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| Terrawatch: 'slow earthquake' in Turkey took 50 days to shake out

Added: 13.02.2019 17:27 | 19 views | 0 comments

Strain data shows a magnitude 5.8 quake in summer 2016 – but nobody felt it, scientists say
It was a magnitude 5.8 earthquake, but nobody felt it. That’s because this quake took about 50 days to shake itself out. Occurring a few kilometres south of Istanbul, this “slow earthquake”, which took place during summer 2016, could be a sign that the dangerous is reawakening.
Geologists know that strain is travelling from east to west across Turkey (caused by Asia ploughing into Europe). Large earthquakes have sequentially released strain along the east-west trending North Anatolian fault, with the most recent being the devastating magnitude 7.6 , which killed more than 17,000 people. Istanbul and the surrounding area are next in line, posing a severe threat to the 15 million inhabitants.

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Report Details The Cities With The World's Worst Traffic

Added: 13.02.2019 0:42 | 27 views | 0 comments

A new report revealed just how much time many urban residents end up spending behind the wheel of their cars and some of the amounts are staggering, according to The Associated Press. INRIX, a data analytics company, released the 2018 traffic scorecard revealed Moscow residents lost nearly nine days per year while sitting in traffic, but even average drivers spent nearly 210 hours in their car due to rush hour traffic last year. After Moscow, Turkey's sprawling Istanbul was ranked the second most congested city in the word, followed by Colombia's Bogota and Mexico City. Sao Paulo in Brazil was the fifth most congested followed by London, Rio de Janeiro, Boston, St. Petersburg, and Rome. The...

Four soldiers killed in helicopter crash in Istanbul: city governor

Added: 11.02.2019 17:35 | 11 views | 0 comments

Four soldiers were killed when a military helicopter crashed in a residential neighborhood on the Asian side of Istanbul on Monday, the governor of Turkey's biggest city said.


Military helicopter crashes in Istanbul: 4 soldiers hurt

Added: 11.02.2019 16:49 | 12 views | 0 comments

A Turkish official says a military helicopter has crashed in Istanbul while trying to make an emergency landing, injuring four soldiers.

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Four injured as military helicopter crashes in Turkey's Istanbul: governor

Added: 11.02.2019 16:34 | 16 views | 0 comments

Four soldiers were injured when a military helicopter crashed in a residential neighborhood on the Asian side of Turkey's biggest city Istanbul on Monday, the city's governor said on Twitter.


Lawyer denies tabloid blackmailed Amazon boss Bezos

Added: 11.02.2019 4:37 | 19 views | 0 comments

Bezos hinted he may have been targeted by pro-Trump forces in part because of coverage by 'The Washington Post', which he owns, of the murder of its contributor Jamal Khashoggi, strangled and dismembered by Saudi agents in the kingdom's Istanbul consulate in October. ......

Man linked to Saudi prince at consulate when Jamal Khashoggi vanished

Added: 18.10.2018 12:14 | 0 views | 0 comments

A man who previously traveled with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's entourage to the United States entered the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul just before writer Jamal Khashoggi vanished there, according to images published Thursday by a pro-government Turkish newspaper.
The Sabah newspaper's...


Jamal Khashoggi's final column: What the Arab world needs most is free expression

Added: 18.10.2018 1:10 | 0 views | 0 comments

A note from Karen Attiah, Washington Post Global Opinions editor:
I received this  and assistant the day after Jamal was reported missing in Istanbul. eld off publishing it because we hoped Jamal would come back to us so that he and I could edit...


Bennett rues Turkish delight slipping away

Added: 16.10.2017 2:30 | 0 views | 0 comments

After securing a fourth stage win at the Presidential Tour of Turkey on Saturday, Sam Bennett's week came to a disappointing end yesterday when he crashed on the last corner of the six-day WorldTour race in Istanbul.

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