Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohamed Bin Zayed is in talks with the Pentagon to transfer the strategic İncirlik airbase from Turkey to the UAE, Middle East Monitor reported on Sept. 21.
A massive forest fire has erupted in the Kozan district of the southern province of Adana, prompting authorities to evacuate the residents of the area. Agriculture and Forestry Minister Bekir Pakdemirli said on Aug. 24 that two planes, 19 helicopters, 35 heavy machinery and 750 personnel are involved in fire extinguishing efforts.
Luxembourg-based drink manufacturer Purple Beverages appealed to Turkey's Competition Authority to buy Doğanay Foods, the country's largest turnip juice producer. Turnip juice is a common cold beverage in Turkey, even drank with rakı.
World-famed Bollywood actor Aamir Khan stopped shooting his movie Laal Singh Chaddha, an adaption of the 1994 classic Forrest Gump, due to coronavirus outbreak in India. Khan now looks for alternative locations in Turkey to shoot his movie.
Serdar Korucu writes: One of the topics that comes to mind when recalling the Ottoman legacy in Lebanon is the Armenian Genocide. Among the most important symbolic structures carrying the traces of 1915 in Lebanon is the Armenian Catholicosate of the Great House of Cilicia in Antelias.
Two people were detained for shooting the car of a restaurant owner over late takeaway delivery in the southern province of Adana on Aug. 6. E.K. and his friend Ö.T. opened fire on the restaurant owner with a pump rifle and blank cartridge following an argument.
Animal breeders in Turkey are struggling with increased production costs amid the pandemic, worried about the lasting effects of forex-indexed prices. While increased food, electricity and gas prices threaten business beyond the traditional Eid al-Adha feast, some breeders have already gone out of business.
Armağan Kabaklı reports: Plastic waste imported from Britain is being burned in Turkey's southern Adana, risking soil pollution and destruction of natural resources. While footage of the province shows piles of plastic waste, a recent report by the BBC followed the journey of British plastic to the Turkish city.
A man currently on trial in the southern city of Adana for molesting his two young children is still employed at the city's women and children's hospital as he awaits further hearings. Lawyer Sevil Aracı of the Adana Women's Platform said that her organization will not let the matter go.
A main opposition deputy presented a bill to ban fireworks in the aftermath of a devastating accident in the northwestern province of Sakarya that killed seven people and injured over a hundred.
Watermelon farmers in the southern province of Adana are grateful to be harvesting their watermelon crops, after a period of not knowing whether they'd be allowed to work due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As citrus fruits burned before becoming ripe because of an early heat wave, Adana farmers turn to watermelon to make it through harvest season.
Police officers in the southern province of Adana chased off crowds by shooting guns in the air during the nationwide curfew for Eid al-Fitr. The crowds were in violation of the nationwide curfew that aims to prevent large gatherings that are traditional to the end of Ramadan.
Seasonal workers in the southern province of Adana have to spend Eid al-Fitr away from their families and in tents due to their obligation to work to make a living. While it's a time for families to unite, seasonal workers, who stay in tents they set up near the agricultural lands, can't do so. "We don't return to their hometowns during Eid, because we have to finish the working season," said one of the workers, Mithat Batmaz.
Restrictions on the export of onions as well as shrinking local demand due to the closure of hotels and restaurants amid the coronavirus outbreak have left farmers on the verge of bankruptcy. Producers have said several tonnes of onions are currently waiting to rot on the farms, calling on the gov't to lift the export restrictions.
Education authorities in Adana have sent a letter to school managements asking for money to fund hand sanitizer dispensers installed at the schools amid the coronavirus outbreak. CHP deputy chair Yıldırım Kaya said that this implementation is not specific to Adana, but has been also reported in other provinces.