Duvar English - The glaciers on Mount Cilo in Turkey's southeastern province of Hakkari, which were declared a "national park" and a "sensitive area to be protected" in 2019 by the President, are melting, state-run Anadolu Agency reported.
Scientists working on Turkey's largest valley glacier found that 48 percent of the glaciers on the mountain have melted in the last 31 years.
Onur Şatır, an associate professor at Van Yüzüncü Yıl (YYÜ) Landscape Architecture Department, said that they have been working on the continuous melting of the glacier layer in Hakkari for a long time.
"We examined the data we obtained and revealed that warming has a clear effect on the glaciers. There has been a 48 percent meltdown in the 31-year period. There is a very clear loss. This loss has also damaged the integrity of the glacier," Şatır said, while explaining the effects of global warming on the glaciers.