Shock and anger have gripped families across Turkey following the deaths of 301 workers at a mine in the country's west. The tragedy has overwhelmed the Girgins, who lost Muhammed, a son, brother and soon-to-be father.
The murder-suicide deaths of three families in Turkey appear to have been motivated by financial troubles. The political opposition says unemployment and a weakening lira are literally driving people to their deaths.
Ankara has announced the capture of the elder sister of slain "Islamic State" leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Authorities have called the arrest "an intelligence gold mine," and hope to learn more about the militant group.
Five former officials at Turkey's Soma coal mine have been jailed over a 2014 mining disaster in the country's west that killed 301 people. The prison sentences range from 15 to 22 years.
Turkey announced it will begin patrols with Russian troops in northern Syria. The statement from President Erdogan follows Turkey and Russia's deal to withdrawal Kurdish fighters in the area.
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