Number of People on Mandatory Military Service Allegedly Committing Suicide Increases to 3

It has been alleged that three young people from the province of Urfa, who were doing their mandatory military service, have committed suicide since October 14.

Erdoğan Withdraws Complaint Against METU Students

In the wake of a meeting between President Erdoğan and the students of METU, who were arrested for a month due to a banner that they opened during the graduation ceremony, the attorney of Erdoğan has withdrawn the complaint against the students.

Arda Turan Faces 12 Years, 6 Months in Prison

In the indictment issued for Arda Turan, the football player has been facing charges of “sexual harassment”, “willful injury”, “shooting with a firearm in a way to cause fear, anxiety and panic” and “purchase or possession of an unregistered firearm or its bullets.”

No Examination Could Be Conducted in Consul’s Residence, Consul General Leaves Turkey

While an examination could be done in the Consulate General of Saudi Arabia in İstanbul as part of the Khashoggi investigation, no examination could be conducted in the Consul’s residence. The Consul General has returned to his country.

2 People from Urfa on Mandatory Military Service Allegedly Commit Suicide in 2 Days

It has been stated that two people from Urfa, who were doing their mandatory military service, have committed suicide in two days. While one of the soldiers has lost his life in his hometown in leave of absence, the other one committed suicide while on duty.

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