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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 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...

Cappadocia’s unique lake fascinates with its beauty

AKSARAY, Turkey The Narligol lake, which looks like a heart in the Cappadocia region in central Turkey, has blossomed into a beautiful sight with the arrival of spring. The crater lake,...

Kas: Finest destination for scuba diving tourism

ANTALYA, Turkey Attracting the interest of both domestic and foreign tourists, Turkish tourism capital Antalya's dsitrict of Kas serves as a prominent location for scuba diving tourism. The tourism venue...

Turkish tourism hotspot Bodrum attracting more investments virus or not

MUGLA, Turkey Famed for its sparkling seas, warm climate, bustling marinas, blue voyage cruises, upmarket tourism, and many other unique features, the touristic hotspot of Bodrum on the Turkish Riviera...

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...

Turkey releases Istanbul trailer as part of Formula 1

ANKARA Turkey's Directorate of Communications released a promotional video on Istanbul by filming various parts of the metropolis in the scope of the Formula 1 races, where the 14th round...

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...

Monastery in Turkey to host tourists after restoration

HATAY, Turkey  - Restoration and excavation work has resumed at the Saint Simon Monastery in southern Turkey after a pause of 60 years, and the site will host tourists...

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...

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Bosnian minister says more women needed in government

BELGRADE, Serbia Bosnia and Herzegovina's first headscarf-wearing minister said Wednesday that women should be more involved in government.  "There are four women in the current cantonal...

UAE ratifies visa exemption agreement with Israel

ISTANBUL  The United Arab Emirates approved a visa exemption agreement with Israel on Wednesday, Israel’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement.  The agreement will come into...

NBA: Rockets trade James Harden to Nets

ANKARA The Houston Rockets traded James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets, NBA insider Shams Charania announced Wednesday.  “Rockets are acquiring Caris LeVert in James Harden deal...

Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – January 14, 2021

ANKARA Anadolu Agency is here with a rundown of the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic and other news in Turkey and around the world.   Coronavirus...

‘Cyprus solution must be based on sovereign equality'

LEFKOSA, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus  An official negotiation process on the Cyprus issue can only be started for a solution based on sovereign equality,...