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Leftist terror groups in rural Turkey on last legs: Interior minister

Turkey has been completely purged of far-left terror groups' structures outside cities, Turkey's interior minister said on Jan. 15. 

"There are either one or two people or none" in rural areas, Süleyman Soylu told a graduation ceremony for 500 women special forces police officers. "They are also in a hurry to flee to Europe."

British Photographer’s Images Record Post-War Balkan Journeys

Many international photojournalists became famous for the pictures that they took during the wars in the Balkans in the 1990s - but unlike them, photographer and film-maker Chris Leslie arrived after the conflicts ended and has spent the years since then documenting the region in the post-war era.

UK judge refuses extradition of WikiLeaks founder Assange

A British judge has rejected the United States' request to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to face espionage charges, saying it would be "oppressive" because of his mental health.

District Judge Vanessa Baraitser said on Jan. 4 Assange was likely to commit suicide if sent to the U.S.

The U.S. government said it would appeal the decision.

INACO: Romania, last place in EU for women representation in Government, similar percentage with Iraq, Bahrain

Romania has managed, in a single year, the most brutal international demotion, from the 102th place in the world, to the 175th place for women's representation in Government, said on Thursday, INACO (Initiative for Competitiveness) in a press release sent to AGERPRES.

Turkey's foreign trade gap at $5 bln in November

Turkey's foreign trade deficit stood at $5 billion in November, said the country's statistical authority on Dec. 31. 

The figure posted a 153.5% rise compared to the same month last year, according to TÜİK.

Turkish exports fell slightly 0.9% on an annual basis to hit $16.1 billion in the month, while imports jumped 15.9% to $21.1 billion during the same period.

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