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1 April 2021

Düzce Zonguldak: a spectacular retaining wall failure on a highway in Turkey

Düzce Zonguldak: on 26 March 2021 a spectacular retaining wall slope failure occurred on a highway in Turkey

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26 January 2021

Losses from landslides in Turkey

A new study (Görüm & Fidan 2021) on human losses from landslides in Turkey over a 90 year period. Landslides are the second-most deadly hazard after earthquakes

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7 July 2020

Erzincan: a very interesting mudflow in Üzümlü, eastern Turkey

On 2 July 2020 a large and interesting mudflow occurred at Günebakan in the Erzincan area of eastern Turkey. The dynamics were captured on video.

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20 June 2019

Arakli: devastating debris flows in Trabzon province in Turkey yesterday

Intense rainfall yesterday (19 June 2019) in Turkey triggered a series of devastating debris flows in Arakli, close to the Black Sea coast, killing up to 14 people.

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17 May 2019

Ordu: a major slump type landslide in Turkey

On Thursday 16th May a major slump type landslide occurred at Aybasti in Ordu in northern Turkey, destroying many houses in hillside village

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16 May 2019

A major, fatal retaining wall failure from Basaksehir in Istanbul, Turkey

On Tuesday 16th May 2019 a large retaining wall failed in the Basaksehir district of Istanbul in Turkey, killing a passing motorist.

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10 July 2018

Tekirdag Province, Turkey: a geotechnical failure caused a derailment, killing 24 people

On Sunday a comparatively small geotechnical failure triggered a train derailment in Turkey, killing 24. The accident serves to illustrate the need for vigilance on earthworks on the railway network.

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29 September 2017

Rize, Turkey – an extreme rainfall event yesterday triggered landslides and flash floods

The Rize area of Turkey experienced heavy rainfall yesterday, triggering fatal landslides and flash floods, some of which were caught on video

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30 April 2017

Highway 101, Vietnam, Turkey and others: a selection of new landslide videos

In the last couple of weeks a set of really good landslide videos has appeared on Youtube, including an excellent film of a rockslide on Highway 101

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21 November 2016

Siirt in Turkey: a desperate race to save the lives of miners buried in a landslide (with a video)

On Thursday a large rockslide in a copper mine at Siirt in Turkey buried 16 miners. Remarklably, the landslide appears to have been recorded on a video.

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