Gli the Hagia Sophia cat has fallen ill two months after the site was converted into a mosque and will live away from people in a private room. Caretakers of the 16-year-old cat, who was born at Hagia Sophia, previously warned worshippers to not overwhelm Gli after footage of them taking pictures of Gli with flashes and feeding him unhealthy food emerged on social media.
A lawyer in Turkey's Black Sea region saved seven stags from getting killed by appealing a state tender that offered over 8,000 Turkish Liras ($1,081) for each animal. Lawyer Suna Soydaş Fırat said that animal rights defenders' ultimately goal is for the government to create extensive protection laws for animals.
Irish energy giant Eaton Corporation said that they ended their working relationship with Turkish distributor Berg Elektrik upon news that the latter's general manager Alp Erkin had shot and killed their neighbor's dog. While Erkin claimed he killed Nero because the dog bit his wife, Nero's owner noted that the animal was trying to protect its keeper.
Caretakers of Gli the Hagia Sophia cat have warned visitors of the museum-turned-mosque on his old age after overwhelming attention. "Thanks a lot for all your attention, but as you know I'm 16 years old. That means almost 81 human years," read the caption of a picture shared on the cat's Instagram account.
Four baby pythons were found suffocated to death in a box on an intercity bus in the southern province of Antalya. The person who was determined to have loaded the box on the bus' cargo section was fined over seven thousand liras.
Aynur Tekin reports: A platform established by the residents of Istanbul's Princes' Islands, urged the municipality of Istanbul to ensure healthy conditions as well as routine inspections for the horses of the island. More than 1,000 horses living in stables on Istanbul's Princes' Islands are at risk of death due to lack of activity, they said.
A fox was photographed downtown late at night in a northeastern province of Turkey, where the residents are self-isolating to slow the spread of COVID-19. The fox was seen eating bread in a house's yard.
Firefighters in the southern province of Muğla have used CPR on kittens to bring them back to life after a fire erupted in a container used by a supermarket. "When we saw that the kittens were back to life, we were so happy. There's nothing more beautiful than a living being holding on to life after nearly dying," one of the firefighters said.
A seminar held by İzmir Police for public servants listed "heightened sensitivity towards environmental issues, animal rights and human rights violations" as the usual qualities exhibited by people with terrorist tendencies. Other qualities included a lack of religious faith and nationalist feelings, being perceptive and spending time on social media.