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Turkey completes third bridge linking Europe to Asia

By: Daily Sabah with Anadolu Agency Source: Daily Sabah The Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge, Istanbul’s third bridge linking the European and Asian sides of Istanbul, opened on Friday in a ceremony that was attended by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım. The bridge, built above the northern part of the Bosporus Strait, was named after 16th century Ottoman Sultan Selim I, whose rule marked the expansion of the empire’s burgeoning world power in the Middle East. We are connecting continents,” Erdoğan said in his speech. “We are celebrating together and we are very proud of it. The nation deserves this. This is a great and joyful day.”...

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Death toll in Italy earthquake rises

By: Sputnik News Source: Sputnik News ROME (Sputnik) — The deadly 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck the mountainous regions of Umbria, Lazio and Marche in the early hours of Wednesday, causing extensive damage and around 650 aftershocks continuing 48 hours later. Earlier official reports indicated at least 268 people killed and 387 injured in the quake. Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi declared a state of emergency in the regions following an emergency Cabinet session late Thursday, and released an initial tranche of 50 million euros ($56 million) in emergency aid to the affected...

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Turkey storms into Syria and takes ISIS town within hours

By: VOA News Source: VOA News Turkish tanks, supported by Syrian opposition rebels, have stormed across the border into northern Syria, within hours seizing the town of Jarablus that ISIS jihadists had controlled since 2014. “Jarablus is completely liberated,” declared Ahmad Othman, commander of the Sultan Mourad rebel group. Turkey’s state news agency also confirmed the takeover. The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said ISIS fighters put up “very little resistance” before fleeing to neighboring villages in the face of the Turkish onslaught. It was the first time since ISIS has claimed a caliphate straddling parts of Iraq and Syria two years...

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