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Turkey searches for last people missing from quake that killed at least 38

26 Jan 2020

ELAZIG, Turkey A woman and her young child were pulled out alive from under a collapsed building before Turkey began winding down its rescue operation on Sunday following an earthquake that killed at least 38 people.

Rescuers pull dozens from rubble as Turkey quake death toll hits 31

26 Jan 2020

ELAZIG, Turkey, Jan 26 Rescue teams working through the night in sub-zero temperatures pulled 45 people from collapsed buildings, Turkey's disaster authority said on Sunday, as the death toll from a powerful earthquake in the country's east rose to 31.

Rescuers dig for survivors after Turkey quake kills at least 29

26 Jan 2020

ELAZIG, Turkey Rescuers searched on Saturday for survivors trapped under the rubble of collapsed buildings after a powerful earthquake hit eastern Turkey late on Friday, killing 29 people and injuring more than 1,400. | Video

Death toll up to 20 after strong earthquake jolts eastern Turkey

25 Jan 2020

ELAZIG, Turkey, Jan 25 A powerful earthquake struck eastern Turkey late on Friday, killing at least 20 people and collapsing buildings in towns near the centre of the tremor, which was strong enough to be felt in several neighbouring countries.

Powerful earthquake jolts eastern Turkey, killing 18

25 Jan 2020

ELAZIG, Turkey A powerful earthquake struck eastern Turkey on Friday, killing at least 18 people and collapsing buildings in affected towns near the centre of the tremor, which was strong enough to be felt in several neighbouring countries.

Turkish police use water cannon, batons on Kurdish protesters

20 Aug 2019

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey Riot police fired water cannon and tear gas to disperse protesters demonstrating in southeast Turkey on Tuesday against the ousting of three Kurdish mayors five months after they were elected.

Turkey ousts three Kurdish mayors for suspected militant links, launches security operation

19 Aug 2019

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey Turkey on Monday replaced Kurdish mayors with state officials in three cities and detained more than 400 people for suspected militant links, the Interior Ministry said, a move likely to fuel tensions in the mainly Kurdish southeast. | Video

Turkish police block group visiting grave of jailed PKK member

18 Mar 2019

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey Turkish police fired water canons and detained some members of a group of about 100 that attempted on Monday to visit the grave of a member of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) who died in prison, a Reuters witness said.

Turkish court releases Kurdish MP on hunger strike

25 Jan 2019

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey A Turkish court on Friday released a Kurdish lawmaker who was jailed last year for criticising Ankara's military operation in Syria and has been on hunger strike for nearly three months.

Victims of Turkey purges fear heavier crackdown after referendum

13 Apr 2017

DIYARBAKIR/ISTANBUL Mehtap Yoruk used to teach in a nursery school in southeast Turkey, until she was sacked last year in a purge of tens of thousands of state employees. Now, she ekes out a living selling chicken and rice from a food cart on a side street, dreaming of being reunited with her classroom full of children.

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