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Two terrorists 'neutralized' in southeastern Turkey

Two terrorists 'neutralized' in southeastern Turkey

Two terrorists were "neutralized" in an operation in southeastern Turkey, the country’s Interior Ministry said on Wednesday. The terrorists were neutralized during Operation Eren-2 in rural areas of Diyarbakir's …

Three Turkish mayors fired for suspected PKK links

Three Turkish mayors fired for suspected PKK links

Turkish authorities fired mayors of Diyarbakir, Mardin and Van for alleged ties to the PKK, a Kurdish group classified as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the country's Interior Ministry said. The pro-Kurdish …

Turkey's Diyarbakır hit by 4.2 magnitude quake

Turkey's Diyarbakır hit by 4.2 magnitude quake

A 4.2 magnitude earthquake hit the southeastern Turkish province of Diyarbakır yesterday. The quake struck Lice district at a depth of 6.41 kilometers, according to Turkey's Disaster and Emergency Management Authority …

Textile companies leave Istanbul

Textile companies leave Istanbul

More than two dozen textile companies leave Istanbul and move to the Turkish province of Diyarbakir, local media inform. This happens due to the fact that labor is cheaper in the provinces than in Istanbul. So, since the …

More than 5 mln cannabis roots seized in Turkey

More than 5 mln cannabis roots seized in Turkey

Turkish security forces confiscated nearly 5.5 million cannabis roots in an anti-drug operation, officials said. The Diyarbakir Governorship said that the local gendarmerie commando units carried out the operation in 72 different …

 Turkish army destroys 6 PKK strongholds in Diyarbakir

Turkish army destroys 6 PKK strongholds in Diyarbakir

Turkish Armed Forces have destroyed six strongholds of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) terrorists, as well as ammunition depots as part of the operation against the PKK in Turkey’s Diyarbakir province. A great number of …

 Turkish police seize 1,200-year-old Bible in Diyarbakir

Turkish police seize 1,200-year-old Bible in Diyarbakir

Turkey's security forces seized a Bible said to be 1,200 years old in Diyarbakır province. According to the Diyarbakır governor's office, local gendarmerie received intel that someone was looking to sell an ancient Bible …

Tigris river's waters rise in Turkey

Tigris river's waters rise in Turkey

One of the floodgates of the Kral Kızı Dam in Turkey's Diyarbakır province broke due to excessive rainfall, prompting Turkey's gendarmerie and Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD) teams to take measures against flooding in …

Freight train derails in Turkey's Diyarbakir

Freight train derails in Turkey's Diyarbakir

A freight train derailed in Turkey’s eastern Diyarbakir province, the Turkish media reported. Reportedly, there are no victims.  The work is underway to eliminate the consequences of the accident. The …

Quake jolts southeastern Turkey

Quake jolts southeastern Turkey

A 4.1-magnitude earthquake has shaken Turkey's Diyarbekir, Trend reports with a reference to Turkish media reported March 24. The tremors were fixed at 18:04 local time. The seismic center was located at a depth of 12,48 …

Curfew declared in Turkey's Diyarbakir

Curfew declared in Turkey's Diyarbakir

A curfew has been declared in 115 settlements of Turkey's Diyarbakir province due to the counter-terrorism operation, according to the statement posted on the Diyarbakir governor's website. The indefinite curfew went into …

Turkish prisoners to wear single-type uniform

Turkish prisoners to wear single-type uniform

Turkey's prisoners will wear a single-type uniform, sources in the country's Interior Ministry said. Single-type uniform for prisoners will be used for the first time in one of the prisons in Turkey's Diyarbakir …

Curfew declared in Turkey’s Silvan

Curfew declared in Turkey’s Silvan

A curfew was declared in the Silvan district of the Turkish southeastern province of Diyarbakır ahead of operations against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), the district governor’s office has announced. The …

Dozens injured in road accident in Turkey's Diyarbakir

Dozens injured in road accident in Turkey's Diyarbakir

A tourist bus has overturned in Turkey’s Diyarbakir Province, the Turkish media reported. According to preliminary reports, 23 passengers, including women and children, were injured. Two of them are in …

Monument to Atatürk attacked in Turkey

Monument to Atatürk attacked in Turkey

A statue depicting a five-year-old girl, modeled in memory of Ayten Alper who was photographed in 1931 handing flowers to Mustafa Kemal Atatürk has been attacked by unidentified assailants in the Turkish province of …

 Attack on military base in Turkey’s Diyarbakır foiled

Attack on military base in Turkey’s Diyarbakır foiled

Turkish soldiers foiled a potential car bomb attack by a civilian shuttle loaded with explosive materials at an air base in the Bağlar district of the southeastern province of Diyarbakır, Anadolu Agency reported. Soldiers at the …

Turkey's Diyarbakir blast was terrorist attack - media

Turkey's Diyarbakir blast was terrorist attack - media

An explosion at a police compound in the Turkish city of Diyarbakir was the result of a terrorist attack, the country's Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said. "It turned out that the explosion was the result of …