One soldier killed, two wounded after coming under fire from across Iranian border in Turkey’s southeast
One Turkish soldier was killed and two others were wounded in southeast Turkey as they came under fire from the Iranian side of the border, Turkey's Defense Ministry said on June 24. The name of the soldier was revealed as 23-year-old Recep Durak. His family in the eastern province of Elazığ was notified of his death on June 24.
A company owned by the Ankara provincial vice-president for the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), was awarded a 415,000 TL tender to shoot photographic and video footage of damage caused by an earthquake that struck the Eastern Anatolian city of Elazığ in January of this year.
Four Turkish provinces reported new COVID-19 diagnoses after up to more than a month of not observing new cases. The mediterranean province of Antalya and the eastern towns of Artvin, Elazığ and Bingöl reported diagnosing new patients a little over two weeks after Turkey started its "normalization" process.
An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.0 struck Turkey's eastern province of Elazığ on March 19. The quake's epicenter was Sivrice district.
A total of 4,600 buildings will be demolished in Elazığ, the southeastern city that was struck by the 6.8-magnitude quake of Jan.24. According to the assessments of the Environment and Urban Planning Ministry, 150 buildings collapsed, 4,552 were severely damaged and that 1,779 were moderately damaged.