A fault line formed on the coast of Hatay's Arsuz district due to a magnitude 6.2 earthquake shaking Adana's Ceyhan district in 1998 has become the home of sea creatures.
The fault line, which is approximately a kilometer long, acts as a natural reef 13 to 18 meters below the sea and 15 to 20 meters from the coast.
A ban on polyethylene plastics waste imports was lifted according to a presidential decree published on the Official Gazette.
Nearly 1,350 plastics recycling companies will have to apply for a license in accordance with their thermoprocessing capacity, the Turkish Plastics Industry Foundation (PAGEV) said.
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 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.
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.