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Today in Samsun. News in Turkish: http://www.hurriyet.com.tr/gundem/30182435.asp

113 killed in car crashes in Turkey during Eid al-Adha

A total of 113 people were killed in car crashes across Turkey during the nine-day Eid al-Adha holiday as hundreds of thousands of citizens began to return amid intensifying traffic
Syrian refugees, who have waited over 10 days near Turkey’s border with Greece in an attempt to reach Europe, were sent back to different provinces in Turkey, the governor of the northwestern Edirne province said
Our jury of experts have picked the 10 best activities in Turkey that you can do by spending as little as $7.50.
The European Court of Human Rights has elected two new vice-presidents: Işıl Karakaş from Turkey and András Sajó from Hungary
A Turkish professor from Middle East Technical University (ODTÜ) was elected as the first president of the Council of Europe’s Group of Experts on Action against Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (GREVIO) on Sept. 22

Unleashing nationalist and militarist elements in Turkish society

Depending on who one believes the country is either on the brink of civil war, or instead heroically participating in the Global War on Terror.

Turkish soldiers on army parade , 2013.

Review: ‘The Cut’ Depicts the Armenian Diaspora Through a Searching Father

In Fatih Akin’s epic feature, a man survives a Turkish genocidal campaign to travel from country to country, hoping to find his daughters.

Refugee crisis latest – in pictures

People continue their journeys as central and eastern European leaders opposed to mandatory refugee sharing meet Luxembourg’s foreign minister in Prague

Syrian migrants flock to Istanbul bus station in attempt to reach Greece

Hundreds of Syrian migrants have flocked to Istanbul’s largest bus station to board a bus to northwestern Edirne province near the Greek border in an attempt to cross into Europe.

Turkey declares nine-day public holiday for Eid al-Adha week

Turkey has declared a nine-day public holiday starting from Sept. 19 over Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice), with a half day off for public employees falling on Sept. 23, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has said he “disapproved” of threatening remarks by a deputy of his party targeting daily Hürriyet journalists
A controversy has sparked over removing a statue of Turkey’s founder Atatürk at a major public area in Rize and placing a tea glass-shaped statue instead, in a reconstruction plan
Baking börek is not rocket science. Any idiot can do it. It is a trap for girls. Have you ever seen a man say he will learn how to make börek so his marriage can last?
The commitment to fiscal discipline in Turkey is a key factor in the “stable” outlook for the country’s credit rating, Fitch Ratings Senior Director Paul Gamble told Anadolu Agency on Sept. 22

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