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Tag: Türkiye

  • Tuesday, February 21st 2023 - 08:33 UTC

    New quake in Türkiye, Syria leaves at least 6 dead

    With thousands of buildings still unusable and likely to collapse, the search for victims is a precarious undertaking

    At least 6 people have been reported dead and more than 760 injured after two new earthquakes measuring 6.4 and 5.8 on the Richter scale hit the Turkish province of Hatay, one of the most affected by the Feb. 6 tremors where 41,020 victims lost their lives. Numerous aftershocks were also recorded Monday.

  • Monday, February 13th 2023 - 09:58 UTC

    Türkiye-Syria quake: UN expert fears death toll may exceed 60,000

    Turkish authorities have arrested people for looting and also for their alleged negligence in real estate developments with no anti-seismic precautions

    With around 33,000 people so far reported dead in both countries affected by last week's series of earthquakes and aftershocks, a United Nations expert predicted that the final number of victims will be twice as many “or even more.”

  • Saturday, June 4th 2022 - 09:03 UTC

    No more Turkey – it is now “Türkiye”

    It is still unclear whether the name, with a letter that does not exist in the English alphabet, will become widely popular abroad.

    The country is known as “Turkey” has conveyed to the United Nations its decision to change its name to “Türkiye.” In other words, the idea is that the local-language version of the country's name is used worldwide, instead of translations.