Huge hailstorm batters Turkey
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A freak storm swept through Istanbul on Thursday (July 27), unleashing heavy rain and hail that flooded roads, felled trees and brought air traffic and transport to a standstill.
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French-Swiss artist Saype (real name Guillaume Legros) unveils three massive land-art productions in Istanbul, as a part of his "Beyond Walls" project in which he paints giant intertwined hands to symbolise "the largest human chain" around the world. Istanbul is the eighth step of the project which he began in June 2019.
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Despite Turkey's vigorous contact tracing efforts, coronavirus infections are on the rise again. As in other countries, too many people are letting their guard down despite pressure from officials to stick to the rules. Opposition politicians blame the government for this lack of concern, accusing it of hiding the true scale of the outbreak.
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has dismissed criticism over his handling of ongoing protests at Bogazici University and promised to show “no mercy” towards demonstrators.
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Tourists enjoy Istanbul's scenery and children play in parks after heavy snowfalls following weeks of warm weather in Turkey.
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Turkish President Erdogan justified his decision to withdraw from the Istanbul Convention by saying it has been ‘hijacked by a group attempting to normalize homosexuality.' Lawyers say the withdrawal is unconstitutional.
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Hundreds of people rally in Istanbul against Turkey's controversial exit on Thursday from a treaty which combats femicide and domestic abuse.
11 Jul 2021
Twenty people are still missing after Saturday's landslides in the coastal city of Atami. Prime Minister Suga and his cabinet have met to discuss the situation while rescue efforts have been hindered by further rainfall.
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At first, it seemed like nothing more than a harmless daylong rain — but it never stopped, it just kept pouring. DW's Christoph Hasselbach, who lives in Germany's worst-hit region, reports.
24 Jul 2021
Dozens were buried underneath the rubble of collapsed houses. Rescue workers raced to find survivors, and retrieve bodies despite continuous rainfall.
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Days of heavy rain in monsoon season flooded the streets of Mumbai, India’s financial capital, with residents complaining about the fact that the floods "happen every year". Several homes were crushed by a collapsed wall and the deluge triggered a fatal landslide.
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Parts of Wallonia, the southern French-speaking region of Belgium, were particularly hard-hit by the new floods. The town of Dinant saw considerable damage, with cars having been swept away by the waters.
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