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Exodus from quake-hit Van as fresh tremor hits

Exodus from quake-hit Van as fresh tremor hits

Rental prices throughout eastern Turkey have been skyrocketing in response to demand driven by people seeking to escape Van after the province suffered two devastating earthquakes over the last month.

Comment(s)11/15/2011

Reporters laid to rest as Van hotel toll rises to 40

Reporters laid to rest as Van hotel toll rises to 40

As two reporters from Doğan News Agency, Sebahattin Yılmaz and Cem Emir were laid to rest in their hometowns, controversy over the safety of the Bayram Hotel they were staying at continues. So far no institutions or authorities accepted that they provided a passing grade in the damage assesment report

Comment(s)11/14/2011

Academics resign en-masse

Fifty-seven academics have resigned en masse from the Turkish Academy of Sciences (TÜBA) in protest of a statutory decree that annuls the institution’s autonomous member selection process while allegedly bringing it under tighter government control.

Comment(s)11/15/2011

An activist researches Istanbul construction

An activist researches Istanbul construction

Yaşar Adanalı, who received the Best Internet News Award, which is given within the framework of the seventh urbanization congress, is a scholar and activist. Adanalı works on how urbanization affects people’s lives.

Comment(s)11/11/2011

Former crisis center in Van hit by quake

Former crisis center in Van hit by quake

A police building that was originally constructed as a disaster center in the early 1980s was rendered unusable during the 7.2-magnitude earthquake that struck Van on Oct. 23, raising new questions about building codes in active seismic zones.

Comment(s)11/15/2011

5.7 quake kills at least 7, dozens trapped in eastern Turkey

5.7 quake kills at least 7, dozens trapped in eastern Turkey

Rescue workers have pulled out 24 survivors from the rubble of three buildings, collapsed by an earthquake in eastern Turkey, authorities said Thursday. At least seven were killed and dozens of others trapped.

Comment(s)11/10/2011

Father of suspect casts doubt on Dink trial’s fate

Father of suspect casts doubt on Dink trial’s fate

Bahattin Hayal, the father of a murder suspect in Hrant Dink trial, claims that his son was tricked by state officials into the murder and he will announce their names

Comment(s)11/15/2011

Foreign Minister thanks donor countries

Foreign Minister thanks donor countries

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu thanked all the countries that had helped Turkey after the eastern province of Van was hit by a devastating earthquake last month.

Comment(s)11/9/2011

Iranian bus attacked in Turkey, eight wounded

An Iranian passenger bus carrying 45 passengers was attacked early yesterday morning in the eastern province of Van’s Erciş district, resulting in injuries to eight passengers

Comment(s)11/15/2011

PKK ordered hit on İbrahim Tatlıses, prosecutor says

PKK ordered hit on İbrahim Tatlıses, prosecutor says

An Istanbul prosecutor today charged seven suspects with "disrupting the unity of state," in a probe into the shooting of singer İbrahim Tatlıses.

Comment(s)11/3/2011

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