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Blast at apartment building in Turkey’s capital leaves 2 dead, 4 wounded

An explosion early on Nov. 19 in an apartment building in Turkey's capital has left two people dead and four others wounded, an official said. 

Speaking to reporters at the site in Keçiören district, Ankara Governor Vasip Şahin said a child and her father were killed in the blast, which caused part of the building to collapse.

Turkish defense giants devote huge budgets to R&D

Managers of Turkey's largest defense companies underlined the importance of research and development activities during a panel in Turkey's major defense event.

Speaking at SAHA EXPO, managers said their firms allocate a significant amount of budget for R&D activities.

The four-day event kicked off on Nov. 10. 

Outcome of Atatürk’s achievements, Turkey’s road map today: Erdoğan

Turkey is approaching its targets of overcoming global crisis successfully, said the country's president on Nov. 10 in his speech commemorating Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of modern Turkey, noting that the outcome of his achievements is "the road map of Turkey."

Nation remembers Atatürk, flocks to Anıtkabir, Dolmabahçe Palace

Turkey on Nov. 10 commemorated the 83rd anniversary of the passing of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the leader of the country's War of Independence and founder of modern Turkey, with the nation flocking to his mausoleum, Anıtkabir, in the capital Ankara and Dolmabahçe Palace, where he passed away in Istanbul in 1938.

Former intelligence official sentenced to 23 years in prison

A court in Ankara has sentenced Enver Altaylı, a former official of the National Intelligence Organization (MİT), to a total of 23 years in prison for "political and military espionage" and membership to a terrorist organization.

Altaylı was detained and arrested in 2017 as part of an investigation into the FETÖ, which was responsible for the failed coup attempt in 2016. 

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