Russia may again block Antarctic marine protections

Delegations from Russia and Ukraine are among those meeting in Australia this week to decide the future of Antarctica's pristine waters.

Conservationists say new marine protected areas and rules to prevent overfishing are desperately needed, but that Russia could use its veto-like powers to once again block progress.

Turkish team on way to Antarctica for new expedition

A Turkish team has departed for Antarctica to conduct scientific research as part of the country's sixth expedition in Earth's southernmost continent.

Hasan Mandal, the head of Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK), expedition coordinator Burcu Özsoy and researchers from MAM Pole Research Institute bid farewell to the expedition team from Istanbul Airport.

Antarctica hides Earth’s history, says Turkish scientist

A scientist specializing in Arctic studies said research on Antarctica has shed light on global climate change as well as the Earth's history.

Burcu Özsoy, a member of Istanbul Technical University's Faculty of Maritime Studies and chairperson of the TÜBİTAK Marmara Research Center's Institute of Arctic Research, has been conducting studies on sea ice on the white continent.