Roasted sunflower seeds, a favorite snack in Turkish society, are now banned on Istanbul's Üsküdar Beach to prevent pollution of environment, the district mayor said on July 7.
"This has been a tough but inevitable decision for us, eating sunflower seeds on the Üskudar Beach Line is now forbidden," Hilmi Türkmen said in a tweet.
Bizim için zor ama zorunlu bir karar oldu bu;— Hilmi Türkmen (@hilmiturkmen34) July 7, 2020
Harem’den Küçüksu’ya kadar, Üsküdar Sahil Hattı’nda çekirdek yemek artık yasak. Bu konuda sizlerden anlayış ve işbirliği bekliyoruz. ?
Arzu etmeyiz ama yazılacak cezalar, engelli hizmetleri için oluşturduğumuz bir fona aktarılacak. pic.twitter.com/UpYwU0RK7N
Saying that any fines would be donated to a fund for persons with disabilities, the mayor shared a video of a man eating sunflower seeds on a bench with a caricature-sized pile of shells in front of him.
The man in the video is seen blowing shells at a municipal cleaning worker, throwing them on the ground and pouring them all over himself.
The public service announcement video says that all shelled nuts are forbidden on the beach.Coronavirus outbreak could double sunflower seed prices in Central Turkey