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‘Cat Campus’ opens in Istanbul

‘Cat Campus’ opens in Istanbul

On Feb 17, International Cat Day, Istanbul’s Kağıthane Municipality opened a ‘Cat Campus’ for the protection of disabled and stray cats. The campus provides two big cat houses with 16 rooms each, as well as food and water facilities.

Comment(s)2/17/2017

Aegean camels wrestle for charity

Aegean camels wrestle for charity

Camel wrestling, a Yörük tradition that has remained unchanged for centuries, takes place in Aegean regions every year and raises money for charity purposes

Comment(s)2/8/2017

Lion couple meets on Valentine’s Day

Lion couple meets on Valentine’s Day

A male and a female lion that have been kept apart in different fields in Istanbul’s Darıca Faruk Yalçın Zoo for over two years were brought together for Valentine’s Day on Feb. 14.

Comment(s)2/15/2017

Mediterranean seal in İzmir's Karaburun

Mediterranean seal in İzmir's Karaburun

A Mediterranean monk seal that came to the coast of Karaburun in İzmir drew great interest among locals. Security measures were taken to protect the seal, which rested in a boat until late on Jan 5 before leaving.

Comment(s)2/6/2017

Puppy stuck in well rescued after 10 days in Istanbul

Puppy stuck in well rescued after 10 days in Istanbul

A puppy that fell into a well 10 days ago was rescued in an operation early on Feb. 15, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported

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Santa Claus sanctuary home to birds

Santa Claus sanctuary home to birds

Demre, a significant destination for faith tourism, is also an alternative place for birdwatchers with its Noel Baba Bird Sanctuary, which is home to 149 species of birds

Comment(s)2/6/2017

Efforts to rescue puppy stuck in Istanbul well continue on 9th day

Efforts to rescue puppy stuck in Istanbul well continue on 9th day

Rescue efforts are continuing for a puppy that fell into a deep well around nine ago, Doğan News Agency has reported.

Comment(s)2/14/2017

Cats on Istanbul's Heybeliada island enjoy winter tranquillity

Cats on Istanbul's Heybeliada island enjoy winter tranquillity

Heybeliada, Istanbul’s second biggest island after Büyükada, is home to many cats as not many people come to the island in winter. The cats allow particularly nice shots for photography aficionados visiting the island.

Comment(s)2/1/2017

BLOG: Gaining independence with Turkey’s first guide dog Kara

BLOG: Gaining independence with Turkey’s first guide dog Kara

Before I start my blog entry, I would like to thank the British Ambassador to Turkey’s wife, Maggie Moore, for all the support and being a pioneer on the project.

Comment(s)2/9/2017

VIDEO: Man covers stray dog with coat amid cold weather in Turkey’s Giresun

VIDEO: Man covers stray dog with coat amid cold weather in Turkey’s Giresun

A man in the Black Sea province of Giresun recently used his jacket to cover a stray dog that was cold and hungry amid recent snowfall, a city surveillance camera footage has showed

Comment(s)1/31/2017

Tales of Tails on screen at Pera

Tales of Tails on screen at Pera

Pera Film’s new program “Tales of Tails: Dogs on Screen” brings together stories of dogs from all around the world as part of the Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation Istanbul Research Institute’s exhibition “The Four-Legged Municipality: Street Dogs of Istanbul” between Feb. 10 and 28.

Comment(s)2/9/2017

Göksu Delta to be observed with cameras

Göksu Delta to be observed with cameras

The Göksu Delta, which has been taken under protection as part of the Ramsar Convention, will be observed with cameras in order to prevent illegal hunting and forest fires.

Comment(s)1/23/2017

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