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ALTERNATIVE CROP OF ANK102 - A security officer works at the explosion site after a car bomb struck a bus carrying Turkish police officers in the mainly-Kurdish city of Diyarbakir,  Turkey, Tuesday, May 10, 2016, wounding at least 12 people, the state-run news agency reported. The Anadolu Agency said the attack in Diyarbakir's troubled Baglar neighborhood was carried out by the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, as the bus was passing by. (AP Photo)

3 killed, 45 wounded in Turkey car bombing blamed on Kurds

It wasn’t immediately clear if the dead included any of the PKK suspects or police officers.

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Ankara wouldn’t change its anti-terrorism laws just to meet EU standards: Turkey President

EU has asked member states to grant visa-free travel to Turks in return for Ankara stopping migrants from reaching Europe, but said Turkey still had to change some legislation, including bringing its terrorism laws in line with EU standards.

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Watch | Turkey: Assailant tries to shoot prominent journalist outside court; attacker held

Can Dundar and Erdem Gul, his Ankara bureau chief, are charged with revealing state secrets over a story accusing the
government of seeking to illicitly deliver arms bound for Syria.

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Turkey PM Ahmet Davutoglu announces his resignation

Divisions between the Erdogan and Davutoglu camps first spilled into the open over the conflict with Kurdish militants in the southeast.

Security officers and firefighters work moments after an explosion outside the Police headquarters in Gaziantep, Turkey, Sunday, May 1, 2016. A car bomb struck the entrance of a Turkish police station Sunday in the southern city of Gaziantep, killing a policeman and injuring over 20 other people, an official said. (Depo Photos via AP) TURKEY OUT

Explosion in Turkey kills one, injures 23

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack. Unconfirmed reports say gunfire was heard after the blast, which shattered the windows of nearby buildings.

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Turkey: Two policemen killed, 22 others wounded in car bomb attack in Gaziantep

Three Turkish soldiers were killed and 14 others wounded in a car bomb attack on Sunday in front of police headquarters in Turkey’s southeastern city of Gaziantep

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Turkey blast: Four killed, 14 wounded in car bomb attack in Diyarbakir, say reports

Broadcaster Haberturk TV said the blast hit near a bus station in the city, the largest in the mainly Kurdish southeast. Ambulances rushed to the scene, Haberturk said.

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Turkey detains 13 suspects amid fears of new attack

The arrests come after a suicide bomber in Istanbul killed two American-Israelis, another Israeli and an Iranian.

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Istanbul suicide attack: 5 killed, several wounded in city’s shopping district

The explosion hit Istiklal Street, a wide boulevard closed to traffic that is lined with international stores and shopping centres, just a few hundred metres from an area where police buses are usually parked, a Reuters witness said.

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EU, Turkey seal ‘historic’ deal to return migrants

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, whose country is home to almost 3 million Syria refugees, proclaimed the agreement a momentous occasion.

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Kurdish militants could also hit Europe, Turkey’s Erdogan warns

Turkey has been wracked by conflict in mainly Kurdish areas of the southeast and suffered a string of attacks.

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Kurdish group claims responsibility for Ankara attack

The Kurdistan Freedom Falcons is considered an offshoot of the PKK and has carried out several attacks in the past including one in Ankara in February.

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European Union leaders push on with contested Turkey migrant plan

For every irregular migrant returned to Turkey, EU countries would take in one Syrian refugee from Turkey, in a process supervised by the UNHCR.

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Stopping migrant smuggling an uphill battle for Turkey

The European Union and Turkey hope to reach a comprehensive deal this week to tackle illegal migration and the refugee crisis spurred by conflicts in Syria and beyond.

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Turkish military kills 45 Kurdish militants in airstrikes

The military denied Moscow’s claim that Turkey’s military is entrenched a few hundred yards inside Syrian territory to prevent Kurdish groups from strengthening their positions.

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