Two from Turkish cabinet resign amid corruption scandal

ANKARA, Turkey, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- Two Turkish cabinet members resigned Wednesday in a corruption scandal that has challenged the government and polarized the country.

Sons of government ministers arrested in Turkish corruption probe

ANKARA, Turkey, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Two sons of Turkish government ministers are among 24 people arrested as part of an investigation into a bribery and fraud ring, officials say.

Turkish police nab suspect near Erdogan office

ANKARA, Turkey, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Turkish police detained a man who said he planned to bomb Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's office in Ankara Thursday, police said.

Dozens arrested in Turkish drug gang raids

ISTANBUL, Turkey, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Police in Turkey arrested dozens of people in large-scale raids as part of an effort to crack down on organized crime and drug gangs, officials said.

Three rockets hit police buildings in Ankara, Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- No casualties were reported but two police buildings in Ankara, Turkey, were damaged in a rocket attack, authorities said.

Turkish terror suspect detained near Greek island

ANKARA, Turkey, July 31 (UPI) -- A Turkish citizen suspected of planning attacks on the Turkish government was arrested after being fund on a boat near a Greek island, Turkish officials say.

Turkish prime minister promises revenge for border town bombings

ISTANBUL, Turkey, May 14 (UPI) -- Car bombings in a Turkish border town that killed at least 51 people and injured some 100 others will be avenged sooner or later, Turkey's prime minister said.

Erdogan: Turkey won't be dragged into Syria war

ISTANBUL, Turkey, May 13 (UPI) -- Deadly car bombings in Turkey blamed on Turks allegedly tied to Syrian intelligence will not drag Ankara into Syria's civil war, Turkey's prime minister said.

Car bombs rock Turkish border town, killing at least 40 people

REYHANLI, Turkey, May 11 (UPI) -- Two car bombs exploded outside government buildings in a Turkish border town Saturday, killing at least 40 people, and injuring more than 100, officials said.

Turkey adopts law protecting foreigners' rights

ISTANBUL, Turkey, April 19 (UPI) -- A newly adopted law restricting immigration in Turkey will better protect the rights of foreign nationals in the country, the Turkish Interior Minister said.

2 dead, 7 wounded in Istanbul shootout

ISTANBUL, Turkey, April 27 (UPI) -- An Istanbul shootout between Turkish police and armed Islamic and leftist militants left two people dead and seven wounded, local reports indicate.

Death toll 17 from twin blasts in Turkey

ISTANBUL, Turkey, July 28 (UPI) -- The number dead from twin explosions in Istanbul, Turkey, rose to 17 Monday after a person wounded in the blasts died, officials said.

Bombs kill at least 15 in Istanbul

ISTANBUL, Turkey, July 27 (UPI) -- At least 15 people were killed and more than 100 were wounded Sunday when two bombs exploded minutes apart in Istanbul, Turkey, officials said.

Industrial blast kills 19 in Istanbul

ISTANBUL, Turkey, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- At least 19 people were killed Thursday in an industrial explosion that partially collapsed a five-story building in Istanbul, Turkish media said.
Kurds blamed for Istanbul bombing

Kurds blamed for Istanbul bombing

ISTANBUL, Turkey, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Istanbul's governor blames the Kurdish separatist group PKK for a bombing in the Turkish city earlier this week.
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Muammer Güler (born 1949) is a Turkish civil servant and currently the governor of Istanbul Province.

Güler was born in Mardin, Turkey. He completed his primary education in Ankara and graduated from the Faculty of Law at the University of Ankara in 1972. Güler began his career as candidate District Governor on March 14, 1973 in Balıkesir. After taking post as Deputy District Governor of Çal in Denizli Province and then District Governor of Pehlivanköy in Kırklareli Province and Horasan in Erzurum Province, he was assigned to the Directorate of Personnel Branch at the Ministry of Interior, where he served as Branch Director and later as Director General.

On September 27, 1993 he was assigned as Governor of Niğde Province. From January 29, 1992 on he was Governor of Kayseri Province. After serving as Governor of Gaziantep Province between July 6, 1994 and July 28, 2000, Güler moved to Samsun Province as Governor. Since February 17 2003 he has been the Governor of Istanbul Province.

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