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1200 people hurt from Turkey earthquake

The death toll from a strong earthquake that rocked eastern Turkey has climbed to 22, as rescue crews searched for people who remained trapped under the rubble of collapsed buildings, officials said, 9 News reports. Speaking at a …

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Turkish rescuers pulled out 42 people from under rubble

Major search and rescue efforts are underway in eastern Turkey after it was rocked by a 6.8 magnitude earthquake late Friday evening. At least 22 people have died, the country's Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) …

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Erdoğan arrives in quake-hit  province

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Saturday arrived in Turkey's eastern province of Elazig that was hit by a deadly earthquake on Friday, Yeni Safak reports. Erdoğan canceled his scheduled attendance at the 33rd general …

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Tehran offers Ankara help in connection with earthquake

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that Tehran is ready to assist Turkey in eliminating the effects of a strong earthquake, as a result of which more than 20 people died. The diplomat offered help during a telephone …

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Death toll rises to 21 in eastern Turkey earthquake

At least 21 people were killed and more than 1,030 injured Friday after a deadly earthquake rattled eastern Turkey, according to authorities, Yeni Safak reports. The 6.8-magnitude quake hit eastern Elazig province at 8.55 p.m. local …

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FETÖ-linked police members detained in Turkey

Police detained 40 former police over alleged links to the FETÖ, the group behind the 2016 defeated coup attempt in Turkey, security sources said. The expelled police members were detained in the Konya, Gaziantep, Kayseri, …

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China's coronavirus poses no threat to Turkey

Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said that the coronavirus originating in China is not of any particular risk to Turkey. He said that Turkish authorities will quarantine infected patients from China should …

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