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Sunday, November 14, 1999 Published at 23:49 GMT


World: Europe

In pictures: Turkey's desperate search



A huge international operation went into a third night in north-west Turkey as rescuers desperately tried to find survivors of Friday's earthquake.


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Funerals are already being held for some of the hundreds killed in the disaster.


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Saziye Bulut was rescued from the ruins of her home. She is one of the few people to have been dug out alive. Many more are trapped.


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In Kaynasli, a survivor, Gul Cil, clasps her hands as rescue workers leave a collapsed building without finding her relatives.


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Many of the buildings in nearby Duzce - the epicentre of the quake - were completely destroyed.


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Rescue workers take a break in front of the ruins of a mosque in Kaynasli.


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German volunteers with sniffer dogs are among 1,500 rescuers from Turkey and abroad.


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A family in Duzce who, like thousands of others, have been forced to seek shelter in an emergency tent city in near-zero temperatures.


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Two survivors comfort each other.

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