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.
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.
It is the first time a tree has been found in such good condition, complete with branches and roots, since excavations began in 1995
Scientists confirm that slow blinks are an effective way to connect with a cat
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.
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.