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Artvin’s canyon to welcome tourists

Artvin’s canyon to welcome tourists

The “Cehennem Deresi” (Hell’s Creek) Canyon in the Ardanuç district of Turkey’s northeastern province of Artvin, which is said to be the world’s second highest canyon after the Grand Canyon in the U.S., is to be promoted to woo more tourists, according to the Artvin governor

Comment(s)4/19/2016

Timsah peninsula to become tourism center

Timsah peninsula to become tourism center

Ordu’s Timsah peninsula is a cultural and natural beauty but is not known to many people other than locals. Now the municipality is carrying out work to promote the peninsula and open it to tourism

Comment(s)3/24/2016

Visitors coming to Troy, despite travel fears: Official

Visitors coming to Troy, despite travel fears: Official

Çanakkale’s ancient city of Troy is one of Turkey’s most popular archaeological sites, receiving nearly half million visitors just last year

Comment(s)4/16/2016

Beirut’s Ottoman-era Hippodrome faces run for money

Beirut’s Ottoman-era Hippodrome faces run for money

Beirut’s Hippodrome has survived wars and relentless upheaval but the iconic racetrack, where rival fighters once gathered to bet on their days off, is approaching its centenary facing an uncertain future

Comment(s)3/22/2016

Renaissance traces adorn Giresun houses

Renaissance traces adorn Giresun houses

Examinations show that Leonardo Da Vinci’s art of the golden ratio was used in the windows of 200-year-old historical houses in Giresun

Comment(s)4/14/2016

Turkey’s highest glass terrace draws interest

Turkey’s highest glass terrace draws interest

A newly opened glass terrace in the northern province of Artvin draws great interest for its breathtaking view

Comment(s)3/17/2016

Political and economic fears lead Aegeans to give the cold shoulder to refugees

Political and economic fears lead Aegeans to give the cold shoulder to refugees

A small, single poster saying “Refugees Welcome” greeted the first batch of refugees who arrived in the Aegean port of Dikili on April 4

Comment(s)4/7/2016

Çeşme creates artificial reef and diving center

Çeşme creates artificial reef and diving center

The Çeşme Artificial Reef project, which was initiated 10 years ago as an attraction for divers and to increase the number of fish, has begun to come to life

Comment(s)3/15/2016

Industry threatens nearly half of UNESCO natural heritage sites

Industry threatens nearly half of UNESCO natural heritage sites

Almost half of the sites listed by UNESCO as providing food, water, shelter and medicine to over 11 million people are threatened by industrial activities across the world

Comment(s)4/7/2016

Ladies, give way to Turkish-style feminism!

Ladies, give way to Turkish-style feminism!

EROSPOLIS - Like many women of my generation, I wasted my best years of my life on hard, under-paid work and men who refused to carry my luggage, let alone pay for dinner. Finally wizened, I embrace Turkish style-feminism

Comment(s)3/11/2016

Halfeti ready for tourism season

Halfeti ready for tourism season

Preparations have been finished for the new season in the southeastern province of Şanlıurfa’s Halfeti district, which was declared a slow city in 2013 by the Cittaslow General Committee

Comment(s)4/3/2016

In Photos: Frozen Lake Çıldır enchants visitors with shades of white and blue

In Photos: Frozen Lake Çıldır enchants visitors with shades of white and blue

Click for a selection of pictures from the frozen Lake Çıldır, Turkey’s winter wonderland near its borders with Armenia and Georgia. Visitors can enjoy authentic horse-drawn carriage rides and fish for “sarı balık” [yellow fish] over the frozen lake

Comment(s)3/10/2016

Let's call Turkey's new İzmit bridge the 'Evliya Çelebi Bridge'

Let's call Turkey's new İzmit bridge the 'Evliya Çelebi Bridge'

With a massive bridge ready to be opened over the İzmit Gulf, there can be few more fitting names for such a structure than the Evliya Çelebi Bridge, as it would honor a giant of history and culture that has been sadly lacking in recognition

Comment(s)3/25/2016

Half a million people flew in Cappadocia balloons in 2015

Half a million people flew in Cappadocia balloons in 2015

Cappadocia’s hot air balloons have become increasingly popular in recent years, though 2016 has seen a drop amid the general slowdown in Turkish tourism

Comment(s)3/10/2016

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