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Turkish diver decries plastic pollution in Bosphorus

ISTANBUL  Turkey's multiple world-record holder Sahika Ercumen dived into the Bosphorus Strait on Tuesday to raise awareness about plastic pollution in the seas. She has been declared the Underwater Life Advocate...

Wild plants to take spotlight during FairWild Week

ANKARA Wild plants, a source of many essential products for human consumption, will be in focus during the online FairWild Week campaign as these species are coming under increasing demand...

Pesticides push insects into global decline: report

ANKARA Though they play crucial roles in the environment, insect populations now face a global downturn due to pesticide-dependent industrial farming, according to a new report released Tuesday.   Across the planet,...

Face masks, latex gloves begin to trickle into seas

OVIEDO, Spain With crystalline canals in Venice, wildlife roaming undisturbed and clouds of haze lifting from above urban centers, environmental healing has been touted as a silver lining in the...

Hope, caution from UK charities on World Oceans Day

LONDON The COVID-19 pandemic presents a “once in a lifetime opportunity” for the biggest experiment ever to find out what happens when humans are removed from the oceans, David Jones,...

China launches 2 technology experiment satellites

ANKARA China sent two new technology experiment satellites into space on Saturday, state media reported. The satellites launched into planned orbit will be used for Earth-observation technology experiment, Xinhua News Agency...

Cyclone Amphan: At least 9 die in Bangladesh, India

DHAKA, Bangladesh / NEW DELHI, India At least nine people have died in super cyclone Amphan in Bangladesh and India, according to the official tallies of both countries.  Speaking to Anadolu...

Cyclone Amphan surging towards Bangladesh, India coasts

NEW DELHI, India/DHAKA, Bangladesh  Bangladesh and India have issued warning bulletins, as the cyclone Amphan, one of the worst storms over the Bay of Bengal in years, is likely to...

Does COVID-19 waste get special treatment?

ANKARA As the use of medical masks and gloves rises due to the coronavirus pandemic, many are wondering where this medical waste ultimately ends up once it goes into the...

China’s new spaceship makes successful return to Earth

ANKARA The trial version of China's new-generation manned spaceship has completed a successful return to Earth, the country’s space agency announced on Friday. “At 13:49 on May 8, 2020, the...

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ISTANBUL Veteran Turkish footballer Selcuk Sahin confirmed his retirement on Monday. "It is really hard to write this sentence, but as of today, I am putting...

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End occupation in Upper Karabakh: Erdogan tells Armenia

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Turkish prosecutors file 2nd indictment on Khashoggi case

ISTANBUL Turkish prosecutors filed on Monday a second indictment against six Saudi suspects over the 2018 killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey. The 41-page...

Azerbaijan declares partial military mobilization

ANKARA Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev on Monday signed a decree on partial military mobilization in the country following the border clashes at the Armenia-Azerbaijan frontier. According...