Homes built for İzmir quake victims to be delivered soon

Homes being developed for the victims of the devastating earthquake that took place in October last year in the western province of İzmir will start to be delivered to their owners at the end of next month.

The government launched the large-scale housing project for those whose homes were totally destroyed or heavily damaged in the tremor.

Nearly 800 irregular migrants held across Turkey

At least 782 irregular migrants were held across Turkey, local authorities said on Aug. 20. 


Istanbul Governor Ali Yerlikaya said on Twitter that 436 irregular migrants, including 170 Afghan nationals, were held in 16 districts on Thursday.

They were handed over to the local migration office for deportation procedures, he added.

Death toll in bus crashes in western Turkey rises to 23

At least 23 people were killed and 28 others injured in two separate accidents on Aug. 8 in western Turkey involving
passenger buses, officials said.


Eight people died and 11 others were injured in Izmir province when a passenger bus veered off an embankment and plunged to the ground in Kemalpaşa district, Izmir Governor Yavuz Selim Köşger said on Twitter.