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Source: Global News

High-speed train crashes into pedestrian overpass, killing 9 in Turkey

Thursday 23:39 GMT

A high-speed train hit a railway engine and crashed into a pedestrian overpass at a station in the Turkish capital Ankara on Thursday, killing nine people and injuring 47 others, officials said.

READ MORE: Traffic crashes more dangerous than crime, disease when travelling abroad. At least two cars derailed, hitting the station’s overpass which then collapsed onto the train.

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Source: Fox News

Turkey train crash leaves 9 dead, dozens injured

Today 01:31 GMT

ANKARA, Turkey — A high-speed train hit a railway engine and crashed into a pedestrian overpass at a station in the Turkish capital Ankara on Thursday, killing nine people and injuring 47 others, officials said.

Last month, 15 people were injured when a passenger train collided with a freight train in Turkey's central province of Sivas. Konya, about 160 miles south of Ankara, is home to the tomb of the Sufi mystic and poet Jalaladdin Rumi, attracting thousands of pilgrims and tourists.

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Source: DW

US warns Turkey against Syria operation targeting Kurds

Today 01:31 GMT

The US on Wednesday warned Turkey over launching an operation against Kurdish militias in northern Syria, saying such action would be "unacceptable." "Unilateral military action into northeast Syria by any party, particularly as US personnel may be present or in the vicinity, is of grave concern," said Commander Sean Robertson, a spokesman for the Pentagon.

The Iran-backed Lebanese Shiite militant group Hezbollah also supports the Assad regime, fighting alongside Iranian forces and paramilitary groups in the country.

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Source: The Guradian

Turkey primed to start offensive against US-backed Kurds in Syria

Thursday 19:05 GMT

The Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdo?an, has said that Turkey will launch a military operation against the Kurds in northern Syria within days, in a decision that could signal a shift in Turkish-US relations and have far-reaching consequences for Syria’s future.

Long frustrated by US support for Kurdish militias Turkey views as terrorists, Erdo?an has threatened to push deeper into north-eastern Syria since sending Turkish forces into the Kurdish enclave of Afrin in February.

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Source: The Guradian

Cycles for cigarettes: city gives children bikes if relative quits

Tuesday 18:11 GMT

It’s certainly not the most bicycle-friendly city, but local leaders are determined to change that with a new network of cycle lanes, and by giving away thousands of bikes to local children.

To get a bike, children must meet three requirements: they must get a smoker relative to quit, maintain strong grades while improving a weak area of study, and promise to ride for an hour a day. “I’m very happy that I got it,” says nine-year-old Hilmi Calban, one of the many recent recipients, of his shiny new two-wheeler, a black Corvette Python mountain bike with red trim.

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Source: Global News

Turkey says Saudis trying to ‘cover up’ Khashoggi murder, calls for justice under international law

Tuesday 16:21 GMT

Turkey said on Monday the world should seek justice for slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi under international law after Riyadh ruled out extraditing two senior Saudi officials who Turkish officials suspect planned his killing in Istanbul.

WATCH: Trudeau says he pressed Saudi prince for ‘better answers’ on Khashoggi murder. Therefore “it will be in the best interest of the international community to seek justice for the late Saudi journalist under international law,” Altun said.


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