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Northern Cyprus: Explosions heard as fire engulfs Turkish military base in Kyrenia

Disputed Territory, Kyrenia
September 12, 2019 at 14:16 GMT +00:00 · Published

Fire and explosions rocked a Turkish military base in Kyrenia, in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, on Thursday.

Footage shows a large fire ball appearing in the distance followed by explosions.

Kudret Ozersay, the Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, wrote on his Facebook page that some people were injured by glass shards following the explosion and that the neighbouring village of Arapkoy was evacuated as a measure of precaution.

Media report that tourists from the Acapulco Hotel, that's located close the incident area in Kyrenia, were also evacuated.

The cause of the fire is yet unknown.

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Fire and explosions rocked a Turkish military base in Kyrenia, in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, on Thursday.

Footage shows a large fire ball appearing in the distance followed by explosions.

Kudret Ozersay, the Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, wrote on his Facebook page that some people were injured by glass shards following the explosion and that the neighbouring village of Arapkoy was evacuated as a measure of precaution.

Media report that tourists from the Acapulco Hotel, that's located close the incident area in Kyrenia, were also evacuated.

The cause of the fire is yet unknown.

W/S Fire and explosion, Kyrenia *VERTICAL ASPECT RATIO AT SOURCE*

W/S Fire and explosions

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