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
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.
Thousands of people marched on Jan. 7 in the eastern province of Kars to commemorate the tens of thousands of Ottoman soldiers killed in the Sarıkamış operation during the First World War, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
Turkey commemorates fallen soldiers in First World War’s Sarıkamış campaign with snow sculptures