Adana Province

Expert warns over new invasive species in Mediterranean Sea

An invasive crab species named "Charybdis longicollis" has become a threat to the ecosystem of the Mediterranean Sea, an expert from Burdur Mehmet Akif Ersoy University has warned.

"The population of these crabs that entered the Mediterranean from the Red Sea is increasing everyday due to overfishing," Seyit Ali Kamanlı said.

Turkey’s energy map becomes greener as renewables expand countrywide

Turkey's renewables expansion, driven by hydro, wind and solar energies, places the province of İzmir as a leader in wind power and Konya as a pioneer in solar energy, data compiled by the state-run Anadolu Agency reveals.

Of the country's total renewables capacity of 50,990 megawatts (MW), hydropower stood at 31,280 MW, wind power reached 9,543 MW and solar totaled 7,070 MW.

Nearly 5,000 cultural assets returned to Turkey in last 18 years

A total of 4,862 cultural assets were returned to Turkey between 2003 and 2021, according to data given by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.

Authorities continue to work in coordination with relevant institutions in order to prevent cultural property smuggling and bring back Turkish origin artifacts found abroad.