Uludağ, which is the highest mountain of northwestern Turkey, has become visible from Istanbul, due to the reduction of air pollution caused by the country’s coronavirus lockdown.
Istanbulites have posted photos online of the views from their homes, showing peaks of the mountain.
While Turkey stands accused of domestic repression, its largest city is increasingly seen as a beacon for the persecuted
A ruined yali, or Bosphorus mansion, is still standing on the shore of the largest island of the Istanbul archipelago. The roof is long gone, but in better days it was the magnificent home of Leon Trotsky, who fled to Constantinople after his exile from the Soviet Union in 1929.
The Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (İBB) has announced that 433 of its employees have been infected with the novel coronavirus, while Mayor Ekrem İmamoğlu has once again urged the government to impose a full lock-down instead of a partial curfew over the weekends.
İBB Spokesperson Murat Ongun announced on April 13 that one of the employees that was working in the municipality’s transportation services had lost his life due to coronavirus.