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Turkey: Ice-cycling awaits nature lovers at Cildir Lake

ARDAHAN, Turkey  Most parts of Lake Cildir in eastern Turkey have frozen yet again amid harsh winter conditions, which is good news for those who are into outdoor activities, as...

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...

The hidden beauty of Mesopotamian marchlands

BAGHDAD  The Ahwar of southern Iraq -- also known as the Iraqi Marshlands -- draws global attention with its natural beauty. The Mesopotamian marshes, a region of about 20,000 square kilometers...

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...

Turkey: Javelin in snow, great joy for winter city

KARS, Turkey Javelin, a war game Turks have played since they came to Anatolia from Central Asia, has turned into entertainment with tournaments held in winter snow in Turkey’s northeastern...

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...

Snow-covered lake attracts photographers in NE Turkey

KARS, Turkey Lake Aygir, a natural protected area in northeastern Turkey attracts visitors, especially photographers, as the surrounding mountains turn white offering scenic beauties. The lake in Kars province’s Susuz district...

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...

Turkey’s ‘Alps’: Mergabutan Ski Center

By Merve Ozlem Cakir ANKARA Turkey’s Mergabutan Plateau has been transformed into a ski resort that has become a favorite of both local and foreign tourists, Turkey’s industry and technology minister...

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...

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Turkish president, UN chief discuss ways to end crisis caused by Russia-Ukraine war

ANKARA The Turkish president and UN secretary-general on Monday spoke over phone and discussed initiatives aimed at resolving the ongoing crisis caused by the Russia-Ukraine...

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Russia becomes China’s largest oil supplier

ANKARA Russia has surpassed Saudi Arabia to become China's largest oil supplier, as refiners bought up Russian crude oil offered at a huge discount...

EU, Egypt agree on partnership priorities until 2027

BRUSSELS The EU and Egypt have agreed on the partnership priorities guiding their relationship until 2027. The Association Council of the European Union and Egypt...

Syria's Tal Rifat surrounded with tunnels by YPG/PKK terrorists

TAL RIFAT, Syria / ANKARA The YPG/PKK terror group is using a sophisticated network of tunnels in the Tal Rifat district in northern Syria to...