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Turkey Detains Numerous IS Suspects in Large-scale Anti-terrorist Operations

Turkish authorities detained numerous Islamic State (IS) suspects in large-scale anti-terrorist operations carried out across the country after the deadly suicide attack in Istanbul on Tuesday.

The suicide bomber, who was identified as a Syrian linked to IS, blew himself up in the popular tourist area of Sultanahmet square in central Istanbul on Tuesday morning.

Police detain 50 ISIL-linked suspects across Turkey

At least 50 suspects purportedly with links to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have been detained in anti-terror police operations in multiple provinces of Turkey, with security sources saying ISIL is behind the Ankara bombing that killed more than 90 people and left several hundred wounded.

Turkey Conducts Airstrikes on 17 Suspected PKK Targets

Turkey conducted a new series of airstrikes overnight, hitting 17 suspected Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) targets in the southeastern part of the country on the border with Iran and Iraq.

According to a statement of the Turkish General Staff, the airstrikes were aimed at "terrorist targets" around the Buzul mountain and Ikiyaka region in Hakkari province.

Strike at Turkey's largest petrochemical company ends

A strike at the ?zmir facility of Turkey?s petrochemical giant, Petkim, came to an end late June 1 after workers agreed to a deal with the company?s management.

On May 28, nearly 1,000 workers of the petrochemical producer in the province of Izmir, in western Turkey, went on strike, occupying the facility for better work conditions. 

Woman wiretaps son, catches cheating husband

A Turkish court has decided a woman, who wiretapped her son to prove her husband's infidelity, will receive 30,000 Turkish Liras in material compensation. 

The woman, from Turkey's western province of Izmir, was suspicious that her spouse, who continuously arrived home late and insisted on getting a divorce, was being unfaithful. 

Turkish military court sentences conscientious objector to 15 months despite ECHR ruling

A military court in the Central Anatolian province of Sivas has sentenced Mehmet Tarhan, an outspoken conscientious objector and politician, to 15 months in jail, as well as a fine of 9,000 Turkish Liras, for "failing to obey orders."

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