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Ihlara Valley in Cappadocia breaks tourist record

Ihlara Valley in Cappadocia breaks tourist record

The number of tourists visiting the Ihlara Valley, one of the most important routes of Cappadocia in the Central Anatolian province of Aksaray, increased by 12 percent to 491,380 last year compared to 2014

Comment(s)1/12/2016

Historical city in Gümüşhane facing landslide threat

Historical city in Gümüşhane facing landslide threat

The old Gümüşhane neighborhood and its historical artifacts are facing the threat of a landslide caused by the Green Road project in the Black Sea

Comment(s)12/4/2015

Police probe 'no trousers' flashmob in Moscow metro

Police probe 'no trousers' flashmob in Moscow metro

Russian police on Jan. 11 said they were probing a cheeky stunt by a group of passengers on the Moscow metro who stripped down to their underwear as part of a worldwide flashmob

Comment(s)1/11/2016

Violence against women in Turkey increases both in number and brutality

Violence against women in Turkey increases both in number and brutality

“What we call femicide is actually murder of women who revolt against abuse and push for independence,” says the We Will Stop Femicides Platform (WSF). But their husbands and male family members respond to this new-found independence with more violence, while protection mechanisms fail to protect the victims

Comment(s)11/30/2015

Luxury-loving Turks squeezed between economy and status anxiety

Luxury-loving Turks squeezed between economy and status anxiety

Erospolis, faced with New Year’s all-night shopping festivals, pretty boutiques and woes of the rising dollar, asks around for solutions. Buy second-hand or fake...

Comment(s)12/24/2015

Japanese Garden popular in Kırşehir

Japanese Garden popular in Kırşehir

A Japanese Garden that was created 22 years ago by the Japanese government at a museum in the Central Anatolian province of Kırşehir’s Kaman district, has received 45,000 visitors over the past 11 months, already surpassing the total figure from last year

Comment(s)11/29/2015

Brown bear embalmed

Brown bear embalmed

A three-meter-tall brown bear, which died six months ago on a highway in the northwestern province of Bolu, was embalmed and put on display at the Animal Museum at the Abant Nature Park

Comment(s)12/21/2015

It’s just fiction, you Ottomaniacs!

It’s just fiction, you Ottomaniacs!

Erospolis has had enough of Ottomaniacs who confuse fact and fiction, as well as the elitist historians who are only too eager to scan Ottoman soap operas to take umbrage with the details

Comment(s)11/25/2015

Russian jokes turn sour as the ‘tomato effect’ hits the Aegean

Russian jokes turn sour as the ‘tomato effect’ hits the Aegean

İzmir’s keyboard-happy online youth treat the Russian crisis as a joke, but Izmir’s producers of fruit and vegetables, worry that the crisis is far too costly to be a laughing matter

Comment(s)12/15/2015

Aegean town to host Love Festival

Aegean town to host Love Festival

Nezir, a young, 1935-born Turkish man from the coastal town of Dalyan on the Aegean Sea, built a boat out of tin cans so he could reach the Greek island of Chios to see his beloved, Tinika, according to legend

Comment(s)11/19/2015

Meteor shower in Antalya skies

Meteor shower in Antalya skies

The last and biggest meteor event of this year, the Geminid meteor shower, occurred in Turkey on Dec 14

Comment(s)12/15/2015

This too shall pass

This too shall pass

I was in my twenties, reckless, in love and convinced that nothing bad could happen to me or anyone I loved. Terrorist attacks were things that happened elsewhere, to other people

Comment(s)11/17/2015

Enjoying Istanbul’s winter festivities

Enjoying Istanbul’s winter festivities

With its beautiful views of the glittering New Year’s Eve fireworks over the Bosphorus and Istanbul’s historic skyline, the Ritz-Carlton Istanbul invites all to enjoy its biggest party of the year

Comment(s)12/14/2015

The cultural inventory of Diyarbakır catalogued

The cultural inventory of Diyarbakır catalogued

The cultural assets of the eastern province of Diyarbakır have been listed as a result of work initiated in 2009 by the Diyarbakır Museum

Comment(s)11/16/2015

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