Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
Turkey’s major cities are often described as convivial, energetic -- and chaotic. With a population nearing 80 million, with more than 70 percent living in cities, it is a challenge to escape from the burdens of everyday life – but it is possible. Here is a guide to Turkey’s ten beautiful towns that are members of the Cittaslow (or the Slow City) movement.
After the beaches of the Aegean, Erospolis goes back to take an end-of-season look at İzmir’s summer bachelors and their wives who would rather bake in the sun than bake a börek
Turkey has been going through hard times recently, but it does not seem to concern some of the tourists visiting the Cappadocia area - a location which hosts around 2.5 million visitors ever year.
The protected archive of famous researcher, biographer and historian Taha Toros is now accessible online at ŞEHİR library archives, as his old photos have been digitalized as part of the “Istanbul Memory in Personal Archives” project. Click through to see 12 pictures from old Istanbul.
Temperatures in Turkey are seeing record highs in the summer of 2015. Beaches in Turkey’s largest city, Istanbul, welcome its residents. Here is a list of the best of them, all with good quality sea water
A survey has revealed that the United States is the top of the list for preferred holiday destinations of Turks
From choosing the best local honey to dancing the traditional “horon,” here is a guide to enjoying the festive summer season in the Black Sea region like locals do.
After a Turkish university professor and his team collected an unprecedented amount of data on life expectancy in Turkey, daily Hürriyet reporters visited the miracle towns, spoke to their inhabitants and learned from them how they live and age.
Turkey has innumerable historical and natural beauties to offer tourists, however only a limited number of them are widely known and therefore visited by masses. Click through to see our compilation
The concern in political developments is written on the bronzed faces; the eagerness to fight for our values and civil disobedience are all evident in the Facebook and Twitter messages; fears of economic instability are reflected in the 100-lira (half of last year) tips to the beach valets and sorrows are drowned in glasses of Mojito and Blush
The Dead Sea is shrinking, and as its waters vanish at a rate of more than one meter a year, hundreds of sinkholes, some the size of a basketball court, some two stories deep, are devouring its shoreline
Are you traveling in Turkey and not sure what souvenir to buy or what local speciality to try in which place? We have a list for you, inevitably dominated by traditional art and food
Antalya and the nearby provinces of Isparta and Burdur are attracting growing numbers of Korean and other Asian tourists who are looking for a holiday full of culture and adventure
Baku, the capital city of Azerbaijan, is a city which does not sound very attractive at first (it is not listed among the top places to see, yet is a candidate), but it has overshadowed many European cities with its transformation over the last five years
“Have you ever wished to have a place to publish your complaint or your vision for your city? Have you ever found yourself having a good idea for your neighborhood but no one to address it to?” asks Istanbul’s new urban initiative, Nextistanbul, on its website, while offering to “give you the possibility to get active.”
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