Balıkesir uses latest tech to preserve olive trees

A comprehensive effort to safeguard olive trees unfolds in the northwestern province of Balıkesir as approximately 180,000 olive trees in 1,750 parcels of land have been taken under protection by the General Directorate of Foundations after meticulous aerial and ground tracking using the latest technology.

Extreme downpours in Hatay cause floods, damage fields

Torrential rains have wreaked havoc in the country's southeastern region as the Asi River bursts its banks in the province of Hatay, causing floods and damaging agricultural fields.

The intense rain in the evening hours of Jan. 16 led the Asi River to overflow, leaving many agricultural lands, especially in Hatay's Antakya district, flooded.

Missing economist's dog found after 74 days

The dog of 83-year-old economist Korhan Berzeg has been located after disappearing along with her owner over two months ago in the western province of Balıkesir's Gönen district.

A citizen who spotted Berzeg's dog, Tina, whose whereabouts had remained a mystery despite search efforts spanning more than 70 days, promptly informed Armutlu neighborhood headman Hamit Erman.