Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Armed men break into AKP office in Istanbul | euronews, world news

Armed men break into AKP office in Istanbul

01/04 11:09 CET

Two armed people entered an office of Turkey’s ruling AK Party in an Istanbul suburb on Wednesday, the private Dogan news agency reported, a day after leftist militants took a prosecutor hostage in a courthouse in the city.

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Funeral ceremony held for Turkish prosecutor, as police make arrests | euronews, world news

Funeral ceremony held for Turkish prosecutor, as police make arrests

01/04 14:12 CET

Crowds of people have attended a funeral ceremony in the Istanbul courthouse where a prosecutor was taken hostage on Tuesday and who later died after police tried to rescue him.

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Turkey's power outage reinforces political polarisation | Middle East Eye

Turkey's power outage reinforces political polarisation
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The massive power outage in the country stirred speculation as the government is yet to find the cause

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Collective schizophrenia in Turkey - BURAK BEKDİL

Collective schizophrenia in Turkey

If countries were human beings and could be put to a therapist’s chair, Turkey would probably be sent to a clinic instead of being prescribed regular sessions. Before one overcomes the shock from one absurdity, one would be showered by five more (often heavier) blows.

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Istanbul Prosecutor Dies of Injuries Suffered in Hostage Shootout

Istanbul Prosecutor Dies of Injuries Suffered in Hostage Shootout
By Polly Mosendz 3/31/15 at 4:36 PM

Mehmet Selim Kiraz, a prosecutor in Istanbul, died Tuesday from injuries suffered in a hostage shootout, Reuters reports. Kiraz was shot in the head and body, and he died while being transported to the hospital for an emergency operation.

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Turkish trade gap falls as imports decrease - ECONOMICS

Turkish trade gap falls as imports decrease

ANKARA
Fresh data from the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) has shown the country’s foreign trade deficit narrowed in February, but the data does not point at an improvement since it was engineered by a drop in imports rather than an increase in foreign sales.

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The Kurds Will Decide Turkey's Fate | The National Interest

The Kurds Will Decide Turkey's Fate

On June 7, 2015, Turkey will hold its twenty-fourth general election to determine the 550 new members of the parliament. As the election date approaches, Turkish politics boil a little hotter. One development that has added fuel to the fire is the recent decision of Turkey’s largest Kurdish political party, the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) to contest the elections as a “single party” for the first time.

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Turkey power cut: Prime Minister says nationwide blackout could be caused by terrorists - World - News - The Independent

Turkey power cut: Prime Minister says nationwide blackout could be caused by terrorists

A nationwide blackout across Turkey has thrown the country into chaos.

Power outages have been reported in dozens of cities throughout the country due to a fault on power transmission lines, according to Turkey's Electricity Transmission Company TEİAŞ's statement.

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Greek woman finds grandparent’s Turkey home after 90yrs

Greek woman finds grandparent’s Turkey home after 90yrs

92 years after the population exchange between Turkey and Greece following World War I, a Greek businesswomen successfully locates her grandparents’ home based on a old photograph, taken in front of a neighbor's doorstep, and the name of her ancestral town.

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Massive Blackout Brings Turkey To A Standstill: Iran Cyber Attack? - Breitbart

Massive Blackout Brings Turkey To A Standstill: Iran Cyber Attack?

AP/Burhan Ozbilici

by Jordan Schachtel31 Mar 20150
Turkey is in the process of recovering from a major blackout that has brought the country to a relative standstill. Almost the entire country has been affected by the massive power cut, according to some media reports out of Turkey. Officials are considering the possibility that they were hit by a major cyber attack directed at its critical infrastructure.

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Two hostage-takers killed and prosecutor seriously injured after Turkish police move in to end courthouse siege by left-wing group demanding 'justice' for boy killed by police tear gas canister | Daily Mail Online

Two hostage-takers killed and prosecutor seriously injured after Turkish police move in to end courthouse siege by left-wing group demanding ‘justice’ for boy killed by police tear gas canister

Two hostage-takers have been killed and the prosecutor 'heavily wounded' in the Turkey courthouse siege, Istanbul's police chief has confirmed.

Turkish police stormed a room where prosecutor Mehmet Selim Kiraz was being held hostage after gunshots were heard.

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236 acquitted in Balyoz coup case - POLITICS

236 acquitted in Balyoz coup case

ISTANBUL – Doğan News Agency

All 236 suspects in the “Balyoz” (Sledgehammer) coup plot case were acquitted March 31 after the case’s prosecutor argued that digital data in the files submitted as evidence in the case was “fake” and did not constitute evidence.

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