All posts tagged Turkey

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July 22, 2014, by Independent Balkan News Agency

The building of a fence at the border between Bulgaria and Turkey has been completed, Bulgaria’s Defence Ministry said, in the latest development in the saga of the controversial and […]

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Bulgarian opposition calls for defence minister’s resignation over delays in Bulgarian-Turkish border fence

July 9, 2014, by Independent Balkan News Agency

Bulgarian Defence Minister Angel Naidenov should resign immediately over the latest failure by his ministry, the delays in completing the Bulgarian-Tu ...

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Bulgarian-Turkish border fence to be completed ‘within days’ – minister

June 30, 2014, by Independent Balkan News Agency

Bulgaria is set to complete the controversial project to build a fence on the Bulgarian-Turkish border “within days”, the country’s Defence Mini ...

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EU calls on Turkey to end Cyprus sea and air ban

June 24, 2014, by Independent Balkan News Agency

The European Union, in the framework of the EU-Turkey Association Council that took place Monday in Luxemburg, has called on Turkey to implement the A ...

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    Turkish police tear gas protesters
    June 1, 2014, by Dorian Jones of VOANews

    Turkish security forces moved on protesters in a public square in Istanbul on the anniversary of last year’s anti-government demonstrations. Police used tear gas and water cannon Saturday to push […]

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    Turkey’s government under fire over mine disaster
    May 21, 2014, by Dorian Jones of VOANews

    Dozens of arrests have been made in connection with the fire and explosion at the Soma coal mine located in western Turkey. More than 300 people died and some mining […]

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    Turkey wraps up search efforts, with 301 miners dead
    May 17, 2014, by VOANews

    Rescuers in Turkey have begun wrapping up search operations at the site of the country’s worst-ever coal mine disaster. On Saturday, Energy Minister Taner Yildiz said rescue workers found the […]

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    Grief turns to anger as Turkish unions strike
    May 15, 2014, by VOANews

    The image of an adviser to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan kicking a mourner who was protesting the prime minister’s Wednesday visit to Soma has exacerbated tensions as four Turkish […]

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    The worst mine tragedy in the history of Turkey
    May 14, 2014, by Independent Balkan News Agency

    Turkey is faced with the worst mine disaster in its history. Up to Tuesday afternoon they had pulled out 238 dead from the galleries of the mine in Soma district […]