. An…

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