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  • The most significant one in recent years struck the western city of Izmit in 1999.

    Turkey earthquake leaves 138 dead and fears for hundreds more

  • According to Ercan Topaca, governor of Kocaeli province, the hijacker took the captain hostage shortly after leaving port at Izmit, a town on the eastern shore of the Marmara Sea, about 60 miles 100 kilometers from Istanbul.

    Turkish Passenger Ferry Is Hijacked

  • Spokesman Rajiv Mitra said in an interview Monday that Hyundai plans to move European export production of its popular i20 compact from India to an existing factory in Izmit, Turkey by August.

    Strike Halts Hyundai's India Production

  • A major quake struck the North Anatolian fault 110 kilometers east of Istanbul in 1999, killing over 17,000 people, according to government figures, mostly around the town of Izmit.

    Quake Strikes Rural Turkey, Raises Fears Over Next One Hitting Istanbul

  • A major quake struck the North Anatolian fault 110 kilometers east of Istanbul in 1999, killing over 17,000 people according to government figures, mostly around the town of Izmit.

    Eastern Turkey Quake Kills 50, Raising Fears

  • Turkish TV pundits on Friday recalled the 1999 breakthrough between Turkey and Greece that followed a Greek decision to send help when its neighbor and historic rival suffered a serious earthquake around the industrial town of Izmit, near Istanbul.

    Turkey Helps Fight Israeli Fire

  • Some of the highlights from the magazine's comprehensive profile, written by Yenal Bilgici with reporting by Semin Gümüsel and Nevra Yaraç: Davutoglu risked the deadly Izmit earthquake to save the manuscript of his signature book, Strategic Depth: Turkey's International Position, which lays out the conceptual framework for what he now calls his "zero problems with neighbors" policy.

    ‘Window to the Future’

  • But it reminded everyone in Istanbul of last August, when a quake registering 7.4 reduced buildings in the cities of Izmit and Yalova to rubble and dust.

    Tremor Terror

  • Urban Search and Rescue Team, one of two such outfits under contract to the State Department (the other is from Dade County, Fla.), had deployed in a parking lot in Izmit and booted up their computers.

    The Big One

  • But as late as noon on Thursday, 57 hours after a devastating earthquake flattened whole blocks of the Turkish city of Izmit, there was still reason for hope when Coleen and Vasco, Swiss rescue dogs trained to sniff out avalanche survivors, caught the scent of life in a heap of rubblethat had been a 14-story apartment building.

    The Big One

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