Cengizhan Şimşek triumphs in Kırkpınar oil wrestling

Cengizhan Şimşek won the title of "başpehlivan" (chief wrestler) and the coveted golden belt at the ancient 661st oil wrestling festival held in Türkiye's northwestern province of Edirne on July 3.

The epic battle between two strong wrestlers, Şimşek and Mustafa Taş, was not concluded in normal time, with both of them preferring a passive style.

Commission to evaluate problems of elderly people

The Turkish parliament has established a commission, following a joint proposal by five political parties, to evaluate the problems of the country's elderly people and produce solutions for them.

The move came after Parliament Speaker Mustafa Şentop's call, on behalf of the elderly, in a speech at a ceremony on "Respect to Elderlies Week" between March 18 and 24.

Fishing ban in Marmara should be extended to whole year: Scientist

Industrial-scale fishing at the Bosphorus, the Dardanelles and the Marmara Sea should be banned, a scientist has said, calling on authorities.

Mustafa Sarı, dean of the Bandırma Onyedi Eylül University's Maritime Faculty, said that the annual fishing prohibition season, which started on April 15, should be implemented all year round.