Tag: Izmir

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Details emerge about tragic coach accident in Balıkesir that killed 15

Speeding was a factor in a tragic accident that killed fifteen people when a coach veered off a major highway and overturned in western Turkey in the early hours of Sunday morning. Travelling from Balıkesir towards Edremit, investigators believe the vehicle went into a bend at a speed of 95 km (59 mph). The driver […]

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Arrest after Deniz Poyraz is gunned down in HDP’s Izmir branch office

A man who shot dead a woman working at the Izmir office of the opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) has been arrested by police. Deniz Poyraz was killed when the suspect, Onur Gencer, entered the building and opened fire just after 11am on Thursday, 17 June. The 38-year-old woman was filling in for her mum […]

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At least 22 dead after big earthquake hits Izmir and Aegean region

Officials have confirmed 20 people have been killed in Turkey along with two teenagers on the Greek island of Samos after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck the Aegean region. The fatalities in Turkey were in the western province of Izmir, where over 780 people were also injured, with several in a critical condition. Dozens remain […]