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New Earthquake Hits Turkey, Toppling More Buildings

A magnitude 5.6 earthquake shook southern Turkey on Monday — three weeks after a catastrophic tremor devastated the region — causing some already damaged buildings to collapse and killing at least one person. The country's disaster management agency, AFAD, said...

Aftershocks in Turkey Occur Every Three Minutes Since Feb 6

Aftershocks have been occurring in Turkey every three minutes since the fatal earthquakes that struck 11 southern provinces on February 6. Orhan Tatar, the General Manager of the Turkish Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD), said that there had been...

Greece and Turkey Must Preserve Current Positive Climate, Athens Says

Greece and Turkey must preserve the positive climate in their relations following the deadly earthquakes, Greek Foreign Affairs Minister Nikos Dendias said in an interview on Thursday. Speaking to Skai TV, Dendias said Secretary of State Antony Blinken, during his...

New Deadly Earthquake Hits Turkey

A 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck the city of Antakya, Turkey on Monday, near the epicenter of the massive quakes that devastated Turkey and Syria on 6 February. Initial reports say that at least six people were killed and dozens were...

UN Appeals for $1 Billion to Help Earthquake Survivors in Turkey

The UN launched an appeal for $1 billion to help the victims of the catastrophic earthquake in Turkey that killed thousands of people and left millions more in desperate need of aid. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in a statement...

Olympic Champion Miltos Tentoglou to Auction his Shoes for Victims in Turkey

Greek long jumper Miltiadis (Miltos) Tentoglou will auction his shoes, with the proceeds to be donated to the child victims of the earthquake that struck southern Turkey last week. The sports shoes were worn by the Olympic gold medalist last...

Greek Youth Choir Sings Mikis Theodorakis Songs for Turkey, Syria

A youth choir sang compositions of the late and globally acclaimed Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis near the Acropolis on Tuesday to express their solidarity for the Turkish and Syrian children affected by last week's devastating earthquakes. The choir of the...

Greece Sends 160 Trucks of Humanitarian Aid to Turkey and Syria

Greece is sending 160 trucks of humanitarian aid to Turkey and Syria in the aftermath of the massive earthquake that left tens of thousands homeless. The first major consignment of aid from Athens municipalities and the Attica regional authority will...

Greek Youth Choir to Perform in Solidarity with Turkey and Syria

A Greek youth choir is set to perform in solidarity with Turkey and Syria after both countries were devastated by two earthquakes last week. The youth choir is named after the late Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis and is led by...

Greek Rescue Team Returns from Turkey as Hopes of Survival Fade

The rescue team from Greece sent to Turkey after the devastating 7.8 Richter earthquake that occurred in the early hours of February 6 in Turkey and Syria returned to Athens. Security risks put a handful of search and rescue operations...