Category: News – Turkey

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Eight soldiers killed by roadside bomb in Batman, terror group PKK the prime suspects

Turkey was plunged into mourning after authorities confirmed that eight soldiers had been killed and one seriously injured in Batman province, in the southeast of the country. The soldiers were targeted by an explosive roadside device early on Thursday morning. A statement from the Governor of Batman’s office said: “the terrorists detonated an improvised explosive […]

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All change as Turkey appoints new ambassadors to London, Canberra and Lefkoşa

  Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has announced changes to a host of overseas diplomatic posts. New ambassadors were named for London, Moscow, Athens, Lefkoşa, and the European Union. First announced in August and confirmed again on Thursday is the news that Ambassador Ümit Yalçın is replacing Ambassador Abdurrahman Bilgiç in London. Bilgiç has served […]

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Hundreds turn out, but Saturday Mothers again prevented from weekly peaceful vigil

For the second week running, mothers seeking to peacefully demonstrate and demand information about their missing children were denied the right to hold their vigil on İstiklal Caddesi in Istanbul. The government ban on their assembly remained in place and in a bid to prevent violent scenes of last Saturday, police erected barriers in surrounding […]