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Tainted spinach poisons dozens in Turkey - media

At least 66 people have been hospitalized across Turkey over the past four days for food poisoning suspected to have originated from tainted spinach. Istanbul's health authority said the first case was reported in the city's …

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Istanbul hit by 3.1 magnitude earthquake

A 3.1 magnitude earthquake struck Istanbul. No injuries or damage have been reported, but the earthquake caused panic among the local population, Turkish media reported. …

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Bosphorus University (Boğaziçi Üniversitesi)

Bosphorus University (Boğaziçi Üniversitesi) is considered to be one of the most prestigious universities not only in Turkey, but also in the world. This university, located on the banks of the Bosphorus Strait, was founded in the …

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Earthquake with 5.7 magnitude hit Turkey's Istanbul

An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.7 hit Turkey’s Istanbul today, the Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute said. The epicenter of the quake was 64 kilometers west of Istanbul in the Marmara Sea. …

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Istanbul hit by 4.6 magnitude earthquake

A 4.6 magnitude earthquake struck southwest of Istanbul in the Marmara Sea this morning. The quake struck at a depth of 5.36 kilometers at 11 a.m., according to Turkey's Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD). …

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Chemical plant on fire in Istanbul

A large fire broke out at a chemical plant in the industrial zone of Tuzla, located near Istanbul. The cause of the fire is being established. Several fire brigades are working on the scene. The extinguishing is carried out in …

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1 person killed as heavy rains flood Istanbul

Heavy rains in Istanbul on Saturday flooded several quarters, including the Grand Bazaar, authorities report the death of one person, News.am reported citing СBC. Rain began in the morning in some areas of the city and intensified by …

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Man drowns in Istanbul

Officials in Istanbul discovered the body of a man while clearing floodwaters following heavy downpours and flash flooding on Saturday, Ahval News reports with a reference to independent news site T24. The body was …

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Yacht in flames  in Istanbul

A yacht went up in flames while on the Bosphorus in Istanbul, Turkey, Yahoo news reports. People on the boat donned life jackets and jumped overboard, from where they were picked up by nearby boats. The burning yacht was …

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Textile companies leave Istanbul

More than two dozen textile companies leave Istanbul and move to the Turkish province of Diyarbakir, local media inform. This happens due to the fact that labor is cheaper in the provinces than in Istanbul. So, since the …

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Youngsters to help tourists in central Istanbul

A total of 450 volunteers will help tourists in Istanbul this season, according to local media. This year about 1,500 students applied for the activity. Volunteer tourism ambassador candidates, composed of high school and …

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