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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...

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 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...

Turkey: Ancient city of Ephesus limits visitor numbers

IZMIR, Turkey Turkey’s iconic ancient city of Ephesus in the picturesque Aegean region has decided to limit the number of daily visitors due to the novel coronavirus outbreak. A total of...

Turkey eases border restrictions for travel

ANKARA Turkey lifted restrictions Thursday on entrances and exits for Turkish citizens and foreign nationals, except for the country’s land border with Iran. The move came after a Cabinet meeting led...

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...

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...

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...

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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S. Africa to probe COVID-19 unemployment funds fraud

By Hassan Isilow JOHANNESBURG South Africa’s will begin an investigation into claims that employers have been claiming funds from the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) and not...

Turkey decries Egypt’s condemnation of anti-terror ops

‘Such irresponsible statements are attempts to serve agenda of bloody PKK terror group,’ says Turkish FM spokesman

Senegal bans EU nationals after being blacklisted

Action comes after Dakar not included on EU’s list of states deemed ‘safe’ for coronavirus

Father of MMA champion Nurmagomedov dies from COVID-19

ANKARA  The father and coach of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) champion Khabib Nurmagomedov died Friday from the coronavirus.  Manager Ali Abdelaziz confirmed Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, 57, died...

Football: Atletico Madrid ease past Mallorca

ANKARA  Atletico Madrid blanked Real Mallorca at home Friday in a Spanish La Liga match. The home team led 2-0 at the half at Wanda Metropolitano...

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