Turkey: cars float down flooded streets as residents rescued

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    Rescuers pulled inflatable boats in flood waters gushing through streets of Turkey’s Black Sea district of Arhavi on Thursday to bring those stranded to safety.

    Footage released by the country’s interior ministry showed distressed residents being evacuated from flooded homes. Access to dozens of villages in Arhavi were blocked and rescue efforts were under way – with officials saying 200 people had been evacuated.

    Floods are common along Turkey’s Black Sea coastal region at this time of year. Last week, at least six people were killed and two others went missing in flood waters in Black Sea province of Rize

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    Turkey, officially the Republic of Turkey, is a transcontinental country located mainly on the Anatolian Peninsula in Western Asia, with a smaller portion on the Balkan Peninsula in Southeastern Europe.

    Istanbul, which straddles Europe and Asia, is the country’s largest city, while Ankara is the capital. The majority of the population identifies as Turkish, around 20% identify as Kurdish.

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