Tag Archives: Turkey

Drowned toddler becomes first 2016 migrant casualty in the Aegean

Athens (AFP) – A drowned two-year-old boy became the first known migrant casualty of the year on Saturday after the crowded dinghy he was travelling in slammed into rocks off…

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Brussels cancels NYE celebrations as Turkey holds IS 'plotters'

Ankara (AFP) – Brussels cancelled New Year's Eve celebrations due to terrorism fears as Europe prepared to see in 2016 under tight security, while in Turkey police detained two Islamic…

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Key events in 2015

Paris (AFP) – Here is a panorama of world events in 2015: – January – – 7-9: FRANCE – Seventeen people are slaughtered in attacks in Paris on the satirical…

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VP Joe Biden to meet with leaders in Turkey in mid-January

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden will travel to Turkey next month amid the ongoing fight against the Islamic State group. Biden is adding a stop in Turkey to…

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Turkey detains two IS suspects over New Year attack plot

Ankara (AFP) – Turkish police on Wednesday detained two Islamic State suspects accused of plotting a suicide bombing on New Year's Eve celebrations in the capital Ankara. The arrests come…

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Turks, Belgians report foiling plans for holiday attacks

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — With less than 48 hours left in 2015, Turkey on Wednesday became the latest country to announce the foiling of a holiday attack plot, detaining two…

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The Latest: Turkey says 19 migrants die after boat capsizes

ISTANBUL (AP) — The latest on the continuing flow of refugees & other migrants into Europe. All times local: 2:00 p.m. The number of people drowned in the Aegean off…

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18 migrants drown off Turkey in latest refugee tragedy

Ankara (AFP) – At least 18 migrants drowned when their overcrowded boat sank in the Aegean Sea on Thursday on the way to the Greek island of Lesbos in the…

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Turkey's Erdogan talks man on bridge out of suicide

Istanbul (AFP) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan used his celebrated rhetorical skills to save a life on Friday, preventing a man from jumping off Istanbul's Bosphorus Bridge. The man…

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Media watchdog urges Turkey to halt press crackdown, free 3

ISTANBUL (AP) — The Committee to Protect Journalists is urging Turkey to end its crackdown on the press & has called for the release of three journalists working for Kurdish…

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