Murat Kurum

EU welcomes Turkey’s decision to ratify Paris Agreement

The European Union on Sept. 22 welcomed Turkey's plan to ratify Paris Agreement on climate change next month.

"Very welcome step that Turkey is ready to ratify the #ParisAgreement on climate," Frans Timmermans, the European Commission's executive vice president for the European Green Deal, said on Twitter.

EU, Turkey to work together on climate crisis

The European Commission's executive vice president for the European Green Deal and Turkish minister of environment and urbanization on Sept. 16 held the first EU-Turkey high-level dialogue on climate change.

The officials discussed the necessary steps to fight the devastating effects of climate change and to significantly cut emissions by 2050.

Death toll from floods in Black Sea region rises to 66, dozens still missing

The death toll from floods in Turkey's Black Sea region has risen to 66, authorities said late on Aug. 15

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Floods caused by heavy rain hit the region in the north of the country Wednesday, leaving 56 people dead in Kastamonu province, the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) said in a statement.

Death toll from floods in Turkey's Black Sea region rises to 57

The death toll from floods in Turkey's Black Sea region rose to 58, authorities said late on Aug. 15. 

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Floods caused by heavy rains hit the region in the north on Wednesday, leaving 49 people dead in the province of Kastamonu, according to a statement by the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD).

Authorities vow to rebuild flood-hit village in Turkey’s east

Unprecedented torrential rain wreaked havoc on Başkale's Esenyamaç, a village in the eastern province of Van, as authorities pledge to reshape the settlement to prevent future disasters.

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At least eight buildings were destroyed and 30 more structures were slightly damaged in the flood that occurred due to heavy rains lasting about half an hour.

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