A lawyer from Van Bar Association Migration and Asylum Commission said that the death toll in the migrant boat accident in Lake Van is unknown. "Unfortunately we don't have enough information about the boat that sank in Van Lake over the weekend. The Van Bar Association hasn't received a public defender request for the boat yet."
One soldier killed, two wounded after coming under fire from across Iranian border in Turkey’s southeast
One Turkish soldier was killed and two others were wounded in southeast Turkey as they came under fire from the Iranian side of the border, Turkey's Defense Ministry said on June 24. The name of the soldier was revealed as 23-year-old Recep Durak. His family in the eastern province of Elazığ was notified of his death on June 24.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has said that flights to Iran, suspended since late February to prevent the spread of COVID-19, will resume on August 1. Çavuşoğlu also said that Ankara is hoping to hold the Astana Summit in Iran.
Nine people were killed in the eastern province of Van after an earthquake struck Turkey's border with Iran. The European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said the quake had a depth of 5 km. Iranian officials said it had been felt in Iran but that there were no immediate reports of deaths.