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Turkish retiree devoted to stray animals after dog dies

A retiree in eastern Turkey has devoted his life to stray animals, caring for 50 dogs and cats after losing his dog to cancer. 

Hüseyin Turan, 76, who used to spend winters in Istanbul and summers in Nimri village in Elazığ, permanently settled in the village after he decided to honor the memory of his dog, Sunny.

Turkey aims to preserve sturgeon population

The Central Fisheries Research Institute (SUMAE) in the northwestern Black Sea province of Trabzon wants to preserve the population of sturgeons with a project for developing breeding techniques. 

While the sturgeon tadpoles care center is in SUMAE, the breeding center is located in special pools in the Çamlıhemşin district of another Black Sea province, Rize.

Bid for resumption of normalcy on a razor’s edge as coming weeks crucial for curbing virus

With the coming weeks deemed as particularly critical given the Europe-wide snags in the supply of coronavirus vaccines, the government is walking a tightrope as it strives to safeguard public health while at the same time securing the conditions for even rudimentary social and economic activity.

Cats, chickens killed with toxic ham in Antalya

Some 17 cats and three chicken were poisoned to death in the southern province of Antalya's Kemer district on Dec. 21, causing fury and unrest among animal lovers who have urged officials to find the ones responsible for the animal killings.

"We want the security forces to find these people who killed them," said Mihrican Honamlı, the head of the Women Platform of Kemer.

Hairdresser looks after 350 dogs in Konya animal shelter

A woman looks after 350 dogs in an animal shelter she opened in the Seydişehir district of the Central Anatolian province of Konya four years ago, calling them all her children.

"I am a hairdresser in the city center. I earn money from that business and invest it all in this shelter. I feed the dogs and pay the salaries of the two employees here," said the 40-year-old Ayla Sayar.

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