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HDP kicks off election campaign in Turkey’s Edirne
Fri, 25 May 2018 16:41:42 +0200
The Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) officially started its campaign on May 25 in the northwestern province of Edirne, where former HDP co-chair Selahattin Demirtaş has been jailed since November 2016 on terrorism charges.
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Turkey should become software-production base: Presidential runner İnce
Fri, 25 May 2018 16:35:00 +0200
Turkey will become a software-production base after the early elections on June 24, CHP presidential candidate Muharrem İnce vowed as part of his election promises on May 24.
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Where have you been for the last 16 years: İYİ Party leader Akşener to AKP
Fri, 25 May 2018 16:27:50 +0200
İYİ (Good) Party leader Meral Akşener has slammed the ruling Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) election manifesto for the upcoming June 24 elections, saying it made promises to fix the problems they created during their 16-year tenure.
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Spanish PM Rajoy under pressure over party graft case
Fri, 25 May 2018 16:21:48 +0200
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy was threatened with no-confidence motions and demands for a snap election on May 25 over a graft trial involving members of his party in which a judge cast doubt on his testimony.
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Syria regime warns Daraa rebels with air-dropped leaflets
Fri, 25 May 2018 16:20:15 +0200
Syrian aircraft on May 25 dropped leaflets on the southern province of Daraa, urging the rebels who control most of it to lay down their weapons or face an offensive.
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Iraq orders probe after voting machines fail hacking test
Fri, 25 May 2018 16:17:47 +0200
Iraqi authorities have launched an inquiry into this month’s parliamentary elections after intelligence services found that the voting machines used were vulnerable to hacking.
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Dutch, Australia say Russia behind downing MH17
Fri, 25 May 2018 16:16:12 +0200
Russia however swifty denied any responsibility, with Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov saying the Netherlands had provided “no facts” to support the findings and was merely speculating “to achieve their own political goals.”
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Turkish Foreign Ministry says Israeli parliament’s Armenian 'genocide' motion will harm Israel itself
Fri, 25 May 2018 15:53:00 +0200
A motion by Israeli lawmakers on recognizing the Armenian 'genocide' will harm Israel itself, Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hami Aksoy said on May 25.
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Turkey will not ‘get obstinate’ with markets, Şimşek says
Fri, 25 May 2018 15:43:00 +0200
Turkey will not oppose the investors and markets, whose concerns about the economy are understood by the government, said Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Şimşek on May 25.
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CHP proposes new economic model for upcoming elections
Fri, 25 May 2018 15:37:05 +0200
The main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) will propose a new economic model with its new election manifesto, pledging to ensure fair distribution of income in tackling current economic problems.
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51 ISIL suspects detained in Istanbul
Fri, 25 May 2018 14:43:27 +0200
At least 51 foreign nationals have been detained in Istanbul for their alleged links to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), according to a police source on May 25.
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Australia’s bank note printers go on strike
Fri, 25 May 2018 13:05:56 +0200
Australia has stopped printing bank notes for the first time in a century after workers employed by the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) took a lead from the bank’s governor and went on strike for a bigger wage rise.
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US commerce chief to hold talks in China
Fri, 25 May 2018 13:04:25 +0200
U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross will visit Beijing next week to resume talks with Chinese officials, state media said on May 25, as the two sides seek to avoid a trade war.
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US existing home sales fall, reversing prior gains
Fri, 25 May 2018 13:02:53 +0200
Sales of U.S. existing homes fell in April, reversing gains seen in prior months amid rising prices and interest rates, according to an industry survey released on May 24.
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OPEC, non-OPEC ‘talk oil output rise’
Fri, 25 May 2018 13:00:44 +0200
Saudi Arabia and Russia will discuss raising OPEC and non-OPEC oil output by around 1 million barrels per day (bpd), easing 17 months of strict supply curbs, sources familiar with the matter said.
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German business morale recovering
Fri, 25 May 2018 12:54:31 +0200
Confidence among German business leaders held steady in May after months of erosion, a regular survey showed on May 25, although doubts remained over the outlook for the world economy.
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EU slams ‘fantasy” UK Brexit gambits
Fri, 25 May 2018 12:52:51 +0200
European Union negotiators dismiss as “fantasy” some main British demands for Brexit, including on the sensitive issue of the Northern Ireland border, a senior EU official said on May 24.
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School canteens to reduce simit, toast, stuffed roll sizes in fight against obesity
Fri, 25 May 2018 12:19:00 +0200
Sizes of various pastries traditionally a part of Turkish breakfast will be reduced in Turkish school canteens, in line with new regulations unveiled by the Health Ministry and Education Ministry in an attempt to fight child obesity.
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Ankara to retaliate if US suspends delivery of F-35 to Turkey: Turkish MFA
Fri, 25 May 2018 12:10:33 +0200
Ankara will respond if the United States suspends delivery of F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jets to Turkey, Turkish Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hami Aksoy said on May 25.
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Plane that skidded at Trabzon airport may be converted into library
Fri, 25 May 2018 12:07:00 +0200
A plane that hit headlines after skidding off the runway at the airport in the Black Sea province of Trabzon in January may be converted into a library.
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Istanbul medical faculty dean dismissed after visit by presidential candidate İnce
Fri, 25 May 2018 12:05:00 +0200
The dean of Istanbul’s Cerrahpaşa Faculty of Medicine was dismissed from his post on May 25 after visit in support from Muharrem İnce, the presidential candidate of the main opposition Republican People’s Party’s (CHP).
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Taiwan air force scrambles as Chinese bombers
Fri, 25 May 2018 12:00:00 +0200
Taiwan’s air force scrambled aircraft on May 25 as Chinese bombers flew around the self-ruled island, just a few hours after Taiwan vowed not to be cowed having lost another diplomatic ally amid growing Chinese pressure.
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North Korea open to US talks ‘any time’ despite Trump axing summit
Fri, 25 May 2018 11:58:00 +0200
North Korea said May 25 it is willing to talk to the United States “at any time” after President Donald Trump abruptly canceled a summit, a decision that once more casts a pall of uncertainty over the turbulent Korean peninsula.
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Car bombing in Benghazi kills seven
Fri, 25 May 2018 11:55:00 +0200
A car bombing on a busy street in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi early on May 25 killed at least seven people, including a girl, and wounded 20, a security official said.
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Inflamed by social media, mobs kill at least 3 in India
Fri, 25 May 2018 11:52:00 +0200
Mobs of terrified villagers killed at least three people and attacked several others in southern India after social media messages warned that gangs of kidnappers were roaming the region in search of children, police said May 25.
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Galatasaray clinches Turkish Super League title
Sun, 20 May 2018 17:23:00 +0200
Galatasaray won the Turkish Super League title for the 21st time after a tense end to the season on May 19.
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Man and dog hug on Taksim pavement, touch hearts
Sun, 20 May 2018 17:26:17 +0200
A homeless man and a stray dog hugging on the pavement at Istanbul’s Taksim Square touched the hearts of passersby on May 20.
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African businesspeople earn success in Istanbul
Sun, 20 May 2018 14:11:00 +0200
While the number of African migrants in Turkey has recently risen, their contribution to the local economy and international trade has also grown. Shops of successful African businesspeople have been catching the eyes of locals in Turkey’s metropolis...
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CHP presidential candidate İnce vows new constitution, new democracy
Sun, 20 May 2018 14:04:41 +0200
Muharrem İnce, the presidential nominee of Turkey’s main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP), has vowed a new constitution reinstalling a strong parliamentary system guaranteeing democracy and the rule of law if elected in the June 24 snap...
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Fenerbahçe Doguş advance to Euroleague final 
Sat, 19 May 2018 10:05:00 +0200
Fenerbahçe Doğuş have advanced into the Turkish Airlines Euroleague final game after defeating Zalgiris Kaunas, 76-67, on May 18 evening in Serbia's Stark Arena.     
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OIC summit on Palestine reject US decision on Jerusalem   
Sat, 19 May 2018 09:32:00 +0200
The extraordinary summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) drew to a close late on May 18 following strong condemnations of Israeli killings of Palestinian protesters.       
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63 percent of Syrian children in Turkey attend school: Education minister
Wed, 23 May 2018 16:24:44 +0200
Some 63 percent Syrian children in Turkey attend school, the education minister said on May 23.
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İnce tells Erdoğan to ‘sack your economic aides’ as Turkey’s economy tanks
Wed, 23 May 2018 16:09:00 +0200
Muharrem İnce, the presidential candidate of the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP), has called on President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to replace his economic advisers, warning that Turkey’s economy is “about to hit a wall.”
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Rare brain-damaging virus kills 10 in India
Tue, 22 May 2018 14:20:42 +0200
A rare virus spread by fruit bats, which can cause flu-like symptoms and brain damage, has killed 10 people in southern India, health officials said yesterday, with at least two more cases being monitored.
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Najib quizzed in graft probe
Tue, 22 May 2018 14:17:29 +0200
Former Malaysian leader Najib Razak was questioned by anti-corruption authorities yesterday after his shock election loss, as the top graft fighter revealed he faced threats and a bullet in the post when the old regime suppressed a probe into a massive...
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Number of underage mothers in Turkey down 82 pct in decade
Mon, 21 May 2018 14:09:35 +0200
The number of “underage mothers” declined significantly between 2008 and 2017, according to data compiled by state-run Anadolu Agency.
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Azeri soldier killed as Armenia 'violates' ceasefire: Azeri MoD
Sun, 20 May 2018 17:09:00 +0200
Armenian security forces killed an Azerbaijani soldier in a cross-border shooting as Armenia has "violated" the cease-fire, Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense said on May 20. 
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Mourinho bemoans losing at his own game to Chelsea’s Conte
Sun, 20 May 2018 16:56:00 +0200
Manchester United Jose Mourinho bemoaned old foe Antonio Conte’s tactics as his side failed to breakdown Chelsea’s defensive wall in losing the FA Cup final 1-0 on May 19.
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Heynckes denies Bayern are ‘bad losers’ after cup defeat
Sun, 20 May 2018 13:57:00 +0200
Jupp Heynckes was forced to deny Bayern Munich are bad losers after their shock 3-1 defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt in the German Cup final ruined his final game as manager.
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Cavs school Celtics, trim gap in Eastern Conference finals
Sun, 20 May 2018 13:52:00 +0200
LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers thrashed the Boston Celtics 116-86 on May 19, powering their way back into the NBA Eastern Conference finals.
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Turkey launches major aid campaign for Palestinians
Sat, 19 May 2018 15:19:00 +0200
Turkey on May 19 launched a major aid campaign for Palestine after at least 64 Palestinians were killed by Israeli troops during protests earlier this week.         
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5 PKK militants ‘neutralized’ in Turkey’s Tunceli
Sat, 19 May 2018 13:12:00 +0200
At least five outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) militants have been “neutralized” during an operation in eastern Tunceli province, according to the regional governor's office on May 18.     
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Turkish Foreign Ministry condemns school attack in Texas       
Sat, 19 May 2018 09:47:00 +0200
The Turkish Foreign Ministry on May 18 condemned the attack at a Texas high school.     
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Authorities begin inspecting mass fish deaths in Turkey’s Aydın
Wed, 23 May 2018 16:20:00 +0200
Authorities have begun inspecting mass fish deaths in the Greater Menderes River in the western province of Aydın by the Aegean Sea, Doğan News Agency reported on May 22.
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Don’t wait for polls to defend Turkish Lira: Good Party leader
Wed, 23 May 2018 15:54:00 +0200
Good (İYİ) Party leader Meral Akşener has called on the government to “urgently re-establish confidence” in the economy.
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Iran slams US sanctions push, Syria rejects idea of Iranian withdrawal
Wed, 23 May 2018 15:43:29 +0200
Iran kept up a drumbeat of opposition to U.S. demands for sweeping change in its foreign policy and nuclear program on May 23, and Tehran’s ally Damascus dismissed out of hand a U.S. call for a withdrawal of Iranian forces from Syria.
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Serena’s French Open seed denial stirs fresh debate
Wed, 23 May 2018 15:30:00 +0200
The decision by French Open organisers not to grant Serena Williams a seeding on her long-awaited Grand Slam return has prompted renewed focus on the sport’s policy towards female players and parenthood.
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‘Fearless’ Pakistan ready to put England under pressure
Wed, 23 May 2018 15:29:33 +0200
Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur believes his “fearless” side have everything to gain when they face an “under the pump” England in the first Test at Lord’s on May 24.
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Case of unmarried Turkish couple defined as ‘domestic violence’ for first time
Wed, 23 May 2018 15:18:55 +0200
A court in Ankara has concluded a case of an unmarried couple labelled as “domestic violence” for the first time in Turkey and sentenced the accused partner to pay alimony.
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First students graduate from ‘Alzheimer School’ in Istanbul
Wed, 23 May 2018 15:15:27 +0200
The first students of the “Alzheimer School,” which was founded to raise awareness and educate the relatives of those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, graduated on May 22 in Istanbul.
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