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Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) ministers of the countries participating in the South-East European Cooperation Process (SEECP) reunite on Wednesday and Thursday in Bucharest at the Parliament Palace to tackle the regional cooperation on illegal migration and human trafficking, police collaboration, fight against corruption, and enhancement of judicial cooperation.
A Turkish soldier was taken by suspected members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workersâ Party (PKK) in the southeastern province of DiyarbakÄ±r on May 27, security sources have said.
A masked group set up a roadblock on the highway linking the districts of Lice and Hani in DiyarbakÄ±r, checking the identity cards of drivers.
Three minor earthquakes shook Turkey early on May 28 following last weekâs strong temblor in the Aegean Sea that has revived fears of seismic activity across the country.
A 4.5-magnitude quake occurred in the Saroz Gulf at a depth of 13.3 kilometers at 6:59 a.m., according to Istanbulâs Kandilli Observatory. It was felt in Ãanakkale and nearby towns.
KayakÃ¶y, an old Rum village in the slopes, carrying the fading shadow of the past I am excited, happy and angry at the same time. Excited and happy because I went to KayakÃ¶y near Fethiye. Angry? Because I went to KayakÃ¶yâ¦ Let me first tell you this: During one of your first coming holidays, you have to go to KayakÃ¶y; it is a magnificent place.
The tragic accident in a coal mine in Soma, western Turkey, which killed 301 workers deep underground, has led to various discussions in Turkey. Most of these have been on practical issues such as lack of safety, poor technology, and âthe culture of negligence,â as I call it. (Why, for example, do most Turkish drivers find bizarre ways to avoid fastening their seatbelts?