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Suspects detained over alleged Syria terror links

Provincial security forces in Turkey's south held six suspects allegedly linked to terrorist groups in Syria on June 11.  

Security forces in Adana province began inspections on the six suspects, whose addresses were surrounded and searched during the operations.

The suspects were taken to police headquarters following health controls.

Balkan Protesters Show Solidarity with Black Lives Matter Movement

Anti-racism demonstrations have been held in several Balkan cities and in the Polish capital in recent days, inspired by nationwide protests that erupted in the US following the death of an African-American man called George Floyd, who died after a white police officer knelt on his neck for several minutes.

Hundreds of Protesters in Sofia in Support of the Black Lives Matter Movement

Hundreds of people took to the streets of Sofia this afternoon with Black lives matter posters, anti-racist messages and as part of a global series of protests over the assassination of George Floyd in the United States.  

The Bulgarian protest was attended by Bulgarians and foreigners, approximately equally, mostly with signs in English.

Presidential communications director conveys concern to US ambassador over TRT World journalists

Presidential Communications Director Fahrettin Altun has spoken with U.S. Ambassador to Ankara David Satterfield by phone on June 3 to express concern over an incident in which TRT World journalists were injured during protests in the U.S. against the killing of an unarmed black man.

Reprehensible conservatism in education

Whenever we received our report card from school back in my day, the last thing we cared about was the conduct grade of "excellence" we all received. We never knew anyone who received a grade of "decent." We could not understand why there were only two grades, but what we didn't know because it was so rare was that there was also a third one: "reprehensible."