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Military jet trainer crashes in western Turkey

A Turkish military jet trainer crashed on Friday in the Aegean Sea, the Turkish National Defense Ministry said. According to a ministry statement, the two pilots of the KT-1 type plane that crashed during its regular training flight …

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Torrential rain causes flash floods in Turkey's Izmir

Torrential rains caused flash floods Tuesday morning in Izmir, blocking main arteries in the downtown area and surrounding districts of Aliağa, Foça and Dikili. Calling the situation a disaster, the municipality urged residents …

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Twin earthquakes hit western Turkey

Twin earthquakes shook western Turkey on Monday morning off the country's Aegean Sea coast, according to the country's disaster agency. The Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) said on its website that the first …

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Buta Airways to increase frequency of flights to Izmir

Azerbaijan's low-cost airline 'Buta Airways' will increase the frequency of special flights operated on the Baku-Izmir-Baku route. Starting from December 10, the flights in this direction will be operated twice a week - …

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Common misfortune united Greece and Turkey

Rescue teams in the Turkish port city of Izmir are continuing to search for survivors of Friday's powerful earthquake, as officials say the death toll has increased to at least 64

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Death toll from Aegean Sea quake rises to 60

The powerful earthquake that hit the Aegean Sea on Friday has killed 58 people in Turkey, the country's disaster agency said Sunday. Two people also died on the Greek island of Samos, Greek authorities said, CNN reports. …

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Russian diaspora representative on earthquake in Izmir

As a result of an earthquake in Izmir, many local residents lost their homes - many buildings are on the verge of collapse. One of the victims, Anna Atik, head of the Russian-speaking Association for Friendship and Cooperation, RUSDER, told how …

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Death toll reaches 37 in quake that hit Turkey

Three young children and their mother were rescued alive from the rubble of a collapsed building in western Turkey on Saturday, some 23 hours after a powerful earthquake in the Aegean Sea killed at least 37 people and injured more than 800 …

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Number of earthquake victims rises in Turkey

The death toll from the quake, which also struck the Greek island of Samos, has risen to 27, with over 800 injured, BBC reports. Delicate operations to pull people from the rubble in Izmir are taking place as hundreds of aftershocks hit the …

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Powerful earthquake hits Turkey's Izmir

A magnitude 6.6 earthquake jolted Turkey's Aegean region on Friday, according to the nation’s disaster agency. The Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) said the quake occurred at 2.51 p.m. local time (11:51GMT) …

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Four die as boat sinks off Aegean Sea

Bodies of at least four people have been recovered after a boat carrying nine people sank in the Aegean Sea off Turkey’s western Izmir province, a security source said A total of 9 people were on board, said a source, who …

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Another quake hits western Turkey

A magnitude 4.8 earthquake rattled Manisa province in western Turkey this morning. The quake occurred at 05.43 local time, according to the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD).  It struck at a depth of 7 …

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Turkey’s Izmir hit by 3.2-magnitude quake

A 3.2-magnitude earthquake jolted Turkey’s Izmir Province at night, according to the Turkish media.   There have been no reports about victims. Chairman of the Izmir branch of the Chamber of Geological Engineers …

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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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