Turkey: Coronavirus genome sequenced in Istanbul

Turkish researchers have sequenced the genome of the novel coronavirus isolated from four patients, the head of the project said on Friday, Anadolu Agency reports. Dr. Sadrettin Pence, the vice-rector of Istanbul Medeniyet University, told Anadolu Agency the genomes were sequenced using the latest sequencing platforms. The novel coronavirus gene[…]

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Plane skids off Istanbul runway, 3 dead, 179 injured

A Turkish airliner skidded off a runway, crashed into a ditch and broke apart while landing in bad weather in Istanbul Wednesday, killing three people and injuring 179 more. Passengers had to scramble through the split fuselage to escape. The aircraft, operated by Pegasus Airlines, was arriving at Istanbul’s Sabiha[…]

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Turkey detains 39 on suspected Gulen links

ISTANBUL – Turkish authorities detained 33 soldiers and six others for suspected links to the network of the U.S.-based cleric Ankara says orchestrated the 2016 attempted coup, state-run Anadolu news agency said on Wednesday. The detentions were part of a larger operation targeting suspected members of Gulen’s network within the[…]

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