Turkey witnesses 251 femicides in a year: Minister


Turkey has witnessed some 251 femicides in a year as of Nov. 15, Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu has said in a video-conference meeting with governors of all 81 provinces.

"The number of femicides in the whole of 2020 was 268. It seems that the number [of femicides] in 2021 will surpass that of last year," Soylu noted.

Turkish, Serbian police hold 125 irregular migrants at Croatia border

Turkish police in a joint border duty with Serbian authorities on the Croatian border reportedly caught 125 irregular migrants trying to illegally cross into EU countries.

According to a statement by the Turkish Embassy in Belgrade, over the past 40 days, a total of 125 migrants who illegally entered Turkish cargo trucks have been held.

Top Turkish, Greek officials hold talks in Turkey's capital

Turkish Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu and Greece's migration and asylum minister met in the Turkish capital Ankara on Nov. 2.

Soylu and Notis Mitarakis as well as accompanying delegations met behind closed doors and discussed migration and the fight against terrorism along with security issues, the sources said.

Iranian, Turkish interior ministers meet in Tehran

Iranian Interior Minister Ahmad Vahidi hosted his Turkish counterpart Süleyman Soylu in the capital Tehran on Oct. 20. 

In a statement following a bilateral meeting, Soylu wished Vahidi all the best in his new office.

"To date, we have had very successful cooperation on various issues," he said, adding many problems were solved.

Number of terrorists drops to 197 for first time: Minister

Turkey's Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu said on Sept. 18 that the number of terrorists has dropped to under 200 for the first time.

Addressing a gathering of youth at northwestern Edirne province's Keşan district, Soylu said: "As of tonight, the number of terrorists in Turkey has dropped to under 200 for the first time, became 197."

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.

15 people still missing after devastating Black Sea floods

Teams are still searching for 15 people who went missing after the floods that hit Turkey's Black Sea region last month, Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu has said.

Heavy rains and ensuing flash floods in the country's north almost a month ago left at least 82 people dead.

The province of Kastamonu was the most affected where 71 people lost their lives.