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People saved from burning ship off Turkey


August 4th, 2012 - 5:35 am ICT by IANS
Istanbul, Aug 4 (IANS) Passengers and crew of a luxury cruise ship were evacuated after a huge fire engulfed the vessel off Turkey Friday.The ship carrying 100 people caught fire ... Read more...

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Terror attack foiled in Turkey


July 8th, 2012 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
Ankara, July 7 (IANS) A major terror attack was foiled Saturday when Turkish security forces seized 150 kg of explosives in the southeastern province of Diyarbakir, Xinhua reported.Security forces found ... Read more...

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47 tonnes of hashish seized in Turkey in 2011


March 15th, 2012 - 1:18 am ICT by IANS
Ankara, March 14 (IANS) A total of 46.9 tonnes of hashish and 6.4 tonnes of heroin were seized by police in Turkey in 2011, the Anatolia news agency reported.Police detained ... Read more...

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Limb transplant patient dies in Turkey


February 28th, 2012 - 8:36 am ICT by IANS
Ankara, Feb 28 (IANS) The patient who received the world's first quadruple limb transplant in a university hospital in Ankara died Monday.Sevket Cavdar died "despite all precautions and intensive care ... Read more...

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Turkey donates 85 homes to flood-hit Pakistani city


January 28th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Ankara, Jan 28 (IANS) A humanitarian foundation in Turkey has donated 85 homes to a Pakistani city devastated by floods in 2010 and 2011, the Anatolia news agency reported Saturday.The ... Read more...

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Turkey conducts its first face transplant


January 22nd, 2012 - 9:40 am ICT by IANS
Ankara, Jan 22 (IANS) Doctors in Turkey Saturday began the country's first ever face transplant surgery on a 19-year-old Turkish national, the Anatolia news agency reported.The face of a 45-year-old ... Read more...

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Russian tourist dies in Turkey


September 21st, 2011 - 10:15 am ICT by IANS
Ankara, Sep 21 (IANS) One Russian man was killed and 17 others wounded when a bus carrying Russian tourists overturned in Turkey, the Anatolia news agency reported.The accident took place ... Read more...

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Apostle St. Philip’s tomb found in Turkey


July 27th, 2011 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Istanbul, July 27 (IANS) The tomb of Saint Philip, one of the 12 apostles of Jesus Christ, has been discovered in Turkey, the Anatolia news agency reported Wednesday.The discovery was ... Read more...

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Yacht owned by founder of Turkey used by prostitution ring


December 21st, 2010 - 6:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 21 (ANI): A yacht that belonged to the late founder of modern Turkey, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, is said to have been used by an international prostitution ring catering to rich ... Read more...

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Blast in Turkey leather factory


October 4th, 2010 - 7:19 am ICT by IANS
Ankara, Oct 4 (IANS) At least three people died and five were injured in a blast at a leather factory in Turkey Sunday, a media report said.Two workers were killed when the ... Read more...

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Turkish ship crashes in Greek port


September 16th, 2010 - 7:32 am ICT by IANS
Athens, Sep 16 (IANS) A Turkish ship with 213 people onboard crashed at a port in Greece, injuring 30 people of whom 20 were Britons, officials said. The accident occurred Wednesday when the ... Read more...

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13 killed in car crash in Istanbul


September 14th, 2010 - 8:33 am ICT by IANS
Istanbul, Sep 14 (IANS) A car accident in an industrial area in Turkey's largest city of Istanbul killed 13 people and injured 13, a media report said. A passenger van was hit by ... Read more...

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77 kg heroin seized in Turkey


August 28th, 2010 - 5:03 am ICT by IANS
Ankara, Aug 28 (IANS) Police in Turkey's largest city of Istanbul confiscated around 77 kg of heroin and detained six suspects in a major anti-drug operation. Police also conducted raids Friday in the ... Read more...

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165 kg heroin seized in Turkey


June 11th, 2010 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
Ankara, June 11 (IANS) At least 165 kg of heroin was seized and 11 people detained for drug trafficking in Turkey Friday, an official said. The drug was found stashed inside a truck ... Read more...

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10 held, 400 kg drugs seized in Turkey


June 9th, 2010 - 6:52 am ICT by IANS
Ankara, June 9 (IANS) Ten people were arrested and more than 400 kg of contraband drugs was seized from different areas in Turkey Tuesday, Anatolia news agency reported. Acting on a tip-off, an ... Read more...

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Archaeologists find 5,000-year-old Venus figure in Turkey


September 27th, 2009 - 12:26 pm ICT by ANI
Ankara (Turkey), September 27 (ANI): A team of archaeologists has found a 5,000-year-old Venus figure as part of an excavation being carried out in Canakkale's Ezine district in Turkey.According to a ... Read more...

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Flash floods kill 31 in Turkey


September 10th, 2009 - 4:29 am ICT by IANS
Ankara, Sep 10 (Xinhua) Thirty-one people have been killed in flash floods caused by heavy rains in northwest Turkey, the Anatolia news agency reported Wednesday citing Turkish prime minister. Twenty-six people were killed ... Read more...

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16,000 year-old mother goddess figurine excavated in Turkey


August 18th, 2009 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Ankara (Turkey), August 18 (ANI): Archeologists have unearthed a 16,000 year-old mother goddess figurine during excavations in Direkli Cave in the southern province of Kahramanmaras in Turkey.According to a report in ... Read more...

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Jewish temple found in Turkey may date back to 3rd century AD


August 13th, 2009 - 4:09 pm ICT by ANI
Ankara (Turkey), August 13 (ANI): Archaeologists have uncovered a centuries-old Jewish temple in Antalya, Turkey, which may date back to the 3rd century AD.According to a report in Today's Zaman, ongoing excavations ... Read more...

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Turkish court orders violent husband to give flowers to wife


June 22nd, 2009 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Ankara, June 22 (RIA Novosti) A court in southeast Turkey has ordered a man charged with domestic violence to give his wife flowers, regional media reported Monday. Hayrettin Cetintas was handed the unusual ... Read more...

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Turkish planes strike Kurdish targets in Iraq


February 6th, 2009 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Ankara, Feb 6 (Xinhua) Turkish planes have carried out air strikes against Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK) targets in northern Iraq, the Anatolia news agency reported Friday quoting the Turkish General Staff. General ... Read more...

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Ancient Roman palace excavated in Turkey


October 15th, 2008 - 3:49 pm ICT by ANI
Istanbul, Oct 15 (ANI): Excavation work in southeastern Sanliurfa province in Turkey has led to the discovery of a Roman palace (fifth to sixth century A.D.) and floor mosaics, which feature ... Read more...

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Mild earthquake rocks Turkey


July 10th, 2008 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Ankara, July 10 (Xinhua) A mild earthquake measuring 4.9 on the Richter scale Thursday jolted the western parts of Turkey, a media report said. The quake occurred at 0749 GMT and rocked ... Read more...

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