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Turkish firefighters battle massive blaze near the Aegean coastal resort of Marmaris

Turkish firefighters were battling a blaze for a third day Friday near the Aegean coastal resort of Marmaris, in the same area that was hit last year by the worst fires in the country’s history. Footage showed smoke billowing from hills as the blaze spread through the woodlands in the sparsely populated area, with helicopters […]

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Project trains rats to find survivors trapped under rubble after earthquake

A unique science project is training rats to save people trapped during earthquakes. These rats will be wearing tiny backpacks, containing microphones and location trackers so that rescuers can trace their location and also speak to them. The rodents have been trained to respond to beeping sounds. Dubbed as ‘Hero Rats,’ Glasgow-based Dr Donna Kean […]

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Turkey warns international community about passing of warships through its straits

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has warned the international community about passing of warships through the country’s straits since the war between Russia and Ukraine started. He said that Ankara has been implementing an international pact on naval passage to the Black Sea. Under the 1936 Montreux Convention, Turkey has control over the Dardanelles and […]

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Russia’s Invasion Of Ukraine: Bomb hits Turkish ship off the coast of Odessa in Ukraine

A Turkish ship was struck by a bomb off the coast of Odessa in Ukraine after Vladimir Putin launched an ‘onslaught on the free and sovereign nation’. There were no casualties and it is safely en route into Romanian waters, Turkey’s Maritime General Directorate said. “Upon information that the Marshall Islands-flagged Turkish-owned Yasa Jupiter ship […]

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12 migrants found frozen to death, sparking row between Turkey and Greece

Twelve migrants were found dead in a small Turkish town near the border with Greece, officials said on Wednesday, a week after a rare winter storm blanketed both countries in snow. Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said the dozen migrants froze to death in Ipsala, a border town often used by migrants seeking to enter […]

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Rare Mediterranean snowstorm shuts Istanbul Airport, flight operations affected

Europe’s busiest airport shut down in Istanbul as a rare snowstorm blanketed swathes of the eastern Mediterranean region, causing blackouts and traffic havoc. The closure of Istanbul Airport, where the roof of one of the cargo terminals collapsed under the heavy snow, causing no injuries, grounded flights stretching from the Middle East and Africa to […]

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Turkey: 86-year-old bridge stolen in Ankara secretly without drawing attention

Stealing an entire bridge is not an easy feat but getting away with bits and pieces of small, primitive bridges is not a big deal for thieves. A suspect in the Turkish capital Ankara proved that you can remove an entire bridge without drawing attention. However, the perpetrator Z.K., a junk collector, was ultimately captured […]

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Ahmet Calik: Former Turkey international footballer dies in traffic accident, he was 27

Former Turkey international Ahmet Calik has died at the age of 27, his former club Konyaspor confirmed on Tuesday. “We are deeply saddened by the loss of our football player Ahmet Çalik, who has won the love of our fans and our city since the first day he came to our Konyaspor. Our condolences to […]

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Why ‘Turkey’ wants to change its name to ‘Turkiye’?

Earlier this month, Turkiye’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan issued a communique, tweaking the country’s internationally recognised name from “Turkey” to Turkiye. “The word Turkiye represents and expresses the culture, civilisation, and values of the Turkish nation in the best way,” said the communique. Type “Turkey” into Google, and you will get a muddled set of […]

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Turkey’s lira plunges to new low in anticipation of another rate cut

Turkey’s lira crashed as much as 7% to a record near 15 to the dollar on Monday before whip-sawing back after the central bank intervened, gripped by worries over President Tayyip Erdogan’s risky new economic policy and prospects of another rate cut. The central bank said it entered the market to sell dollars for the […]

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Woman falls to her death after losing balance while posing for selfie at bridge from James Bond film Skyfall

A 21-year-old woman fell to her death after losing her balance while taking a snap near the bridge from James Bond film Skyfall in the Turkish province of Adana. Hatice Nur Karabulut had been with her cousin Mazlum Sozeri, 26, close to the village of Hacikiri in the district of Karaisali when tragedy struck. The […]

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Smaller-sized turkeys maybe in short supply this Thanksgiving, study forecasts

A major poultry producer is warning that some turkeys may be in short supply this Thanksgiving. The demand for smaller-size turkeys is on the rise as the restrictions due to the pandemic has made large-family gatherings smaller. “Last year there was a lot more smaller turkey demand because of Covid,” Angela Wilson owned Avenado’s Holly […]