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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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: 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...

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'Emerging markets won't suffer from current account deficits post-COVID'

ANKARA Imports have already surpassed pre-crisis levels in all major emerging markets but most trade deficits have not expanded due to booming exports, according to...

Thousands protest in Madrid against pardoning jailed Catalan leaders

OVIEDO, Spain Around 25,000 people poured into the streets of Madrid on Sunday to protest the Spanish government’s impending move to pardon several jailed Catalan...

Accused terrorist nabbed while trying to enter Turkey

ANKARA  A terrorist wanted with a red notice was among a dozen people arrested while trying to enter Turkey, said the National Defense Ministry on...

Mortar kills 5 civilians in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan A mortar shell fired by Taliban hit a residence in Afghanistan’s Lagman province killed five civilians, according to Afghan Army.The 201st Selab Corps...

UAE, Rwanda ban flights from Uganda due to rise in COVID-19 cases

KAMPALA, Uganda The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Rwanda have banned with immediate effect all flights from Uganda due to reports of rising COVID-19 cases...