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Turkey detains company director as part of inquiry into gold mine landslide that left 9 missing

Feb. 18, 2024 07:49 AM EST

Istanbul (AP) — Authorities in Turkey detained Sunday the director of the company managing a gold mine where a massive landslide in the country's east left nine workers missing, local media said. A huge landslide engulfed Tuesday the Anagold Madencilik company’s Copler mine in...

Turkey detains 4 as part of a probe into a gold mine landslide that left at least 9 missing

Feb. 14, 2024 11:15 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Authorities on Wednesday detained four people in connection with a massive landslide that engulfed a gold mine in eastern Turkey, leaving at least nine workers missing, Turkish state media reported. The landslide struck the Anagold Madencilik company's Copler...

9 gold mine workers are missing in Turkey after a landslide that carries environmental risks

Feb. 13, 2024 20:09 PM EST

ISTANBUL (AP) — A huge landslide hit a gold mine in eastern Turkey on Tuesday, trapping at least nine workers underground, officials said. The landslide at the Copler mine happened at 2:30 p.m. near the town of Ilic in Turkey's mountainous Erzincan province. Footage seemingly shot...

Allies fear the US is becoming less reliable, with growing concern over a possible Trump return

Feb. 11, 2024 14:53 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — As chances rise of a Joe Biden-Donald Trump rematch in the U.S. presidential election, America’s allies are bracing for a bumpy ride. Many worry that a second term for Trump would be an earthquake, but tremors already abound — and concerns are rising that the U.S....

17 people detained after attack at Istanbul election campaign event, official says

Feb. 11, 2024 12:11 PM EST

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish authorities detained 17 people in connection with an attack at an Istanbul campaign event for upcoming municipal elections, Turkey 's interior minister said Sunday. Interior Minister Ali Yerlikaya provided no details on the assailants' affiliation or motive...

Russian drone strike on Kharkiv, Ukraine's 2nd largest city, kills 7

Feb. 10, 2024 11:44 AM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A Russian drone strike on Kharkiv, Ukraine's second largest city, killed seven people overnight, including three children, Kharkiv region governor Oleh Syniehubov reported Saturday. Three others sustained injuries, according to the officials. He said at least...

Turkey's new central bank chief assures that work to combat inflation will press on

Feb. 08, 2024 06:48 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The work to tame inflation in Turkey — namely through interest rate hikes — will continue “with determination,” the country’s new central bank chief said Thursday, offering some certainty about efforts to right the battered economy following his precedessor's...

A look at events surrounding the devastating earthquake that hit Turkey and Syria a year ago

Feb. 05, 2024 20:49 PM EST

ISTANBUL (AP) — A year ago, a devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck southern Turkey and northwestern Syria, causing widespread destruction and the loss of over 59,000 lives. A massive rebuilding effort is still trudging along a year later but many questions remain about the...

Putin will visit Turkey soon to discuss new Black Sea grain export ideas for Ukraine, minister says

Feb. 05, 2024 07:31 AM EST

ISTANBUL (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit Turkey soon, the Turkish foreign minister said late Sunday. It would be Putin’s first trip to a NATO country since Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine two years ago. Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan told the A Haber...

Turkish Central Bank Governor resigns months into her tenure after claims of improper use of power

Feb. 03, 2024 06:10 AM EST

ISTANBUL (AP) — The governor of Turkey’s central bank has resigned only months after taking office amid allegations of improper use of power and family interference in the workings of the financial institutions. Hafize Gaye Erkan who took over as central bank governor in June...