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9 dead after train crashes into minibus in Turkey

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At least nine people were killed and five others injured after a passenger train crashed Thursday into a minibus that was carrying workers to a factory.

Posted: March 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Turkish gunman kills 7 in suicide attack

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A gunman on Wednesday stormed a branch of Turkey’s statistics agency and opened fire on his former colleagues, killing six of them before turning the gun on himself and taking his own life, officials and reports said.

Posted: March 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

2 women detained over obscene hand gesture to Turkey PM

Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.   AFP FILE PHOTO

Turkish police detained two women believed to have flashed an obscene hand gesture at Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in an anti-government protest, local media reported on Sunday.

Posted: March 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

10 soldiers die in Turkey boat accident

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At least 10 soldiers drowned on Monday after a tugboat capsized at a military shipyard off western Turkey, Turkish army said.

Posted: December 24th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Buddhists in Myanmar protest OIC’s upcoming visit

Myanmar Buddhist Monks hold a banner as they march to protest against the upcoming visit of a delegation of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to Myanmar Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, in Yangon, Myanmar. AP

Hundreds of Buddhists marched through the streets of Myanmar’s biggest city on Tuesday to protest an upcoming visit by a high-level delegation from the world’s biggest Islamic political bloc.

Posted: November 12th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Turkey wants Syria regime change, not limited strikes

Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.   AFP FILE PHOTO

Turkey’s prime minister said Friday that the limited strikes threatened by the United States against Syria were not enough and pushed for a broader military offensive that would topple the regime.

Posted: August 31st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Two Turkish pilots abducted in Lebanon – minister

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Gunmen kidnapped two pilots working for Turkish Airlines early on Friday on Beirut’s airport road, Lebanon’s Interior Minister Marwan Charbel told AFP.

Posted: August 9th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Obama, Erdogan discuss Syria and Egypt

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and US President Barack Obama. AFP FILE PHOTO

US President Barack Obama and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke by phone Wednesday to discuss developments in Syria and Egypt, the White House said.

Posted: August 8th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Turkey unrest goes on despite end to park protest

A bulldozer clears construction materials used by protesters to make barricades in Taksim square, in Istanbul, Turkey Sunday, June 16, 2013. Turkish riot police firing tear gas and water cannon took less than half an hour on Saturday to bring to an end an 18-day occupation of an Istanbul park at the center of the strongest challenge to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's 10-year tenure. INQUIRER file photo

Riot police cordoned off streets, set up roadblocks and fired tear gas and water cannon to prevent anti-government protesters from converging on Istanbul’s central Taksim Square on Sunday, unbowed even as Turkey’s prime minister addressed hundreds of thousands of supporters a few kilometers away

Posted: June 17th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Police seal off Istanbul square after protests

A bulldozer clears construction materials used by protesters to make barricades in Taksim square, in Istanbul, Turkey Sunday, June 16, 2013. Turkish riot police firing tear gas and water cannon took less than half an hour on Saturday to bring to an end an 18-day occupation of an Istanbul park at the center of the strongest challenge to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's 10-year tenure. INQUIRER file photo

Police in Istanbul have cordoned off the city’s Taksim Square to traffic and pedestrians after clearing out protesters occupying a park in a show of discontent with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s 10-year tenure.

Posted: June 16th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Turkey PM gives protesters ‘last warning’

Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.   AFP FILE PHOTO

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday issued a “last warning” for thousands of protesters to evacuate an Istanbul park at the center of mass anti-government demos, ratcheting up tensions in two weeks of deadly unrest.

Posted: June 13th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Violence flares as Turkey PM cracks down on protests

A girl is evacuated on a stretcher after riot police flooded the Gazi Park with tear gas during clashes at the Taksim Square in Istanbul Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Riot police are re-entering Istanbul’s Taksim Square after defiant protesters swarmed back in by the thousands. Massive plumes of tear gas billowed upward, and police fired water cannons Tuesday night. INQUIRER file photo

Thousands of demonstrators squared off against riot police firing tear gas in an Istanbul square Tuesday after Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned he had “no more tolerance” for the protests against his Islamic-rooted government.

Posted: June 12th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Police move past barricades in Istanbul square

Turkish riot police charge toward protesters during clashes in Ankara, Turkey, Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan will meet with a group of protesters occupying Istanbul's central Taksim Square this week, Deputy Prime minister Bulent Arinc said Monday, as the government sought a way out of the impasse that has led to hundreds of protests in dozens of cities. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

Hundreds of police clad in riot gear pushed easily past barricades in Istanbul’s central Taskin Square early Tuesday, and many of the protesters who had occupied the square for more than a week were pushed into a nearby park.

Posted: June 11th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

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