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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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 EU comments on re-run of Istanbul election

The European Union commented on the Turkish Supreme Election Council's decision to re-run elections in Istanbul.  EU High Representative Federica Mogherini and European Commissioner Johannes …

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 Turkey to re-run Istanbul election on June 23

Turkey’s Supreme Election Council (YSK) announced that a do-over election in Istanbul will be held on June 23. The council members accepted the ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party's objection to the local election …

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Immortal Regiment. Istanbul (photo report)

The "Immortal Regiment" march, dedicated to the Victory Day, was held at the Heybeliada island on May 5, 2019. The event has been held in Istanbul for ten years in a row. Members of many national diasporas of countries that …

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Turkey's largest mosque to open in Istanbul

The opening of the new Büyük amlıca Camisi mosque will take place in Istanbul today, during the Friday prayer, Turkish media report. The opening ceremony of the largest mosque in the history of modern Turkey will be attended …

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Blast at Istanbul school injures teacher

A blast hit a school in Istanbul's Gungorenh district today, Turkish media reported. According to reports, the explosion occurred during experiments in a chemistry class. As a result, the teacher got injured. Classes …

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Two suspected spies for UAE detained in Turkey

Turkey has arrested two suspects who confessed to spying on Arab nationals for the United Arab Emirates, and is investigating whether the arrival in Turkey of one of them was related to the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal …

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Fire breaks out at Istanbul handcuffs factory

A fire broke out at a handcuffs factory in the İŞDÖK industrial zone of Istanbul's Başakşehir district this morning, Turkish media reported. According to media reports, the fire spread to another factory because of …

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Ekrem Imamoglu becomes new Istanbul mayor

Following a number of recounts from Turkey’s local elections last month, the Istanbul mayoral candidate from the main opposition party on Wednesday received his certificate of election from electoral authorities. Ekrem …

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