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2010-08-15 13:57:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Jewish Committee urged Prime Minister Erdogan to investigate claims that Turkey recently used chemical weapons against Kurdish separatists. "Turkey owes the world a clarification of the photographs of corpses whose injuries are consistent with chemical weapons use," said AJC Executive Director David Harris. "Since chemical weapons are proscribed under international law, it is imperative that Turkey take credible steps to allay the...

2009-09-02 13:11:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- On Friday, September 4, 2009, Kurds and their supporters will be gathering at the Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C. (from 12:00pm-2:00pm) to protest the arrest of Kurdish folk singer, poet and activist Sivan Perwer and demand a formal apology from Canadian PM Stephen Harper to Sivan Perwer and to the Kurdish people. A similar demonstration, sponsored by Toronto Kurdish House, is being held on Saturday, September 5, 2009 at the Legislative Assembly of...

2006-06-25 11:34:42

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A blast probably caused by an exploding gas canister at a popular Turkish tourist area killed four people, including a Norwegian and a Ukrainian, and injured about 25 on Sunday, CNN Turk television said. It was unclear whether the explosion was an accident. Police said the blast happened in a park surrounding the Manavgat waterfall about 100 km (60 miles) to the east of the city of Antalya, Turkey's largest resort area. The Mediterranean resort of Antalya is...

2006-06-25 11:31:27

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A blast probably caused by an exploding gas canister at a popular Turkish tourist area killed four people, including a Norwegian and a Ukrainian, and injured about 25 on Sunday, CNN Turk television said. It was unclear whether the explosion was an accident. Police said the blast happened in a park surrounding the Manavgat waterfall about 100 km (60 miles) to the east of the city of Antalya, Turkey's largest resort area. The Mediterranean resort of Antalya is...

2006-06-25 11:21:57

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A blast probably caused by an exploding gas canister killed three people and injured about 25 in a Turkish tourist area, a police officer at the scene and state-run Anatolian news agency said on Sunday. It was unclear whether the explosion was an accident. Police said the blast happened in a park surrounding the Manavgat waterfall about 100 km (60 miles) to the east of the city of Antalya, Turkey's largest resort area. The Mediterranean resort of Antalya is...

2006-05-04 01:00:22

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (Reuters) - A bomb exploded beside a minibus carrying soldiers' children home from school on Wednesday in a town in southeast Turkey, injuring 17 people including 11 children, a local security chief said. The bomb, in Hakkari in the mainly Kurdish southeast, is part of an escalation of violence in the region, where soldiers have also stepped up operations against the outlawed guerrilla group, the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK). Yasar Agdere, Hakkari's security...

2006-04-16 13:59:19

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A bomb explosion on a busy pedestrian street on the outskirts of Istanbul wounded 31 people on Sunday, police said, in the latest violence to strike Turkey in recent weeks. Istanbul's police chief Celalettin Cerrah said two civilians were in critical but not life-threatening condition and had been rushed to hospital for emergency surgery. He told reporters at the scene two plainclothed policemen, patrolling the area, had been injured from broken glass. There was...

2006-04-16 12:39:55

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A bomb explosion near shops on the outskirts of Istanbul wounded 30 people on Sunday, the state-run news agency Anatolian said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility. Police said the bomb had been placed in a garbage bin in front of shops in the residential district of Bakirkoy on the European side of Turkey's largest city and near the airport. Turkey has been struck by a series of bombings in recent weeks amid the worst street riots in more than a...

2006-04-12 20:14:15

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Turkish police have detained a British researcher for New York-based Human Rights Watch for alleged visa violations and intend to deport him shortly, the rights group said on Wednesday. The researcher, Jonathan Sugden, was probing alleged abuses in the predominately Kurdish southeast of the country that involved Turkish police and government-armed local defense units, Human Rights Watch said in a statement. "The desire to cover up human rights abuses is evidently...

2006-04-07 11:28:36

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Two women bombers blew themselves up at a mosque in Turkey's Black Sea city Ordu on Friday, leaving one bomber dead and the other injured, media reports said. A third person was also injured in the blast in the toilets of a Koran teaching facility, next to the mosque in Ordu, CNN Turk said. Television images showed a building that appeared to have been gutted. There was no immediate claim of responsibility. Police in Ordu were not immediately available for...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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