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Public urged not to panic after back-to-back earthquakes in Istanbul

A POWERFUL earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter Scale shook Istanbul on Thursday lunchtime,  causing people to rush on to the streets in panic. It was the city’s second major earthquake in as many days. About a dozen people were injured, but there were no known casualties. However, some structural damage has been reported, including […]

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Twenty years on from Turkey’s devastating 1999 earthquake

Turkey will this weekend mark the 20thanniversary of an earthquake that claimed the lives of more than 17,000 people and caused widespread destruction. Ceremonies are expected to be held and prayers said to remember those who lost their lives when disaster struck in the Marmara region just after 3am on 17 August, 1999. The 45-second […]

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Three dead, one missing, as storms lash North Cyprus
 

Three young people have died and another is missing after heavy rain lashed parts of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus on Wednesday, 5 December, in some of the worst storms for years. The three victims – one female and two male – were named by Turkish Cypriot police as Gaye Soyutok, 18, Tolga Bekçi, […]

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Turkish cargo plane crashes in Kyrgyzstan killing dozens

A Turkish plane flying from Hong Kong to Turkey via Kyrgyz capital Bishkek has crashed killing all four crew members and at least 33 people on the ground, officials say. The early morning crash occurred as a Boeing 747 aircraft operated by ACT Airlines attempted to land in heavy fog at Manas airport, 25km (15 […]