Turkey will take steps in the new year to eliminate terrorist threats posed from Syria, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Monday.
The Paris shooter has been indicted and sent to prison. The judge charged the man with murder, attempted murder because of race, ethnicity, nationality or religion as well as for the unauthorised procurement and possession of a weapon, a judicial source told Agence-France Press.
Two Kurdish politicians have been arrested following police raids in Turkey’s southeastern province of Diyarbakir and the capital Ankara. The raids took place last week and resulted in a total of 15 members of the Democratic Regions Party being detained.
The head of the Turkish Medical Association’s board, Şebnem Korur Fincancı, may face more than 7 years in prison. She was arrested on charges of terrorist propaganda in late October after she commented about allegations of Turkish military forces’ use of chemical weapons against Kurdish fighters.
The suspect of 12 November bombing in Istanbul warns that another similar attack may take place in the future at the hands of a young girl, who also came from Syria.
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