Turkey Central Bank Governor Quits, Citing Family Protection: What’s Really Going On?

ISTANBUL, Turkey (AP) — The central bank chief of Turkey, Sahap Kavcioglu, has stepped down from her position citing the need to protect her family. Kavcioglu’s resignation comes amidst mounting pressure and a controversial campaign against her leadership. Kavcioglu, who was appointed as the central bank governor last March, has been at the center of criticism due to her handling of the country’s financial policies and economic challenges. Her resignations have raised concerns about the …

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Turkey bombs targets in Iraq and Syria

ANKARA, TR – The Turkish Defense Ministry confirmed a series of airstrikes in Iraq and Syria on Saturday, following an attack on a Turkish military base in Iraq that resulted in the death of nine soldiers. The airstrikes targeted Kurdish militant bases in northern Iraq, specifically in Metina, Hakurk, Gara and Qandil. In a statement, the defense ministry detailed the destruction of caves, bunkers, shelters, and oil facilities, all aimed to thwart potential terrorist attacks …

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Girl falls off 100ft cliff after rejecting her boyfriend’s proposal

CANAKKALE, TURKEY – The boyfriend of a woman who tragically fell 100ft to her death from a cliff is now under arrest, following revelations of a significant argument at the scenic spot where the couple was supposed to be celebrating their engagement. Yesim Demir, who was vacationing with her partner Nizamettin Gursu in Canakkale, fell from the altitude the day after allegedly accepting a marriage proposal. Miraculously surviving the fall initially, she died from her …

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Explosion in rocket factory kills five workers

On Saturday, June 10, 2023, a devastating explosion at a rocket and explosives plant in Ankara, Turkey, resulted in the collapse of a building and the deaths of five workers inside. T he incident occurred at the facility of the state-owned Mechanical and Chemical Industry Corporation, and the local governor, Vasip Sahin, confirmed that the likely cause of the blast was a chemical reaction during production. After the explosion, gray smoke could be seen rising …

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