Suleyman Soylu

Iranian and Turkish interior ministers meet in Tehran

Iranian and Turkish interior ministers meet in Tehran

Iranian Interior Minister Ahmad Vahidi hosted his Turkish counterpart Süleyman Soylu in the capital Tehran on October 20.  In a statement following a bilateral meeting, Soylu wished Vahidi all the best in …

Soylu: 5-kg explosive device found in Istanbul

Soylu: 5-kg explosive device found in Istanbul

The Turkish police have found and neutralized an explosive device at a bus station in Istanbul, planted by the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said. "Today, the police of Istanbul have …

Powerful earthquake hits Turkey's Izmir

Powerful earthquake hits Turkey's Izmir

A magnitude 6.6 earthquake jolted Turkey's Aegean region on Friday, according to the nation’s disaster agency. The Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) said the quake occurred at 2.51 p.m. local time (11:51GMT) …

5.5-magnitude earthquake jolts Turkey's Manisa

5.5-magnitude earthquake jolts Turkey's Manisa

A 5.5-magnitude earthquake jolted Turkey’s western province of Manisa on Friday, according to the country's disaster management agency. The Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD) said the quake struck near …

Erdogan rejects Turkish minister's resignation

Erdogan rejects Turkish minister's resignation

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan refused the resignation of the country's interior minister Suleyman Soylu over his handling of an abrupt nationwide lockdown. "The incidents that …

Death toll from Elazig earthquake rises to 39

Death toll from Elazig earthquake rises to 39

The death toll rose to 39 from the earthquake that struck Turkey's Elazig, Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said, More than 1,600 others were hurt, including 86 still being treated in hospitals. …

Vehicle explodes in Turkey's Hatay, claiming lives

Vehicle explodes in Turkey's Hatay, claiming lives

At least three people were killed after a vehicle exploded in southern Turkish province of Hatay today, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said. "It is obvious that the car was bomb-laden," …

Turkish President opens new cathedral mosque in Ankara

Turkish President opens new cathedral mosque in Ankara

The third largest cathedral mosque - Kuzey Ankara Merkez Camisi - was opened today in Ankara, Turkish media reported. The opening ceremony was attended by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Vice-President …

Death toll rises in Istanbul building collapse

Death toll rises in Istanbul building collapse

Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca on Saturday said the death toll in the residential building collapse in the Turkish city of Istanbul had risen to 18, Ahval reports with a reference to the pro-government daily Sabah.  An …

Death toll in Istanbul building collapse climbs to 14

Death toll in Istanbul building collapse climbs to 14

The death toll from the collapse of Istanbul building has risen to 14 after three more bodies were recovered, Turkish Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu said. He said 14 people had been rescued from the debris of the …

Ilham Aliyev receives Turkish interior minister

Ilham Aliyev receives Turkish interior minister

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has received a delegation led by Turkish Minister of Interior Suleyman Soylu, according to the statement posted on the Azerbaijani presidential website. …

Rize police chief killed in Turkey by another officer

Rize police chief killed in Turkey by another officer

Rize police chief Altuğ Verdi has died and two others wounded in shooting believed to have been carried out by a police officer at Rize Police Department in northeastern Turkey. Verdi was taken to the hospital in critical condition …

Turkey to take census of Syrian refugees

Turkey to take census of Syrian refugees

Turkey will take a census of Syrian refugees, Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said. The minister said that the presence of Syrian refugees in Turkey is a very complex issue and should be thoroughly examined, …