Türkiye about to be ‘old country:’ Statistics

The percentage of elderly people in the total population has reached 9.7, with only 0.3 percent left to call Türkiye an "old country," the statistics have showed.

According to the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK), the number of the people over the age of 65 in Türkiye is exactly 8,245,124. Country's total population is around 84 million.

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


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.