Africans on Hakkari women’s team ‘happy’ to be in Turkey

Two Africans, who were transferred to the eastern province of Hakkari's women's football club playing in the Turkcell Women 1st League, have said they are happy to be living in the border city.

"I love Hakkari and its people. They are so hospitable," 24-year-old Kenyan midfielder Mwanalima Adam Jereko told state-run Anadolu Agency.

2 terrorists 'neutralized' in southeastern Turkey

Two terrorists were neutralized in southeastern Turkey, the country's interior minister said early on Oct. 24.

The terrorists "infiltrating" the border of Çukurca district of southeastern Hakkari province were "captured dead" in a land operation backed by an armed UAV of gendarmerie forces and close air support, Minister Süleyman Soylu said on Twitter.

Turkish security forces seize PKK's ammunition cache

Turkish security forces seized weapons, explosives and ammunition in an operation against the PKK terrorist organization, local authorities said on Oct. 6. 

The ammunition cache was seized Tuesday by the local gendarmerie forces and soldiers in the countryside of the southeastern Hakkari province, said a statement by the governor's office.

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.

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.