Turkish teams collected over 1,197 cubic meters (42,271 cubic feet) of mucilage from the Sea of Marmara over the past four days, said the environment and urbanization minister on June 12.
In a statement, Murat Kurum said operations to clear the sea of the substance, also known as "sea snot," are ongoing at 77 locations, adding that the collected mucilage had been sent for disposal.
Turkey's president inaugurated the state-of-the-art Çamlıca TV-Radio Tower in Istanbul on May 29.
Situated on a hill overlooking Turkey's largest city, the hi-tech communications tower will fulfill all broadcasting and transmission requirements in Istanbul.
It has the capacity to air 100 FM radio broadcasts at the same time- a first in the world.
Famous Turkish poet and author Cenap Şahabettin's house in Istanbul's Bakırköy district, where he passed away in 1934, is being used as a parking lot.
The residence of Şahabettin, one of the first pioneers who brought the psychology of the self into poetry, was almost destroyed over the years due to neglect. Now, it is about to collapse.