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Three terrorists 'neutralized' in eastern Turkey

Three terrorists 'neutralized' in eastern Turkey

At least three terrorists were "neutralized" in a domestic anti-terror operation in eastern Turkey, the country's Interior Ministry said on Monday. The ministry said in a statement that the armed terrorists were targeted …

Turkey develops laser flying drone sapper

Turkey develops laser flying drone sapper

In Turkey, a new generation of technology was presented in the field of demining: a quadcopter equipped with a powerful laser to eliminate mines. The unique drone was developed by TÜBİTAK and ASISGUARD and was called Eren by Interior …

Two terrorists ‘neutralized’ in southeastern Turkey

Two terrorists ‘neutralized’ in southeastern Turkey

At least two terrorists were neutralized in an anti-terror operation in southeastern Turkey, the country's Interior Ministry said on Wednesday. In a statement, the ministry said the armed terrorists were targeted by local …

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 …

Soylu: 5-kg explosive device found in Istanbul

Soylu: 5-kg explosive device found in Istanbul

The Turkish police have found and neutralized an explosive device at a bus station in Istanbul, planted by the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said. "Today, the police of Istanbul have …

Seven killed in reconnaissance plane crash in Turkey

Seven killed in reconnaissance plane crash in Turkey

Seven security personnel were killed after a reconnaissance plane crashed in Turkey's eastern Van Province, the state-run Anadolu agency reported on Thursday, citing Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu. Soylu, who has arrived at …

Erdogan rejects Turkish minister's resignation

Erdogan rejects Turkish minister's resignation

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan refused the resignation of the country's interior minister Suleyman Soylu over his handling of an abrupt nationwide lockdown. "The incidents that …

Turkey bans elderly people to go outside

Turkey bans elderly people to go outside

Turkey’s Interior Ministry announced Saturday a curfew for elderly people aged 65 and up and people with chronic diseases starting at midnight. In a tweet published on the official account, the Ministry calls on the elderly and chronically …

Turkey shuts bars and nightclubs over coronavirus concerns

Turkey shuts bars and nightclubs over coronavirus concerns

Bars and nightclubs in Turkey will be closed from March 16 in a bid to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, the Turkish Interior Ministry said. It said the temporary ban will go into effect at 10 am (0700 GMT) on Monday. …

Turkish police detain 418 people in PKK probe

Turkish police detain 418 people in PKK probe

The police detained 418 people across 29 provinces in an investigation related to the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) terror group, according to the Turkish Interior Ministry. Four hundred and eighteen people have been detained …

Temporary head of Istanbul Municipality appointed

Temporary head of Istanbul Municipality appointed

The governor of Istanbul Ali Yerlikaya became the temporary head of the city's municipality, according to the Turkish Interior Ministry. The Supreme Electoral Council of Turkey has recently reported that the new …

Death toll in Istanbul building collapse climbs to 14

Death toll in Istanbul building collapse climbs to 14

The death toll from the collapse of Istanbul building has risen to 14 after three more bodies were recovered, Turkish Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu said. He said 14 people had been rescued from the debris of the …

 Record number of Russians visit Turkey in 2018

Record number of Russians visit Turkey in 2018

Russian citizens topped the list of foreign tourists entering Turkey in 2018, according to the Turkish Interior Ministry's statement. The ministry's Directorate General of Migration Management said that nearly 6 million Russians …

Teen shoots teacher with gun carried in guitar case in Turkey

Teen shoots teacher with gun carried in guitar case in Turkey

A 16-year-old schoolboy, who had been skipping classes, had an argument with his teacher that led to the latter being shot in the legs. A high school senior from the city of Afyonkarahisar in western Turkey fired at the teacher with a …

Ilham Aliyev receives Turkish interior minister

Ilham Aliyev receives Turkish interior minister

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has received a delegation led by Turkish Minister of Interior Suleyman Soylu, according to the statement posted on the Azerbaijani presidential website. …