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Turkish blaze approaches power plant as wildfires enter 10th day

Aug 06 2021

MILAS, Turkey A forest fire was coming closer to a power station in southwest Turkey on Friday, local officials said, a day after firefighters brought a blaze under control around another nearby plant, as an outbreak of wildfires entered its 10th day.

Workers fled Turkish power plant as wildfire spread

Aug 05 2021

MILAS, Turkey (Reuters) -Workers at a coal-fired power station in Turkey's southwest fled the approaching flames of a wildfire in panic before firefighters brought the blaze under control on Thursday.

Turkish olive farmer battles to save her land from coal mine

Mar 08 2021

YATAGAN, Turkey Behind Tayyibe Demirel's olive groves in southwest Turkey lies a vast, grey expanse, stripped bare by a coal mine eating into the rolling hillside. On the horizon, heavy smoke billows from three giant chimneys of the power plant by the town of Yatagan. | Video

Epidemic's hidden victims, Syrian workers left penniless in Turkey

Apr 29 2020

ISTANBUL When the clothing factory where Syrian refugee Mohammed Eid had worked since arriving in Istanbul closed because of the coronavirus lockdown, his manager had a bleak message for laid-off staff: you're on your own.

Inside ICU, Turkish doctors rush back to work after coronavirus recovery

Apr 15 2020

ISTANBUL In the intensive care unit of a hospital in Istanbul, the heart of Turkey's coronavirus outbreak, doctors and nurses have rushed back to duty to fight against the pandemic days after recovering themselves from the disease.

Turkey steps up aid to elderly, tightens curbs as virus toll rises

Mar 24 2020

ISTANBUL Turkey's government increased support for elderly people isolated at home and tightened restrictions on food shopping and travel on Tuesday after the country's death toll from the coronavirus rose to 37.

Mosques face up to pandemic as Friday prayers bring coronavirus risk

Mar 20 2020

JAKARTA/ISTANBUL/MOGADISHU The coronavirus stopped communal Muslim prayers for the first time in living memory in many mosques from Indonesia to Morocco on Friday, but in some places believers have defied medical advice to join together in worship.

Turkish coastguard rescues 120 migrants off western coast

Mar 06 2020

DIKILI, Turkey Turkey's coastguard rescued around 120 migrants trying to reach a Greek island on three dinghies early on Friday after they said their passage was blocked by Greek coastguard vessels. | Video

Russian artist unveils Putin 'superhero' paintings in Istanbul

Feb 15 2020

ISTANBUL A Russian artist unveiled four giant paintings of Russia's President Vladimir Putin in central Istanbul on Saturday, saying he wanted to show the good ties between Ankara and Moscow despite differences over Syria and other issues.

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