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Oxygen ventilator explodes in hospital treating Covid-19 patients, 9 dead

Nine people died after an oxygen ventilator exploded at a hospital treating coronavirus patients in southern Turkey, which occurred in the early hours of Saturday morning and was quickly put out. The explosion caused a fire in the intensive care unit of the private Sanko University Hospital in Gaziantep, officials said. At least one of […]

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United States imposes SANCTIONS on Turkey over purchase of S-400 missile defence system from Russia

Trump’s administration imposed sanctions on its NATO ally Turkey over its purchase of a Russian air defence system, setting the stage for a further confrontation between the two nations as President-elect Joe Biden prepares to take office. The move comes at a delicate time in relations between Washington and Ankara, which have been at odds […]

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Death toll from Aegean Sea earthquake rises to 85

The casualty after the powerful earthquake hit the Aegean Sea has risen to at least 85. On Monday, a three-year-old girl was rescued from a collapsed building in the western Turkish city of Izmir. Rescuers pulled the girl, Elif, out of the rubble, then took her on a stretcher to an ambulance as emergency crews […]

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Powerful earthquake hits Turkey and Greece, triggers mini-tsunami. Scores injured.

A powerful earthquake caused chaos in Turkey and Greece. Land near Turkey’s Aegean coast and north of the Greek island of Samos shook destroying a number of houses. 7.0 magnitude tremor was centred off Turkey’s Izmir province, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said. The USGS said the quake struck at a depth of 10km and […]

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Russian air strikes in northern Syria have killed dozens of Turkish-backed militia fighters

Russian air strikes in northern Syria have killed more than 50 Turkish-backed militia fighters in the mainly rebel-held province of Idlib, reports say. Many others were wounded in the attack, which marks an escalation of violence in the region. A training base for an Islamist group called Faylaq al-Sham was hit. The assault puts at […]

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Turkish President Erdogan calls for a boycott of French goods amid Islam row

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called for a boycott of French goods amid a row over France’s tougher stance on radical Islam. In a televised speech, he urged world leaders to protect Muslims “if there is oppression against Muslims in France”. Mr Erdogan has angrily criticised his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron for pledging to […]

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Armenia allege Turkish F-16 jet shot down Armenian SU-25 over Nagorno-Karabakh region

Armenia alleged a Turkish jet of shooting down one of its fighter jets in a major escalation of the conflict over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region. The Armenian foreign ministry said the pilot of the Soviet-made SU-25 died after being hit by the Turkish F-16 in Armenian air space. Turkey, which is backing Azerbaijan in the […]

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Turkey converts another former Istanbul Church into Muslim place of worship

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ordered another ancient Orthodox Church that became a mosque and then a popular Istanbul museum to be turned back into a Muslim place of worship. The decision to transform Kariye Museum into a mosque came just a month after a similarly controversial conversion for the UNESCO World Heritage-recognised Hagia Sophia. […]

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Jamal Khashoggi’s children ‘pardon’ their father’s killers but fiancée rejects forgiveness

The children of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi have publicly forgiven their father’s killers, sparing five government agents from death penalty. Salah Khashoggi, the late Saudi critic’s eldest son, posted the pardon in a tweet on Friday. “On this virtuous night of (Ramadan), we recall the words of God Almighty … whoever pardons and makes […]

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Hundreds of SHEEP overrun Turkish city amid coronavirus lockdown

Residents of Samson, situated on the northern coast of Turkey, were surprised over the weekend when they looked out of their windows to see a huge flock of sheep overrunning the streets below. As people were staying in-doors due to the country’s coronavirus lockdown, a huge number of sheep were seen flocking into the city, […]

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Viral Pictures: Stray mother cat brings her sick kitten to hospital, staff rushes to their aid

In a heartwarming incident, hospital staff rushed to the aid of a stray mother cat who carried her sick kitten to the facility. The incident occurred in Istanbul in Turkey – a city that is home to thousands of stray cats. Photos that have gone massively viral on social media show the mother cat in […]

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Cow gets life perspective by strolling on the roofs

A cow took a stroll on the rooftops of a village under voluntary quarantine in Turkey’s eastern province of Bayburt on Sunday as local villagers remained at home. Villagers alerted the owner of the cow who chased it and managed to take it back to his barn after it strolled along three rooftops of conjoined […]