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The huge carpet of slime has disappeared from the surface of the Marmara Sea. But it is destroying life down below on the seabed.
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he hopes to continue working well with the new German government during Chancellor Angela Merkel's farewell visit to the country.
The former senior navy officers were detained for a statement they made about maritime Black Sea access. Ankara said the comments were evocative of previous military coup attempts.
The Marmara Sea has been swamped by a thick, slimy blanket of sludge which thrives on pollution and warm temperatures. Marine life and aquatic industries around the world are facing similar organic threats.
Hundreds of demonstrators marched in Istanbul, despite a city ban on large gatherings due to the coronavirus pandemic. Police have arrested 36 people since the protests began on Monday.
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