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.
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.
Canadian mining company Alamos Gold has said that its license required to resume operations in the Kaz Mountains is pending, as environmentalists continue their watch in the area. The Kaz Mountains Resistance has been in action in over 350 days to evacuate the mining company from the western landscape.
Thousands of dead fish washed up on shore in Istanbul's suburban Küçükçekmece Lake, which has happened before, but never as bad as on June 28. Locals think that the mass deaths are caused by waste from nearby factories.
A common swift, a close relative of the hummingbird, was rescued in the southeastern province of Kahramanmaraş upon a college student's report. Known for their unmatched speed, common swifts are a rare sight in Turkey.
Turkey's Religious Affairs Directorate banned the killing of sacrifices in the streets and mandated that professional altars work on an appointment-only basis during the upcoming Eid al-Adha holiday. The directorate also issued a series of guidelines requiring safe distancing, wearing masks and health checks for professional altars.
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.
Upon the report of a northern Turkey shepherd, gendarmerie and officials from the Nature Protection and National Parks Directorate have started a search for a lion in Çorum. The shepherd's report of a lion sighting followed two animals' disappearance, prompting a search. Both the missing cattle were found, but no lion was detected.
The photo from the buffalo facility is not the first time that Nusret’s Instagram post caused arguments. Nusret’s marketing strategy is built on the insatiable human appetite and the desire for destruction.
Shepherd takes herd of sheep through residential areas to graze after COVID-19 curfew in northern Turkey
A video of a herd of sheep in the residential area of a Black Sea province was widely shared on social media in Turkey. The sheep can be heard blatting and the sounds of their bells are audible in the video, as the streets remain deserted by humans merely hours after the end of a three-day curfew that aimed to slow the spread of coronavirus.
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.
Both the stage that the capitalism has reached globally and Turkey’s implementation of it, cannot be neglected while discussing the underlying factors which tie the climate crisis and the COVID-19 outbreak to each other.