Category Archives: diyarbakir

Ramadan begins

Muslims in Turkey celebrate the start of the holy month of Ramadan Thursday.

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Turkey to celebrate independence day

Thursday August 30 is Turkey’s independence day. Government offices, banks, schools and many businesses will be closed for the day.

AK Party is re-elected

Turkish voters re-elect the Justice and Development Party (AKP) Sunday. With almost 47% of the overall vote it is estimated that AKP will hold 341 seats in parliament.

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Turkey prepares for general elections

Turkish political parties are stepping up the heat with less than one week until general elections. Over 42 million people are expected to show up at the polls Sunday.

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Woman claims bomb to delay flight for late husband

A woman claimed there was a bomb on board a flight traveling from Diyarbakir to Istanbul. She wanted to delay the flight so that her husband would not miss it.

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6 injured in diyarbakir bombing

 A bomb exploded at a bus stop on the busiest street in Diyarbakir early Friday. The blast injured five civilians and one soldier.

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Large May Day demonstration expected Tuesday

Many Turkish labor unions and workers are expected to hold large demonstrations Tuesday in honor of International Workers’ Day (May Day).