World Bulletin / News Desk
A Republican People's Party (CHP) deputy who was kidnapped by the militant Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) on Sunday will be freed after “questioning,” according to a statement released by the Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK).
The KCK, an umbrella organization that includes the PKK, announced late on Tuesday afternoon that it was preparing to release CHP deputy Hüseyin Aygün “shortly,” through the Fırat News agency.
The statement posted on Fırat News' website said Aygün had been “detained” by KCK forces for questioning regarding “complaints” that he was adhering to state policies targeting Kurds and the ethnic Zazas in Tunceli. It added that he was going to be released after the completion of “interrogation procedures.”
Aygün was abducted by a group of PKK gunmen late on Sunday in the eastern province of Tunceli.
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The new 6.5 km undersea tunnel will reduce travel time between the two sides of Istanbul via metro and highway lines to 14 minutes.
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UN high commissioner for refugees says 3.8 million Syrian refugees are registered in neighboring countries.
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Babacan met PM late on Wednesday, triggering speculation but officials dismiss talk of resignation
A mosque was torched Wednesday near the southern city of Bethlehem.
Premier Davutoglu says such attacks will never discourage Turkey from contributing to maintaining peace and stability in Afghanistan.
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Turkish parliament’s general assembly accepts first 20 articles of 132-article domestic security package.
Parliament Speaker Cemil Cicek tells Canadian Turks that community groups should become more united.