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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...

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...

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,...

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 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...

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Pakistan rejects nomination of 'senior' Indian diplomat

KARACHI, Pakistan Pakistan has rejected the nomination of an Indian diplomat for the post of its Charge d’Affaires in Islamabad, terming him too senior for...

Legendary Nepalese climber dies at 72

KATHMANDU, Nepal  Ang Rita Sherpa, a legendary climber who holds the record for the highest number of summits on Everest without supplemental oxygen, died on...

China sends 3rd maritime satellite into space

ANKARA China on Monday sent another maritime satellite into the space, local media reported.  The new sea and ocean-monitoring satellite was launched from the Jiuquan Satellite...

With no new cases, N.Zealand moves to lift restrictions

ANKARA New Zealand is set to lift all restrictions across the nation from Wednesday night as the country reported no fresh coronavirus cases for a...

Turkish forces 'neutralize' 2 PKK terrorists in N. Iraq

ANKARA Turkish security forces have neutralized two PKK terrorists in northern Iraq, the National Defense Ministry said on Monday. The terrorists were targeted in an air-backed...