Muhittin Böcek

Antalya Film Festival ends with award ceremony

The International Antalya Film Festival handed out the Golden Orange Awards for the 58th time in a ceremony held at Antalya Sports Hall.

Organized by the Antalya Metropolitan Municipality under the leadership of Mayor Muhittin Böcek, the film festival came to an end with the closing gala and the traditional award ceremony on Oct. 9.

Golden Orange Film Festival kicks off

The 58th Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival, organized by the Antalya Metropolitan Municipality, kicked off on Oct. 2 at the Antalya Sports Center under pandemic measures.

Making a speech at the ceremony, Antalya Mayor Muhittin Böcek, who stayed intubated for months in hospital last year due to COVID-19, said that he was happy to be at this year's opening ceremony of the festival.

Mayor calls off project to illuminate Antalya’s sea cliffs

The metropolitan mayor of the southern province of Antalya has called off a project to illuminate the world-famous sea cliffs of the city as inhabitants strongly opposed the idea.

"We will not ignore the wishes of our people; we will give ear to their ideas. We have decided to give up the project," Muhittin Böcek told Demirören News Agency on June 16.

Lighting project on cliffs stirs social media debate

A social media debate has been sparked over Antalya Mayor Muhittin Böcek's Twitter post in which he introduced a lighting project planned to be built on the world-famous cliffs of the Mediterranean province.

On Feb. 28, Böcek and the municipality shared a project on their social media accounts for the illumination of the city's world-famous cliffs.

Turkish ministry releases millions of bugs into forests to prevent harmful insects

The Forestry and Water Affairs Ministry has released millions of bugs into forests in a bid to prevent other harmful insects from damaging trees. 

Different species of bugs were developed in a total of 51 laboratories formed by the ministry, before around 13 million "terminator bugs" were released into nature, daily Habertürk reported on June 30.