The death toll from floods in Turkey's Black Sea region rose to 58, authorities said late on Aug. 15.
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).
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.
Turkey will convene its Supreme Military Council (YAŞ) on Aug. 4, where decisions will be taken to name top military brass.
The YAŞ is convened every year to discuss promotions and dismissals of the high-ranking military personnel under the leadership of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and with the participation of key civilian and military officials.
Turkish authorities have detained 14 suspects in relation to the ruthless murder of seven members of a family by armed assailants in the Central Anatolian province of Konya's Meram district.
Seven people, including women and children, from the Dedeoğulları family were killed at their house in a brutal gun attack on July 30.
Turkish security forces seized more than 714 kilograms (1,574 pounds) of heroin on July 23.
In one operation, police in İpekyolu district of eastern Van province captured more than 265 kilos (584 pounds) of heroin and arrested two suspects on allegations of drug trafficking, according to a statement by the provincial police department.