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Wildfires reach Turkish power plant, sparking evacuations

A thermal power plant and its surrounding town on the Aegean Sea were being evacuated on Aug. 4 as a deadly wildfire that has ravaged Turkey for the past week engulfed its outer edge.

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Turkey has taken all necessary precautions to prevent any loss of life at the scene of a fire near the plant, the country's communications director said early Thursday.

Two earthquakes strike off coast of southwestern Turkey

Two separate earthquakes struck off Turkey's southwestern coast early on Aug. 3, according to the country's disaster agency.

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The Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) said the first quake, with a magnitude of 4.3, was recorded off the coast of the town of Datça in Muğla province at 2 a.m. local time (0000GMT).

Two earthquakes in Aegean Sea jolt Turkey’s west

The Aegean Sea was rocked with a string of earthquakes early on Aug. 1.

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The first one was a magnitude 5.5 earthquake that occurred in the Aegean Sea, near the small Greek island of Nisyros, west of Rhodes.

The quake's epicenter was 41 kilometers southwest of Muğla's Datça, an isolated resort town located on Turkey's Aegean coasts.

Еmblematic Devil's Bridge in Ardino to Apply for UNESCO World Heritage List

Ardino Municipality, Kardzhali District, will apply to UNESCO for including the emblematic Devil's Bridge in the list of world cultural and natural heritage. The stone structure was built in the 14th century and was one of the main road connections of the Rhodope Mountains with the Aegean Sea.

More than 40 drown in seas, lakes, dams in Turkey during Eid

Some 43 people, including five foreigners, drowned in seas, lakes and dams in 22 provinces amid the long Eid al-Adha holiday.

According to data obtained by the state-run Anadolu Agency, 16 of those who died were children.

Istanbul and the Black Sea province of Amasya are two provinces with the highest cases, with five deaths each.

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