Daily Archives: 23 October 2011

Powerful earthquake hits eastern Turkey, near Iran border

With eerie timing, a powerful earthquake (from 6.6 to 7.2 on the Richter scale, depending on who is reporting) has hit eastern Turkey, near the city of Van. A magnitude 7.2 earthquake hit near Van in southeastern Turkey on Sunday … Continue reading

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Turkey sends 10,000 troops across Iraq border. Double standards at work

Reeling from an assault on a Turkish army post by PKK fighters, leaving 24 Turkish soldiers killed, Turkey dispatched 10,000 troops to its border area with Iraq, crossing into Iraqi territory in an attempt to hunt down the Kurdish PKK … Continue reading

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