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Turkish embassy warns citizens against travel to China

ANKARA/BEIJING Turkey's embassy in Beijing warned its citizens on Thursday against traveling to China due to an emerging severe acute respiratory syndrome-related coronavirus. The coronavirus, also known as 2019-nCoV, which causes...

Turkey's unique canyons enthrall visitors

MALATYA, Turkey The canyons around the Euphrates River in eastern Malatya province are becoming a new favorite tourist destination for nature lovers.  The region, which has steep cliffs formed by breaks...

Istanbul exhibit to highlight ancient city Sagalassos

ISTANBUL A total of 368 artifacts from the ancient city of Sagalassos in southwestern Turkey will be displayed at an Istanbul gallery, organizers said on Tuesday. Yapi Kredi Cultural Centre will...

Cappadocia: 1st Turkish-made hot air balloon takes off

NEVSEHIR, Turkey The Turkish industry and technology minister was in Turkey's scenic Cappadocia region on Monday to ride the country's first domestically-made hot air balloon. Mustafa Varank inspected the vessel produced...

Serbia becomes tourist paradise for Chinese, Turks

BELGRADE, Serbia Serbia attracts millions of tourists every year despite being beset by political and economic difficulties due to its turbulent past of the 90s. The latest figures show that from...

Turkish city enters UNESCO list with renowned cuisine

AFYONKARAHISAR, Turkey Another Turkish city entered UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network with its world-renowned cuisine. Following footprints of the southeastern Gaziantep and southern Hatay provinces, western Afyonkarahisar province entered the list with...

11,000-year-old temple found in eastern Turkey

MARDIN, Turkey An ancient temple estimated to be over 11,000 years old has been found in eastern Turkey. The temple dating from the Neolithic period with four monuments (steles) was unearthed...

Turkey issues travel warning for Iraq amid protests

ANKARA Turkey issued a travel warning Friday for Turks in Iraq as that country experience anti-government demonstrations. "Due to demonstrations ongoing in various provinces of Iraq including the capital Baghdad since...

Venice to begin charging tourist entrance fee

ROME Tourist hub Venice, Italy will begin charging visitor entrance fees in July 2020, local media said Friday. The city's municipal council decided that non-residents seeking entry would be charged an...

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COVID-19 cases climbing in Latin America

ANKARA  The number of coronavirus cases in Latin America continued to increase Saturday. Peru Peru reported 139 new deaths from the virus in the past 24 hours,...

Libyan army neutralizes 10 Haftar militants in Sirte

TRIPOLI  At least 10 members of warlord Khalifa Haftar’s militia were neutralized Sunday in airstrikes by the Libyan army, according to an official. Military spokesman Muhammed...

NBA: San Antonio Spurs condemn George Floyd murder

ANKARA  The head coach of the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday slammed the killing of an unarmed black man in the state of Minnesota at...

Libyan premier meets military officials

TRIPOLI  Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj discussed security measures and possible threats in recently liberated areas with military officials Sunday. Saraj met Lt. Gen. Mohammed Al-Sharif,...

George Floyd protests continue in US

WASHINGTON  Thousands of demonstrators continued to protest Saturday the death of a black man in the US who was killed while in police custody. Demonstrators protested...

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