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University hospital burns in Istanbul

A massive fire broke out inside the new building of the Istanbul University Medical College Hospital in Istanbul on Sunday afternoon, Gulf News reports. A battery of fire tenders rushed to the site of the incident. Police have …

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Istanbul mayor tests positive for Covid-19

Istanbul’s mayor, Ekrem Imamoglu, tested positive for coronavirus and has started treatment in hospital, municipality spokesman Murat Ongun said on Twitter, Bloomberg Quint informs. Imamoglu’s general health is good, Ongun said. The …

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Face masks mandatory in 3 Turkish provinces

Turkey has made it mandatory for people to wear face masks in public in three more provinces as part of measures to curb spread of the virus. In separate statements, the Istanbul, Ankara and Bursa Governorships made the …

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Georgian citizen dies in Istanbul

According to the Georgian First Channel, a Georgian citizen died yesterday as a result of an explosion in the boiler room in istanbul. It is specified that a victim is a 45-year-old resident of Georgia, whose name is not disclosed. A …

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Israeli plane lands in Turkey after 10-long pause

Israel’s flag carrier completed its first cargo flight to Turkey in 10 years, the latest sign of a thaw in ties between the two nations, the Israeli embassy in Turkey said on Twitter. An El-Al plane landed in Istanbul on Sunday, …

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Boeing accident in Istanbul kills 3 and injures 179

A Pegasus Airlines plane flying into Istanbul’s Sabiha Gokcen airport skidded off the end of a wet runway and broke into three pieces after landing yesterday, killing three people and injuring 179, Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin …

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4.7 earthquake hits Istanbul

A 4.7 magnitude earthquake hit Istanbul and the Marmara region Saturday, Daily Sabah reports. Turkey's Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) said the quake struck 22.7 kilometers (14 miles) south of Istanbul's …

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One killed in road accident on Tbilisi-Istanbul route

One individual has been killed and 22 received injuries in a road accident in Turkey involving a bus on the Tbilisi-Istanbul route yesterday. According to Rustavi 2, most of the passengers on the bus were Georgian citizens. 22 …

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Cargo ship collides into Istanbul coast

The Bosporus was closed for navigation due to an incident with the Liberian-flagged Songa Iridium cargo ship. The cargo ship heading from Odessa to Istanbul collided with shore, according to the NTV Channel.  …

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Turkey intends to hold Syria summit with Russia

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that Turkey intends to hold a separate summit with the participation of Russia  in February, along with a summit in Syria. "We will hold a summit on Syria with the participation …

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