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Saturday, March 24, 2018

Demonstrations Hit Istanbul, Ankara As Mine Death Toll Hits 274

By Can Merey and Shabtai Gold, McClatchy Tribune News Service ISTANBUL — Thousands of people took to the streets of Istanbul Wednesday, demanding the resignation of the Turkish government as the number of dead rose to 274 in what is likely to become the country’s worst mining disaster. The initially peaceful demonstrations turned ugly when […]

May 15, 2014

Turks’ Anger Builds As Mine Death Toll Hits 282

By Laura King, Los Angeles Times CAIRO — As public fury mounted Thursday along with the casualty toll in what officials were describing as Turkey’s deadliest mine accident, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan found himself on the defensive in the wake of a seemingly tone-deaf response to the disaster. The number of confirmed dead rose to […]

May 15, 2014

Al Qaeda Plot Against U.S. Embassy Foiled in Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A court has charged 14 suspected Al-Qaeda militants for allegedly planning to attack the U.S. Embassy in the Turkish capital. The charges — which were filed by an Ankara court late Friday — come as U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton visits Turkey’s cultural capital of Istanbul for a meeting […]

July 16, 2011