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Death toll set to rise after devastating earthquake hits eastern Turkey

An earthquake that struck Elazığ province on Friday evening has killed at least 22 people and injured over 1,000. The death toll is expected to rise as many people are feared trapped under collapsed buildings following the 6.8 magnitude quake that occurred at around 20:55 local time (17:55 GMT). There have also been fatalities in […]

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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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At least two dead following Aegean earthquake and tsunami

  A Turkish man is among the victims to have died on the island of Kos following a powerful Aegean earthquake that struck in the early hours of Friday. The 6.7-magnitude quake was most acutely felt in the holiday resort towns of Bodrum, Datca and Muğla, on the Turkish coast, and on the Greek island […]