Istanbul Governor Ali Yerlikaya told reporters at the site that 43 people were registered in 14 apartments at the address, but that the top three floors of the building had been built illegally. Emergency teams pulled at least three people out alive as crowds surrounded the site. Share your experiences by emailing. As they searched the pile of rubble, rescuers on occasion appealed for quiet to pay attention for any sounds coming from beneath that may point out trapped survivors. Istanbul was already on high alert with some 17,000 police officers on duty in the city, following a string of terror attacks in recent months. Turkey is a secular parliamentary democracy located at the crossroads of Europe and Asia and bordered by eight countries.
Symbol copyright Reuters An eight-storey condo block has collapsed within the Turkish town of Istanbul, killing one individual, whilst people had been injured or are trapped underneath rubble. Yerlikaya also said there was a textile workshop on the ground floor that was operating without a license. He said local authorities had told him that three of the eight storeys had been illegally added. Those facing detention included three colonels, eight majors and 10 lieutenants, with around half of the suspects being in the army and the remainder in other military forces including the navy and air force, the statement said. Rescuers work at the site of a building that collapsed in Istanbul's Kartal district, Turkey, on February 6, 2019. The reason for the crisis on Wednesday afternoon was once no longer instantly identified. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analysis from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.
Medical sources said he was not in critical condition, having sustained injuries to his face and chest. Reuters provides trusted business, financial, national, and international news to professionals via Thomson Reuters desktops, the world's media organizations, and directly to consumers at Reuters. Symbol copyright Reuters Firefighters, medics and cops rushed to the scene, and no less than one injured girl has been rescued. It was not immediately clear what caused the collapse but prosecutors launched an investigation, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported. At least 69 people were being treated in hospital, the minister added.
. Rescuers work at the site of a collapsed building in Kartal district of Istanbul, Turkey, on Feb 6, 2019. Fifteen or 16 were foreigners, he said, and at least three of the Turkish victims may have been employees at the club. Four were said to be in a serious condition. President Tayyip Erdogan sent the interior and environment ministers to the site, state-owned Anadolu agency reported. Authorities immediately placed a media blackout on the incident, a practice usually reserved for terror attacks. Turkey and Russia are working together on efforts to end the fighting in Syria, though they support different sides in the conflict.
The bodyguard was kept off by one of the assailants as the other three converged on Hakan, beating him before driving away, it added. Istanbul Governor Vasip Sahin said the attacker killed a policeman and a civilian outside the club before entering and opening fire. Keep up to date on breaking news in Turkey and explore our extensive archive below. Learn more about Thomson Reuters products:. We hope the attacker will be captured soon. Your contact details will never be published.
Suleyman Soylu said efforts were continuing to find the attacker, who was believed to have acted alone. Less than a fortnight ago, Russian Ambassador Andrei Karlov was shot dead by off-duty Turkish policeman Mevlut Mert Altintas as he gave a speech in the capital Ankara. After the shooting, the killer shouted the murder was in revenge for Russian involvement in the conflict in the Syrian city of Aleppo. Several hours later, Israel confirmed one of its citizens, 19-year-old Leanne Nasser, was among the dead. Please ensure you have read the terms and conditions. Studies recommend no less than 4 other people is also lacking, and various vehicles had been additionally buried in rubble. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going.
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Joining in 1952, Turkey has also ensured and fostered a close bilateral partnership with the United States. As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner. Rescuers work at the site of a collapsed building in Kartal district of Istanbul, Turkey, February 6, 2019. Hakan was carried to American Hospital. Republican Minority Whip Steve Scalise and Democratic House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer present opposing views ahead of a U. In some cases a selection of your comments will be published, displaying your name as you provide it and location, unless you state otherwise.