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Quake strikes off Turkey


June 11th, 2012 - 1:04 am ICT by IANS
Istanbul, June 10 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale struck off the coast of Turkey Sunday, but there was no immediate report of damage or casualty.The quake ... Read more...

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Unidentified gunmen attack Iranian bus in eastern Turkey, injuring 8


November 16th, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by BNO News
ANKARA (BNO NEWS) -- Unidentified gunmen attacked an Iranian bus in eastern Turkey on Tuesday, local media reported on Wednesday. Eight people, including a young child, were injured in the shooting.The attack ... Read more...

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Eight hurt as Iranian bus attacked in Turkey


November 16th, 2011 - 4:53 am ICT by IANS
Ankara, Nov 16 (IANS) Eight people were injured when an Iranian bus travelling to Syria was attacked by unidentified gunmen in eastern Turkey, Xinhua reported Tuesday.There were 40 passengers aboard ... Read more...

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Seven killed as magnitude-5.6 quake hits Turkey


November 10th, 2011 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
Ankara, Nov 10 (IANS) Seven people were killed and 23 injured after a quake measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale hit eastern Turkey, the government said Thursday. According to the Prime ... Read more...

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Turkey quake death toll surpasses 600


October 31st, 2011 - 11:13 pm ICT by BNO News
VAN, TURKEY (BNO NEWS) -- The death toll as a result of a powerful earthquake which devastated eastern Turkey earlier this month has surpassed 600, officials said on Monday. It is feared ... Read more...

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$50 mn Saudi aid for Turkey quake survivors


October 28th, 2011 - 3:46 am ICT by IANS
Riyadh, Oct 28 (IANS) Saudi Arabia will give $50 million for quake relief in Turkey, the official media reported.The offer was announced Thursday by Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al ... Read more...

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Pope reaches out to Turkey quake victims


October 27th, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Vatican City, Oct 27 (IANS/AKI) Pope Benedict XVI has reached out to victims of the earthquake that struck eastern Turkey, asking for divine support in rescue efforts."At this time our ... Read more...

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Turkey quake toll reaches 279


October 25th, 2011 - 12:55 am ICT by IANS
Ankara, Oct 24 (IANS) Hundreds of people are still believed to be buried under the rubble as the toll in Sunday's 7.2 magnitude earthquake in eastern Turkey rose to ... Read more...

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Up to 1,000 feared dead after powerful quake devastates eastern Turkey


October 23rd, 2011 - 6:08 pm ICT by BNO News
VAN, TURKEY (BNO NEWS) -- Hundreds of people are feared to have been killed after a powerful earthquake struck eastern Turkey on early Sunday afternoon, seismologists and officials said. Scores of buildings ... Read more...

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Turkish pipeline explosion halts gas exports from Iran


August 12th, 2011 - 11:31 pm ICT by BNO News
TEHRAN (BNO NEWS) -- Iranian gas flow to Turkey was halted on Friday after an explosion damaged a pipeline in eastern Turkey, Iranian state-run media reported.Firefighters were dispatched to the scene and ... Read more...

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Turkish jets bomb targets in northern Iraq


June 21st, 2010 - 3:05 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, June 21 (IANS) Two Turkish warplanes bombed several areas in Iraq's northern Kurdish mountainous region, a media report said. The fighter jets bombarded the Sidakan district in Arbil province, Xinhua reported citing ... 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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Noah’s ark discovery ‘a hoax’?


April 29th, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 29 (ANI): An American ark-hunter claims that the latest discovery of Noah's ark in eastern Turkey could be a hoax.A group of Chinese and Turkish explorers had announced this week ... Read more...

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Clock ticking for Istanbul quake


March 13th, 2010 - 3:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 13 (ANI): Reports indicate that the clock is ticking for an earthquake to strike the city of Istanbul in Turkey.The magnitude-6.1 earthquake that hit eastern Turkey on March 8 ... Read more...

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Aftershocks hamper rescue efforts in quake-hit Turkey


March 9th, 2010 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Istanbul, March 9 (IANS/AKI) More than 40 aftershocks have struck eastern Turkey, hampering rescue operations in the region, where several people have been trapped since Monday's earthquake that killed at least 51 ... Read more...

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Toll in Turkey quake rises to 57 (Lead)


March 8th, 2010 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Ankara, March 8 (IANS) The toll in a 6.0-magnitude earthquake which hit Elazig province of eastern Turkey Monday has risen to 57, media reports said. Turkish newspaper Hurriyet Daily News cited a local ... Read more...

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Strong earthquake kills at least 57, injures nearly 100 in eastern Turkey


March 8th, 2010 - 4:16 pm ICT by BNO News
ANKARA (BNO NEWS) -- A strong earthquake tumbled scores of buildings in the eastern Turkish province of Elazig on early Monday, killing dozens of people as they were sleeping inside their homes. ... Read more...

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Strong quake kills 41, injures nearly 100 in eastern Turkey


March 8th, 2010 - 3:09 pm ICT by BNO News
ANKARA (BNO NEWS) -- A strong earthquake tumbled scores of buildings in the eastern Turkish province of Elazig on early Monday, killing people as they were sleeping inside their homes. Others have ... Read more...

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38 killed in Turkey earthquake


March 8th, 2010 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Ankara, March 8 (IANS) Thirty-eight people were killed Monday in a 6.0-magnitude earthquake which hit Elazig province of eastern Turkey, media reports said. NTV channel reported 38 deaths while the semi-official Anatolia news ... Read more...

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At least eight die in eastern Turkey quake


March 8th, 2010 - 12:13 pm ICT by BNO News
ANKARA (BNO NEWS) -- At least eight people were killed when a strong earthquake struck eastern Turkey on early Monday, seismologists and officials said.The Kandilli Earthquake Research Institute and Observatory said the ... Read more...

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At least five die in eastern Turkey quake


March 8th, 2010 - 11:16 am ICT by BNO News
ANKARA (BNO NEWS) -- At least five people were killed when a strong earthquake struck eastern Turkey on early Monday, seismologists and officials said.The Kandilli Earthquake Research Institute and Observatory said the ... Read more...

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Strong earthquake rocks eastern Turkey (Update)


March 8th, 2010 - 10:22 am ICT by BNO News
ANKARA (BNO NEWS) -- A strong earthquake struck eastern Turkey on early Monday, seismologists said. There was no immediate word on damage or casualties.The Kandilli Earthquake Research Institute and Observatory said the ... Read more...

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Moderate to strong earthquake rocks eastern Turkey


March 8th, 2010 - 9:55 am ICT by BNO News
ANKARA (BNO NEWS) -- A moderate to strong earthquake struck eastern Turkey on early Monday, seismologists said, but there were conflicting reports on its precise magnitude. There was no immediate word on ... Read more...

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Suzlon bags order from Turkish firm


October 6th, 2009 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 6 (IANS) Wind turbine manufacturer Suzlon Energy Tuesday said it has bagged an order from Turkey-based Ayen Enerji to supply and install 27 turbines. The turbines, which will have a combined ... Read more...

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Sultan Kosen Declared As The World’s Tallest Man


September 17th, 2009 - 7:45 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey The Guinness Book of World Record officially declared Sultan Kosen as the world's tallest man.According to sources, Kosen who hails from the town of Mardin in Eastern Turkey is ... Read more...

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Helicopter carrying ultra-nationalist political party leader crashes in Eastern Turkey


March 26th, 2009 - 2:14 am ICT by admin
A helicopter carrying Muhsin Yazicioglu, leader of the Great Unity Party, has crashed in southeastern Turkey as reported by the local media.The helicopter was carrying 6 people, all on board were at ... Read more...

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14 rebels killed in eastern Turkey


August 27th, 2008 - 4:43 am ICT by IANS
Ankara, Aug 27 (Xinhua) At least 14 rebels of the outlawed Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK) were killed Tuesday in a clash with the security forces in eastern Turkey, a media report said.Five ... Read more...

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Eight troopers killed in land mine explosion in Turkey


August 11th, 2008 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Ankara, Aug 11 (Xinhua) Eight Turkish security force soldiers were killed and three others injured in a land mine explosion in eastern Turkey Monday, the semi-official Anatolia news agency reported. The land ... Read more...

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Kurdish rebels free three German hostages


July 20th, 2008 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Berlin/Istanbul, July 20 (DPA) Three German mountaineers seized by Kurdish rebels in eastern Turkey have been freed after 12 days in captivity, German and Turkish officials confirmed Sunday. Lars Holger Renne, 33, ... Read more...

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Abductions highlight Turkey’s ongoing civil conflict


July 15th, 2008 - 9:38 am ICT by IANS
DPA Ankara, July 15 (DPA) The abduction of three German mountaineers from their tents at a base camp on Mount Ararat in eastern Turkey has brought back into the spotlight the issue of ... Read more...

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Cold spell not due to climate change, says expert


February 16th, 2008 - 1:59 pm ICT by admin
By K. Jayaraman Bangalore, Feb 16 (IANS) Freezing temperatures in Delhi, record snowfall in Kashmir and the biting cold in Mumbai over the last few days is not a result of climate change ... Read more...

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