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Turkey's Seferihisar hit by 4.8-magnitude earthquake

A 4.8-magnitude earthquake struck Turkey’s Izmir Province at 11:39 local time, according to the Turkish Emergency Agency. The epicenter of the quake was located near Seferihisar. The outbreak lay at a depth of 18.47 …

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Liquid steel spills at Izmir plant

Liquid steel spilled on a steel plant in Turkey, Turkish media report. The incident happened in the production area of the Habaş plant in Aliaga district, Izmir province. In total, about 80 tons of liquid steel were spilled, RIA Novosti …

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Turkish police detains ISIS terrorists in Turkey's Izmir

Twelve militants of the ISIS terrorist group (banned in Russia) were detained during a special operation conducted by the provincial police in the country's Izmir province. The operation to detain terrorists was carried out in three …

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Foreign nationals detained in Turkey over ISIS links

Turkish security forces detained ten foreign nationals over links to the ISIS terrorist organization in Turkey's Izmir province. The Counterterrorism Branch of the Izmir Security Directorate conducted simultaneous operations in the …

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Opposition claims election win in Ankara

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared victory in municipal elections but the opposition’s success in key cities dealt a significant blow to his party’s dominance. The ruling party lost the capital, …

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Turkey hit by 3.5-magnitude earthquake

A magnitude 3.5 earthquake hit Turkey at 14:35 local time yesterday, according to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center. The epicenter was located 223 km southeast of the city of Izmir at a depth of 5 kilometers. …

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 Western Turkey hit by 5.5-magnitude earthquake

A magnitude 5.5 earthquake struck western Turkey this morning. According to Turkey's Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD), the earthquake struck the Acıpayam district at 9:34 a.m. local time at a depth of 11.3 …

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 Explosion hits Turkey’s Izmir

An explosion hit one of the streets passing through the industrial zone in Turkey’s Izmir province. Reportedly, police officers arrived at the scene of the explosion. Afterwards, another suspicious package was found on the …

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Boat carrying Syrian refugees sinks off Turkish coast

Turkey’s coast guard has launched a search-and-rescue mission to locate 10 migrants who are reported missing after their boat sank in the Aegean Sea. The boat went down on Monday off the coast of Dikili, in Izmir province, close …

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 Pastor Brunson has links to FETO - media

A Turkish court in Izmir ruled that U.S. pastor Andrew Brunson’s statements of not having links to Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen's movement, referred to by Ankara as the Fethullah Terrorist Organization (FETO), are …

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Turkey to release U.S. pastor Brunson

U.S. pastor Andrew Brunson has been freed from house arrest by a court in Turkey's western province of Izmir. Brunson was sentenced to three years in prison but will not serve time as he had already spent two years …

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Gas leak in Turkey's Izmir poisons 3 people

There was a gas leak in the building of the prosecutor’s office in Turkey’s Izmir province, the Turkish media reported. Reportedly, rescuers and ambulances arrived at the scene, people are being evacuated from the …

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