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18

Aug

What does it cost to feed a stray dog in Istanbul? A plastic bottleIstanbul is home to 150,000 stray cats and dogs, and Pugedon’s Smart Recycling Boxes are helping feed them by dispensing pet food whenever a plastic bottle is recycled.

What does it cost to feed a stray dog in Istanbul? A plastic bottle
Istanbul is home to 150,000 stray cats and dogs, and Pugedon’s Smart Recycling Boxes are helping feed them by dispensing pet food whenever a plastic bottle is recycled.

23

Apr

Turkish eco-city wants to heat homes with pistachio shellsFrom one of the world’s top pistachio-producing regions comes a not-too-entirely nutty idea: Burning waste shells to heat buildings.

Turkish eco-city wants to heat homes with pistachio shells
From one of the world’s top pistachio-producing regions comes a not-too-entirely nutty idea: Burning waste shells to heat buildings.

28

Nov

Reporters flock around Pumpkin the turkey at the White House Rose Garden in this Nov. 26, 2008 photo, waiting for President George W. Bush to issue the bird an official pardon. The Thanksgiving ceremony became a U.S. tradition more than 20 years ago, when Bush’s father, President George H.W. Bush, pardoned the National Turkey Federation’s annual gift instead of gobbling it up.Free bird: Thanksgiving turkey pardons

Reporters flock around Pumpkin the turkey at the White House Rose Garden in this Nov. 26, 2008 photo, waiting for President George W. Bush to issue the bird an official pardon. The Thanksgiving ceremony became a U.S. tradition more than 20 years ago, when Bush’s father, President George H.W. Bush, pardoned the National Turkey Federation’s annual gift instead of gobbling it up.
Free bird: Thanksgiving turkey pardons

03

Jun


 How a plan to destroy Gezi Park in Turkey sparked nationwide protests  



Tiny Gezi Park in Istanbul doesn’t look like much, but it started a firestorm.
Tiny Gezi Park in Istanbul doesn’t look like much, but it started a firestorm.

13

May

Mustache transplants are the new big thing
Unhappy with you wimpy whiskers? Head to Turkey where the mustache business is booming.

Mustache transplants are the new big thing

Unhappy with you wimpy whiskers? Head to Turkey where the mustache business is booming.

11

May

Nearly 70% of turkey burgers contain fecal bacteria, says Consumer Reports
Overall, 90 percent of the ground turkey that the magazine examined had one or more of the five bacteria they tested for.

Nearly 70% of turkey burgers contain fecal bacteria, says Consumer Reports

Overall, 90 percent of the ground turkey that the magazine examined had one or more of the five bacteria they tested for.

23

Dec

Recipe: Turkey Picadillo Soft TacosTurkey is a great source of lean protein and it tastes even better in a wrap, as a lighter alternative to beef tacos.

Recipe: Turkey Picadillo Soft Tacos
Turkey is a great source of lean protein and it tastes even better in a wrap, as a lighter alternative to beef tacos.

16

Nov

Paul McCartney: ‘Have a turkey-free Thanksgiving’Musician and animal activist appears in new PETA ad urging people to avoid eating meat during the U.S. holiday.

Paul McCartney: ‘Have a turkey-free Thanksgiving’
Musician and animal activist appears in new PETA ad urging people to avoid eating meat during the U.S. holiday.

04

Sep

Milky way glimmers in the sky above TurkeyThe Milky Way stretches across the sky above pockets of hazy lights emanating from towns and villages near the mountains of Turkey’s Uludag National Park. Shot by photographer Tunç Tezel, the image was selected as a finalist for this year’s Astronomy Photographer of the Year contest, which is organized annually by England’s Royal Observatory Greenwich to showcase the most beautiful photos of the night sky.

Milky way glimmers in the sky above Turkey
The Milky Way stretches across the sky above pockets of hazy lights emanating from towns and villages near the mountains of Turkey’s Uludag National Park. Shot by photographer Tunç Tezel, the image was selected as a finalist for this year’s Astronomy Photographer of the Year contest, which is organized annually by England’s Royal Observatory Greenwich to showcase the most beautiful photos of the night sky.

28

Jul

Ancient life-like lion statues discovered in TurkeyThe 5-ton statues were likely used as markers to indicate the presence of nearby springs and water sources.

Ancient life-like lion statues discovered in Turkey
The 5-ton statues were likely used as markers to indicate the presence of nearby springs and water sources.