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Turkey's daily coronavirus cases have exceeded 1,000 for the second day in a row, authorities confirmed, amid growing concern over a second outbreak.

The bodies can likely be traced back to the height of the Turkish-Kurdish conflict, the Human Rights Association said.

Anger over the removal of pro-Kurdish mayors in Turkey

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Anger over the removal of pro-Kurdish mayors in Turkey

One year on from local elections, 40 out of 65 municipalities won by the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) are now under the control of government-appointed trustees.

Turkey removes more Kurdish mayors over alleged terror links

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Turkey removes more Kurdish mayors over alleged terror links

Politicians from the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) have faced removals from their posts and detentions since April this year.

Turkish police arrest Syria critics under 'terrorist propaganda' charges

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Turkish police arrest Syria critics under 'terrorist propaganda' charges

Turkish police have arrested people who have voiced their criticisms of Operation Spring of Peace.

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Istanbul mayor slams sacking of pro-Kurdish deputies by Ankara

Ekrem Imamoglu of the main opposition Republican People's Party, who won in the June re-run of the Istanbul vote, called Ankara's move an act of 'carelessness'.

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Hundreds detained in wake of Turkey mayor dismissals

More than 1,000 arrests have followed the dismissal of three pro-Kurdish opposition mayors last week, a Turkish rights organisation has said.

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Erdogan accuses dismissed pro-Kurdish mayors of serving 'terrorists'

Turkey's Erdogan defended his government's decision to remove three pro-Kurdish mayors despite widespread protest against the move.

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Turkish police detain protesters against dismissal of pro-Kurdish mayors

Protests against a controversial decision to remove three mayors from the pro-Kurdish HDP took place on Monday in Istanbul, Diyarbakir and the ...

Turkey removes elected pro-Kurdish mayors for second time

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Turkey removes elected pro-Kurdish mayors for second time

Mayors and other members of the pro-Kurdish People's Democratic Party (HDP) have previously been removed from their posts and jailed in Turkey.

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Sacred Yazidi symbol erased from Turkish municipality logo

Yazidis speak of having survived 74 genocides, the latest of which was committed by the Islamic State group.

Kurdish-majority provinces split in Turkey's tightly fought local elections

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Kurdish-majority provinces split in Turkey's tightly fought local elections

The left-wing HDP delivered mixed results in Turkey's Kurdish-majority provinces which have been governed for three years by ...

Banksy-backed Kurdish journalist released by Turkey following painting detention

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Banksy-backed Kurdish journalist released by Turkey following painting detention

Zehra Dogan, a Kurdish journalist and artist, has been released from prison in Turkey after being accused of producing 'terrorist propaganda'.

Turkey charges US consulate employee with espionage

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Turkey charges US consulate employee with espionage

A Turkish court has accepted an indictment charging a local employee of the US consulate in Istanbul with espionage.

Olympic swimmer and Syrian refugee appointed UN Goodwill Ambassador

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Olympic swimmer and Syrian refugee appointed UN Goodwill Ambassador

The United Nations refugee agency said it had appointed Yusra Mardini as its newest Goodwill Ambassador, a role long famously held by US movie ...

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Country music without borders

Country & Western gives way to Country & Eastern in this melting pot of music raising money for Syria's refugees in Turkey.

Charlie Hoyle

Arab-Christian chants embody Middle East's shared cultural heritage

A rich thread of sacred musical tradition weaves through ancient Muslim and Christian artistic and cultural heritage, writes Charlie Hoyle.

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Kurdish politician urges 'new peace era' in Turkey

Ahmet Turk was held in November on terror charges, but his arrest caused controversy even among political foes who have regarded him as a ...

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Turkish jets 'destroy' Kurdish rebel targets

Turkish warplanes destroyed 10 Kurdish rebel positions in the restive southeast as Ankara steps up its fight against the outlawed Kurdistan ...

Deadly clashes as Turkey builds concrete wall with Syria

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Deadly clashes as Turkey builds concrete wall with Syria

Twenty four were killed in separate incidents in the restive south-east of Turkey on Friday and Saturday, including ten Turkish soldiers, as ...

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Civilians, Turkish forces killed in Kurdish rebel attacks

Dozens of civilians and Turkish security forces were killed in multiple attacks in the country's southeast on Wednesday, blamed on the outlawed ...

Seven killed in two PKK attacks in Turkey

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Seven killed in two PKK attacks in Turkey

Six Turkish soldiers and a village guardsman have been killed in two separate attacks on Sunday, the army said.

Twin PKK attacks kill six Turkish soldiers

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Twin PKK attacks kill six Turkish soldiers

Twin attacks claimed by the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party killed six Turkish soldiers on Friday.

Six soldiers killed in southeast Turkey bomb attack

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Six soldiers killed in southeast Turkey bomb attack

Six Turkish soldiers were killed in a bomb attack on a military convoy in the southeastern Van province on Tuesday, which the army blames on PKK ...

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