Tag: terrorism

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BBC apologises for story branding Turkish Cypriots as ‘thugs’

The BBC has apologised after it sparked outrage by referring to Turkish Cypriots as “thugs” in a story published on its website. The word was used in a news report about the UK’s decision this week to pay £1million in damages to 33 Greek Cypriots who claim they were tortured by the British in the […]

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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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Neo-Nazi gets life for racist murders of eight German Turks

Beate Zschäpe has been found guilty of ten racially-motivated murders by a German court. A five-year trial determined that she was a member of a neo-Nazi gang behind the murder of eight Turks, one Greek, and a German policewoman between 2000 and 2007. The Munich state court’s verdict, given on Wednesday 11 July, carries an […]

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Nearly 1500 Daesh suspects arrested in Istanbul in 2017

Almost 1,500 people were apprehended in Istanbul last year on suspicion of links to the so-called Islamic State, or Daesh, according to Turkey’s state-run Anadolu Agency. Anadolu reported last week that counter terrorism units belonging to the Istanbul Police Department carried out 58 operations against Daesh in 2017. A total of 1,447 suspects have been […]

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Suspected neo-Nazi continues to deny role in murder of eight Turks in Germany

  At the close of a four-year case, the prime suspect in a neo-Nazi ring accused of murdering ten people, including eight Turkish immigrants, continues to deny her role in the killings. Beate Zschaepe is charged with being a “co-founder, member and accomplice” of the National Socialist Underground (NSU), a terrorist organisation which targeted immigrants […]

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TRNC air embargo: “prove it’s not politically motivated,” Turkish Cypriots tell UK govt

  Turkish Cypriots have thrown down the gauntlet to the British Government, after Chris Grayling, the UK Transport Minister, stated the new transit rule forcing Pegasus passengers to disembark in Turkey is purely to protect them “against a genuine terrorist threat” and is not politically motivated. But Fikri Toros, the President of the Cyprus Turkish […]

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Promising young music teacher killed by PKK in Batman

  Music teacher Şenay Aybüke Yalçın was fatally injured after being caught in the crossfire of an attack by the Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK) in Kozluk, Batman district, in southeast Turkey. She was travelling as a passenger in the back seat of a car along with three others at the time. It is thought the […]

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Turkish Cypriot named among victims of Westminster attack

  One of the victims of Wednesday’s London terror attack has been named as Aysha Frade, a 43-year-old British woman of Spanish-Turkish Cypriot heritage. The mother-of-two was born in Britain to a Spanish mother and Turkish Cypriot father. Her husband John Frade is of Portuguese origin. Aysha’s father Taylan Ahmet passed away in December 2014. […]