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American researcher Mark Dickey is carried in a stretcher after being pulled out of Morca cave near Anamur, south Turkey, on early Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2023, more than a week after he became seriously ill 1,000 meters (more than 3,000 feet) below its entrance. Teams from across Europe had rushed to Morca cave in southern Turkey’s Taurus Mountains to aid Dickey, a 40-year-old experienced caver who became seriously ill on Sept. 2 with stomach bleeding. (Mert Gokhan Koc/Dia Images via AP)

9-day Turkish cave ordeal ends with U.S. researcher lifted to safety

Mark Dickey recovering above-round after falling ill with a bleeding stomach deep beneath the earth

 

From left, NATO Ambassador NATO Ambassador Zeki Levent Gumrukcu, from Turkey, British Foreign Secretary James Cleverly, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, and Swedish Foreign Minister Tobias Billstrom attend a meeting of NATO’s foreign ministers in Oslo, Thursday, June 1, 2023. (Javad Parsa/Pool Photo via AP)

NATO presses Turkey to approve Sweden’s membership, eyes Ukraine security plan as summit looms

The 31-member alliance is also looking at boosting Ukraine’s non-member status

 

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Minister Sean Fraser speaks during a news conference Wednesday, April 6, 2022 in Ottawa. The federal government says it will make it easier for temporary residents in Canada from Turkey and Syria to extend their stay in the country after a powerful earthquake struck their countries last month. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Canada to accept more Syrian, Turkish residents after earthquake

Feds to prioritize processing temporary visas for those impacted by natural disaster

 

Fans throw toys onto the pitch during the Turkish Super League soccer match between Besiktas and Antalyaspor at the Vodafone stadium in Istanbul, Turkey, Sunday, Feb. 26, 2023. During the match, supporters threw a massive number of soft toys to be donated to children affected by the powerful earthquake on Feb. 6 on southeast Turkey. (AP Photo)

New quake hits Turkey, toppling more buildings: 1 killed

More than 100 injured as a result of a quake centered in the town of Yesilyurt

Fans throw toys onto the pitch during the Turkish Super League soccer match between Besiktas and Antalyaspor at the Vodafone stadium in Istanbul, Turkey, Sunday, Feb. 26, 2023. During the match, supporters threw a massive number of soft toys to be donated to children affected by the powerful earthquake on Feb. 6 on southeast Turkey. (AP Photo)
A destroyed building leans on a neighbouring house following the earthquake in Samandag, southern Turkey, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2023. Survivors of the earthquake that jolted Turkey and Syria 15 days ago, killing tens of thousands of people and leaving hundreds of thousands of others homeless, dealt with more trauma and loss Tuesday after another deadly quake and aftershocks rocked the region. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

Canada sending another $30M in aid to Turkey, Syria, as rebuild begins

Two major earthquakes damaged tens of thousands of buildings, left more than 47,000 people dead

A destroyed building leans on a neighbouring house following the earthquake in Samandag, southern Turkey, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2023. Survivors of the earthquake that jolted Turkey and Syria 15 days ago, killing tens of thousands of people and leaving hundreds of thousands of others homeless, dealt with more trauma and loss Tuesday after another deadly quake and aftershocks rocked the region. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
White Rock deputy fire Chief Norm MacLeod travelled to Turkey with Burnaby Urban Search and Rescue, following the devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck on Feb. 6, 2023. (Contributed photo)

B.C. deputy fire chief recalls Turkey rescue efforts, ‘amazing’ resilience of those impacted

Norm MacLeod reflects on week in earthquake-ravaged Adiyaman

White Rock deputy fire Chief Norm MacLeod travelled to Turkey with Burnaby Urban Search and Rescue, following the devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck on Feb. 6, 2023. (Contributed photo)
A man sits in the rubble of collapsed building in Antakya, Turkey, Sunday, Feb. 12, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Petros Giannakouris

3 dead, more than 200 hurt as new quake hits Turkey, Syria

6.4-magnitude earthquake followed by 5.8-magnitude tremor Monday

A man sits in the rubble of collapsed building in Antakya, Turkey, Sunday, Feb. 12, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Petros Giannakouris
Turkish rescue workers stand by a collapsed building in Adiyaman, southern Turkey, Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023. Rescuers in Turkey miraculously continued to pull earthquake survivors out of the rubble on Saturday. The unlikely rescues, coming over four days after Monday’s 7.8-magnitude quake brought down thousands of buildings in Turkey and Syria, offered fleeting moments of joy amid a catastrophe that has killed nearly 24,000 people, injured at least 80,000 others and left millions homeless.(AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

Turkey detains building contractors as quake deaths pass 33K

About 130 people accused of poor construction methods

Turkish rescue workers stand by a collapsed building in Adiyaman, southern Turkey, Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023. Rescuers in Turkey miraculously continued to pull earthquake survivors out of the rubble on Saturday. The unlikely rescues, coming over four days after Monday’s 7.8-magnitude quake brought down thousands of buildings in Turkey and Syria, offered fleeting moments of joy amid a catastrophe that has killed nearly 24,000 people, injured at least 80,000 others and left millions homeless.(AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
A woman embraces a member of the Burnaby Urban Search and Rescue Team as they are greeted by members of the Turkish Canadian community upon arrival from Turkey at Vancouver International Airport, in Richmond, B.C., on Tuesday, February 14, 2023. The team of volunteer search and rescue experts, which is mostly comprised of firefighters from Burnaby, deployed to Turkey the day after last week’s 7.8 magnitude earthquake. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

VIDEO: B.C. search and rescue team arrives home after aiding Turkish relief efforts

Members of the team touched down Tuesday following a week-long deployment in Adiyaman

A woman embraces a member of the Burnaby Urban Search and Rescue Team as they are greeted by members of the Turkish Canadian community upon arrival from Turkey at Vancouver International Airport, in Richmond, B.C., on Tuesday, February 14, 2023. The team of volunteer search and rescue experts, which is mostly comprised of firefighters from Burnaby, deployed to Turkey the day after last week’s 7.8 magnitude earthquake. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Rescue workers stand on a collapsed building in Adiyaman, southern Turkey, Monday, Feb. 13, 2023. The body of a young Canadian woman who was visiting Turkey has been found in the rubble of a building that collapsed during a massive earthquake on Feb. 6. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Emrah Gurel

Canadian woman’s body found in building that collapsed during earthquake in Turkey

Saad Zora says his twin sister, Samar, who like her brothers is from Halifax, was found Tuesday

Rescue workers stand on a collapsed building in Adiyaman, southern Turkey, Monday, Feb. 13, 2023. The body of a young Canadian woman who was visiting Turkey has been found in the rubble of a building that collapsed during a massive earthquake on Feb. 6. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Emrah Gurel
A man sits in the rubble of collapsed building in Antakya, Turkey, Sunday, Feb. 12, 2023. The oldest brother of a Canadian woman who has been missing since an earthquake struck Turkey is attempting to rent rescue equipment as he prepares to join two siblings in the desperate search for his sister. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Petros Giannakouris

Turkish excavators search in rubble where Canadian woman last heard from

Samar Zora had arrived in the ancient city, once known as Antioch, just a day before the earthquake

A man sits in the rubble of collapsed building in Antakya, Turkey, Sunday, Feb. 12, 2023. The oldest brother of a Canadian woman who has been missing since an earthquake struck Turkey is attempting to rent rescue equipment as he prepares to join two siblings in the desperate search for his sister. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Petros Giannakouris
Rescuers work on a collapsed building in Kahramanmaras, southern Turkey, Sunday, Feb. 12, 2023. Six days after earthquakes in Syria and Turkey killed tens of thousands, sorrow and disbelief are turning to anger and tension over a sense that there has been an ineffective, unfair and disproportionate response to the historic disaster. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

VIDEO: Turkey earthquake survivors face despair, as rescues wane

Quake killed more than 35,000, reduced towns and cities to fragments of concrete and twisted metal

Rescuers work on a collapsed building in Kahramanmaras, southern Turkey, Sunday, Feb. 12, 2023. Six days after earthquakes in Syria and Turkey killed tens of thousands, sorrow and disbelief are turning to anger and tension over a sense that there has been an ineffective, unfair and disproportionate response to the historic disaster. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
A member of the Vehibe family mourns a relative during the burial of one of the earthquake victims that struck a border region of Turkey and Syria five days ago in Antakya, southeastern Turkey, on Saturday, February 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

Grief gives way to anger over Turkey’s earthquake response

Many say rescue operations have been painfully slow as the death toll grows

A member of the Vehibe family mourns a relative during the burial of one of the earthquake victims that struck a border region of Turkey and Syria five days ago in Antakya, southeastern Turkey, on Saturday, February 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
A Turkish soldier, left, watches as rescue workers of the search and rescue unit of the Turkish Gendarmerie General Command, JAK, work to pull 23-year-old Huseyin Seferoglou from the rubble of a collapsed building in Antakya, Turkey, on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS-AP-Petros Giannakouris

Turkish-Canadian Society calls for faster deployment of rescue teams after disasters

Search and rescue from Burnaby the only team from Canada to deploy so far

A Turkish soldier, left, watches as rescue workers of the search and rescue unit of the Turkish Gendarmerie General Command, JAK, work to pull 23-year-old Huseyin Seferoglou from the rubble of a collapsed building in Antakya, Turkey, on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS-AP-Petros Giannakouris
Rescue workers try to reach trapped residents in a collapsed building in Kahta, in Adiyaman province, southeastern Turkey, Monday, Feb. 6, 2023. A search and rescue team from British Columbia has taken part in the successful rescue of a woman from earthquake rubble in Adiyaman city, more than four days after the tremor hit. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP

B.C. team helps rescue woman, pulled from rubble four days after Turkey quake

Footage by the CBC showed members of the Burnaby team being thanked and embraced

Rescue workers try to reach trapped residents in a collapsed building in Kahta, in Adiyaman province, southeastern Turkey, Monday, Feb. 6, 2023. A search and rescue team from British Columbia has taken part in the successful rescue of a woman from earthquake rubble in Adiyaman city, more than four days after the tremor hit. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP
In this drone photo, destroyed buildings are seen from above in Antakya, southeastern Turkey, Thursday, Feb. 9, 2023. Thousands who lost their homes in a catastrophic earthquake huddled around campfires and clamored for food and water in the bitter cold, three days after the temblor and series of aftershocks hit Turkey and Syria. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

Turkish Consulate says deadline for Canadian rescue teams in quake zone has passed

Burnaby team is and will be the only team from Canada acting as rescuers in the quake zone

In this drone photo, destroyed buildings are seen from above in Antakya, southeastern Turkey, Thursday, Feb. 9, 2023. Thousands who lost their homes in a catastrophic earthquake huddled around campfires and clamored for food and water in the bitter cold, three days after the temblor and series of aftershocks hit Turkey and Syria. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
Soldiers and local residents are set up a tent, in Aslanli, southeastern Turkey, Thursday, Feb. 9, 2023. Tens of thousands of people who lost their homes in a catastrophic earthquake huddled around campfires in the bitter cold and clamored for food and water Thursday, three days after the temblor hit Turkey and Syria. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

Rescue team faces hurdles getting to Turkey quake, days after B.C. offer to Ottawa

Vancouver rescue team is waiting on international accreditation from a UN-affiliated agency

Soldiers and local residents are set up a tent, in Aslanli, southeastern Turkey, Thursday, Feb. 9, 2023. Tens of thousands of people who lost their homes in a catastrophic earthquake huddled around campfires in the bitter cold and clamored for food and water Thursday, three days after the temblor hit Turkey and Syria. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
A woman sits on the rubble as emergency rescue teams search for people under the remains of destroyed buildings in Nurdagi town on the outskirts of Osmaniye city southern Turkey, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023. The earthquake that ravaged Turkey and Syria this week offers both lessons and warnings for people in British Columbia as images emerge of the human devastation and costly damage, Canadian seismology experts say. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Khalil Hamra

Devastation in Turkey echoes past quakes and offers B.C. lessons: profs

‘Even though Vancouver hasn’t been damaged by an earthquake, you know, Vancouver’s only 130 years old’

A woman sits on the rubble as emergency rescue teams search for people under the remains of destroyed buildings in Nurdagi town on the outskirts of Osmaniye city southern Turkey, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023. The earthquake that ravaged Turkey and Syria this week offers both lessons and warnings for people in British Columbia as images emerge of the human devastation and costly damage, Canadian seismology experts say. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Khalil Hamra
A woman sits on the rubble as emergency rescue teams search for people under the remains of destroyed buildings in Nurdagi town on the outskirts of Osmaniye city southern Turkey, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023. Ottawa says Canada will contribute $10 million to earthquake relief efforts in Turkey and Syria as part of an initial aid package. (Photo by Khalil Hamra, the Canadian Press/Ap)

Heavy urban search-and-rescue team from B.C. ‘self-deploys’ to earthquake region

Minister of Emergency Management and Climate Readiness Bowinn Ma said B.C. stands ready to help

A woman sits on the rubble as emergency rescue teams search for people under the remains of destroyed buildings in Nurdagi town on the outskirts of Osmaniye city southern Turkey, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023. Ottawa says Canada will contribute $10 million to earthquake relief efforts in Turkey and Syria as part of an initial aid package. (Photo by Khalil Hamra, the Canadian Press/Ap)
A man sits in front of a destroyed building, in Adiyaman, southeastern Turkey, Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2023. With hope of finding survivors fading, stretched rescue teams in Turkey and Syria searched Wednesday for signs of life in the rubble of thousands of buildings toppled by the world’s deadliest earthquake in more than a decade. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

Canadian assessment team deployed to Turkey as earthquake rescue efforts close

Ottawa will match funds donated to Red Cross relief efforts up to $10-million

A man sits in front of a destroyed building, in Adiyaman, southeastern Turkey, Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2023. With hope of finding survivors fading, stretched rescue teams in Turkey and Syria searched Wednesday for signs of life in the rubble of thousands of buildings toppled by the world’s deadliest earthquake in more than a decade. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)