Dozens injured after earthquake in southeast Turkey

The earthquake struck in southeastern Turkey in the province of Adiyaman (Shutterstock)
Updated 24 April 2018
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Dozens injured after earthquake in southeast Turkey

  • Dozens of people were injured in the earthquake that struck southeastern Turkey
  • The 5.2 magnitude quake was 10 kilometers deep

ISTANBUL: Turkish officials say dozens were slightly injured after an earthquake in southeastern Turkey.
The earthquake struck Samsat village in the province of Adiyaman early Tuesday at 3.34 a.m. local time (0034 GMT). The US Geological Survey said the quake had a magnitude of 5.2 at 10 kilometers deep.
Turkey’s health minister said of those injured, 35 were still receiving treatment, according to official Anadolu news agency. The regional governor said the injuries were caused as people fled their homes in panic.
Anadolu quoted victim Zeynep Berk whose house collapsed on her and four others. Neighbors rescued the family and attempts to recover their 150 animals continue.
The quake was felt in neighboring provinces. Turkey’s Kandilli Earthquake Monitoring Center recorded at least 13 aftershocks.


Iran will defend itself against any aggression: foreign minister

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Iran will defend itself against any aggression: foreign minister

  • Iraq said they will act as an intermediary between US and Iran
  • Iran said they proposed to sign a non-aggression pact with Gulf countries

BAGHDAD: Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said on Sunday that Tehran would strongly defend itself against any military or economic aggression and called on European states to do more to preserve a nuclear agreement his country signed with them.
Speaking in a news conference in Baghdad with his Iraqi counterpart Mohammed Al-Hakim, Zarif said his country wanted to build balanced relations with its Gulf Arab neighbors and that it had proposed signing a non-aggression pact with them.
Iraq stands with Iran and is willing to act as an intermediary between its neighbor and the United States, Hakim said, adding that Baghdad does not believe an “economic blockade” is fruitful, a reference to US sanctions.