Caretta caretta released into sea after treatment in Turkey’s west
ÇANAKKALE – Anadolu Agency
The caretta caretta, named Özgür (meaning “Free” in Turkish), received a six-month treatment at the Istanbul Aquarium Sea Turtles Treatment and Rehabilitation Center in collaboration with the Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University (ÇOMU).
ÇOMU DEKUM director Şükran Yalçın Özdilek said the turtle was a female, adding, “Here we take care of animals as part of a protocol between the Nature Protection and the National Parks General Directorate. As our opportunities are limited, we got in touch with the Istanbul Aquarium and they did not refuse us. The animal was treated there. Özgür recovered in six months and we decided to release it especially when the weather has been getting warmer. She is free now.”