Lonely Planet Writer

Wild boar seen swimming in central Istanbul

Istanbul's Bosphorus.
Istanbul’s Bosphorus. Image by Visha Angelova / CC BY-SA 2.0

A wild boar was spotted swimming in the Bosphorus in central Istanbul earlier this week, raising concerns about the destruction of the city’s northern forests for construction projects. Campaigners are requesting the construction of ‘ecological corridors’ to allow wildlife to travel safely through the forests. Read more: todayszaman.com