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Turkish soldier killed in southeastern Turkey

A Turkish soldier was killed in the southeastern Hakkari province, the country's Defense Ministry said on Aug. 28.

Infantry Ümit Çıkın, who lost his balance and fell in a position where he was on duty in the Şemdinli district, was killed on Aug. 28, the ministry's office of press and public relations said in a statement.

SYRIZA set to rebrand itself as ‘progressive alliance’

Leftist SYRIZA opposition is expected to change its name to SYRIZA Progressive Alliance as part of the party's efforts to diversify its political staff and expand its electoral catchment.
In a meeting of the party's political secretariat on Tuesday, it was decided that leader Alexis Tsipras will put forward the new name at the next political council.

2 suspects remanded over links to ISIL

Two suspects arrested in a Turkish operation were remanded in custody on June 15 over their alleged links to the ISIL, according to judicial sources.

The suspects had been caught by Turkish security forces in the southeastern Mardin province, said the sources, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.

8 Iraqis detained over links to ISIL

Turkish police detained eight Iraqi nationals over suspected links to the ISIL terror group, security sources said on June 15.

The detentions were made in Turkey's capital Ankara early on June 15  as part of an operation against the terror group, said the sources who spoke on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on speaking to the press.

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