Man turns waste into sculptures of endangered animals

A man turns wooden and metal objects dumped on the streets into sculptures of endangered animals to raise awareness about nature and the environment.

For the past few years, the 48-year old artist Müslüm Özcan, living in Turkey's northwestern Edirne province, has been cruising streets and industrial districts to collect materials to be used in art pieces.

Greece welcomes foreign visitors, restarts summer tourism

Greece reopened its main airports to more international flights on Monday, hoping to kick-start its vital tourism sector after three months in lockdown.
Tourism employs about 700,000 people and accounts for some 20% of Greece's economic output, so how the sector fares is significant for the country's recovery. Greece emerged from a decade-long debt crisis two years ago.

Street waste collectors on front lines of COVID-19

In addition to contributing to the economy, Turkish street waste collectors help keep the environment clean and have played a role on the front lines during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Although they are not in the public eye as say health care personnel, who are viewed as heroes in the coronavirus fight, waste collectors continue to work under difficult conditions nearly "nonstop."

LGBTQI activists hold anti-racism rally in Athens

Members of several LQBTQI groups on Saturday held a protest rally in Athens' main Syntagma square against racism, prompted by the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in handcuffs on May 25 while a white Minneapolis police officer pressed a knee on his neck.

Protesters held protest banners forming the phrase "Black Lives Matter" and unfurled a long rainbow flag.