Tag Archives: Istanbul

06Apr/15

Twitter complies with Turkey’s request, ban lifted

Twitter removes picture of slain prosecutor Mehmet Selim Kiraz as hostage, sees Turkey’s temporary ban lifted.

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23Mar/15

Nine UK medical students enter Syria to work in ISIS hospitals

(Next Media Online) – Concern is growing over the fate of nine UK medical students who are believed to have travelled to Syria, where they are said to be working in hospitals in territory controlled by the Islamic State.
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01Mar/15

Syria-bound UK schoolgirls at Istanbul bus stop – CCTV

CCTV footage obtained by Turkish news channel Ahaber purportedly shows images of three British schoolgirls, thought to be trying to join militant Sunni Islamist group Islamic State, boarding a bus in Istanbul’s Esenler district to travel to the south-eastern province of Sanliurfa, where it’s believed they have crossed into Syria.

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24Feb/15

Turkey criticises Britain over missing schoolgirls

Turkey criticises Britain for taking too long to inform it about three London schoolgirls who travelled to Turkey last week possibly en route to join Islamist militants in Syria.
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23Feb/15

Missing British schoolgirls not radicalised at school says principle

Principle of the school attended by three missing British schoolgirls believed to be heading to Syria says they were not radicalised at the academy.
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22Feb/15

Schoolfriend of missing British ‘Syria’ girls issues ‘come home’ appeal

Britain’s former foreign secretary William Hague said that lessons must be learnt from the case of missing school girls believed to be making their way from England to Syria, but he wouldn’t be drawn on whether Britain’s security services bore any responsibility.

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21Feb/15

Turkish men don miniskirts to protest killing of woman who fought off rape attack

Stung by the reported killing of a woman as she tried to fight off a rape attack, Turkish men are mounting miniskirt protests at violence against women.

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21Feb/15

British police launch appeal to find ‘Syria-bound’ schoolgirls

British police launch an appeal to trace three London schoolgirls who are believed to be making their way to Syria, having flown to Turkey earlier this week.

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