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New Variant of Covid-19 Discovered in Turkey

Authorities in Turkey announced on Monday they discovered new variants of COVID-19 in the western coastal province of Izmir (Smyrna). In a statement, the Izmir Medical Chamber and Association for Clinical Microbiology Expertise said that apart from the main mutations...

Temple of Aphrodite Found in Turkey

A 2,500-year-old temple of Aphrodite was unearthed by a team of Turkish archaeologists at a dig in the Urla-Cesme peninsula of western Turkey.

Greek Island of Samos Rises 18-25 Centimeters After Powerful Earthquake

According to preliminary data released by Greek scientists on Wednesday, the Greek island of Samos has risen 18-25 cm (9.84 inches) after it was struck by a powerful earthquake on Friday, The massive earthquake, which measured 7.0 magnitude on the...

Three-Year-Old Girl Pulled Alive From Rubble Days After Deadly Aegean Earthquake

A wounded three-year-old girl was rescued on Monday, days after a powerful magnitude 6.7 earthquake hit Turkey's Aegean coast. Elif Perincek was pulled from debris nearly 65 hours after the quake in the Bayrakli district of western Izmir province. https://twitter.com/DailySabah/status/1323168576602279937 https://twitter.com/AJEnglish/status/1323180293734436864 The earthquake...

More Than 70 Confirmed Dead in Turkey After Aegean Sea Earthquake

The powerful earthquake that hit the Aegean Sea on Friday has killed 76 people in Turkey, the country's disaster agency said Sunday. Two people also died on the Greek island of Samos. Rescue workers continue to search for survivors under...

Two Teenagers Killed as Powerful Earthquake and Tsunami Hit Greece's Samos Island

Two high school students were killed during the powerful earthquake, measuring 7.0 on the Richter scale, which struck the Greek island of Samos on Friday afternoon. Reportedly, the teenagers, a boy and girl, aged 15 and 17 respectively, were walking...

Archbishop Elpidophoros Sends Message to Quake-Ravaged Greece and Turkey

In a message posted on Friday morning on Twitter, Archbishop Elpidophoros, the leader of all the Greek Orthodox faithful of the Americas, sent his condolences and prayers to all those who hav been impacted by the earthquake that struck...

Seven Dead as Buildings Collapse, Tsunami Hits Turkish Coast After Aegean Earthquake

A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 7.0 on the Richter scale struck just under the  Aegean Sea on Friday afternoon, causing a great deal of damage in the Turkish coastal city of Izmir (Smyrna) and the Greek island...

Turkish Company Launches Ferry Services Between Athens and Izmir

Ferryboat services between the Greek coastal town of Lavrion, near Athens, and Cesme, near Turkey's Izmir, will begin as of June 2, 2019, according to the Turkish shipping company which will operate along the route. Turkish newspaper the Daily Sabah reports...