Tag: Turkey

Death toll stands at 22 from Turkey earthquake; 1,100 hurt

ANKARA, Turkey – Officials say the death toll from a strong earthquake that rocked eastern Turkey has climbed to 22 as rescue teams continue searching the ruble of collapsed buildings for survivors. The country’s health minister said Saturday that some 1,103 people were injured in the Friday night quake centered near the town of Sivrice. […]

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Earthquake Strikes Eastern Turkey, Killing 14

ISTANBUL — An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.7 shook eastern Turkey on Friday night, killing at least 14 people, injuring hundreds and causing tremors in three neighboring countries, the authorities said. The earthquake struck just before 9 p.m. in eastern Elazig province, Suleyman Soylu, Turkey’s interior minister, told reporters. At least 225 people […]

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The Wrong Track for Confronting Iran

In the quick escalation of tensions and attacks between the United States and Iran this month, each side threw down a gauntlet. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo defined America’s goal as to “confront and contain.” Iran’s rulers said they won’t be satisfied until America leaves the Middle East. Confronting and containing Iran may sound wise. […]

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