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A Turkish Airlines plane has crashed on landing at Amsterdam's Schiphol international airport, injuring at least 20 people. The plane, with 135 passengers on board, crashed short of the runway near the A9 motorway and suffered significant damage.
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For the past two years Iraq, Syria, Jordan and parts of Turkey and Lebanon, have suffered the devastating effects of the worst drought the Middle East has experienced in decades.
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The man who tried to kill Pope John Paul II in 1981 has been released from prison in Turkey.


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A Turkish teenager found dead in a hole next to her house was probably buried alive, a post-mortem examination has revealed. Medine Memi, 16, was found in the hole in December. Large amounts of soil were in her lungs and stomach, according to a source who has seen the report.


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Water has been rapidly disappearing in Cyprus since the 1970s, but conflict between Turkish and Greek communities means fixing the problem is not high on the political agenda. Alex Bell finds that Cypriots are now struggling for control of land that is slowly dying.


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Turkey's growing hostility to Israel may have been partly caused by its effective rejection by the European Union, the US defence secretary says. Robert Gates said Turkey may have been "pushed by some in Europe" away from the EU and into closer partnerships with states like Iran.


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A local council in central Turkey has built a morgue with a warning system, in case apparently dead bodies come back to life.


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The blocking by Turkish state authorities of Web pages advocating the theory of evolution has put the focus on wider concerns by teachers and academics that the ideas of Darwin increasingly are being undermined by the Islamic-rooted government. Numerous web pages advocating the theory of evolution recently were deemed unsafe for children by Turkey's regulatory board controlling the Internet.


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