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Turkey Seeks to Detain over 300 for Alleged Gulen Ties

Turkish police on Tuesday launched raids to detain over 300 people, including military personnel, suspected of ties to a group blamed for a 2016 coup bid, state media reported.

Prosecutors in Turkey's three biggest provinces -- Istanbul, Ankara and Izmir -- issued arrest warrants for 324 people as part of different probes into followers of US-based Muslim preacher Fethullah Gulen, the private DHA and the Anadolu state news agency said.

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Turkey Rounds Up 52 Syrian IS Suspects

Turkish authorities on Thursday detained 52 suspected Islamic State (IS) group jihadists in northwestern province of Bursa as part of a crackdown on the militants, state-run Anadolu news agency reported.

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Turkey Detains More than 700 over Alleged Links to Coup Bid

Turkish authorities detained 729 people in nationwide raids Tuesday over alleged links to a group blamed for a failed coup in 2016, the Ankara public prosecutor's office said.

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Police Prevent Pro-Kurdish Protest in Istanbul

Dozens of Turkish police blocked a march by pro-Kurdish opposition lawmakers in Istanbul on Monday that was organized in solidarity with a hunger striking MP who was released from prison last month.

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China Rejects Turkey Criticism on Uighurs, Denies Poet Died

China hit back on Monday against Turkish criticism over its treatment of ethnic Uighurs and denied Ankara's claim that a renowned poet from the Muslim minority had died in custody, calling it an "absurd lie".

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5-Year-Old Girl Rescued from Collapsed Building in Turkey

A 5-year-old girl was rescued from the rubble of the eight-story apartment building in Istanbul on Thursday, raising the number of survivors of the collapsed structure to 13. At least three people have been found dead.

The girl, Havva Tekgoz, was pulled from the debris about 18 hours after the building in the mostly residential Kartal district, on the Asian side of the city, collapsed. She was carried to a waiting ambulance on a stretcher with her neck in a brace, as one person in a crowd of onlookers chanted "God is great!"

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Greek PM Visits Turkey for Talks to Ease Tensions

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras visits Turkey on Tuesday, where he will meet with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for talks to ease tensions over bilateral disputes and the long-running Cyprus problem.

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Erdogan Says Turkey Keeping 'Low-Level' Contact with Syria

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday said his government maintained "low-level" contact through its spy agency with the Syrian regime despite being one of its most fervent critics.

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Turkey Renews Flights to Iraqi Kurd City after 16-Month Ban

Flights between Turkey and the Iraqi Kurdish city of Sulaimaniyah resumed Saturday, according to aviation authorities, after a 16-month air blockade imposed by Ankara over an independence referendum.

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Turkey Court Orders Release of Hunger Striking Kurdish MP

A Turkish court on Friday ordered the supervised release of a detained lawmaker from the pro-Kurdish People's Democratic Party (HDP) who is seriously ill as a result of her 11-week hunger strike.

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