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.
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.
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.
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."
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."
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.