The only migratory brown bears in the world live in the Sarıkamış district of the eastern province of Kars. Before hibernation every year they travel long distances, walking to Artvin in the north in order to find food. This year, they have already returned to their nests in the Sarıkamış forest to go on a months-long sleep.
Thousands of people gathered together on Jan. 6 to march in eastern Turkey to commemorate the martyrs of the World War I Battle of Sarıkamış.
Bears in the eastern province of Kars' Sarıkamış forests have their favorite trees to scratch their itches on, motion-triggered cameras installed by the KuzeyDoğa Association have revealed.
Sarıkamış ski resort
A fox cub that was found by a local man abandoned on the roadside in Erzurum's Oltu district has been taken under protection by the National Parks Oltu Branch and sent to the Kars Animal Hospital.
The fate of a 19th-century military officer found last year inside an unearthed coffin in the eastern Turkish province of Ardahan has reportedly been straining ties between Russia and Poland.
Craftsmen in Ardahan, one of Turkey’s coldest provinces, save pigeons by leaving them food
Ski tracks surrounded by Scotch pine forests and natural beauty attract thousands of visitors to the Cıbıltepe Ski Center in the Sarıkamış district of the northeastern province of Kars.