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World Nov 04Death toll from Turkey earthquake rises to 116 as rescuers finish searches
According to Turkish rescuers, operations had been completed at all 17 buildings that fell in the Turkish city of Izmir. Of the 1,035 people injured in last week's earthquake, 137 remained hospitalized.
World Sep 05Erdogan raises rhetoric in Greece standoff in Mediterranean
Ankara is currently facing off against Greece and Cyprus over oil and gas exploration rights in the eastern Mediterranean. All sides have deployed naval and air forces to assert their competing claims in the region.
World Mar 01Turkey, Syria fighting escalates; refugees mass at borders
Thousands of migrants and refugees massed at Turkey's western frontier Sunday, trying to enter Greece by land and sea after Turkey said its borders were open to those hoping to head to Europe. In Syria, Turkish troops shot down two…
World Feb 28Turkey, Russia seek to defuse tensions in Syria as migrants push west
The presidents of Turkey and Russia spoke by phone Friday to try to defuse tensions that rose significantly in Syria after 33 Turkish troops were killed in an airstrike blamed on the Syrian government, and a new wave of refugees…
World Feb 28Turkey threatens to let refugees into Europe as violence escalates in Syria
Scores of migrants began converging on Turkey's border with Greece seeking entry into Europe after Turkey said it was “no longer able to hold refugees.”…
World Feb 2729 Turkish soldiers killed in northeast Syria airstrike
The casualties mark the largest death toll for Turkey in a single day since Ankara first intervened in Syria in 2016.
World Feb 23Nine dead in Turkey as 5.7 earthquake strikes western Iran
Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu told a news conference that three children and four adults were killed in Turkey's Baskule district. Koca later updated the number of fatalities to nine and wrote on Twitter that 37 people were injured.
World Feb 12Clash between U.S. troops and Syrian government supporters kills 1
A state news agency said the Syrian man was killed after Syrian troops stopped a U.S. convoy and hundreds of people gathered at the checkpoint to prevent it from continuing on its way.
World Jan 26Turkish teams hunt for quake survivors as death toll hits 38
Working against the clock in freezing temperatures, Turkish rescue teams pulled more survivors from collapsed buildings Sunday, days after a powerful magnitude 6.8 earthquake hit the country's east. Rescued survivors wept with gratitude for their efforts.
World Jan 25Death toll stands at 22 from Turkey earthquake; 1,100 hurt
The death toll from a strong earthquake that rocked eastern Turkey climbed to 22 on Saturday as rescue crews searched for people who remained trapped under the rubble of collapsed buildings, officials said.