August 17, 1999 – Earthquake strikes Turkey

August 17, 1999 – Earthquake strikes Turkey

Just after 3 a.m., an earthquake measuring 7.4 on the Richter scale strikes northwestern Turkey, home to one-third of the country’s population and half its industry.

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January 8, 1916 – Allies retreat from Gallipoli

January 8, 1916 – Allies retreat from Gallipoli

On this day, Allied forces during World War I stage a full retreat from the shores of the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey, ending a disastrous invasion of the Ottoman Empire.

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