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Turkey not ready for big quake, 7 million buildings ‘unsafe,’ says union of architects

Turkey not ready for big quake, 7 million buildings ‘unsafe,’ says union of architects

Turkey is not ready for next big earthquake as seven millions dwellings in the country, including two million in Istanbul, are “unsafe,” the Istanbul office of the Union of Architects and Engineers of Turkey (TMMOB) stated on Aug. 15.

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Saudi Prince rides bicycle on streets of Turkish resort Bodrum during holiday

Saudi Prince rides bicycle on streets of Turkish resort Bodrum during holiday

Saudi Prince Talal bin Abdulaziz al-Saud was photographed riding a bicycle on the streets of the Aegean province of Muğla’s Bodrum during his holiday.

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Two anti-tank missiles seized in PKK hideout in Turkey’s Şırnak

Two anti-tank missiles seized in PKK hideout in Turkey’s Şırnak

Turkish security forces seized two Swedish-made AT-4 missiles in the southeastern province of Şırnak’s Uludere district in a search conducted against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), the Turkish General Staff said in a statement on Aug. 16.

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Four people killed after vehicle collides with lorry in Turkey’s Kocaeli

Four people killed after vehicle collides with lorry in Turkey’s Kocaeli

Four people were killed and another was wounded in a traffic accident after a vehicle collided with a lorry in the Marmara province of Kocaeli on Aug. 15.

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24 hectares of ODTÜ forest land to be destroyed with tunnel project: University rector

24 hectares of ODTÜ forest land to be destroyed with tunnel project: University rector

A tunnel project of 2.1 kilometers in length passing through the Middle East Technical University (ODTÜ) in the Turkish capital Ankara will destroy around 24 hectares of the university’s forest land, the university’s rector, Prof. Dr. Mustafa Verşan Kök, said on Aug. 15.

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Turkey under the monopoly of men aged above 55, renowned social entrepreneur says

Turkey under the monopoly of men aged above 55, renowned social entrepreneur says

All areas in Turkey are under the “monopoly” of men above the age of 55, with women and youth being pushed back into the background, which is why society “cannot improve itself,” İbrahim Betil, the former head of the Educational Volunteers Foundation of Turkey (TEGV) and the founder of the Community Volunteers Foundation (TOG), said in an exclusive interview.

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Armenian church in Istanbul hit by storm awaits permission to get repaired

Armenian church in Istanbul hit by storm awaits permission to get repaired

Kuzguncuk was a multicultural neighborhood in Istanbul’s Üsküdar up until the 1960s. The alleys are still full of old Rum houses and are home to two big Armenian churches, a Greek Orthodox church and several Jewish synagogues spread around the quarter.

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Interior Ministry to investigate negligence allegations in killing of Turkish boy by PKK

Interior Ministry to investigate negligence allegations in killing of Turkish boy by PKK

The Interior Ministry will send a team of inspectors to the Black Sea province of Trabzon to investigate allegations of negligence in the recent killing of a 15-year-old boy by the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK)

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Gendarmerie seeks help from locals to capture PKK militants prior to Bülbül's killing: Village head

Gendarmerie seeks help from locals to capture PKK militants prior to Bülbül's killing: Village head

The head of the village (“muhtar”), where Eren Bülbül, the 15-year-old boy recently killed by the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) was residing, told Doğan News Agency in an interview that security forces had asked him two days prior to the incident to refer two people who knew the area well and that no one wanted to participate in the operation out of fear.

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Seven killed, 11 injured after crane falls on minibus in eastern Turkey’s Ağrı

Seven killed, 11 injured after crane falls on minibus in eastern Turkey’s Ağrı

A crane on a trucking rig fell onto a minibus in the Tutak district of the eastern province of Ağrı on Aug. 14, killing seven people and injuring eleven others.

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