ANKARA — Turkish security forces detained 17 suspected foreign members of the Islamic State (IS) on Sunday in two districts in Gaziantep province, authorities said Monday.

Seven children were also detained in the Karkamis and Qguzeli districts of Gaziantep, the General Staff said in a statement. (Turkey-IS-Arrests)
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CAIRO — Jihadist attacks hit Tunisia on Monday, shivering the relatively less torn Middle East country with casualties.

Heavy fighting burst out between Tunisian forces and a group of militants who attacked police and army posts in Ben Guerdane, a border town near Libya.

The town is located about 450 km south of the Tunisian capital Tunis, and residents are advised to stay inside their homes. (Cairo-Tunisia-Attack)
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ISTANBUL — Turkey expects more Chinese investment to help it meet a huge energy demand at home, Murat Mercan, chairman of the World Energy Council’s Turkish National Committee, said here on Monday.

“Turkey needs at least 70 billion dollars in energy investment to meet its huge demand including nuclear power plants, rehabilitation of current existing systems,” Mercan told Xinhua in an interview before departing for Beijing for the launch of the 2016 World Energy Issues Monitor report. (Turkey-China-Investment) Enditem

Source: Xinhua


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