Over 714 kg of heroine seized in Turkey

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.

2 PKK terrorists 'neutralized' in southeastern Turkey

Turkish security forces "neutralized" at least two PKK terrorists in the country's southeast, the Interior Ministry said on July 4.

The terrorists were "neutralized" in an operation supported by unmanned aerial vehicles in the Yüksekova district of Hakkari province as part of Operation Eren-14, said the ministry.

Turkey leads Europe in youth population but aging concerns linger

Young people made up 15.4 percent of Turkey's total population throughout 2020, the country's statistical authority announced May 17, showing a slight decrease of 0.2 percentage points compared to the previous year.

Out of the total population of 83.61 million last year, 12.89 million people were aged between 15 and 24, the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) said.

Turkey's 'Alps': Mergabütan Ski Center

Turkey's Mergabütan Plateau has been transformed into a ski resort that has become a favorite of both local and foreign tourists, Turkey's industry and technology minister said on March 14.

"This is not the Alps, it is the Hakkari Mergabütan Ski Center!" Mustafa Varank wrote on Twitter.

"We identify and support investments that best suit the potential of cities," he added.