PKK bombing martyrs 1 in southeast Turkey

PKK bombing martyrs 1 in southeast Turkey

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At least one person was martyred on Sunday in a roadside bomb explosion in Turkey’s southeastern Hakkari province, authorities said. In a statement, the provincial governor’s office said a vehicle was passing through the Catalca neighborhood in Semdinl…

Civilian Death Toll Mounts as Syrian Offensive Widens

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Airstrikes have killed more than two dozen civilians in northwestern Syria in the last two days in an escalation of a Russian-backed offensive against the last major rebel stronghold, a war monitor and local activists said Saturday. An airstrike in the…

6 PKK terrorists ‘neutralized’ in SE Turkey

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Turkish security forces on Saturday neutralized six PKK terrorists in the country’s southeast, the Interior Ministry said.Security forces retaliated against a PKK terrorist attack on a Turkish military base in Semdinli district of Hakkari province, the…

Turkey: Constant wind in Aegean coast lures windsurfers

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Turkey’s Aegean coast draws around 50,000 windsurfers every year. Local winds called Mad Mehmet blow in Akcapinar beach of the Gokova Gulf all year long. The beach is considered one of the eight best beaches in Europe for wind and kite-surfing.In recen…

20th Year of GAllcuk Earthquake: 17 Thousand People Lost Their Lives

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Tomorrow marks the 20th anniversary of August 17 Earthquake, which claimed the lives of 17,840 people according to official figures. We once again remember the toll of the earthquake, asking Is Turkey prepared for an earthquake? On August 17, 1999, the…

2 PKK terrorists ‘neutralized’ in SE Turkey

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Turkish security forces neutralized Thursday two PKK terrorists in southeastern Turkey, the nation’s Defense Ministry said. Security forces retaliated against a PKK terrorist attack on a Turkish military base in Daglica, a village in the southeastern H…

Sixth Bus Fire in Two Weeks

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A bus with 50 passengers burst into flames when it was heading to Istanbul. Because the fire was noticed early, all the passengers were evacuated. A fire broke out in a bus around Bolu on the way to Istanbul. Because the fire was noticed earlier, all t…

Fifty People Killed in Traffic Accidents in Five-Day Feast Holiday

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Fifty people have been killed in 45 accidents traffic accidents involving death throughout the holiday, the Ministry of Interior has announced. The Interior Ministry has said that 50 people were killed in traffic accidents during the five-day Sacrifice…

Turkey condemns deadly car bomb attack in Libya

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Turkey on Sunday condemned a deadly terrorist act in front of a shopping mall in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi. “We have received the news with great sorrow that a car bomb attack that took place in Benghazi yesterday claimed the lives of two UNS…

Turkey Kills Two More Suspects in Diplomat’s Slaying in Iraq

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Turkey’s state-run news agency says an operation by the Turkish military and its intelligence agency has killed two more suspects and alleged planners in last month’s assassination of a Turkish diplomat in Iraq. Anadolu Agency said on Thursday that Tur…

Turkish government bears treatment of Syrian baby girl

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Turkey’s Family Ministry has taken over the treatment expenses of a 17-month-old Syrian baby girl who was abandoned at three months with a birth defect on the Turkey-Syria border. The abandoned baby girl was found by the Istanbul-based Humanitarian Rel…

Statement by Occupational Organizations on Arrested Medical Staff in Cizre

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Four medical personnel have been arrested for having treated a child in the southeastern Sirnak province during the 2015-2016 conflict inthe region. Taken into custody on August 2 for having treated a 10-year-old child who was injured in the 2015-2015 …

Turkey: 22 Daesh suspects nabbed in anti-terror raids

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Some 22 suspects were arrested in southern Turkey on Tuesday over their suspected links to the Daesh terror group, according to security sourcesThe suspects, including women and foreign nationals were found to be involved in terrorist activities for Da…

Turkey making efforts to develop indigenous vaccine

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Turkey is working to develop indigenous vaccines against chickenpox and Hepatitis A, the deputy health minister said on Tuesday.”The Turkish Health Ministry has called on local pharmaceutical firms to produce these vaccines,” Emine Alp Mese said.She ma…

Turkish forces ‘neutralize’ 6 PKK terrorists in N.Iraq

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The Turkish army “neutralized” six PKK terrorists in northern Iraq in coordination with Operation Claw, Turkey’s National Defense Ministry said on Saturday. Turkish airstrikes also destroyed weapon emplacements and shelters used by the PKK in the Hafta…

Health firms’ deal set to bring $89.5M to Turkey

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French pharmaceutical company Sanofi Turkey and Turkish health firm Birgi Mefar’s partnership will bring 500 million Turkish liras ($89.5 million) added value to the country, according to a top official of the French firm.In Istanbul on Tuesday, the fi…

Protectionism reduce wealth: Turkish union head

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Protectionist policies reduces wealth instead of growing it, the head of the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB) said Tuesday.”For developing countries, the road for the wealth is to increase trade,” Rifat Hisarciklioglu said dur…

Intervention Against Hasankeyf Protest: 10 People Detained

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Intervening against the protest for ancient city of Hasankeyf, the police and soldiers have stated that the slogan of Hasankeyf is history, lay claim to your history has been forbidden and detained at least 10 people. Intervening against the protest of…

Turkey: 2,200+ irregular migrants held over past week

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At least 2,244 irregular migrants were held across Turkey over the past week, according to data compiled by Anadolu Agency from security sources. As many as 838 migrants were caught in multiple operations carried out by gendarmerie forces in the northw…

Boy’s body found after flash floods in NW Turkey

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The body of a 3-year old boy was found on Monday in Turkey’s flood-struck Black Sea province of Duzce, according to officials.Identified as 3-year-old Kaan Tongel, the boy’s body was found 1.5 kilometers away from the northwestern village of Ugurlu in …

UN to Double Food Rations for Ebola-Affected People in DR Congo

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The U.N. World Food Program says it plans to double food rations to assist 440,000 people affected by the Ebola virus and their contacts over the next six months to respond to escalating needs in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. The dramatic scale…

Turkey: Istanbul police seize over 90 kg of heroin

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In a major drug bust, Turkish police on Wednesday seized 92 kilograms (203 pounds) of heroin in the metropolis of Istanbul, according to security sources.Acting on a tip, Istanbul Gendarmerie Command teams pursued two suspects who allegedly brought dru…

Rockets fired from Syria injure six in southeast Turkey

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Six people, including a child, were injured Monday when one of two rockets fired from Syria hit a family estate in southeastern Turkey’s Sanliurfa province. The two rockets targeted Ceylanpinar district bordering Syria, according to a statement from th…

2 PKK terrorists ‘neutralized’ in southeast Turkey

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Turkish security forces have “neutralized” two PKK terrorists in the southeastern province of Diyarbakir, officials said Tuesday.Turkish authorities often use the word “neutralized” in statements to imply the terrorists in question surrendered or were …

8 rescued from sinking migrant boat off Turkish coast

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Eight people have been rescued from a sinking dinghy carrying irregular migrants off Turkey’s Aegean coast, security sources said on Tuesday. The Turkish Coast Guard rescued eight migrants alive off coastal Bodrum in the southwestern Mugla province, bu…

Terrorist PKK bombing martyrs 1 in Turkey

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At least one person was martyred on Tuesday in southeastern Turkey when a roadside bomb laid out by PKK terrorists exploded, a security source said.The deceased was identified as Ilhami Celik, added the source who asked not to be named due to restricti…

2 bodies recovered after flash floods in NW Turkey

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The bodies of a woman and a child were recovered on Tuesday in northwestern Turkey following flash floods, security and emergency officials said.Also, two people are missing in the floods which hit Duzce province, Disaster Management Agency (AFAD) said…

Harmandal? Removal Center Told from Inside: Battery, Attempted Suicide, Illness, Death

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A security guard from the Harmandali Removal Center has spoken to bianet about what happened inside: 1,500 people live in a 750-person place, most of them sleep on the floor. The ones who do not want to be deported constantly commit suicide. “They were…

Turkish army ‘neutralizes’ 3 PKK terrorists in N.Iraq

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The Turkish army neutralized three PKK terrorists in northern Iraq in coordination with Operation Claw, Turkey’s National Defense Ministry said on Saturday. Turkish security forces also destroyed weapon emplacements and shelters used by the PKK in nort…

Turkey reconstructs buildings PKK wrecked in 3 years

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The Turkish ministry of environment and urban planning will be constructing a total of 5,716 houses after the houses were demolished in PKK terrorist attacks three years ago in Turkey’s southeastern province of Sirnak. Within the scope of construction,…

16 migrants die in vehicle crash in eastern Turkey

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At least 16 people died and 51 were injured on Thursday when a vehicle carrying irregular migrants crashed in eastern Turkey, a local official said.The crash reportedly occurred when the driver lost control of the steering wheel and the vehicle plunged…

Turkey neutralizes 7 PKK terrorists in northern Iraq

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Turkish fighter jets neutralized seven additional PKK terrorists during a counter-terrorism operation carried out in northern Iraq, Turkey’s National Defense Ministry announced on Wednesday.Airstrikes were launched in the Metina region in coordination …

Diplomats from Turkey Attacked in Erbil

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An attack has been launched against a restaurant in Erbil, the capital city of Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government. Different sources give different information as to the nature of the attack as well as the number of casualties. An attack has been laun…

33 Years of the ?HD, 15 Directors and Members of Which Killed From Vedat Ayd?n to Tahir Elci

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Vedat Aydin was killed in 1991 when he was the HEP Diyarbakir Provincial Chairperson. Diyarbakir Bar Association Chairperson Tahir Elci was killed in 2015. We spoke with the IHD members in Diyarbakir, one of the hardest places to be a rights defender. …

SE Turkey: Security forces neutralize 2 terrorists

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At least two terrorists were neutralized in a counter-terrorism operation in southeastern Turkey, the country’s Interior Ministry announced on Wednesday. In a written statement, the ministry said the air-backed operation was carried out in a rural area…

Turkish truck driver saves lives of 6 baby birds

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An articulated truck driver did not drive his vehicle for 45 days after he found out a bird’s nest in his vehicle’s engine.Bahattin Gurses, a truck driver who lives in the Cubuk district of the capital Ankara, told Anadolu Agency that he noticed the ne…

Two Children Died in Dersim Explosion Laid to Rest

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Eight-year-old Ayaz Guloglu and his four-year-old sister Nulpeda died in an explosion in the countryside in Ovacik, Dersim. Bodies of the two children were brought to Ovacik Djemevi. After a funeral was held in the djemevi, the bodies of the children w…

Killing of Two Children in Dersim by Explosives: ‘There are a Lot of War Remnants’ Says Mayor

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Two siblings aged four and eight were killed on Monday (July 15) after touching an explosive in the countryside of the southeastern city. Dersim Mayor Mehmet Fatih Macoglu has spoken to bianet on the killing of Ayaz Guloglu (8) and his sister Nupelda (…

Two Children Die in Explosion While Pasturing Animals in Dersim

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Two siblings, aged four and eight, have died in an explosion while they were pasturing animals in the southeastern province. The explosion has occurred near the countryside of Bilgec village in Ovacik, Dersim. While Ayaz Guloglu (8) died at the scene, …

Two Children Die in Explosion While Pasturing Animals in Dersim

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Two siblings, aged four and eight, have died in an explosion while they were pasturing animals in the southeastern province. The explosion has occurred near the countryside of Bilgec village in Ovacik, Dersim. While Ayaz Guloglu (8) died at the scene, …

‘On night of coup bid, Turkish deputies risked death’

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On the fateful night of July 15, 2016, deputies in Turkey’s parliament put their lives on the line to defend the nation’s sovereignty in the face of an attempted coup, a senior lawmaker of the ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party said Sunday. “Our…

Turkish army ‘neutralizes’ 4 PKK terrorists in N.Iraq

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Turkish army neutralized four more PKK terrorists in northern Iraq, increasing the number of terrorists neutralized in Operation Claw to 68, the Turkish National Defense Ministry said on Sunday. Turkish security forces also destroyed weapon emplaceme…

Turkish soldier succumbs to injuries from PKK attack

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A Turkish soldier on Sunday succumbed to his injuries from a PKK terror attack on July 9 in southeastern Hakkari province.The 24-year-old sergeant got injured after PKK terrorists targeted his military vehicle with a long range fire. Two Turkish soldie…

Turkey: 3 soldiers martyred, 3 terrorists neutralized

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Three PKK terrorists were neutralized on Sunday in Turkey’s eastern Hakkari province, in an operation in which three Turkish soldiers were martyred, the country’s Interior Ministry said.Turkish Gendarmerie forces and Turkish Armed Forces carried out co…

Children Among 15 Civilians Killed in Syria Strikes

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Fifteen civilians, including six children and infants, were killed Saturday in airstrikes in northwest Syria, targeted for months now by deadly regime and Russian bombardment, a monitor said.Most of the children were among civilians killed when Russian…

Turkish doctor honored for boosting education on sepsis

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A Turkish scientist has been honored for his work improving doctors’ knowledge of sepsis, a condition that takes the lives of up to 8 million people worldwide every year. Dr. Necmettin Unal, a professor at Ankara University in Turkey’s capital, receive…

Killing of Prosecutor Kiraz: Two Given Aggravated Life Sentence

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Public Prosecutor Mehmet Selim Kiraz was killed after being taken as a hostage on March 31, 2015, by Safak Yayla and Bahtiyar Dogruyol, members of the Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party-Front (DHKP-C). Fourteen people, four of them under arrest an…

Turkey: Senegalese man recalls foiled 2016 coup attempt

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A Senegalese man who witnessed the 2016 defeated coup attempt in Turkey remembered that bloody night which left 251 people martyred and nearly 2,200 injured.”I saw the coup plotters on one side trying to overthrow the government and a patriotic nation …

Turkish jets ‘neutralize’ 6 PKK terrorists in N. Iraq

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Turkish jets neutralized six PKK terrorists in an operation targeting their hideouts in northern Iraq, said a statement by the Turkish Defense Ministry on Friday. According to the statement, the airstrikes in Zap and Gara regions were carried out in co…

‘July 2016 saw a blatant bloody coup attempt’

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On the fateful date July 15, 2016, Turkey saw a blatant attempt at a coup, said the deputy chair of Turkey’s main opposition party on Thursday, criticizing those who call the defeated coup something “staged.”Some people say July 15 was staged. This is …

‘July 2016 saw a blatant bloody coup attempt’

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On the fateful date July 15, 2016, Turkey saw a blatant attempt at a coup, said the deputy chair of Turkey’s main opposition party on Thursday, criticizing those who call the defeated coup something “staged.”Some people say July 15 was staged. This is …

Turkey: 2 soldiers martyred in PKK terror attack

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Two Turkish soldiers were martyred and another injured in a PKK terrorist attack in eastern Turkey, the National Defense Ministry said on Tuesday.PKK terrorists targeted a military vehicle in Hakkari province, which borders Iran and Iraq, the ministry …

Bosnia: Turkish first lady opens workshops for disabled

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Turkey’s first lady on Tuesday attended the opening in Sarajevo, Bosnia of a renovated special education and training institution for individuals with physical and mental disabilities.Emine Erdogan, in Bosnia’s capital with President Recep Tayyip Erdog…

At least 55 human traffickers captured in Turkey

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At least 55 human traffickers were arrested Monday in operations based in Turkey’s Aegean Izmir province, according to security officials.The 55 were among 80 suspected human traffickers targeted in today’s operations, Huseyin Askin, Izmir’s police chi…

UN Envoy for Syria Urges Russia to Help Stabilize Idlib

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The U.N.’s special envoy for Syria on Friday urged Russia to help stabilize the violence in northwestern Idlib province and support drafting the nation’s new constitution.During talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, Geir Pedersen voiced ho…

3 killed in vehicle explosion in southern Turkey

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At least three people were killed after a vehicle exploded Friday in southern Turkey, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said.It is obvious that the car was bomb-laden, Erdogan said in Istanbul after Friday prayer.The explosion in Reyhanli, Hatay claimed t…

Roadside bomb explodes in SE Turkey

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A roadside bomb exploded in southeastern Turkey on Friday, security sources said. The improvised explosive device (IED) went off when gendarmerie units were searching for mines to ensure road safety in Siirt’s countryside.The suspected PKK terror attac…

At Least 124 Workers Lose Their Lives in June

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According to a report released by the Laborers’ Health and Occupational Safety (ISIG) Assembly, at least 124 workers have died in occupational homicides in June. In the first six months of this year, 840 workers have lost their lives. According to the …

Turkey: Passenger bus plunges off road, 41 injured

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AKSARAY, Turkey A bus carrying passengers plunged off the road and overturned in the central Turkish province of Aksaray, injuring some 41 people.The accident occurred at the Aksaray-Ankara highway after the driver of the bus lost control of the steeri…

Turkey: Passenger bus plunges off road, 41 injured

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AKSARAY, Turkey A bus carrying passengers plunged off the road and overturned in the central Turkish province of Aksaray, injuring some 41 people.The accident occurred at the Aksaray-Ankara highway after the driver of the bus lost control of the steeri…

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