Turkey's first and only biosphere reserve area under UNESCO protection, Macahel (also known as Camili) in the Black Sea province of Artvin's Borçka district, fascinates with its unique culture as well as untouched springs, naturally aged woods, endemic plants, historic mosques and the pure Caucasian honey bee.
Bulgaria's Parliament approved amendments to the Black Sea Coast Planning Act, which finally banned the deployment of tents, umbrellas, loungers and other beach accessories on the sand dunes, reports BNT.
The new texts also ban the passage, parking and stay of vehicles on dunes, except in the case of permitted construction.
North Macedonia officials appear confident that a political changeover in Greece, presaged by SYRIZA's resounding defeat in European elections, will not have too big an impact on the name settlement reached between Athens and Skopje a year ago, barring some setbacks on technical aspects of the deal.
Three people have been fined a total of 180,489 Turkish Liras for picking inverted tulips under protection in Tunceli's Ovacık district in central eastern Anatolia. The inverted tulips, also whimsically called 'crying brides' by locals, grow in mountainous regions of Anatolia in the spring. AA photo