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Heavy rains help extinguish fires in Antalya

The downpours that began in the wildfire resort region of Antalya in Turkey helped bring the fire under control, Western media report. Heavy rains are expected to last in the region at least until Saturday evening, TASS reports. …

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Antalya mayor hospitalized after coronavirus

Today, the mayor of the Turkish resort city of Antalya, Muhittin Bocek, was hospitalised to one of the local hospitals, Daily Sabah reports. On August 17, 2020, Bocek was admitted to the hospital due to a coronavirus …

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Forest fires linger in Turkey’s resort towns days later

Only 13 wildfires remain out of dozens, but on Tuesday, Turkey still struggled to contain flames worsened by strong winds. Firefighters in six provinces have been battling various blazes since last Wednesday. The worst fires in terms of …

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Erdogan suspects arsons in Turkey’s forests

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan does not rule out that fires in the south of the country were caused by arsons. "We are thoroughly investigating the causes of the fires. If there are traitors who are capable of burning their …

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Huge forest fire erupts in Turkey's Antalya

Hectares of forestland were damaged which broke out in four separate locations on July 28 in Antalya’s Manavgat district. Many forest workers and firefighters are battling to contain the flames.  According …

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Judo Grand Prix moved from Azerbaijan to Turkey

The International Blind Sport Federation (IBSA) Judo Committee has moved its Grand Prix competition in Baku to Antalya due to COVID-19 restrictions. Despite the switch to Turkey, the event will still be organised by the National …

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Azerbaijani judoka wins Grand Slam gold

Judoka from Azerbaijan Zelim Katsoev (100 kg) in the final of the Grand Slam held in Antalya defeated Japanese Aaron Wola and won a gold medal. Another representative of the Azerbaijani team Ushangi Kokauri (over 100 kg) will fight for …

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Russia restarts air travel to Turkey’s resort cities

The first flight from Moscow to Antalya since Russia and Turkey imposed border restrictions aid the coronavirus pandemic, took off late on Sunday. It was operated by Rossiya carrier. A Boeing 747 plane was filled to capacity with …

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Antalya’s famous beach suffers from erosion - media

Turkey's famous Konyaaltı Beach in Antalya is facing an existential threat: coastal erosion. According to a study by Nihat Dipova, professor of geotechnics at Akdeniz University, 7.5-kilometer-long Konyaaltı Beach lost …

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Trainer aircraft crashes in Antalya

A civil trainer aircraft crashed today in the Manavgat district of Turkey's Antalya. No one was killed or injured in the accident, according to initial information provided by the provincial governor. Firefighters and medical …

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Russians get injured in Antalya

According to the Turkish media reports, a bus with tourists, most of whom were Russians, turned upside down in Antalya. “The bus with foreign tourists rolled over in the province of Antalya near the village of Aksu. 16 people were …

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Turkey’s Akseki hit by 3.5-magnitude earthquake

A 3.5-magnitude earthquake struck Akseki in Turkey’s Antalya Province this morning, according to the Turkish media. The quake was recorded at 06:03 local time. The outbreak lay at a depth of 6 kilometers. …

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