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Iranian-Turkish border hit by earthquake

A 3.1-magnitude earthquake has struck near the Iranian-Turkish border, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center said. The earthquake was centered some 94 kilometers east of Turkey's Van province and 165 kilometers west of …

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Turkey’s Van hit by 3.5-magnitude earthquake

A 3.5-magnitude earthquake jolted Turkey’s Van Province at night, according to the Turkish media. The quake was recorded in Başkale at 01:44 local time. The seismic center was located at a depth of 7.2 kilometers. …

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Three Turkish mayors fired for suspected PKK links

Turkish authorities fired mayors of Diyarbakir, Mardin and Van for alleged ties to the PKK, a Kurdish group classified as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the country's Interior Ministry said. The pro-Kurdish …

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Turkey's Van hit by 4.0-magnitude earthquake

A 4.0 magnitude earthquake struck Turkey's Van province, Turkish media reported. The earthquake hit the Saray district of the province. The seismic center was located at a depth of 11,25 kilometers, No victims or …

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Nearly 60 kilograms of heroin seized in Turkey's Van

Turkey’s Van provincial police confiscated 59 kilograms of heroin as part of an operation against drug traffickers, the police said today. According to the message, three people were detained during the operation. A …

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Another bus accident in Turkey

A passenger bus overturned in the eastern Turkish province of Van. According to preliminary data, two people were killed in the accident and 21 people were injured, the Turkish media reported. The health condition of …

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Almost 60 kg of heroin found in Turkey's Van

A total of 59 kilograms of heroin were confiscated in Turkey’s south-eastern Van province, the province police said in a statement. One person was detained during the operation. Operations against drug traffickers in the Van …

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Fire at Turkish Van airport

A fire has broken out at the Van Ferit Melen Airport in eastern Turkey's Van Province, the country’s media reported. As a result of the fire, one citizen of Turkey got poisoned with carbon monoxide. The fire has been …

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Operations against PKK being held in eastern Turkey

Turkish security forces launched an operation against PKK militants in the eastern provinces of Bitlis, Van, Erzincan and Mus. At least seven PKK terrorists were killed during a counterterrorism operation. In addition, …

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4.4-point earthquake hits Turkey's Van

An earthquake shook Turkey's eastern province of Van on Wednesday. A magnitude 4.4 earthquake was registered at around 04:58 a.m. at a depth of 5 km, Turkish media reported. No injuries have been reported …

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Turkish soldier killed in PKK attack

At least one Turkish soldier has been killed and six wounded in an attack on a military convoy in eastern Turkey carried out by the Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK) militants. The militants used rocket launchers to attack the convoy …

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Van mayor detained in Turkey’s southeast

Turkish police detained the mayor of the southeastern Turkish city of Van, Bekir Kaya, security sources said, a day after arresting two other regional mayors in a crackdown on politicians accused of having links to the …

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Urartian sewage system unearthed in Van

An ancient Urartian sewage system, which was first discovered during excavations in 2004 in the Çavuştepe Castle in the eastern province of Van, has been unearthed, Hurriyet reports. This year’s works in the castle in the …

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 Train explosion southeast Turkey leaves 2 injured

A bomb supposedly planted by the Kurdistan Workers Party terrorist group struck a freight train in the Van province, resulting in two members of the train crew injured. The bomb on the tracks badly damaged the locomotive and derailed …

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Military convoy in Turkey's Van attacked

A military convoy in Turkey was damaged by an explosion of a remote-controlled, homemade mine, set up by members of Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) terrorist group in Turkey’s Van province. No casualties have been reported, …

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