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Turkish Airlines flight to Toronto evacuated after note seen

Added: 18.02.2017 14:47 | 5 views | 0 comments

A Turkish Airlines plane in Istanbul has been evacuated after a suspicious note was discovered in one of its bathrooms.

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Turkey detains 26 people after car bomb, governor says PKK responsible

Added: 18.02.2017 8:44 | 0 views | 0 comments

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish authorities detained 26 people over a car bomb attack in the southeastern town of Viransehir, the provincial governor's office said on Saturday.

Turkey steps up scrutiny on Muslim migrants from Russia

Added: 16.02.2017 15:54 | 1 views | 0 comments


By Maria Tsvetkova and Humeyra Pamuk ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey has increased scrutiny of Russian-speaking Muslim communities in the past few months following a series of attacks blamed on Islamic State, a concrete example of the renewed relationship between the two countries. Turkish police have raided the homes of Russian-speaking immigrants in Istanbul, detained many and expelled others, according to interviews with Russian Muslims living in the city. At least some of those targeted by Turkish authorities are known to be sympathetic to radical Islamist movements.

Turkey to bid to host 2024 European Championship

Added: 15.02.2017 9:38 | 3 views | 0 comments

ISTANBUL (AP) — The head of the Turkish soccer federation says the country will bid to host the 2024 European Championship.

Turkey arrests Frenchman suspected of helping plan New Year nightclub attack

Added: 14.02.2017 14:02 | 2 views | 0 comments


Turkish authorities have arrested a Frenchman suspected of helping plan a New Year's Day shooting in an Istanbul nightclub which killed 39 people, the state-run Anadolu news agency said on Tuesday. The man, a 22-year-old French citizen of Turkish descent, was caught in Istanbul, Anadolu said. Islamic State claimed the nightclub attack and said it was revenge for Turkish intervention in Syria.

Report: Turkey arrests alleged nightclub attack mastermind

Added: 14.02.2017 10:13 | 2 views | 0 comments

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A Turkish media report says authorities have arrested a man they believe is the mastermind behind the New Year's nightclub shooting in Istanbul that killed 39 people.

Turkish police detain more than 500 people in operations targeting PKK: Anadolu

Added: 14.02.2017 6:13 | 2 views | 0 comments

Turkish police detained more than 500 people on Monday in operations across Turkey targeting suspects linked with the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militant group, state-run Anadolu news agency reported. It said senior members of the group were among the 544 suspects held in operations across 25 provinces, including the major western cities of Istanbul and Izmir. Officials from the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) were among the 45 detained in the southeastern province of Gaziantep, the provincial governor's said in a statement.

Suspected Istanbul nightclub attacker wanted to kill Christians: Hurriyet, citing court document

Added: 13.02.2017 14:46 | 2 views | 0 comments


An Islamist gunman, who has confessed to the killing of 39 people at an Istanbul nightclub on New Year's Day, told a court that he had aimed to kill Christians during his attack, Hurriyet newspaper said on Monday, citing testimony given this weekend. Abdulgadir Masharipov initially planned to attack the area around Taksim Square but switched to the upscale Reina nightclub due to the heightened security measures around the square, Hurriyet said, without saying how it had obtained the document. My goal was to kill Christians," he was quoted as saying.

Erdogan says Turkish troops inside IS bastion Al-Bab, capture imminent

Added: 12.02.2017 11:44 | 3 views | 0 comments


President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday said Turkish troops and their Syrian rebel allies have entered the centre of the Islamic State-held bastion Al-Bab, saying its capture was just a "matter of time". "Al-Bab is now besieged from all fronts ... Our forces entered the centre" with Syrian rebels, Erdogan told journalists in Istanbul before leaving for a tour of Gulf countries. Erdogan said it was "only a matter of time" before the allied forces took full control of the flashpoint town.

Suspected Istanbul nightclub attacker formally charged: agency

Added: 11.02.2017 17:13 | 1 views | 0 comments

A Turkish court on Saturday remanded in custody an Uzbek national accused of killing 39 people in an Istanbul nightclub on New Year's Day, state-run media said, an attack the authorities blamed on Islamic State. Abdulgadir Masharipov, who was caught in a police raid in Istanbul on Jan. 16, was formally charged with membership of an armed terrorist group, multiple counts of murder, possession of heavy weapons and attempting to overturn the constitutional order, the state-run Anadolu news agency said. Islamic State claimed responsibility a day after the mass shooting at the exclusive Reina nightclub on the shores of the Bosphorus waterway, saying it was revenge for Turkish military involvement in Syria.

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