violence against animals
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.