Süleyman Soylu

Menderes commemorated on 60th anniversary of execution

Adnan Menderes, Turkey's first democratically elected prime minister, is being commemorated 60 years after his execution following a coup in 1960, an event marking a dark era in Turkish history.

An official ceremony was held in Istanbul on Sept. 17 for Adnan Menderes and two ministers of the time, Hasan Polatkan and Fatin Rüştü Zorlu, who were executed on Sept. 16 and 17, 1961.

Turkey extends security wall along Iran border: Interior minister

Turkey is adding 242 kilometers more to its security wall along the border with Iran in the eastern province of Van to curtail migration, Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu said on Sept. 15.

"We will add another 242 km to the 221 km we have erected so far at our borders with Iran in the east," he said at a migration board meeting.

15 people still missing after devastating Black Sea floods

Teams are still searching for 15 people who went missing after the floods that hit Turkey's Black Sea region last month, Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu has said.

Heavy rains and ensuing flash floods in the country's north almost a month ago left at least 82 people dead.

The province of Kastamonu was the most affected where 71 people lost their lives.

UNHCR grateful for Turkey's strong partnership: Official

The U.N. refugee agency, UNHCR, "is grateful for its strong partnership" with Turkey, an official said on Sept. 8. 

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Filippo Grandi, the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, arrived in Turkey for a working visit on Sept. 7 and was received by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Wednesday.

UN high commissioner for refugees visits Turkey

U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi pays a working visit to Turkey to discuss migration and refugee-related subjects in the meetings, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said on Sept. 8.

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Turkish Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu discussed the latest developments in Afghanistan, migration management, and humanitarian aid to refugees with Grandi.

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).

Floods Devastate Towns, Killing 27, in Northern Turkey

Members of civil defence organisation evacuate people in areas hit by floods in northern Turkey. Photo: Turkey's Disaster and Emergency Management Directorate, AFAD.

Floods have brought chaos to the northern provinces of Kastamonu, Sinop and Bartın, from where thousands of people were evacuated by helicopters. Searches for the missing continue. The death toll is expected to rise.

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