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Powerful quake shakes western Turkey

Officials says a quake with preliminary magnitude of 6.1 has shaken southwestern Turkey.

The Kandilli Observatory seismology centre says the quake's epicenter was off the coast of popular Aegean res

Turkish women protest plans to curb abortion


Thousands of demonstrators on Sunday staged the largest protest yet against plans by Turkey's Islamic-rooted government to curb abortion, which critics say will amount to a virtual ban.

Around 3,000

Turkish shampoo ad featuring Hitler sparks outrage


A Turkish shampoo commercial featuring Adolf Hitler has drawn outrage from Jewish groups worldwide and calls for it to be withdrawn immediately.

"It's totally unacceptable to make use of Hitler, t

One hurt in bomb blast near Turkish PM's office: TV


A bomb exploded on Monday near the offices of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara, lightly injuring one person, officials and media said.

The device, which was in a small plastic bo

French genocide bill discriminatory and racist: Turkey PM


Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday slammed as discriminatory and racist a bill passed by the French Senate making denial of the Armenian genocide a crime.

"The proposal adopted in

Nuclear talks 'most probably' in Istanbul: Iran

A new round of talks on Iran's controversial nuclear programme will ‘most probably’ take place in Istanbul, Teheran's foreign minister said during a visit to Turkey on Wednesday, Turkish media reporte

Gunman hijacks ferry with 20 onboard in Turkey

A lone hijacker claiming to have a bomb has hijacked a ferry off the western port city of Izmit with some 20 passengers on board on Saturday, an official said.

Ibrahim Karaosmanoglu, mayor for Izmit

Quake in Turkey kills five, topples buildings: official


A 5.6 magnitude earthquake killed five people in eastern Turkey late Wednesday, less than three weeks after a massive quake killed more than 600 in the same area, a government official said.


Quake hits eastern Turkey: television

A 6.6-magnitude earthquake jolted eastern Turkey on Sunday, reported the private NTV television.

Several houses were collapsed after the quake in Van province in eastern Turkey, said the Anatolia new

Up to 1,000 feared dead in 7.3 Turkey quake

An earthquake of 7.3 magnitude rocked eastern Turkey on Sunday, with a seimological institute estimating up to 1,000 people could lie dead under the rubble of dozens of collapsed buildings.

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