World Bulletin / News Desk
The number of people who died in flash floods that hit the coastal Black Sea province of Samsun on Wednesday rose to 11 after rescue teams found the dead body of the final missing person on Friday afternoon.
A marine police unit found 47-year-old Mustafa Gazel's dead body only 300 meters away from the Samsunspor training ground. Gazel's body was later taken to a state hospital morgue.
Torrential rains hit Samsun on Wednesday, triggering flash floods in many parts of the province that killed at least 11 people, including seven children. The downpour caused Mert River to overflow late on Tuesday, inundating nearby homes and shops and stranding cars in the Canik district of Samsu. An apartment building complex built by the Housing Development Administration of Turkey (TOKİ) was greatly affected by the deluge and the ground and first floors in many of the buildings were flooded.
Turkish president Erdogan has said that he will hold talks to further economic and commercial cooperation with China and Indonesia.
Kurdistan Workers' Party is denounced after wave of recent terror attacks
It is believed that the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) was the intended target
Kurdish party says it will apply to parliament to lift immunity from all MPs amid rancor over PKK accusations
Turkish President Erdogan will visit China, his first since he took presidency in 2014 and will be signing a number of agreements.
An emergency meeting of NATO is being held in Brussels at the request of Turkey on Tuesday.
"It is not possible for us to continue the peace process with those who threaten our national unity and brotherhood," said Erdogan, who told a news conference in Ankara ahead of his departure on an official visit to China.
Support for Turkey stems from Gulf state’s ‘consistent stance against violence, terror,’ according to Qatari FM
Aselsan has signed a contract for the supply of a Tactical Area Communications System
Counter-terrorism police arrested suspects in eastern Mus province following Monday night shooting
Plans for a security zone in northern Syria dominates Tuesday's headlines
Turkey seeks to make NATO understend "their intentions correctly"
This will be Erdogan's first visit to China since 2012
Conflict with PKK 'in the past brought so much suffering and grief to the people of Turkey', says Ban Ki-moon
Turkish PM warns against the misconception that since Turkey is going through a transitional period, its security forces are incapable of taking measures
Turkish president informs the leaders about Turkey's anti-terrorist operations