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Turkey seeks 249 suspects over cheating at ministry exam

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Authorities in Turkey have issued detention warrants for 249 people as part of an investigation into alleged cheating during exams to recruit staff to the country's foreign ministry between 2010 and 2013. The Ankara Chief Prosecutor's office says 91 of the suspects were detained on Monday. The suspects are believed to have links to the network led by U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, who is accused of orchestrating a failed coup attempt in 2016. Gulen denies the accusation. Authorities believe Gulen's network, which has been outlawed, has helped followers infiltrate key civil service jobs through cheating and other means. Some 77,000 people have been arrested for links to Gulen since the coup and around 130,000 others have been dismissed from state jobs.Let's block ads! (Why?) AB...
Turkey demands China close camps after reports of musician's death

Turkey demands China close camps after reports of musician's death

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Turkey has called on China to close its detention camps following the reported death of a renowned musician from the ethnic Uighur minority.Abdurehim Heyit is thought to have been serving an eight-year sentence in the Xinjiang region, where up to a million Uighurs are reportedly being detained.A statement from Turkey's foreign ministry said they were being subjected to "torture" in "concentration camps".China described the comments as "completely unacceptable".The Uighurs are a Muslim Turkic-speaking minority based in the north-west Xinjiang region of China, which has come under intense surveillance by Chinese authorities.Their language is close to Turkish and a significant number of Uighurs have fl...
Jamal Khashoggi murder: Turkey 'shared tapes' with Saudi, US

Jamal Khashoggi murder: Turkey 'shared tapes' with Saudi, US

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Turkey says it has shared recordings related to the murder of the journalist and writer Jamal Khashoggi with the US, the UK, Saudi Arabia and others.Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan repeated his assertion that Saudi Arabia knew who had killed Khashoggi.Khashoggi, a critic of Saudi rulers, was killed inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on 2 October.Saudi Arabia has admitted he was murdered there, but denied suggestions its royal family was involved.It had initially maintained the writer had left the consulate unharmed.The Saudis have also denied comments allegedly made by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman describing Khashoggi as a dangerous Islamist.The reported phone call to the White ...
22 migrants killed in Turkey truck crash

22 migrants killed in Turkey truck crash

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Oct. 14 (UPI) -- At least 22 people were killed Sunday when a truck overturned while carrying a group of migrants in the province of Izmir. Children were among those on the truck as 22 who died and 13 were injured as they were en route to Izmir from Aydin province and the vehicle overturned in the Menderes district, local sources told Turkey's Anadolu news agency. Ambulances were dispatched to the scene and the Chief Public Prosecutor's Office in Menderes launched an investigation into the incident. The passengers on the truck were migrants who had reached a deal with traffickers to be transported to the Greek island of Samos, but it wasn't immediately clear where they were from. Video from the scene showed the truck toppling over in an irrigation canal as it veered off the roadabout 8 a....