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A boat ride away from the EU

A boat ride away from the EU

EROSPOLIS|In the wake of İzmir’s Europe Day celebrations, Erospolis takes a look at how İzmir, the city that considers itself Turkey’s most European spot, feels about the European Union

Comment(s)5/14/2016

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

‘Slow city’ Uzundere looks to race into tourism future

‘Slow city’ Uzundere looks to race into tourism future

After being declared a slow city, Erzurum’s Uzundere district, known for its historical and natural beauty like the Öşvank Monastery and Tortum Waterfall, hopes to welcome more tourists with new investments

Comment(s)5/12/2016

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

Secret heaven in the Mediterranean

Secret heaven in the Mediterranean

Known as Hatay’s secrets, Karamağara and Yuvadibi are seeking the attention of tourists in Turkey’s hurting tourism sector

Comment(s)5/2/2016

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

Antalya's historic Kaleiçi on its way to UNESCO

Antalya's historic Kaleiçi on its way to UNESCO

Antalya’s historic town of Kaleiçi is on its way to becoming a cultural heritage site on the UNESCO World Heritage list. After work was completed, the region had all the qualifications for submission, says the mayor

Comment(s)4/29/2016

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

İzmir ferries to revive diving tourism

İzmir ferries to revive diving tourism

Two ferries which had carried passengers in the Aegean city of İzmir since the 1970s will soon be occupied by sea creatures and divers after they are submerged in the city’s Karaburun district in an effort to boost diving tourism

Comment(s)4/28/2016

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

Tulips grow with women’s touch in central Turkey

Tulips grow with women’s touch in central Turkey

Tulip fields in Konya have become a source of income for locals, especially for women. Instead of going to other cities for work, local women are employed in tulip fields for 12 months a year

Comment(s)4/27/2016

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

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

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