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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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AtlasGlobal returns Istanbul-Tbilisi regular flights

After a one-year pause, the Turkish airline AtlasGlobal returns to the Georgian aviation market, TAV Georgia Deputy General Manager Thea Zakaradze said. The airline will start operating Istanbul-Tbilisi-Istanbul regular flights from the …

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Four workers killed in Istanbul factory fire

Four foreign national workers were killed June 22 in a factory fire in Istanbul, Istanbul's governorship said in a statement, Hurriyet Daily News reports. The fire broke out at a factory that produces …

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Western Turkey hit by earthquake

A 4.6-magnitude earthquake has jolted western Turkey, according to the European Mediterranean Seismological Center. The epicenter of the quake was located 155 kilometers east of Istanbul. The seismic center was located at a depth …

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Temporary head of Istanbul Municipality appointed

The governor of Istanbul Ali Yerlikaya became the temporary head of the city's municipality, according to the Turkish Interior Ministry. The Supreme Electoral Council of Turkey has recently reported that the new …

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