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Turkey issues coronavirus travel advisory for public

ANKARA Turkish citizens should avoid international travel unless absolutely necessary, the health minister said Wednesday after Turkey confirmed its first case of coronavirus. The global outbreak has pushed Turkey to take...

Germany: No travel ban for Turkey

BERLIN Germany’s “travel warning” for non-EU countries should not be interpreted as a “travel ban” for citizens who want to travel to Turkey or other countries, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson...

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...

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,...

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, Germany continue dialogue on tourism

BERLIN Germany and Turkey are in talks to evaluate if Ankara could be granted an exemption from Berlin’s travel warning issued for all countries outside the EU, Foreign Minister Heiko...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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EU drugs regulator recommends Moderna vaccine for children 12-17

ANKARA The European Medicine Agency (EMA) on Friday authorized the US' Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine for use in children aged 12-17. The EMA "has recommended granting an...

Turkey has administered over 65M COVID-19 vaccine shots

ANKARA Turkey has administered more than 65 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines since it launched a mass vaccination campaign in January, according to figures released...

2020 Tokyo Olympics officially starts with opening ceremony

ANKARA The Olympic Games started with the opening ceremony in a near-empty National Stadium in the Japanese capital Tokyo in the shadow of COVID-19 on...

Afghanistan recalls ambassador from Pakistan over kidnapping incident

KABUL, Afghanistan Afghanistan recalled its ambassador from Pakistan days after the envoy's daughter was abducted and “severely tortured” in the capital Islamabad, Afghan officials...

Army retakes town from al-Shabaab terrorists in central Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia Somali security forces on Sunday retook a town in the country’s central Mudug region from terrorist group al-Shabaab, officials said. "The Gorgor commandos of...