TOPS to fund Olympic gold medallist Neeraj Chopra's training in Antalya, Turkey
New Delhi | March 20, 2023 1:04:41 PM ISTMinistry of Youth Affairs and Sports (MYAS) Mission Olympic Cell (MOC) on March 16, approved Olympic Gold Medallist Neeraj Chopra's proposal to train at Gloria Sports Arena, Turkey for a period of 61 days.... read..
Turkey: Magnitude 4.4 earthquake strikes Goksun
Istanbul | March 18, 2023 12:35:18 PM ISTAn earthquake of magnitude 4.4 hit 6 km South-West of the Goksun district on Saturday, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS).... read..
US urges Turkey to 'quickly' ratify Sweden's NATO membership
Washington | March 18, 2023 7:33:48 AM ISTAfter Turkey approved the process of ratifying Finland's accession to the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, the US welcomed the decision of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and said that America encourage Ankara to "quickly ratify Sweden's accession proto... read..
Turkey agrees to start process for Finland's NATO bid
Ankara | March 18, 2023 4:34:02 AM ISTTurkey approved the process of ratifying Finland's accession to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, according to the Anadolu Agency.... read..
China perceived as most valued country in providing disaster relief to Turkey: Survey
Athens | March 15, 2023 11:35:13 PM ISTChina is perceived as the most valued country in providing disaster relief to Turkey following the devastating series of earthquakes in the country resulting in the death of more than 48,000 people, according to a poll by Premise, a research technology an... read..
Can mild-mannered 'Turkey's Gandhi' Kilicdaroglu unseat authoritarian Erdogan?
By John SolomouNicosia | March 13, 2023 7:35:29 AM ISTKemal Kilicdaroglu-the 74-year-old politician dubbed "Turkey's Gandhi"- due to his mild manners and physical resemblance to Mahatma Gandhi, India's preeminent anti-colonial nationalist leader and prophet of non-violence - has recently been chosen by the s... read..
After Turkey, Syria earthquakes, world has recognised, appreciated role of India's disaster management efforts: PM Modi
New Delhi | March 10, 2023 11:06:32 PM ISTPrime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday inaugurated the 3rd Session of the National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction 2023 in the national capital, and gave a mantra for the success of the Disaster Management - 'Local Resilience by Local Participation'.... read..
Death toll in Turkey earthquake rises above 45,000: UN Office for Humanitarian Affairs
Ankara | March 5, 2023 1:03:53 PM ISTThe latest statement of AFAD (Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency) said that 45,089 people lost their lives while 1,15,000 people were injured in the Turkey earthquake, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)... read..
Guided by opportunism, Pakistan made mockery of quake aid to Turkey: Report
Islamabad | March 5, 2023 12:04:00 AM ISTPakistan Prime Minister, Shehbaz Sharif recently travelled to an earthquake-stricken Turkey, but instead of paying heed to the plight of victims, ended up taking advantage of the tragedy to forward their own agenda on divisive subjects, reported Al Arabiy... read..
Massive domestic migration in wake of deadly earthquakes in Turkey
Istanbul |Tuesday, 2023 4:15:09 AM ISTThe devastating earthquakes which hit southern Turkey earlier this month caused major internal displacement, resulting in a significant strain on resources in major cities around the country.... read..
1 dead, 69 injured after 5.6 magnitude quake hits Turkey
Ankara | February 27, 2023 7:33:55 PM ISTAt least one died and 69 others were injured after the magnitude 5.6 earthquake jolted Turkey's eastern Malatya province, weeks after twin tremors shook the region, Anadolu Agency reported.... read..
Govt officers in Pakistan forced to contribute 50 pc of their salaries for Turkey relief fund
Islamabad | February 23, 2023 10:03:11 AM ISTWithout any formal orders by the Pakistan government or the provincial governments, officers of the Balochistan government have found a fifty per cent cut in their salaries this month on the grounds that they are required to contribute to the Turkey relie... read..
NDRF was first among international teams to reach Turkey: NDRF DG Atul Karwal
New Delhi | February 21, 2023 4:03:36 PM ISTNew Delhi [India], February 21 (ANI ): The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team is one of the international teams who reached the earthquake-hit Turkey first for relief and rescue under 'Operation Dost', NDRF DG Atul Karwal said on Tuesday.... read..
Timely decision, excellent coordination made India among first few medical teams to reach Turkey: Army Chief
New Delhi | February 21, 2023 4:03:34 PM ISTIndian Army Chief General Manoj Pande on Tuesday felicitated 60 Para Field Hospital, saying that timely decision and excellent interagency coordination between all stakeholders made Indian medical team among first few teams to reach Turkey.... read..
UN ready to "provide additional support" after two fresh earthquakes hit Turkey
New York | February 21, 2023 7:03:26 AM ISTUnited Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that the organization is ready to provide additional support to Turkey after the nation was hit by two fresh earthquakes on Monday.... read..
"Deeply concerned" US will extend full support to quake-hit Turkey
Washington | February 21, 2023 7:03:22 AM ISTThe United States is "deeply concerned" over the two fresh earthquakes that jolted southern Turkey on Monday, National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said and adding that they are ready to "extend full support."... read..
3 killed, 213 injured as two earthquakes shatter lives in Turkey
Ankara | February 21, 2023 3:03:37 AM ISTAt least 3 persons were killed and 213 others were injured after the two fresh earthquakes hit Turkey's Southern Hatay province, Anadolu Agency reported citing Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu.... read..
PM meets relief teams, lauds their efforts in quake-hit Turkey and Syria
New Delhi |Tuesday, 2023 2:45:10 AM ISTPrime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday interacted with members of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and other organisations, involved in rescue and relief operations in earthquake-hit Turkey and Syria under "Operation Dost" and appreciated their... read..
At least 8 injured as 6.4, 5.8 magnitude earthquakes rattle Turkey
Ankara | February 21, 2023 2:03:57 AM ISTAt least eight people were injured after the two earthquakes jolted Turkey's southernmost Hatay province on Monday, just two weeks after major quakes hit the region, Anadolu Agency reported citing Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay.... read..
Two earthquakes hit Turkey fortnight after deadly tremors
Ankara | February 21, 2023 1:33:25 AM ISTAs the Turkish governmnet is engaged in a major rescue and search operation in two provinces to save the lives of victims under the rubble of buildings after the devastating quake hit the country last fortnight, two more earthquakes hit Turkey-Syria Borde... read..
Turkey to continue rescue operations in two provinces only
Ankara |Monday, 2023 4:45:09 AM ISTNearly two weeks after massive 7.8 earthquake that left over 44,000 people dead in Turkey and Syria, the Turkish disaster agency on Sunday said it is calling off rescue efforts in all areas except the provinces of Kahramanmaras - the epicentre - and Hatay... read..
India among first responders to earthquake-hit Turkey, Syria: PM Modi hails NDRF, dog squad members
New Delhi | February 20, 2023 9:04:25 PM ISTPrime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday heaped praise on the rescue professionals of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and the dog squad members saying that they showed amazing strength and India was one of the first responders when the recent de... read..
PM Modi interacts with NDRF, other organizations involved in Operation Dost in Turkey
New Delhi | February 20, 2023 7:34:04 PM ISTPrime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday interacted with Indian rescue professionals of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and other organizations involved in Operation Dost in Turkey.... read..
US State Secy Blinken embarks on visit to earthquake-hit Turkey
Berlin | February 19, 2023 6:04:31 PM ISTAfter attending Munich Security Conference in Germany, US State Secretary, Antony Blinken on Sunday departed for his visit to earthquake-hit Turkey.... read..
Operation Dost: Final NDRF team returns from Turkey
New Delhi | February 19, 2023 5:34:19 PM ISTThe final National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team under Operation Dost returns home from Turkey after Turkish Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD) announced the end of rescue operations.... read..
Ghanaian footballer Atsu confirmed dead in Turkey earthquake
Accra |Sunday, 2023 1:15:11 AM ISTFormer Ghana international footballer Christian Atsu has been found dead following the devastating earthquake in Turkey, his agents confirmed Saturday morning.... read..
NDRF team, dog squad members Rambo and Honey return to India after 10-day rescue operation in quake-hit Turkey
New Delhi | February 17, 2023 12:04:40 PM ISTA 47-member National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team along with dog squad members Rambo and Honey returned to India on Friday after conducting a 10-day-long rescue operation from earthquake-hit Turkey.... read..
Death toll in Turkey-Syria quake surpasses 41,000
Ankara | February 17, 2023 8:34:11 AM ISTThe death toll from the earthquakes in Turkey and northwestern Syria has gone past 41,000 as rescue efforts continue, Voice of America (VOA) reported.... read..
Turkey expresses gratitude to India for extending help, calls winter tents 'most urgent priority'
New Delhi | February 17, 2023 3:04:29 PM ISTTurkish Embassy in New Delhi on Friday expressed gratitude to India for its helping hand, solidarity and donations. Taking to its official Twitter handle, the Turkish Embassy in New Delhi stated that the most urgent priority is winter tents.... read..
NDRF personnel deployed to rescue earthquake-hit Turkey arrives in India
Ghaziabad (Uttar Pradesh) | February 17, 2023 3:33:29 PM ISTThe forty-seven-member team of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) arrived in the country on Friday after conducting the 10-day-long rescue operation in the earthquake hit Turkey.... read..
NDRF's 47 rescuers with dog squad return from 10-day ops in earthquake-hit Turkey; 54 members on way
By Rajnish SinghNew Delhi | February 17, 2023 4:34:31 PM ISTIndia's 'Operation Dost' team of 47-member National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) rescuers with dog squad members Rambo and Honey returned on Friday morning after their 10-day hectic and successful engagements while providing round the clock support to t... read..
Turkey: Teenager, two men rescued from rubble 11 days after earthquake
Ankara | February 17, 2023 5:03:05 PM ISTTurkish rescuers have saved 14-year-old Osman 11 days after the earthquake jolted Turkey and neighbouring Syria on February 6, Turkish Minister of Health Fahrettin Koca said on Twitter. He stated that Osman, who was rescued 260 hours after the earthquake ... read..
Hundreds of thousands displaced eager to build new life after Turkey quakes
Ankara |Friday, 2023 2:15:09 AM ISTMore than a week after two massive earthquakes leveled a swathe of Turkey's southeastern region, hundreds of thousands of people have left the quake-hit zone in search of a new life in other cities.... read..
US State Secy Blinken to visit quake-hit Turkey on Sunday
Washington | February 16, 2023 3:03:05 AM ISTUS Secretary of State Antony Blinken will travel to Turkey on Sunday to view relief operations after a massive earthquake.... read..
Indian Army officer develops tool to track troops, assets being used in Turkey relief ops
Ankara | February 15, 2023 2:03:09 PM ISTIndian Army's 'SANCHAR', a network-independent, real time tracking and messaging module is being used in Turkey where Indian Army teams have been deployed to provide relief to the local population.... read..
"Sending my love to heaven this Valentine's Day", says Esvam Ruken after losing her boyfriend in Turkey earthquake
By Ashoke Raj Arsuz | February 14, 2023 9:03:29 PM ISTThere are many heart-wrenching stories about Turkey's earthquake, one of which is about Esvam, who had planned dinner with her boyfriend this Valentine on February 14 but the tremors of the February 6 earthquake made Esvam's boyfriend forever separated fr... read..
Operation Dost: Union Health Ministry provides life-saving medical assistance to quake-hit Turkey, Syria
New Delhi | February 14, 2023 4:33:11 PM ISTUnder 'Operation Dost', Union Health Ministry provided life-saving humanitarian medical Assistance to quake-hit Turkey and Syria.... read..
Turkey earthquake: 2000-year-old Gaziantep castle of Roman era destroyed by quake
By Ashoke RajGaziantep | February 14, 2023 3:05:00 PM ISTThe massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Turkey and Syria not only left bustling neighbourhoods in ruins but also destroyed the 2,000-year-old Gaziantep Castle from the Roman Empire, a historic site and tourist attraction in Turkey.... read..
Earthquake of magnitude 4.7 strikes Turkey
Ankara | February 13, 2023 3:03:18 AM ISTAn earthquake of magnitude 4.7 struck Turkey's southern city of Kahramanmaras on Sunday (local time), according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the epicentre of the first 7.8-magnitude tremor that upturned millions of lives in the pre-dawn... read..
Erdogan faces a major challenge as the earthquake change the election scene in Turkey
By John SolomouNicosia | February 13, 2023 7:32:58 AM ISTThe two major earthquakes, which last Monday devastated a huge area in south-eastern Turkey and a part of Syria, killing more than 24,500 people in Turkey and 4500 in Syria, wounding tens of thousands and leaving a huge but unknown number of missing perso... read..
Death toll exceeds 33,000 in Turkey-Syria earthquake
Ankara | February 13, 2023 2:04:34 AM ISTThe death toll across Turkey and Syria following last Monday's catastrophic earthquake has reached 33,181, according to the latest figures, reported CNN.... read..
"India stands with Turkey just like a friend in need": NDRF
By Ashoke RajAnkara | February 13, 2023 8:05:28 PM IST"India stands with Turkey just like a friend in need," said National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) officer Ravinder, part of India's ongoing rescue operations in Turkey under 'Operation Dost'.... read..
Earthquake death toll across Turkey-Syria crosses 34,000
Ankara | February 13, 2023 3:34:12 AM ISTThe death toll from the earthquakes in Turkey and northwestern Syria has gone past 34,000 as rescue efforts continue, reported CNN.... read..
Meet NDRF's Romeo and Julie who saved 6-year-old in quake-hit Turkey
By Ashoke RajNurdagi | February 13, 2023 12:03:21 PM ISTWhile India's National Disaster Response Force miraculously rescued a six-year-old girl and made headlines, a lot of the credit for the daring rescue ought to be reserved for Romeo and Julie, part of the NDRF's dog squad.... read..
Greek FM visits Turkey in show of support after deadly quakes
Ankara |Monday, 2023 4:15:09 AM ISTGreek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias visited Turkey on Sunday in a show of support as massive earthquakes hitting the country have left more than 24,000 killed.... read..
Earthquake death toll surpasses 28,000 in Turkey and Syria
Ankara | February 12, 2023 6:04:07 AM ISTThe death toll across Turkey and Syria following Monday's earthquake reached 28,192 on Saturday (local time), reported CNN.... read..
Indian Army providing medical aid, relief material to people in Para Field hospital in Turkey's Iskenderun
Ankara | February 12, 2023 12:03:06 AM ISTThe Indian Army has set up a field hospital in the Hatay region of Iskenderun in earthquake-hit Turkey to help victims, as part of the ongoing 'Operation Dost'. The Army has been providing medical aid and relief material to the people in a school buildin... read..
Seventh Operation Dost flight departs from Ghaziabad's Hindon Airbase for Syria and Turkey
Ghaziabad (Uttar Pradesh) | February 12, 2023 12:03:20 AM ISTThe seventh Operation Dost flight on Saturday departed for earthquake-hit Syria and Turkey. The Indian Air Force C17 carrying relief material, medical aid, emergency and critical care medicines, medical equipment and consumables took off from Hindon Airba... read..
Death toll from earthquake in Turkey and Syria exceeds 25,000
Ankara | February 12, 2023 1:33:51 AM ISTThe death toll from the devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck Turkey and Syria earlier this week surpassed 25,000 on Saturday (local time), reported CNN.... read..
Turkey arrests 48 people over looting after quake
Ankara | February 12, 2023 2:34:00 AM ISTTurkish authorities on Saturday arrested 48 people for looting after a powerful earthquake hit Turkey, reported state media.... read..
Turkey quake: Body of missing Indian found and identified through tattoo
Bengaluru |Sunday, 2023 3:15:09 AM ISTThe body of a Indian, who went missing following the massive earthquake in Turkey, has been found under the rubble of hotel on Saturday, the Indian Embassy said, adding that it would be sent to India as early as possible.... read..