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DEKAFOK has been the subject of many news channels with the activities it carries out and its efforts to protect the carettas Mediterranean seals and endemic sand lilies.

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DEKAFOK wins environmental award

In the 24th "Environmental Service Award Ceremony" held at Akdeniz University, DEKAFOK was awarded in the field of "Environmental Studies and Projects".

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DEKAFOK is founded

In Manavgat, DEKAFOK was established in order to protect the Caretta caretta sea turtles, Mediterranean seals, and endemic sand lilies.

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DEKAFOK is live

She said, "We will prevent the Caretta carettas from being damaged as in previous years, by making an observatory with a plan and project approved by the ministry."

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Balik Haber - Local news blog

Seher Akyol established an NGO to protect the Caretta caretta and sand lilies.

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Response to ATV drivers entering the nesting area of ​​Caretta carettas in Manavgat

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Full support for carettas from Tanju Çolak

Former worldwide famous football player Tanju Çolak went to the Mendirek beach with young football players to support the Sea Marine Life Conservation Center (DEKAFOK).

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Balik Haber - Local news blog

DEKAFOK Founder Seher Akyol mentioned that those who filled the beaches after the closure left their garbage behind, and said, "Caretta carettas eat the bags thrown into the sea and the beach, mistaking them for jellyfish. This causes their death."

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DEKAFOK Founder Seher Akyol stands guard for Caretta carettas in 40 degrees heat

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Fines for tourists who torment the Caretta caretta

In Antalya's Manavgat district, 2 tourists who tortured the Caretta caretta, who came to the beach to lay eggs, were fined at the airport when they were about to return to their countries.

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The torture of tourists against the Caretta caretta did not leave unpunished.

DEKAFOK Founder Seher Akyol said, "The perpetrators of the tragic incident were identified in a short time. Our hotel officials were also very sensitive about this issue and gave all kinds of support.

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A turtle story: Saving the species on Turkey’s coast

Seher Akyol, a woman who has devoted her life to singlehandedly protecting the wildlife on Antalya's Mendirek Beach, which neighbors the more well-known beach of Side located in the Manavgat district.

Watch the short video about Sea Turtles

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