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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Flights between Turkey, UK to resume as of June 11

ANKARA Daily scheduled flights between Turkey and the UK will resume as of June 11, the British Embassy in Ankara announced on Twitter. "Turkish Airlines will operate 1 daily flight from...

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Turkey to cement cultural ties with Uganda

KAMPALA, Uganda Turkey will establish a cultural institute in Uganda to promote cultural ties, the Turkish ambassador to Uganda said on Friday. After a meeting with...

Indonesia's Mt. Merapi volcano spewing lava

JAKARTA, Indonesia Mt. Merapi in Central Java, Indonesia released incandescent lava 81 times in a span of just 12 hours on Friday with a maximum...

Somalia: Casualties feared as car bomb hits Mogadishu

MOGADISHU, Somalia Several people are feared dead or injured after a car bomb blast has targeted a busy restaurant near Mogadishu seaport on Friday evening,...

Turkey reports over 11,300 new coronavirus infections

ANKARA Turkey on Friday reported 11,302 new coronavirus cases, including 698 symptomatic patients, according to the Health Ministry. The total number of cases in the country...

Second US lawmaker sues Trump over Capitol riot

WASHINGTON Democratic congressman Eric Swalwell on Friday become the second lawmaker to sue former President Donald Trump for his alleged role in inciting the fatal...