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Probe launched over MP’s remarks on military

A probe has been launched into Republican People's Party (CHP) lawmaker Ali Mahir Başarır over his remarks regarding the Turkish army, the chief public prosecutor's office in Ankara announced on Nov. 30.

"The army was sold," Başarır said on private broadcaster Habertürk on Nov. 28, criticizing the government over the privatization of a national tank factory.

CHP lawmaker’s remarks on military over privatization of factory stirs debate

Comments by Republican People's Party (CHP) lawmaker Ali Mahir Başarır's on the Turkish army, calling it to have been sold and criticizing the government over the privatization of a national tank factory, have stirred a debate with the government official condemning lawmaker's remarks.

Ankara hosts photo exhibit on Pakistan

Pakistan's Embassy in Turkey is hosting a seven-day photo exhibit in the capital Ankara. 

The exhibit - "Colors of Pakistan Through the Eyes of Turks," done in coordination with Anadolu Agency and the Ankara Metropolitan Municipality - features 52 sheets of photographers, including Anadolu Agency photojournalists Metin Aktas and Ismet Keten.

Oruc Reis sails back into Greek waters

Seismic vessel Oruc Reis entered Greek territorial waters on Thursday afternoon and is moving westward, within the area outlined by the Navtex issued by Turkey's navy on Monday.

The ship is accompanied by the auxiliary vessels Ataman and Cengiz Han and Turkish Navy ships. which in turn are monitored by the Greek Armed Forces.

Oruc Reis changes course again

Seismic vessel Oruc Reis switched course early Thursday morning and started moving southward, sailing 15 miles away from Greek territorial waters, according to the Hellenic Navy General Staff (HNGS).

The ship is shadowed by auxiliary vessels Ataman and Cengiz Han as well as some Turkish Navy ships.

Price caps set for intercity buses

The Turkish government has set price caps for coach services between the country's cities based on the distance traveled.
According to the decision published in the Official Gazette, the maximum bus fare for a trip up to 115 kilometers in distance will be 100 Turkish Liras (or around $14) while travelers will be charged 130 liras for up to a 250-kilometer trip.

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