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More than 40 drown in seas, lakes, dams in Turkey during Eid

Some 43 people, including five foreigners, drowned in seas, lakes and dams in 22 provinces amid the long Eid al-Adha holiday.

According to data obtained by the state-run Anadolu Agency, 16 of those who died were children.

Istanbul and the Black Sea province of Amasya are two provinces with the highest cases, with five deaths each.

Turkey has limit to migration burden: AKP spokesperson

Turkey has a limit to the burden it will carry on migration, according to a statement by the spokesman for Turkey's AKP.

Ömer Çelik criticized the European Union at a news conference late on June 29 for "reducing the issue of migration to merely financial aid," which he viewed as "a lack of vision, unsustainable in the long run, a grave mistake."

Turkey observes closely as EU leaders meet at summit

Ankara started watching when European Union leaders came together today and tomorrow in Brussels with a heavy agenda.

The leaders' summit is expected to be discussing various issues, including restoring free movement and travel, the progress in the bloc's jointly funded stimulus package and how to move forward on international corporate taxation and the bloc's banking union.