Another 64 people were rescued from the capsized boat, carrying migrants from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan, as it approached Adilcevaz in Bitlis province, which is on the northern shores of Lake Van, the governor's office said.
Turkish Interior Ministry says Serif Yakut, a wanted PKK terrorist code-named Ali Piling, was "neutralised" in the eastern province of Bitlis on Monday. Another PKK terrorist in the orange category, code-named Eren Karker, was neutralised on Sunday.
The soldiers died in an operation against the PKK terror organisation in Turkey's eastern province of Bitlis.
A car bomb attack kills at least three people and injures 145 more in Turkey's eastern province of Elazig.
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