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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
The tourism crisis has naturally also hit one of Turkey’s first touristic regions, Cappadocia. I was in Cappadocia to see a close friend’s newly-bought house in one of its villages, and to participate in the Cappadox Festival.
It has been some time since I was last in Diyarbakır. The city has developed and changed in a surprising manner. New malls, new neighborhoods, new houses and new cafes…
In the Black Sea coastal town of Kandıra, only a couple of hours drive from Istanbul, there is the first modern water buffalo (bufala) farm in Turkey where famous Italian cheese such as mozzarella, burrata, ricotta and mascarpone are produced. I had the opportunity to visit this farm with a group of colleagues.
Besides our history and cultural heritage, it is the Turkish cuisine that is one of our greatest richness. However, unfortunately, Turkish cuisine is one of the richest in the world, but is not adequately known internationally
Even though April 23 National Sovereignty and Children’s Day is still the only children’s holiday in the world, it is not the same holiday of my childhood.
“Whatever the result of the elections, we will continue working vigorously,” a young entrepreneur told me during a visit to his plant.
Enver Yücel, the head of the executive committee of Bahçeşehir Uğur Educational Institutes, is a leading name in the sector. He is an entrepreneur who has been active in the sector for almost 40 years with both domestic and international investments.
Our tourism sector, which is struggling amid a severe crisis, is now experiencing total chaos because of the ban on the hotel reservation website booking.com that came as the result of a case opened by the Association of Turkish Travel Agencies (TURSAB)
We applauded Turkish scientist Bilge Demirköz at the cosmetic giant L’Oreal and UNESCO’s “For Women in Science” award ceremony this year.
My Hürriyet colleague Jale Özgentürk recently attended the Seatrade Fair in Miami, after which she wrote that Turks’ interest in this Florida city was rising
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