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Buildings damaged, streets flooded as quake hits Turkey’s Izmir

A strong earthquake struck the Aegean Sea on Friday (October 30) and was felt in both Greece and Turkey, where some buildings collapsed in the coastal province of Izmir, authorities said. Reuters video showed...

US’s Pompeo to Turkey: “illegal drilling is unacceptable”

"We want to make sure that rules govern international exploration in the Mediterranean Sea's energy resources and that no country can hold Europe hostage," Pompeo said. "We have told the Turks that illegal drilling is unacceptable and we'll continue to...

Malaysia’s Mahathir holds talks with Erdogan in Turkey visit to improve ties

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan held talks in Ankara to improve their trade and defense ties on Thursday. Among the issues discussed during the bilateral meeting was the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Mahathir is also due to hold...

Fifteen migrants killed, 52 wounded in southeast Turkey bus crash

The minibus carrying the migrants went off the road and rolled into a ditch in the southern province of Van. The destination of the bus and the nationalities of the migrants were not immediately clear. Turkish broadcaster NTV quoted Van...

First shipment of S-400 missile parts arrive in Ankara

A Russian Air Force AN-124 cargo plane had flown to Turkey early on Friday morning and was last tracked approaching Ankara, data from Flightradar24 website showed. Turkish broadcasters showed footage of the plane at the Murted Air Base. Turkey's purchase...

Algerian man saves baby falling from 2nd-floor window in Turkey

The Syrian toddler Doha Muhammed was caught by 17-year-old Algerian immigrant Feuzi Zabaat who noticed she was about to fall from the window of her home in the Fatih district of Istanbul. Zabaat, who was working in a frame workshop...

Turkey begins transfer to giant new Istanbul airport

Authorities plan to shift flights from the city's Ataturk Airport, on the edge of the Sea of Marmara, to the new airport 30 km (20 miles) north on the Black Sea shores, in a mammoth 45-hour transfer operation that...

Security cameras capture moment a 5.6 quake hits western Turkey

There were no immediate reports of casualties, according to mayors and administrators of districts at and around the epicenter of the tremor, speaking on broadcaster NTV. Turkey's Kandilli Observatory said the earthquake, which struck at 9:34 a.m.(0634 GMT), was 5...

Turkey’s fairytale castles win reprieve after bankruptcy

The Burj el Babas project, about 200 km east of Istanbul, was intended to be a luxury housing development boasting rows upon rows of cream-colored castles with grey turrets, all built around a shopping mall and hotel. But delays in...
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U.S. Senate’s Schumer says Trump impeachment trial will be fair but move quickly

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said on Sunday (January 24) that former President Donald Trump's approaching second impeachment trial in the...

Protesters in New York show solidarity with mass demonstrations in Russia

A group of protesters in New York came out in solidarity with their counterparts in Russia who on Saturday (January 23) demonstrated...