86-yeard old makes living by collecting scrap with his donkey, dog

İlyas Kıvırcık, 86, makes a living by collecting scrap with his donkey "Gülşah" and dog "Çomar" on the streets.

"I earn an average of 10 to 30 per day from the scraps I collect. I also receive an old-age pension from the state. That money is enough for my donkey and my dog," he said.

‘Edirne rose’ brought from Bulgaria, planted in border city

Officials in the northwestern province of Edirne have planted saplings of "Edirne rose," a local rose species that got lost over time, that they brought from a Bulgarian village in its own habitat, reviving the species once again.

"Edirne rose has reunited with the lands it once was born in," said Recep Gürkan, the mayor of the province, during a ceremony on Nov. 25.

Air quality in Thrace degrading: Academic


The air quality in the Thrace region is degrading, with the northwestern province of Edirne facing the highest risk, an academic has warned.

"Edirne has the most polluted air, but the air pollution in the provinces of Tekirdağ and Kırklareli are high, too," Gamze Varol from Tekirdağ Namık Kemal University told the Demirören News Agency.

People from Bulgaria, Greece flock to Edirne for shopping

Thousands of people from Bulgaria and Greece travel to the Turkish northwestern province of Edirne for shopping.

"On weekends around 12,000 visitors from those countries come to Edirne, while on weekdays it is around 6,000 to 7,000," said Recep Zıpkınkurt, the head of the Edirne Chamber of Trade and Commerce.

Those visitors from Bulgaria and Greece on average spend 500 euros.

Marmara Sea getting warmer due to global warming, pollution

The upper layers of the waters of Marmara Sea are getting warmer due to global warming and pollution, an expert has warned.

Speaking at an organization in the northwestern province of Edirne, hydro-biologist Mehmet Levent Artüz stressed the dangers the Marmara Sea will face in the near future in a presentation named "The Climate Crisis and the Seas."

Number of terrorists drops to 197 for first time: Minister

Turkey's Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu said on Sept. 18 that the number of terrorists has dropped to under 200 for the first time.

Addressing a gathering of youth at northwestern Edirne province's Keşan district, Soylu said: "As of tonight, the number of terrorists in Turkey has dropped to under 200 for the first time, became 197."

Turkey nabs 3 suspects trying to flee to Greece

Three people, including two suspected members of the FETÖ, the group behind the 2016 defeated coup in Turkey, were nabbed in northwestern Turkey while trying to escape to Greece, said Defense Ministry on Sept. 4.


The suspects were nabbed by Turkish border guards in the province of Edirne, bordering Greece, the ministry said.