Coach catches fire in Turkey's Balıkesir

Five people, two of which were children, were killed after a coach burst into flames today on the Balıkesir highway in Turkey. The coach caught on fire at around 1:30 p.m. near the Gökçeyazı Gendarmerie Command. …

More than 30 people poisoned in Turkish court

Thirty-four people got poisoned in a court building in Turkey's Balikesir, which is the administrative center of the province of the same name. The cause of the poisoning was gas leakage in the building, all the victims have been …

 Twenty injured in eastern Turkey fire

A fire broke out in the Balikesir province in eastern Turkey due to ignition of a gaming computer, the country’s media reported, adding that 20 people suffered from smoke. Five police officers, who arrived at the scene, are …

Magnitude 3.7 earthquake hits western Turkey

A magnitude 3.7 earthquake hit western Turkey, the European Mediterranean Seismological Center said. The epicenter of the earthquake was located 51 kilometers north of the city Balikesir. The seismic center was located at a depth of 10 …

Forest fire breaks out at four different spots in Turkey

A forest fire broke out at four different spots around the Mount Ida in the Edremit district of the western province of Balıkesir. Two firefighting aircrafts, four helicopters, 24 sprinklers and two bulldozers were immediately …

Turkish guards rescue 222 refugees from overturned boat

222 refugees have been rescued by the Turkish Coast Guard off the Turkey's western Balikesir province. One of the four boats with refugees, which have been en route to the Lesbos island, capsized. The refugees, including 65 children …