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Quake Toll Rises To 116 in Turkey; Rescuers Finish Searches

ANKARA, Turkey — The death toll in last week’s Aegean Sea earthquake rose to 116 on Wednesday as rescuers in the Turkish city of Izmir finished searching buildings that collapsed in the quake. All but two of the victims were …

2 Children Pulled Alive in Dramatic Turkey Quake Rescues

IZMIR, Turkey — When firefighter Muammer Celik reached a 3-year-old girl trapped for three days under the rubble of a deadly earthquake in a Turkish coastal city, his heart sank. She was lying motionless, covered in dust, and he asked …

70-Year-Old Pulled Out Alive in Turkey as Quake Toll Hits 66

IZMIR, Turkey — Rescue workers in western Turkey extricated a 70-year-old man from a collapsed building Sunday, some 34 hours after a strong earthquake in the Aegean Sea struck Turkey and Greece, killing at least 66 people and injuring more …

Nine Dead in Turkey as 5.7 Earthquake Strikes Western Iran

ANKARA, Turkey — Nine people were killed in Turkey in a magnitude 5.7 earthquake that struck western Iran early Sunday morning, Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said. The quake centered west of the Iranian city of Khoy and affected villages …

10 Dead After Train Hits Minibus in Turkey

A passenger train crashed into a minibus that was carrying workers to a factory in Turkey, killing 10 people and injuring five others, officials said. Basri Guzeloglu, the local governor, said the train slammed into the vehicle on Thursday at …

Death Toll in Turkey Balloon Crash Reaches 3

Officials say another Brazilian tourist has died of wounds sustained after a hot air balloon crashed to the ground, raising the number of tourists killed to 3. The balloon collided with another balloon mid-air and crashed during a sightseeing tour …

Smoke Forces Plane Evacuation in Turkey

Passengers, some in a panic, were evacuated from a plane at Turkey’s Antalya airport early Sunday after crew members reported smoke inside the cockpit, airline officials and state media said. Three passengers were slightly injured during the evacuation, while 25 …

Turkey Quake Death Toll Rises to 534

Rain and snow on Thursday compounded difficulties for thousands rendered homeless in the powerful earthquake that hit eastern Turkey, and the government said the death toll has gone up to 534. The prime minister’s center for crisis and emergency management …

Another Building Collapses in Turkish Quake Zone

An Associated Press Television journalist says a 7-story building has collapsed two days after a powerful earthquake hit eastern Turkey. The building, with 46 apartments, collapsed on Tuesday in the city of Van. It was not known if anyone was …

7.2 Quake Causes Damage, Casualties in Turkey

A powerful 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck mountainous eastern Turkey on Sunday, collapsing dozens of buildings into piles of twisted steel and chunks of concrete. Desperate survivors dug into the rubble with their bare hands, trying to rescue the trapped and injured. …