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Turkey to get rid of dangerous buildings

Turkey will start emergency demolition work in the near future, Turkish media reported. Within three months, the Turkish Ministry of Environment and Urban Planning will inspect 81 provinces to identify emergency buildings. …

Istanbul police detain 14 PKK terrorists

As part of a special operation conducted against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) terrorist group, 14 PKK militants were detained in Istanbul. The terrorists planned a series of provocations in connection with the 21-year …

Gas reserves discovered near Istanbul and Tekirdag

Natural gas reserves have been discovered in the north-west of Turkey, the country's minister of energy and natural resources Fatih Donmez said, the Turkish media reported. The minister noted that natural gas …

Death toll in Istanbul building collapse rises to 10

The death toll from the collapse of an eight-story building in Istanbul rose to 10, the governor's office for the Turkish city said. More bodies were pulled from the rubble yesterday raising the death toll to 10, the office of …

Death toll in Istanbul building collapse rises to six

The death toll from the collapse of an eight-storey building in Istanbul rose to six on Thursday, while 13 others were wounded, the governor of Turkish city said, Reuters reports. The residential building, in the Kartal district on the …

Istanbul textile factory catches fire

A textile factory caught fire in Istanbul's Sancaktepe district, according to Turkish media. Fire brigades and rescue teams arrived at the site and managed to partially contain the fire, TRT Haber reported. All …

Istanbul six-story residential building collapses

At least one person was killed and four others were left under rubble after an eight-storey residential building collapsed in Istanbul, Turkish private broadcaster NTV said. It was not immediately clear why the building, in the Kartal …

Turkish police detain 22 terrorists in Istanbul

Istanbul police detained at least 22 ISIS-linked terrorist suspects, according to a statement released by the Governor's Office. The suspects were detained in Ümraniye, Başakşehir, Beykoz, Gaziosmanpaşa, Kadıköy, Maltepe, …

 Hundreds detained for illegal gambling in Istanbul

Turkish police detained 394 people today in mass simultaneous operations across the country against online gambling sites. The Istanbul Cybercrime Division Branch launched the raids in 40 provinces, 207 of which were in Istanbul, for …