Court jails three over 2014 Soma disaster

A court has handed out long prison sentences to an executive of a company and two engineers over a 2014 mining disaster that killed 301 people in the Soma district of the western province of Manisa.

The Akhisar Heavy Penal Court on June 16 sentenced Can Gürkan, the chairman of the executive board of the mining company Soma Kömürleri, to 20 years in prison.

Friendship between way-worn stork and fisherman celebrates its 10th anniversary

The story of a unique friendship between a fisherman and a stork is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year.

For the past 10 years, Adem Yılmaz, 68, meets up with a white stork in a village called Eskikaraağaç in Turkey's northwestern province of Bursa's Karacabey district.