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World Aug 14Turkish flood deaths hit 55; dispute arises over the missing
Torrential rains that pounded the Black Sea provinces of Bartin, Kastamonu and Sinop on Wednesday caused flooding that demolished homes, severed at least five bridges, swept away cars and rendered numerous roads unpassable. Turkish disaster agency AFAD said 46 people…
World Aug 04Wildfire reaches Turkey power plant, prompts evacuations
Authorities have said safety precautions have been taken at the Kemerkoy power plant and its hydrogen tanks had been emptied. Local reporters said late Wednesday the wildfires had also prompted the evacuation of the nearby seaside area of Oren.
World Jul 31Turkey evacuates panicked tourists by boat from wildfires
Panicked tourists in Turkey hurried to the seashore to wait for rescue boats Saturday after being told to evacuate some hotels in the Aegean resort of Bodrum due to the dangers posed by nearby wildfires, Turkish media reported.
World Jul 01Turkey officially withdraws from treaty protecting women
He ended the country's participation in the Council of Europe's Istanbul Convention through a surprise overnight decree in March, prompting condemnation from women's rights groups and western countries.
World Apr 24Biden recognizes atrocities against Armenians as genocide
With the acknowledgement, Biden followed through on a campaign promise he made a year ago Saturday — the annual commemoration of Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day — to recognize that the events of 1915 to 1923 were a deliberate effort to…
World Nov 0170-year-old pulled out alive in Turkey as quake toll hits 71
But on the third day since the disaster, search-and-rescue teams appeared to be finding more bodies than survivors in Izmir, Turkey's third-largest city. They continued searching in eight toppled buildings, but work was paused at one when authorities determined the…
World Oct 30Quake kills 6 in western Turkey, rattles Greek island
A strong earthquake struck Friday in the Aegean Sea between the Turkish coast and the Greek island of Samos, collapsing buildings in the city of Izmir in western Turkey, and officials said at least six people were killed and scores…
World Feb 06Airline seeks answers in Istanbul plane crash that killed 3
Pegasus Airlines' CEO told a press conference in Istanbul that the black boxes were retrieved and were being deciphered.
World Nov 02Blast in Syrian town held by Turkey-backed gunmen kills 13
A car bomb exploded in a northern Syrian town along the border with Turkey on Saturday killing 13 people, Turkey's Defense Ministry said.
World Jun 23Landmark Istanbul loss a blow to Turkey’s Erdogan
Voters in Istanbul cast ballots Sunday in a re-run mayoral election ordered up by authorities after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's party narrowly lost the mayor's office in Turkey's largest city for the first time in 25 years.