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July 15 to mark fest for our democracy, says Turkish PM

The Turkish Parliament will discuss over a number of new measures to prevent future attempts to stage a military coup in Turkey, Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has said, as legal procedures have already been launched to heavily punish plotters. Yıldırım said July 15 will be marked as the democracy fest for Turkey as the coup attempt was foiled thanks to the prudence of the Turkish people. 

Anti-ISIL fight alla Turca

Defense Minister ?smet Y?lmaz said on April 13 that theTurkish security forces had killed 362 Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants since July 2015 with its cross-border artillery fire against targets in Syria.

362 ISIL militants killed in Syria shelling: Turkish minister

A total of 362 Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants were killed in operations targeting the jihadist group's positions in Syria, Turkey's defense minister has announced.

Speaking in the southern province of Kilis, Defense Minister ?smet Y?lmaz said 146 targets had been shelled by Turkish artillery and 362 ISIL militants had been killed.

Military, intel chiefs visit city by Syria border after ISIL shellings

The chief of general staff of the Turkish Armed Forces and the country's National Intelligence Agency (M?T) head carried out inspections on April 13 in the southern province of Kilis, which had been struck by rocket fire from Syria for three consecutive days, as Turkey's defense minister, who also visited the city near the Syrian border, said 362 Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) mili