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Suspected arson attack on Turkish arts center critical of government

Feb 20 2017

ISTANBUL An unidentified assailant set fire on Monday to an Istanbul arts center, CCTV footage showed, and its founder, a prominent critic of the Turkish government, said he suspected a political motive for the attack.

One dead, 26 wounded as rockets hit Turkish town near Syrian border

Apr 24 2016

KILIS, Turkey, Rockets pounded the Turkish town of Kilis near the Syrian border on Sunday, a Reuters witness reported, killing one person and injuring 26, a day after the government promised to protect the area from repeated attacks by Islamic State militants.

Turkey shells targets in Syria after rockets hit border town: PM

Apr 13 2016

ANKARA Turkey's military struck Islamic State targets in northern Syria in response to rockets that hit the southeastern Turkish border town of Kilis for the third straight day on Wednesday, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said.

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