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Turkey Struck by 2 Major Earthquakes, 22 People were Killed

Today A 5.1 magnitude earthquake struck the province again, Marmara University Candili Research Center, which specializes in seismological studies, was quoted by Sputniknews.

According to the report, the epicenter of the quake was at a depth of 7.2 kilometers.

There are currently no reports of new casualties and injuries.

Balkan Insight’s Week in Pictures

Swiss skiier Joana Haehlen during the the FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup women's downhill race in the Bulgarian town of Bansko on January 24, 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE/Vassil Donev.

Serbia's Antonina Dubinina mid-competition during the women's short program of the ISU European Figure Skating ​Championships in Graz, Austria, on January 24, 2020. EPA-EFE/Tatyana Zenkovich.

Weather Forecast: Maximum Temperatures between 6C and 11C

It will be sunny today. In eastern Bulgaria a light to moderate southwest wind will blow, maximum temperatures between 6C and 11C, in Sofia - about 9C. The atmospheric pressure will be higher than the average for the month. It will slowly decrease throughout the day. 

This is the National Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (NIMH) weather forecast.

Teachers, students protest education reform bill

Teachers and students protest on Tuesday outside Parliament where MPs were debating an education bill which Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis described as a "bold and cohesive set of reforms that liberate education from the suffocating control of the ministry" while establishing the evaluation of universities and linking their funding partially to performance.

Weather Forecast: Maximum Temperatures between 8C to 13C

It will be mostly sunny today. 

Light to moderate winds will continue from the west-northwest, changing briefly during the day to west-southwest direction. Daytime temperatures will rise significantly to reach maximums of 8C to 13C, or even higher in places. Atmospheric pressure will drop but will stay significantly higher than the average for the month.

Weather Forecast: Maximum Temperatures between 0C to 5C

It will be cloudy today before noon. In the afternoon, the clouds over western Bulgaria will disperse. There will be light northwest wind, in eastern Bulgaria - moderate north wind. Maximum temperatures mainly between 0C and 5C, in Sofia - about 2C. Atmospheric pressure is significantly higher than the monthly average and will continue to rise during the day.

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