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Lesbos, in search for the past

Lesbos, in search for the past

In Turkey, sometimes people utter the phrase ‘burası Türkiye,’ which literally means ‘this is Turkey,’ but actually implies all of the different unexpected adventures or misadventures one can encounter here, going to Lesbos was one of those times

Comment(s) 8/13/2014

Muğla becomes metropolitan city, signaling changes to tourism

Muğla becomes metropolitan city, signaling changes to tourism

With Turkey’s longest coastline, Muğla hosts millions of tourists every year, and changes to the area’s tourism outlook are heralded with Muğla recently gaining the status of a metropolitan city

Comment(s) 7/24/2014

Horse trips an alternative to sea, sun and sand

Horse trips an alternative to sea, sun and sand

Tourism operators in the southern resort district of Kaş are looking to provide an alternative to the area’s sea, sun and sand by offering horse trips

Comment(s) 8/12/2014

Caveat emptor as historical buildings go up for sale

Caveat emptor as historical buildings go up for sale

Cumbersome regulations regarding alterations to edifices declared as historical buildings means that huge swathes of desirable towns like Ayvalık are all up for sale. Such places could become ghost towns

Comment(s) 7/23/2014

VIDEO: Turkey through the eyes of three travelers

VIDEO: Turkey through the eyes of three travelers

A video prepared by three travelers, consisting of footage of their four-week journey through Turkey, has gone viral, exciting viewers with scenes of ancient sites and natural beauty around the country.

Comment(s) 8/6/2014

‘Interactive’ nature museum to open in Antalya

‘Interactive’ nature museum to open in Antalya

Turkey’s first 'interactive' nature museum is set to be opened in Termessos, with plants and animals unique to the region introducing to visitors in their own 'technologically-enhanced' environment

Comment(s) 7/22/2014

Ayvalık, an authentic village of your dreams

Ayvalık, an authentic village of your dreams

Ayvalık, a small, summer-time authentic village is a place where all your dreams can come true, from drinking great coffee to fabulous ice cream. When Istanbul days become too much, Ayvalık is a solution to your problems

Comment(s) 8/6/2014

İzmir Airport, booming Turkey

İzmir Airport, booming Turkey

Back in the day, airports were something else. They were cozier, friendlier and easier to navigate, but in today’s Turkey, they just keep getting bigger and more difficult

Comment(s) 7/16/2014

Zeyve Bazaar, a haven in Taurus

Zeyve Bazaar, a haven in Taurus

The Zeyve Bazaar Promenade is in an area connecting the district of Ermenek with Mersin’s Anamur and Gülnar districts. It is a protected area and considered a wonder of nature amid the Taurus Mountains

Comment(s) 8/1/2014

Sunken ships should be open to tourism

Sunken ships should be open to tourism

Turkey’s underwater richness cannot be protected because these areas are forbidden zones. But they are plundered during illegal diving activities, say officials

Comment(s) 7/15/2014

Ayvalık ‘garbage ladies’ reaping what they sew

Ayvalık ‘garbage ladies’ reaping what they sew

Problems with stringent heritage laws notwithstanding, Ayvalık is an enchanting place of old Rum houses that even pack one entrepreneurial surprise – one of the most unique women’s cooperatives in the country

Comment(s) 7/30/2014

Locals hope to lure tourists to Gideros

Locals hope to lure tourists to Gideros

Local officials are working hard to attract tourists to Turkey’s hidden bay, Gideros, in Kastamonu’s Cide coast, an area that was inhabited 3,500 years ago by Amazons

Comment(s) 7/11/2014

Cappadocia not promoted in Museum Card

Cappadocia not promoted in Museum Card

Visuals and photos of Cappadocia have not been used in public service ads by the Culture and Tourism Ministry, which aims to promote the use of Museum Cards, with tourism officials in Cappadocia voicing their discontent at the decision.

Comment(s) 7/28/2014

Turkish island with a rocky treasure

Turkish island with a rocky treasure

Marble quarried from the island of Marmara is a ubiquitous site in Turkey, gracing all manners of buildings and monuments. Despite being such a small island, Marmara produces some of the best marble in the world

Comment(s) 7/9/2014

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