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Mourner cover the grave of Fidan Gezgin, killed at her house when it collapsed during the Oct. 30 earthquake, during the funeral procession in Izmir, Turkey, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020. Fidan was the mother of Ayda Gezgin who was pulled alive from the rubble of the same building by rescue services Tuesday, some four days (91 hours) after the strong earthquake hit Turkey and Greece. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

Quake toll rises to 116 in Turkey; rescuers finish searches

Nov. 4, 2020 2:22 PM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The death toll in last week’s Aegean Sea earthquake rose to 116 on Wednesday as rescuers in the Turkish city of Izmir finished searching buildings that collapsed in the quake. All but two of the victims were killed in Izmir, Turkey’s third-largest city. Two teenagers...

In this photo provided by the Turkish Gendarmerie, Ayda Gezgin is tended to by a member of rescue services in the rubble of her collapsed building, in Izmir, Turkey, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. Rescuers in the Turkish coastal city pulled Gezgin out alive from the rubble, some four days (91 hours) after a strong earthquake hit Turkey and Greece. The girl was taken into an ambulance, wrapped in a thermal blanket, amid the sounds of cheers and applause from rescue workers. (Turkish Gendarmerie via AP)

Turkish rescuers pull girl from rubble 4 days after quake

Nov. 3, 2020 12:48 PM EST

IZMIR, TURKEY (AP) — Rescuers in the Turkish city of Izmir pulled a young girl out alive from the rubble of a collapsed apartment building Tuesday, four days after a strong earthquake hit Turkey and Greece and as hopes of reaching survivors began to fade. Wrapped in a thermal blanket, the girl was taken...

In this photo made available by Turkey's Health Ministry, 3-year-old girl Elif Perincek rests in her hospital bed after she was rescued from the rubble of a building some 65 hours after a magnitude 6.6 earthquake in Izmir, Turkey, Monday, Nov. 2, 2020. Rescue teams continue ploughing through concrete blocs and debris of collapsed buildings in Turkey's third largest city in search of survivors of a powerful earthquake that struck Turkey's Aegean coast and north of the Greek island of Samos, Friday Oct. 30, killing dozens. Close to a thousand people were injured. (Turkish Health Ministry via AP)

2 children pulled alive in dramatic Turkey quake rescues

Nov. 2, 2020 12:52 PM EST

IZMIR, Turkey (AP) — When firefighter Muammer Celik reached a 3-year-old girl trapped for three days under the rubble of a deadly earthquake in a Turkish coastal city, his heart sank. She was lying motionless, covered in dust, and he asked a colleague for a body bag. But as Celik extended his arm to wipe...

Turkey's Health Minister Fahrettin Koca speaks with Ahmet Citim, rescued from the debris of his collapsed house, in Izmir, Turkey, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020. In the latest of series of remarkable rescues after the Friday afternoon earthquake, rescue workers extricated the 70-year-old man from the collapsed building earlier on Sunday, some 34 hours after the strong earthquake in the Aegean Sea struck Turkey and Greece, killing dozens of people and injuring scores of others(Turkey Health Ministry via AP)

70-year-old pulled out alive in Turkey as quake toll hits 75

Nov. 1, 2020 4:45 PM EST

IZMIR, Turkey (AP) — Rescue workers in western Turkey extricated a 70-year-old man from a collapsed building Sunday, some 34 hours after a strong earthquake in the Aegean Sea struck Turkey and Greece, killing at least 75 people and injuring close to 1,000. The man was pulled out of the rubble overnight...

Medics and rescue personnel carry into an ambulance an injured person from the debris of a collapsed building in Izmir, Turkey, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020. Rescue teams on Saturday ploughed through concrete blocs and debris of eight collapsed buildings in Turkey's third largest city in search of survivors of a powerful earthquake that struck Turkey's Aegean coast and north of the Greek island of Samos, killing dozens of people. Hundreds of others were injured. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

Death toll reaches 39 in quake that hit Turkey, Greek island

Oct. 31, 2020 3:33 PM EDT

IZMIR, Turkey (AP) — Three young children and their mother were rescued alive from the rubble of a collapsed building in western Turkey on Saturday, some 23 hours after a powerful earthquake in the Aegean Sea killed at least 39 people and injured more than 800 others. One of the children died soon after...

Members of rescue services search in the debris of a collapsed building for survivors in Izmir, Turkey, early Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020. A strong earthquake struck Friday in the Aegean Sea between the Turkish coast and the Greek island of Samos, killing several people and injuring hundreds amid collapsed buildings and flooding. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

Quake strikes Turkish coast and Greek island, killing 19

Oct. 30, 2020 10:38 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — A strong earthquake struck Friday in the Aegean Sea between the Turkish coast and the Greek island of Samos, killing at least 19 people and injuring over 700 amid collapsed buildings and flooding, officials said. A small tsunami struck the Seferihisar district south of Izmir, the city in...

FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020 file photo, Turkey's research vessel, Oruc Reis anchored off the coast of Antalya on the Mediterranean, Turkey. Greece accused neighbor Turkey of undermining efforts to ease a crisis over drilling rights in the eastern Mediterranean on Monday Oct. 12, 2020, after Turkey announced its survey vessel, the Oruc Reis, would be dispatched for a new research mission in disputed waters. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici, File)

NATO chief says Greece, Turkey agree to cancel war games

Oct. 23, 2020 11:32 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Friday that Greece and Turkey are going to cancel war games scheduled for next week on each other’s national holidays, in a further sign of easing of tensions between the two NATO allies and historic rivals. “Both Greece and Turkey...