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NATO chief to visit Ankara in 'near future' to push Sweden membership

NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg on Thursday said he would visit Ankara "in the near future" to push Sweden's membership bid, after the re-election of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

"I'm confident of course that Sweden will be a member, and then we're working for that to happen as early as possible," Stoltenberg said at a meeting of NATO foreign ministers in Oslo.

Former Turkish footballer arrested over FETÖ links

Former footballer Zafer Biryol, who was wanted for "being a member of an armed terrorist organization," has been caught in an operation against FETÖ's "football structure" in Istanbul's Büyükçekmece district.

He was found to attend the FETÖ's meetings, visit Fethullah Gülen, the ringleader of the organization, in 2006 and have an account in Bank Asya, a FETÖ-linked bank.

Diyarbakır Prison to be turned into museum

Diyarbakır Prison, which has been long associated with cruelty, torture, and inhumane acts after the Sept. 12, 1980, military coup, will be closed and turned into a museum.

The protocol regarding the transfer of the prison from the Justice Ministry to the Culture and Tourism Ministry was signed between the two ministries.

Erdoğan warns Greece over Aegean airspace violations

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Sept. 3 warned Greece that it would pay a "heavy price" if it continued to "harass" Turkish planes over the Aegean and the eastern Mediterranean.

"Hey Greece, take a look at history. If you go further, you will pay a heavy price," Erdoğan told at Teknofest in the Black Sea province of Samsun.