Death toll from avalanche in Hakkari province rises to 2

The body of another soldier trapped by the avalanche in southeastern Turkey was recovered on Dec. 28, raising the death toll from the incident to two.

The avalanche hit the site on Sunday while soldiers were working to clear snow off a road near a military base in the Şemdinli district of Hakkari province.

Four killed as minibus collides with truck in Hakkari

At least four people were killed and five others wounded as a passenger minibus collided with an 18-wheeler truck in
southeastern Turkey on Dec. 28. 

The incident took place in the Yuksekova town of Hakkari province, where visibility dropped due to foggy weather conditions.

The minibus was traveling to the eastern Van.

New anti-terror operation launched in southern Turkey

A new anti-terrorism operation has been initiated in the south of Turkey, the country's interior minister announced on Aug. 12.

At least 1,448 security personnel will be part of Operation Yıldırım-5 in the southern province of Hatay's Amanos Mountains, Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu said at an inauguration ceremony.

Opposition HDP launches march under tight security

Turkey's opposition Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) on June 15 started the "March for Democracy against Coup" in the northwestern province of Edirne and the southeastern province of Hakkari.

The march, which aimed to end in the capital Ankara on June 20, has faced restrictions including bans on entry and exit to some provinces due to the novel coronavirus outbreak.