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Expert proposes to sell burned trees, use money in fight against wildfires

A Turkish expert has advised authorities to sell all the trees burned in last month's wildfires that devastated forests in 53 provinces out of all 81 late July and use the money collected in the fight against future forest fires.

According to data from the General Directorate of Forestry, some 133,000 hectares of land have been burnt.

More than 42 pct of adult population vaccinated in Turkey

More than 26 million people have been fully vaccinated in Turkey, corresponding to more than 42 percent of the population aged 18 and above, with the total doses of jabs administered nearing 72 million since a mass vaccination campaign that was launched in January, according to official figures.


President Erdoğan ousts Boğaziçi University rector

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on July 15 replaced a top Istanbul university rector whose appointment led to months of student-led protests.

Erdoğan appointed Melih Bulu as rector of Boğaziçi University in January but students started protesting, saying that the appointment of Bulu as rector was contrary to the customs of a 158-year-old university.