‘Creamy mucilage’ spread over Marmara: Expert

The mucilage nightmare that first emerged in the Marmara about two years ago and has spread almost over all the sea is returning, an expert warned.

"Creamy" mucilage was detected on the shores of the northwestern province of Tekirdağ, Istanbul's Fenerbahçe district and Bursa's Mudanya, Gemlik and Erdek districts.

‘Alparslan‘ most popular name for boys, ‘Zeynep‘ for girls

The most popular name given to boys born in 2022 was "Alparslan," while "Zeynep" became the most preferred name for newborn girls, the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) has announced.

According to TÜİK'S 2022 children statistics, "Yusuf" and "Miraç" followed the most used name, "Alparslan."

More than 8,300 of newborn male babies were named "Alparslan" in 2022.

New formation of mucilage likely in Marmara Sea: Experts

With the effects of drought and the increase in sea water temperatures, there might be a new mucilage formation in the Marmara Sea, an expert has warned.

Prof. Dr. Mustafa Sarı, dean of the Faculty of Maritime Studies at Bandırma Onyedi Eylül University, regularly dives to examine the changes in the Marmara Sea.

Parliament Speaker sees no obstacle to Erdoğan’s candidacy

Parliament Speaker Mustafa Şentop has suggested that there is no legal obstacle in front of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's presidential candidacy after three oppositional parties appealed to the election watchdog for the annulment of Erdoğan's bid on the grounds he has already been elected twice for the post.