Tag Archives: Istanbul

Turkey says US diplomat arrested over fake passport

An American diplomat working for the U.S. consulate in Lebanon has been arrested in Turkey on suspicion of selling a fake passport for $10,000 to a Syrian national, Turkey’s state news agency said on Wednesday. According to Turkey’s Anadolu Agency, which cited a statement from the Istanbul Security Directorate, the …

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Magnitude 6.8 Earthquake Hits Turkey, four dead

A powerful earthquake measuring 6.8 hit eastern Turkey on Friday, leaving at least four people dead and causing buildings to collapse. The quake shook the Sivrice district in the eastern province of Elazig at around 8.55 pm (1755 GMT), the government’s disaster and emergency management agency said. The US Geological …

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Powerful 4.8-magnitude quake strikes Turkey’s biggest city

An earthquake has hit Turkey’s largest city, Istanbul. A seismic event measuring 4.8 magnitudes struck 63 kilometres west of the city at around 4:38 pm local time, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre said. Concerned residents reported feeling tremors strong enough to shake buildings, although it is not yet known if there …

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Strong earthquake shakes Istanbul

An earthquake measuring 5.8 magnitudes shook Istanbul on Thursday, causing panic among residents, the evacuation of schools and public offices, and at least some damage to buildings. Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management Authority said in a statement that the quake struck in the Sea of Marmara at 13:59 pm (10:59 …

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