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Man on Trial in Cyprus Confesses to Acting as a Courier for Hezbollah

February 20, 2013

“Lebanese-Swede accused of plotting July terror attack against Israeli tourists in Cyprus; case may influence EU decision to label Hezbollah terrorist entity.”

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Car Explosion Kills 12 People Near the Turkish-Syrian Border; Unclear if Explosion Was Accidental

February 11, 2013

“Turkish media say the explosion of a car near the border between Turkey and Syria has killed at least 12 people and wounded nearly 30 others.”

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Despite U.S. Objections, Iraq Kurds Push Forward With Construction of an Oil Export Pipeline to Turkey

February 7, 2013

“Baghdad says it alone has the authority to control exports of the world’s fourth largest oil reserves, while the Kurds say their right to do so is enshrined in Iraq’s federal constitution, drawn up following the U.S.-led invasion of 2003.”

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Injured Armenian Presidential Candidate Won’t Seek Postponement of Country’s Election

February 5, 2013

“An Armenian presidential candidate who was shot last week will not seek a postponement to this month’s election to avoid the risk of further instability in the former Soviet republic, his lawyer and other backers said on Tuesday.”

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Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan Condemns Israel’s Air Strike in Syria

February 4, 2013

“Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused Israel of waging “state terrorism” as he condemned the air strike on Syria as an unacceptable violation of international law.”

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Official: Suicide Bomber Who Struck the U.S. Embassy in Turkey Had a Prior Terrorism Conviction

February 3, 2013

“The suicide bomber who struck the U.S. Embassy in Ankara spent several years in prison on terrorism charges but was released on probation after being diagnosed with a hunger strike-related brain disorder, officials said Saturday.”

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Missing New York City Photographer Sarai Sierra Found Dead in Turkey

February 2, 2013

“CBS News reporter Laura Wells in Istanbul reports that the police said the nine people who were detained were at the scene when the body was found with Sierra’s driver’s license near the Four Seasons Hotel.”

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White House Condemns Suicide Bombing at U.S. Embassy in Turkey as a “Terrorist Attack”

February 1, 2013

“”A suicide bombing on the perimeter of an embassy is by definition an act of terror. It is a terrorist attack,” White House spokesman Jay Carney.”

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Suicide Bombing at the United States Embassy in Turkey Kills a Turkish Guard and Wounds a Turkish Journalist

February 1, 2013

“A suicide bomber attacked the American Embassy in the Turkish capital, Ankara, on Friday, detonating himself inside a security entrance to the compound in a blast that officials said killed a Turkish guard and wounded a visiting Turkish journalist.”

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Armenia Presidential Candidate Paruyr Hayrikyan Hospitalized With Gunshot Injury After Attempted Assassination

January 31, 2013

“The gunshot wound in Hayrikyan’s chest is considered serious, but not immediatelly life-threatening.”

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Human Rights Watch: Freeing Thousands of Kurdish Activists From Turkish Prisons Will Help Peace Process

January 31, 2013

“Anti-terrorism laws have allowed Turkish courts to jail people engaged in non-violent action, especially those seeking greater Kurdish rights, New York-based HRW said in its 2013 World Report.”

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Turkish Authorities Tracking Down Possible Suspect in the Disappearance of American Photographer Sarai Sierra

January 30, 2013

“A senior police official told The Associated Press under condition of anonymity that Sierra exchanged messages with a person before she disappeared and police were trying to trace the man or woman as a possible suspect in her disappearance.”

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Official: Second Patriot Missile Battery Sent By NATO To Turkey’s Border With Syria Now Active

January 30, 2013

“The United States, Germany and the Netherlands each committed to sending two batteries and up to 400 soldiers to operate them after Ankara asked for help to bolster its air defenses against possible missile attack from Syria.”

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Kurdish Militants Announce Ceasefire With Turkish Government, Beginning on February 1st

January 30, 2013

“Under a framework discussed with Ocalan, all PKK fighters will eventually disarm after the withdrawal from Turkey and in return the government will improve the rights of Kurds, who make up some 20 percent of Turkey’s population of 76 million.”

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Turkish Police Release Security Camera Footage of Missing American Freelance Photographer Sarai Sierra

January 29, 2013

“Police have said Sierra made an excursion to Amsterdam, Netherlands, from Istanbul on Jan. 15 and travelled on to Munich, Germany, on Jan. 16 before returning to Istanbul on Jan. 19. Police were trying to determine the reason for her visit to the European cities.”

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