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Çanakkale

(chänäk`kälĕ) or

Chanakkale

(–kälā), city (1990 pop. 53,887), capital of Çanakkale prov., NW Turkey, on the Asian shore of the Dardanelles. It is famous for its fine pottery and has an important fish-canning industry. The city has long been fortified and has a 15th-century fort. In World War I the city and fort were bombarded (1915) during the Gallipoli campaign. Near Çanakkale are the mouth of the historic Aegospotamos River and the ruins of the ancient towns of Abydos and Sestos.
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To Develop 250 MW Wind Power Project in Canakkale Province.
Turkish authorities sent five boats and a helicopter to rescue the migrants, whose vessel capsized off the coast of Ayvacik in the province of Canakkale. The people on board were Afghan and an Iranian nationals, state news agency Anadolu said.
An earthquake with an epicenter near the Turkish city of Canakkale was also felt in Plovdiv.
The construction of the Canakkale 1915 bridge is set to be completed earlier than expected, said the Speaker of Turkey's Grand National Assembly Binali Yildirim during a ceremony to initiate the second phase of the bridge's construction, Trend reports via the Turkish media.
The collision caused neither casualties nor damage, the sources confirmed, adding that the skippers of the two Netherlands-registered and Panama-flagged vessels had asked for help from Turkey's northwestern Canakkale maritime squad.
Summary: Kabul [Afghanistan], May 16 (ANI): Seven Afghan migrants, including three children, died sinking in a fiber boat off western Canakkale province in Turkey early on Tuesday.
The event to mark martyrs' day and the anniversary of the Turkish victory in Canakkale (Gallipoli) in 1915, took place in Morphou on Sunday.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Observers spotted a Russian Navy Tapir-class LST (Tank Landing Ship) crossing through the Dardanelles near the Turkish seaport of Canakkale, en route to Syria on March 6, the Mynet Internet platform reported.
London: The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is providing a EU40 million loan to finance the construction, development and operation of the Lapseki mine in Canakkale and the Ivrindi mine in Balikesir.
Al Gharafa vs Canakkale Dardanel 1-3 The Cheetah's lost their friendly game to Turkish side Canakkale Dardanel by 3 goals to 1.
About 750 migrants of them were detained in a pre-dawn sweep in the town of Ayvacik, in Canakkale province, which is a main crossing point to the Greek island of Lesbos, the state-run Anadolu Agency reported.
EcANAKKALE (CyHAN)- At least 14 people, seven of children, drowned as a boat carrying migrants capsized near western Turkish coast of Canakkale on Wednesday.